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By Simon Clark -
Inspector Abberline will be a familiar figure, as he was the detective who tried to find the infamous Jack the Ripper. There are ...Read Review
By Nicola Slade -
This is the third in Slade’s Charlotte Richmond Investigates series, set in Hampshire, England, in 1858. Her previous books have been praised by ...Read Review
By Tania Crosse -
The novel opens on 28th June 1914, the day Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo, in Devon where a middle-class family are celebrating Rose ...Read Review
By David C. Hanrahan -
This is an account of a particularly effective scam perpetrated against the Bank of England in 1873 by a group of American hustlers. As ...Read Review
By Sara Judge -
Valerie is invited to Tsarskoe Selo in 1914 to help the young Romanovs speak more English. She is impressed by Grigorii Rasputin, especially when ...Read Review
By Gwen Kirkwood -
This is an extraordinary book, set in a remote part of early 19th century Lowland Scotland. What is most extraordinary is the cliché...Read Review
By Sandra Heath Wilson -
We pick up this story in the early days of Richard III’s reign, when Elizabeth Woodville has gone into sanctuary in Westminster ...Read Review
By Kerry Tombs -
This is the sixth in Kerry Tombs’ Inspector Ravenscroft series. Inspector Ravenscroft is an ex-London detective who currently lives and works in the ...Read Review
By Angela Arney -
This beautifully written novel makes a change from the increasing number being published with an eye to the interest in both World Wars ...Read Review
By Sylvia Broady -
In one of the best starts I’ve read, Rose bumps into a sad and drunken airman while on her way to help ...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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