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By Hubert Mingarelli - By Sam Taylor (trans.) -
Published 2014Published 2018
One brutal Polish winter in an unspecified year during World War II, three German soldiers go hunting one of “them,” meaning a Jew. ...Read Review
By Alison Watt (author) -
When a warship explodes in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, in 1917, destroying a swath of the town and killing hundreds, Clare Holmes loses an ...Read Review
By Daniel Mason -
In 1915, war sends Lucius Krzelewski, a third-year Polish medical student, to a regimental hospital somewhere on the Polish front. He’s the only ...Read Review
By Kent Wascom -
Isaac Patterson, an orphan in the lawless wilds of 1890s rural Florida, barely escapes on his stepmother’s back from murderous roughnecks. Separated ...Read Review
By James W. Ziskin -
Ellie Stone, the heroine of this engaging, clever mystery, is a reporter for an upstate New York newspaper. It’s August 1962, the height ...Read Review
By James Brydon -
When Captain Jacques le Garrec returns to his native Brittany in December 1959, his arrival creates a stir, as a former Resistance hero and ...Read Review
By David Mamet -
It’s 1925, and Mike Hodge, a city beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune and decorated war veteran, falls in love, hard, with Annie ...Read Review
By Paul Howarth -
Two Australian teenagers, Billy and Tommy McBride, return to their parents’ cattle ranch one afternoon in 1885 to find their mother and father murdered ...Read Review
By Sarah Barthel -
Two young women run away from Richmond to break into the New York theater—an old story, except that this is 1914, and Suzanne ...Read Review
By Lawrence H. Levy -
It’s summer 1894 in Brooklyn, and private detective Mary Handley is a busy woman. Not only has the brother of a convicted murderer ...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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