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By Rosemary Rowe -
In AD 193 in Glevum (present-day Gloucester) in Britannia, Libertus, a mosaicist, is dining with Septimus, the senior magistrate at his grand villa. Feasting ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
This is the eighth book in Alys Clare’s Aelf Fen series, set in East Anglia in the reign of King William II, ...Read Review
By Jeri Westerson -
The medieval mystery subgenre is flooded with similar stories, characters that often blend into one another, and settings that are sometimes indistinguishable from ...Read Review
By Casey Daniels -
Phineas T. Barnum employs his sister Evangeline to help him run his New York City museum of human oddities in 1842. When a friend ...Read Review
By Dolores Gordon-Smith -
Set during WWI, The Price of Silence has Doctor Anthony Brooke, a secret agent for the British government, trying to make sense of ...Read Review
By Mike Ripley -
In 1970, Albert Campion has been invited to serve as a consultant to an Italian film producer, Donna Daniela-Petraglia, at Heronhoe Hall in Pontisbright ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
In this seventeenth and final installment of the Hawkenlye Abbey series, it is 1216 in England. Sir Josse D’Acquin finds himself on the ...Read Review
By M.J. Trow -
Eleventh Hour is the 8th in the Kit Marlowe series. In this installment, Marlowe seeks to find the potential murderer of Sir Francis ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
This fifth Tom Harper mystery sees significant changes in the life of the detective inspector. Small-time crook Henry White is released from prison ...Read Review
By Caro Peacock -
1841. Liberty Lane, now Mrs Robert Carmichael, is honeymooning on Cephalonia, when she and her husband meet an Englishman, Mr Vickery, who invites them ...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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