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By Frances Brody -
Published 2016Published 2017
Private investigator Kate Shackleton is in dire need of a holiday, and heads from London to the seaside town of Whitby to rest ...Read Review
By Leonard Goldberg -
This captivating mystery novel set in London in 1910 tells the story of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, who ...Read Review
By Andrew Gross -
Andrew Gross has written a thrilling spy adventure story based on the true events of the most daring sabotage mission of WWII carried ...Read Review
By Ashley Weaver -
British socialite Amory Ames and her debonair husband, Milo, are urged by a trusted old friend to investigate the mysterious death of a ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Published 2015Published 2016
1930: Dandy Gilver and her sidekick, Alec Osborne, take on a daunting task. Several barrels of a prestigious herring processor’s product have been ...Read Review
By William Christie -
It is 1936 in Soviet Azerbaijan when we meet Alexsi, a 16-year-old orphan who has managed to survive on his own because he can ...Read Review
By Charles Finch -
This, the tenth installment of the Charles Lenox series, finds the Victorian detective trying to solve the mystery of Gerald Leigh, an old ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Fourth in her Cornish mystery series, Buried in the Country takes place in the loosely delineated 1960s-70s—the modern world, but one ...Read Review
By Phillip Depoy -
I’ve often found that when I inadvertently pick up a book that is later in a series, I have a difficult time ...Read Review
By Tessa Arlen -
Building on the success of the two previous installments of the Lady Montfort mystery series, Arlen reintroduces us to the elegant Lady Montfort ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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