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By Maggie Freeman -
Sir Richard Belvoir of Cymberie, Essex, hanged woodcarver Thomas Fisher for a murder he did not commit, leaving his young widow, Elaine, and ...Read Review
By Eduard Kochergin -
Eduard Odynyets was born prematurely after his father was arrested for spying. Christened by his Catholic mother, Bronya, in 1939, Eduard and his older ...Read Review
By Derek Robinson -
“You’ve got to be demented to want to fly,” Flight Lieutenant Silk of 409 Squadron Royal Air Force tells Air Commodore Bletchley in 1943, ...Read Review
By John Givens -
It was a pleasure to read this collection of informative and entertaining short stories set at the end of the 17th century. The ...Read Review
By J .David Simons -
Glasgow, 1915. Celia Kahn behaves more like a mother than a daughter to her Jewish family, caring for her gambling and drink addicted Uncle ...Read Review
By Alan Bradley -
This historical crime novel set in the early 1950s sees the return of the irrepressible Flavia de Luce, who once again is at ...Read Review
By Jean Fullerton -
This tightly crafted romantic mystery set in the East End of London convincingly conveys the concerns, conditions, social conventions and clothing of the ...Read Review
By Colin Cotterill -
This Doctor Siri Paiboun mystery opens in 1968 when Boyd Bowry, son of a U.S. senator, is presumed dead after the helicopter he ...Read Review
By Nicolaas Vergunst -
In 1510 the first murder in South Africa’s history was committed. Francisco d’Almeida, disgraced ex-Viceroy of Portuguese India, was returning to Lisbon ...Read Review
By Juan Gómez-Jurado -
This story, based on fact, opens in 1940 with the captain of a patrol boat in the Straits of Gibraltar being given a gold ...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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