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By Joseph Koenig -
Paris in 1941 is a very dangerous place for jazz trumpeter and New Orleans native Eddie Piron. While other Nazi “undesirables” lay low, Eddie ...Read Review
By Bill Morris -
Motor City Burning, set in Detroit in the spring and summer of 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has two ...Read Review
By Dan Smith -
What began as a revolution to overthrow the tsar has devolved into civil war, and anyone deemed an enemy of the state is ...Read Review
By M.R.C. Kasasian -
The first in the Victorian-era Gower St. Detective series, The Mangle Street Murders brings to life a crime-solving team reminiscent of Holmes and ...Read Review
By Marco Vichi -
Death in Sardinia is the fifth in Marco Vicci’s Commissario Bordelli series. This latest is set in Florence and Sardinia from December 12...Read Review
By Dan Smith -
In the winter of 1930, the inhabitants of Vyriv, a tiny village in the western Ukraine, wait uneasily for the Red Army advancing across ...Read Review
By John Gardner -
The Revenge of Moriarty follows The Return of Moriarty. Basically, he’s baaaack! Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, has returned from the dead to ...Read Review
By Barbara Corrado Pope -
Although the book is billed as third in the Bernard Martin mystery series, the lead character is Bernard’s wife, Clarie. In late 19...Read Review
By Donald Thomas -
Donald Thomas’ sixth novel about the adventures of famed detective Sherlock Holmes does not disappoint. Capturing the tone and essence of the original ...Read Review
By R.J. Jagger -
“Secret St. Rain.” That’s how a character introduces herself on the first page of this wannabe hardboiled mystery set in Denver in 1952. ...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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