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By Lauren Willig -
Fourth in Willig’s mystery series featuring the exploits of English spies in the Napoleonic era, The Seduction of the Crimson Rose is ...Read Review
By Janice Graham -
The titular character is Veda Grenfell, daughter of a famed Victorian Savile Row tailor. Veda has inherited her father’s passion for making ...Read Review
By Kathryn Miller Haines -
In 1943, even in New York City, the heart of American theatre, acting jobs are scarce, so struggling actress Rose Winter works for private ...Read Review
By Belinda Starling -
Dora Damage has a name straight from Dickens, and in fact her tale would not be out of place in that author’s ...Read Review
By Diane Amos -
Outlaw Hearts suffers from what I’d like to term the Coincidence Plot (akin to movie critic Roger Ebert’s Idiot Plot, wherein ...Read Review
By Amy Myers -
Tom Wasp is one of the most engaging characters I’ve encountered in years. A Victorian chimney sweep and not ashamed to be ...Read Review
By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
After reuniting with her estranged mother in Fatal as a Fallen Woman, reporter Diana Spaulding is determined to meet the rest of her ...Read Review
By Rosemary Martin -
Bebe Bennett, 1960s executive secretary extraordinaire, follows her boss and secret crush Bradley Williams to his third job in as many books, corporate ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Bowen, author of the Molly Murphy mystery series, starts a new series with this book, featuring the engaging Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie. ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Ninth in Todd’s series featuring Inspector Ian Rutledge, a Scotland Yard inspector and shell-shocked veteran of the Great War, this outing finds ...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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