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By Jane Langton -
The greatest mystery is that this book is considered a mystery at all. The only crime involved is the “killing” of an ancient ...Read Review
By Mitchell Bartoy -
Detroit during World War II is a dangerous place. Suspicion is rampant about supposed enemy agents perhaps seeking to infest and destroy the ...Read Review
By Joan Druett -
In this second novel of her Wiki Coffin series, Joan Druett returns to the successful recipe she used in Watery Grave: one part ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
In 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher goes to the seaside village of Westcombe with her husband, Scotland Yard detective Alec Fletcher, his daughter Belinda, and ...Read Review
By Tom Harper -
This exciting mystery takes place in Constantinople in 1096. Demetrios Askiates, unveiler of mysteries, is asked to investigate the attempted assassination of the Emperor. ...Read Review
By John Maddox Roberts -
The ninth entry in the SPQR series takes place in the period of the late republic, on the island of Cyprus, birthplace of ...Read Review
By Peter Tremayne -
Badger’s Moon is the fourteenth installment in Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma series, set in 7th-century Ireland. Fidelma, an advocate of the ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
The seventh offering in Karen Harper’s Elizabeth I series opens with Good Queen Bess escaping London for Nonsuch Palace, where she hopes ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
This fourth book in the Molly Murphy series is just as delightful as earlier entries. After Molly accuses a member of the Hudson ...Read Review
By Marion Chesney -
Chesney continues the adventures of Lady Rose Summer and her fiancé of convenience, private investigator Captain Harry Cathcart, in the third installment of ...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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