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By Lynn Sheene -
In May 1940, Claire Harris’s thuggish millionaire husband discovers the truth about her hardscrabble background. She therefore flees Manhattan for the safety of ...Read Review
By M.L. Malcolm -
M.L. Malcolm’s previous novel, Heart of Lies, follows young Hungarian expat Leo Hoffman in 1930s Shanghai as he scrambles to salvage ...Read Review
By Katy Moran -
Published 2009Published 2011
I recently heard a panel of speakers struggle to define what made a book fit into the “young adult” genre. “Better writing,” they ...Read Review
By Kathe Koja -
A book that’s all show and no tell, Kathe Koja’s Under the Poppy is a weird whirl of lewd theatrical romps, ...Read Review
By Susanne Alleyn -
October 1793, Paris: Marie Antoinette is on her way to the guillotine, and police investigator Aristide Ravel realizes that a headless body found by ...Read Review
By Craig McDonald -
Nihilism beckoned to “the lost generation” of young, dissolute American writers adrift in 1920s Paris. Author McDonald takes that scene and ramps it ...Read Review
By Tamera Alexander -
Rachel Boyd, a widow with two sons, is trying to make a success of her late husband’s dream of a ranch in ...Read Review
By Sheldon Russell -
Like an old Humphrey Bogart movie, this second Hook Runyon mystery features wisecracking tough guys making their way through a gritty, mid-1940s ...Read Review
By Susan Sallis -
In 1943 two friends, Rachel and Meriel amuse themselves by tracking down imaginary German spies. It all seems a harmless way of spending the ...Read Review
By Judith Cutler -
This is certainly much more than a run-of-the-mill historical crime novel. A young and idealistic clergyman, the Reverend Tobias Campion, arrives in his ...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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