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By Sam Hurcom -
Thomas Bexley is a forensic photographer (one of the first in the country) working for the Metropolitan Police. It is June 1904, and he ...Read Review
By Oscar de Muriel -
Edinburgh 1889. In the fifth in the Scotland-based series, detective inspectors Adolphus McGray and Ian Frey are summoned to investigate the mysterious deaths of ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
This is an absorbing but easy-to-follow story about the disappearance of a young boy in World War Two in Bath in April 1942. The ...Read Review
By JM Alvey -
After his comedy’s success in Athens, playwright Philocles and his actors are shipped off to Corinth, to bolster the wary alliance between ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
198 BC. The wolves of Macedon and Rome are circling, and the prize is Greece. Once a league of proud and independent city-states, Greece ...Read Review
By Hannah Richell -
Published 2018Published 2019
Summoned home to present-day England to care for her grandmother, Maggie Oberon finds Lillian ailing and confused, the grand manor of Cloudesley falling ...Read Review
By Simon Turney -
My all-time favourite kind of historical novel is the kind where I learn about a real person I know very little about, and ...Read Review
By Christian Cameron -
226 BC. Bronze Age Greece is in trouble. Once, the Achaean League, an alliance of city-states in the Peloponnese, worked together to protect themselves, ...Read Review
By Julia Kelly -
In 2017 in Barlow, Gloucestershire, a mansion is up for sale. The deceased owner’s grandniece hires an antique dealer. While evaluating the mansion’...Read Review
Imagine being a new playwright in 443 BC Athens, on the eve of having your comedy performed at the Dyonisia festival… Proud middle-class citizen ...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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