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By C.C. Humphreys -
Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)
The Blooding of Jack Absolute, a prequel to the previously-published Jack Absolute, chronicles the bawdy and eventful youth of the inexhaustible main character, ...Read Review
By Marcus Sedgwick -
Sedgwick, a multi-published children’s book author, gives us a new twist on the popular genre of teen vampire fiction in this horror ...Read Review
By C.C. Humphreys -
Published 2004 (UK)Published 2006 (US)
“Rollicking” is not a word I usually use, but it perfectly describes C.C. Humphreys’ new novel, Jack Absolute. The title character claims ...Read Review
By Caroline Lawrence -
80 AD Corinth. This Caroline Lawrence’s tenth Roman mystery, and the young detectives, Nubia, Flavia, Lupus and Jonathan, are in Corinth with Flavia’...Read Review
By Tom Connery -
Published 1999Published 2003
George Markham of the Royal Marines has overcome every obstacle placed in his path in two previous novels in Tom Connery’s series ...Read Review
By Frances Sherwood -
Published (c1993)Published 2004
Originally published in 1993, the re-issue of Vindication in paperback is a welcome addition to any bedside table reading collection. This fictionalized version of ...Read Review
By Edward Wright -
This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review
By James Holland -
The history of Malta in WWII is a chronicle of savage bombing, civilian endurance, spirited defense, and incredible good fortune. The most heavily ...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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