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By Anne Perry -
A new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery from Anne Perry is always cause for rejoicing among her fans, and this one not only ...Read Review
By Woody Guthrie -
“Life’s pretty tough—you’re lucky if you live through it.” This quote from Woody Guthrie sums up the outlook of the ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Raoul-Duval - By Willard Wood (trans.) -
Kafka in Love presents a prose summary of hundreds if not thousands of letters and diary entries intently pored over by author Raoul-Duval. ...Read Review
By Frank Tallis -
Published 2011Published 2012
Sixth in a series starring psychoanalyst Max Liebermann, a “consulting” psychiatrist to the Prague police department, Death and the Maiden does not disappoint, ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
The latest in the series The Burren Mysteries about Mara the “lady judge” (or the “brehon” in Gaelic) crackles with suspense and good ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
This is the seventh in a series by Doherty that uses the clever structure of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales on which to weave ...Read Review
By Eric Wasserman -
Four brothers—Mori, Joe, Simon and Benny—move from the mean streets of Dorchester, Massachusetts to the cleaner but no less menacing boulevards ...Read Review
By Moonyeen Blakey -
Young Nan sees dead people – as well as those about to die, be murdered or burned at the stake. In England in 1460, it’...Read Review
By Adam McOmber -
I almost thought this was going to be “just” a Gothic thriller, but it quickly became so much more—a dark, haunted and ...Read Review
By Enid Shomer -
Who could have imagined that Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert would be so good together? Apparently, Enid Shomer did just that, and her ...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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