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By J. Sydney Jones -
The fifth installment of Jones’ Viennese Mystery series finds Karl Werthen and Dr. Hans Gross puzzling over a peculiar succession of ritualistic murders ...Read Review
By L.Y. Marlow -
On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Stationed ...Read Review
By Eamon Loingsigh -
The first installment of Eamon Loingsigh’s Auld Irishtown trilogy, Light of the Diddicoy illuminates the dark underbelly of Brooklyn’s Irish roots ...Read Review
By Rachel L. Demeter -
Chance brought them together. A moment of mercy linked their futures. Ardent affection healed their hearts and forever entwined their fates. Tormented by ...Read Review
By M. P. Barker -
Mending Horses, the sequel to M. P. Barker’s 2008 release A Difficult Boy, reunites readers with Daniel Linnehan, an Irish teenager transplanted across ...Read Review
By Chris Lynch -
Baseball is life for professional ball player Roman Bucyk, but love for his country prompts him to trade his uniform for military-issue khaki. ...Read Review
By Philip Schultz -
1968 finds Henryk Stanislaw Wyrzykowski hiding out as a clerk in the basement of a San Francisco welfare office. Secure in his clandestine sanctuary, ...Read Review
By Leah Pileggi -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Leah Pileggi’s Prisoner 88 is a fictional account of the real-life imprisonment of ten-year-old Jake Oliver Evans in the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary in 1885. ...Read Review
By Miralee Ferrell -
They say time heals all wounds, but the last 17 years have done little to ease the pain of Beth Roberts’ past. She had ...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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