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By Sharan Newman -
This is the first in Sharan Newman’s Emily Stratton series. Newman always possesses the special key to a portal that transports her ...Read Review
By Robert W. Walker -
Second in the Inspector Ransom series, set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, this novel is part mystery, part horror story. There ...Read Review
By Ronan Bennett -
Zugzwang: a position in chess in which a player is obliged to move, though every move makes his position worse, resulting in helplessness. ...Read Review
By David Peace -
Tokyo, August 1946: one year after Japan’s surrender and the extensive bombings of its capital. The murdered bodies of two women are found ...Read Review
By Libby Fischer Hellman -
Beginning with an exchange between two men in Prague in August 1944, the book proceeds to explore the ramifications of these events in the ...Read Review
By Ann Benson -
The Physician’s Tale is the last entry in a trilogy spanning seven centuries and two continents (14th century Europe and 21st century ...Read Review
By Catherine Monroe -
French children still, albeit reluctantly, celebrate Charlemagne’s birthday. They do so because he is considered the inventor of schooling. Indeed, learning plays ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
Barely promoted to detective in his native Boston, William ‘Billy’ Boyd is sent to England to work with his ‘uncle’ Ike Eisenhower. It ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Life is never a quiet river for Lord Westfield’s Men, an Elizabethan theatre company. A fire burns down the inn where they ...Read Review
By JacquelineWinspear -
In 1931, psychologist and private inquiry agent Maisie Dobbs is hired by a young woman to investigate the death of her artist twin brother. ...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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