Martha Hoffman

Traitor’s Codex (A Crispin Guest Mystery)

By Jeri Westerson - Published 2019



Crispin Guest, former baron of Sheen, has come down in the world after falling out with King Richard II. Now living in a ...Read Review

The Inquisitor’s Niece

By Erika Rummel - Published 2018


Alonso Malki is a convert to Christianity whose father has been condemned by the Inquisition for relapsing into Judaism. Fearful that his father’...Read Review

The Golden Lynx (Legends of the Five Directions)

By C. P. Lesley - Published 2018


In 1534 Russia, Nasan, the 16-year-old daughter of a Tatar khan, witnesses the vendetta murder of her brother, only to be married into the ...Read Review

Sons of Blackbird Mountain (A Blackbird Mountain Novel)

By Joanne Bischof - Published 2018



Aven Norgaard, the young Irish widow of a Norwegian shipwright who had plucked her from a workhouse years ago, arrives in 1890 Virginia to ...Read Review

The Road to Magnolia Glen

By Pam Hillman - Published 2018



Kiera Young and Quinn O’Shea “meet cute” on the boat from Ireland to Mississippi in 1792. Kiera, her two younger sisters in tow, ...Read Review

Song of Isabel

By Ida Curtis - Published 2018



Lady Isabel, daughter of Lord Theodoric of Narbonne, is twelve years old when she is attacked by soldiers and rescued by a stranger ...Read Review

The Secrets of Time and Fate

By Rebecca Alexander - Published 2017



In present-day London, Jackdaw Hammond’s medical records after her attempted suicide indicate multiple organ failure, a diagnosis inconsistent with her jumping into ...Read Review

The Queen’s Prophet

By Dawn Patitucci - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Gazing out from Velasquez’s Las Meninas, the enigmatic Maribarbola challenges the viewer with her thoughtful expression and genial dignity. She was one ...Read Review

The Devil’s Chalice

By D. K. Wilson - Published 2016



In 1549 London, goldsmith Thomas Treviot is asked to look into the circumstances of a young man accused of attempted murder. At the same ...Read Review

The Devils of Cardona

By Matthew Carr - Published 2016



Amid rumors of rising rebellion in Aragon, royal decree sends former soldier and now judge Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate the murder of ...Read Review