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By Alan Furst -
This is a difficult to follow but fascinating study of French intelligence-gathering in Central Europe, prior to World War II. Alan Furst is ...Read Review
By Yiyun Li -
“If you look at history, as no one in this country does anymore, a martyr has always served the purpose of deception on ...Read Review
By Amy Bloom -
In July of 1924, Lillian Leyb stands in line with hundreds of other women, waiting to interview for a job as a seamstress that ...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 Charles Frazier -
Cold Mountain is a tough act to follow. Yet Charles Frazier more than rises to the occasion with Thirteen Moons, an extraordinary fictional ...Read Review
By Thomas Mullen -
The year is 1918 and we are deep in the forests of WashingtonState among the townsfolk of Commonwealth, a logging town founded on progressive ...Read Review
By Ted Riccardi -
This novel covers the great gap in the Holmes canon, between the time Holmes was supposedly killed at Reichenbach Falls with his archenemy ...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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