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By Gavin Scott -
Greece, 1946: Duncan Forrester returns to post-war Greece, accompanied by his lover, the Norwegian countess Sophia Arnfeldt-Laurvig. Forrester comes back on an archaeological mission, ...Read Review
By Deanna Raybourn -
Thanks to the clamor of readers following her debut (A Curious Beginning), Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is back, mixing butterfly-hunting and murder. It’...Read Review
By Gavin Scott -
World War II has ended, and Special Operations Executive Agent Duncan Forrester is teaching ancient history at Oxford College. As he tries to ...Read Review
By Anna Waterhouse - By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -
The authors make good use of history to support a clever plot in which Sherlock Holmes’s elder brother, Mycroft, also a man ...Read Review
By Alan Smale -
1218 AD. The Roman Empire, having withstood the barbarian hordes and moved on to conquer most of terra firma, including the redoubtable Norsemen, has ...Read Review
By Vaughn Entwistle -
The first in a series dubbed “The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,” The Revenant of Thraxton Hall features not just one ...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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