Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By H. Lee Pratt -
Megan’s Song feels heavily influenced by old movie plots. It’s set in Jackson, Wyoming in 1925, and it has just about everything. ...Read Review
By Eliza Graham -
The Lines We Leave Behind tells a rare story, that of a female operative in Yugoslavia during World War II. She tells her ...Read Review
By Amanda Allen -
A Moment in Crime is the second in Allen’s Santa Fe Revival mystery series. War widow and painter Maddie Alwin, enjoying a ...Read Review
By Mary Adler -
Shadowed by Death is Adler’s second World War II mystery featuring Lieutenant Oliver Wright. Wright is a homicide detective and a Marine, ...Read Review
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
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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review