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By Helen Benedict -
The Edge of Eden is rich in contrasts: the Seychelles Islands and fog-shrouded London; well-to-do British colonists and the poverty of natives; religious ...Read Review
By Katharine Beutner -
Those familiar with Greek mythology may recall Alcestis as the symbol of an ideal wife, a woman who so loved her husband, Admetus, ...Read Review
By Shilpa Agarwal -
Bombay, India, in the summer of 1960 is a city crowded with color, politics, and ritual; it’s hot and humid, on the cusp ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
In this fourth installment of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries, the intrepid lieutenant from South Boston is sent by General Eisenhower ...Read Review
By Philip Baruth -
In 1763 John Boswell, brother of writer James Boswell, stalks his older sibling down the Thames with sinister intent. John has recently been released ...Read Review
By Kiyo Sato -
“Last year, my winning essay, ‘What America Means to Me,’ placed in our school’s finals. This year I am branded a ‘non-alien,’ ...Read Review
By Peter Lovesey -
The second of Peter Lovesey’s Victorian mysteries (now reissued) plunges Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery into the underworld of bare-knuckled pugilism. In 1880, ...Read Review
It is a cold November morning in 1879 and a dozen ‘pedestrians’ in silk drawers and white tights gather at the Agricultural Hall in ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
Irreverent and sarcastic, young Billy Boyle arrives in French North Africa in 1942 to broker a peace between the Vichy France-appointed leaders and the ...Read Review
By Caroline Petit -
Leah Kolbe is an independent antiquities dealer in the early 1940s Hong Kong community. Her lover, Jonathan, is insistent that they marry soon, ...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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