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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
By John Banville -
Isabel Osmond (née Archer) has disobeyed her husband, Gilbert, and left Rome to visit her dying cousin in England. After the funeral, ...Read Review
By Graham Hurley -
In June 1943, wireless operator Billy Angell beats the odds to survive his thirtieth bombing mission for the Royal Air Force, which entitles him ...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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