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By Marion Chesney -
Hasty Death is the second in Chesney’s new Edwardian mystery series featuring Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcart. Headstrong Lady Rose, ...Read Review
By David Holland -
In 1833, Dean Tuckworth unwillingly leaves his beloved village of Bellminster for his first visit to London. Accompanied by his colleague, the self-satisfied Reverend ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Marston is a wonderfully prolific writer. Besides two series of detective novels written as Kenneth Miles, which is his real name, he has ...Read Review
By Richard E. Crabbe -
It is August, 1889. In his second historical novel after Suspension, Crabbe revisits the lives of Police Captain Tom Braddock and his son, Mike. ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
This third book in the Molly Murphy mystery series shares the vivid atmosphere of early 20th century New York City contained in the ...Read Review
By Marion Chesney -
This is the debut novel in veteran author Chesney’s new Edwardian mystery series. At its center is the detective duo of Lady ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Spiffy in her shingled bob and knee-skimming skirts, we meet the Honorable Daisy in April 1924 facing her worst fears – a long postponed visit ...Read Review
By Brent Monahan -
Retired Sheriff John LeBrun of Brunswick, Georgia has established a certain reputation among the movers and shakers of New York commerce. After solving ...Read Review
By I. J. Parker -
When you pick up this, the second case solved by nobleman Akitada Sugawara, be ready to be immersed in a world that’s ...Read Review
By Alan Gordon -
In the Black Forest in 1204, members of the Fool’s Guild are in hiding from the Pope, who wants to stop their meddling ...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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