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By Anita Mason -
What is the most dramatic and extraordinary adventure ever recorded? My vote must go to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico in 1521, when 500 Spaniards ...Read Review
By Aly Monroe -
Aly Monroe’s debut novel launches the career of Peter Cotton, British Intelligence officer, which Monroe intends to follow through the post-war years ...Read Review
By Raymond Khoury -
The Knights Templar again, with another secret they have guarded across the centuries: the elixir of life, no less. However, the Templars seem ...Read Review
By Patrick O'Brian -
Published 2003 (US)Published 2007 (UK)
What can a reviewer say about Patrick O’Brian? He is a classic, or at least his Aubrey & Maturin series is, as ...Read Review
By Garry Douglas Kilworth -
This is the fifth book in the ‘Fancy Jack’ Crossman series, following the adventures of a British soldier through the various imperial wars ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Can the modern genre of the detective story be transposed to cultural settings where there is no police force, no forensic science and ...Read Review
By Craig Smith -
I doubt that I will risk appearing in court if I say that this is another thriller inspired by The Da Vinci Code. ...Read Review
By Boris Akunin -
Did you know that Boris Akunin writes detective stories as well as thrillers? Neither did I, but the first two of his Sister ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stott -
This is a strange and intriguing book, part detective mystery, part love story, part ghost story. It is set in Cambridge from 2003 onwards ...Read Review
By Conn Iggulden -
The author is best known as the author of the Emperor series of books based on the life of Julius Caesar. The first ...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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