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By Robert J. Harris -
Sherlock Holmes is the type of character who works well in any setting. The Victorian original will always be my favorite, but if ...Read Review
By Ava Barry -
Ninety-plus-year-old Theo Langley returns to Windhall, the Beverly Hills mansion and estate he abandoned in the late 1940s. His return is the first ...Read Review
By Stacie Murphy -
Gilded Age New York City is a world of possibilities—one woman’s oyster, another’s fraught with danger. Amelia Matthew’s subtle ...Read Review
By Julie McElwain -
What’s an FBI agent to do when she finds herself displaced over 200 years in the past? Investigate crime, of course. Shadows in ...Read Review
By Mathew Carr -
Soon after an anarchist detonates a bomb in a Barcelona café, British private investigator Harry Lawton is hired to investigate a suspicious financial ...Read Review
By S. J. Parris -
In early summer 1586, Mary Stuart of Scotland has been imprisoned for 20 years amid continued rumors that her Catholic supporters in England will find ...Read Review
By Karen Lee Street -
This is the third of Street’s Poe and Dupin mysteries, in which Edgar Allan Poe collaborates with his own fictional detective of “...Read Review
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
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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