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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
By Allyson Stack -
It’s 1884, and Vera Palmer, widowed at twenty-three, has left middle-class Connecticut for a bookkeeping job at a frontier Arizona boardinghouse. But the ...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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