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By Tom Harper -
Harper writes about that charade of religious fervour, the First Crusade of 1096-98, in all its ghastly violence and hypocrisy. The reader is ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Molly Murphy is back in New York City after doing some detecting in Ireland that almost cost her her life. It is ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Sano Ichiro, chamberlain to the shōgun, finds himself in the most difficult situation he’s ever faced (and he’s faced some—...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Life is never a quiet river for Lord Westfield’s Men, an Elizabethan theatre company. A fire burns down the inn where they ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
It’s Guy Fawkes Night, 1924, and Daisy Fletcher, née Dalrymple, is invited to celebrate at friend Gwen’s family estate in the ...Read Review
By Olen Steinhauer -
For those not familiar with Steinhauer, this is far from being a brain candy novel. It requires work and attention, but the rewards ...Read Review
By Conrad Allen -
It is always with joyful anticipation that I set sail on a pre-WWI liner with ship detectives George P. Dillman and Genevieve Masefield, ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
This fifth installment in the Molly Murphy series is set in New York City just at the turn of the 20th century. We ...Read Review
By John Gardner -
John Gardner’s latest novel is a wealth of information about the British Homefront circa 1943 as well as a wartime spy thriller. Troubled ...Read Review
By Carolyn Haines -
In the 1950s in Drexel, Mississippi, it is difficult, if not nigh onto impossible, for a woman like Jade Dupree to live in ...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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