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By Janet Dawson -
A year after the disastrous run on the California Zephyr that included a rockslide and a murder in Death Rides the Zephyr, and ...Read Review
By Lynda Cohen Loigman -
The time frame is the late 1940s, the place is Brooklyn. Common to that era, two Jewish families share two floors of a ...Read Review
By Lisa Karon Richardson -
Two murders thrust Anthony, the elegant new Earl of Danby, and the impoverished Lydia Garrett together in Regency London. The two victims, Anthony’...Read Review
By S. J. Hardman-Lea -
The Sins of Soldiers, by S.J. Hardman Lea, is set during WWI. It follows the fortunes of Anson Scott, an American newspaper ...Read Review
By Teresa Raftery -
The Great War is over, but nothing at Ardleagh Hall will ever be the same. Instead of coming home for Easter, Austen, eldest ...Read Review
By Jeanne Mackin -
The Beautiful American is a work of fiction that follows an artists’ colony in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. While one of ...Read Review
By Irving Finkel -
The focus of this book is a small tablet Dr. Finkel stumbled upon recently that had been sitting unnoticed among the British Museum’...Read Review
By Jonathan Lethem -
In Dissident Gardens, Jonathan Lethem presents 20th-century New York in a sweeping tale of strong women, ideals and disappointments. Rose Zimmer – a Jewish ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Dandy, the eponymous heroine, is one half of an unusual detective pairing. Together with her partner Alec Osborne, she is asked to investigate ...Read Review
By Peter St John -
1941 – Britain is at war with Germany. But the children in the Lions Avenue Gang are focused on a predicament in their home town ...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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