Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By John Copenhaver -
Copenhaver’s debut novel gives readers a gorgeous, critical look at the LGBTQ community in post-WWII society, revolving around a murder. In Royal ...Read Review
By Tessa Lunney -
Katherine King Button, an Australian debutante escaping the marriage market, has reinvented herself in Paris as Kiki Button, socialite and gossip columnist for ...Read Review
By Karen Lee Street -
Philadelphia, 1844: The City of Brotherly Love is not so loving in 1844 as nativist Americans foment unrest against Irish Catholic immigrants. Despite this, Edgar ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
The third installment of Gary Inbinder’s Inspector Lefebvre series begins in Paris in 1890 with the execution the anarchist and terrorist, Moreau. Recently ...Read Review
By Abir Mukherjee -
Published 2017Published 2018
Calcutta, India, 1920. The British are trying to persuade the rulers of Indian royal houses to join the Chamber of Princes—an attempt at ...Read Review
By P. J. Brackston -
It’s 1776, and Gesternstadt, Bavaria, is rocked by the news that Herr Ernst Arnold, the town’s most noted sorcerer, is missing. From ...Read Review
By S. D. Sykes -
This is the third novel in Sykes’ Somershill Manor series, but can be read as a standalone. Set in 1358 Venice, as Oswald de ...Read Review
In this mystery set in the 1350s, Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill endures a brutal interrogation and receives a menacing warning from the ...Read Review
By M.R.C. Kasasian -
This is the fourth book in the delightful Victorian Gower Street Detective series. Sidney Grice and his ward/assistant, March Middleton, take on ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
One hot July Paris morning in 1890, a body hangs from a pedestrian bridge. Detective Achille Lefebvre is assigned to the case and quickly ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review