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By Susanna Calkins -
The last thing Lucy Campion, a printer’s apprentice, expected to see while walking along the River Fleet was a ghost. But that’...Read Review
By Andrew Gross -
Alfred Mendl is a renowned Polish physicist who has dedicated his life to electromagnetic research. When he and his family are captured and ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Flavia Albia is about to marry the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, in a formal wedding, and her sisters are thrilled to take on the ...Read Review
By Sam Thomas -
Upon hearing of her nephew’s incarceration in the Tower, Lady Bridget Hodgson departs post-haste for London from her home in the English ...Read Review
By Conor Brady -
Conor Brady’s latest Joe Swallow procedural (after his debut in A June of Ordinary Murders, HNR 72) involves the 1880s Dublin Detective Sergeant ...Read Review
By Tessa Arlen -
On the eve of WWI, Lady Clementine Montfort is invited to a dinner birthday party for the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
1906: Molly Murphy Sullivan reluctantly bids farewell to her husband, who has been recruited by the Secret Service for a mysterious mission. A few ...Read Review
By Laura Lebow -
A murder mystery in which Mozart and Casanova appear, set in late 18th-century Vienna, and seen through the eyes of Mozart’s librettist, ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Molly Murphy Sullivan is back for this Christmas installment of the popular mystery series. It’s 1905 New York City, and Molly and her ...Read Review
By Phillip Depoy -
England, 1583: Brilliant young Christopher Marlowe is recruited by his friend Dr. Lopez and Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster, Walsingham, for a secret and important ...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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