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By James R. Benn -
If you love a good mystery that’s full of facts about WWII history, you can’t go wrong with a Billy Boyle ...Read Review
By David Downing -
By 1939, English journalist John Russell has been living in Berlin for fifteen years. His 11-year-old son Paul is an enthusiastic member of the ...Read Review
By Barbara Cleverly -
Barbara Cleverly’s latest Joe Sandilands mystery is an international affair. In 1933 London, a woman’s body is unearthed on the banks of ...Read Review
By Gary Corby -
It is 460 BC, and the 80th Olympiad is about to begin. Arakos the Spartan, one of the favorites for the Pankration, Ancient Greece’...Read Review
This novel takes place in Berlin in 1948. As a double agent, John Russell works for both the American CIA and the Soviet NKVD. ...Read Review
By Stuart Neville -
Ireland, in the summer of 1963, is preparing for a visit from U.S. President John F. Kennedy when a series of murders draws ...Read Review
By David Downing -
This is the fifth novel in Downing’s series that features World War II era journalist John Russell, and the first that I ...Read Review
By David Dickinson -
London, 1910: in an almshouse named Jesus Hospital, elderly members of the Ancient Mistery of Silkworkers, a London livery company founded in the 17th ...Read Review
By Andromeda Romano-Lax -
Ernest Vogler is a young, overlooked artist working for the Third Reich’s Sonderprojekt when he is sent to Rome to oversee the ...Read Review
By Colin Cotterill -
This Doctor Siri Paiboun mystery opens in 1968 when Boyd Bowry, son of a U.S. senator, is presumed dead after the helicopter he ...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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