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By Freda Lightfoot -
At the end of this book I was reminded of Thelma Ritter’s classic line in All About Eve: “What a story! Everything ...Read Review
By Rita Dragonette -
Judy Talton is a sophomore at Central Illinois University in 1969. She’s from a small town in Illinois, from a family that had ...Read Review
By L.A. Chandlar -
Second in Chandlar’s 1930s Art Deco mystery series, The Gold Pawn brings back heroine Lane Sanders, aide to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. ...Read Review
By Dianne Freeman -
It’s almost the turn of the century in London. Frances Wynn, the Countess of Harleigh, has endured the mandated year of mourning ...Read Review
By Gerard O’Donovan -
This is my kind of mystery. Set in Hollywood in 1922, it begins with “As soon as he wrestled Swann’s lifeless form into ...Read Review
By D.W. Lovett (trans.) - By Sarah Lark -
Second in Lark’s The Sea of Freedom Trilogy, Beneath the Kauri Tree is a family saga set primarily in 19th-century New Zealand, ...Read Review
By Frances McNamara -
University of Chicago sociologist and amateur sleuth Emily Cabot finds herself in the midst of a mystery that hits a bit too close ...Read Review
By Diane Fanning -
Third in Fanning’s Libby Clark series, Sabotage in the Secret City takes place in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in May 1945. Libby is one ...Read Review
By William Francis -
Widower detective David Drummond has returned to his home and job in Wilmington, Delaware in October 1892, following two months with his son and ...Read Review
By Caro Peacock -
The Killing Site is the ninth in Peacock’s Victorian-era Liberty Lane series. In 1847, Liberty is happily married to Robert Carmichael, mother to ...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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