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By Jennifer Ashley -
The latest installment in the Below Stairs mystery series by the prolific Jennifer Ashley, Murder in the East End does not disappoint. Set ...Read Review
By Molly Pohlig -
This novel is a well-written page turner that makes up for a somewhat dismal plot line with a deep-dive character study and nice ...Read Review
By Jeannie Mobley -
For those who love romance novels mixed with a little mystery, The Jewel Thief is an enticing, well researched novel based on the ...Read Review
By Erica Obey -
Set in post-Civil War New York, The Horseman’s Word is a dense, well-researched novel of historical speculation that will appeal to fans ...Read Review
By Sherry Thomas -
Latest in the Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock series, The Art of Theft discovers a detailed and engaging mystery with the consistently readable style ...Read Review
By Pam Lecky -
This novel, the first clearly intended to be part of a series, takes place in 1886. Lucy Lawrence, an intelligent, headstrong young woman, is ...Read Review
By Annelisa Christensen -
Almost luxurious in its period detail and style, The Midnight Midwife rings with emotional honesty and historicity. In late 17th-century England, never-married Abigale ...Read Review
By De'Shawn Charles Winslow -
Dialogue and easy realism are the strongest points of this novel tracking the life of Azalea “Knot” Centre from her young womanhood in ...Read Review
By Erika Behrisch Elce -
Set in the mid-19th century, this historical novel takes the form of detailed letters by Lady Franklin to her then-missing husband, arctic ...Read Review
By Andrea Camilleri - By Stephen Sartarelli (trans.) -
Structured as a condensed crime mystery and based on a true story, The Sect of Angels takes us through a series of epidemics, ...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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