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By Beverle Graves Myers -
It’s May 1734 in Venice. In honor of the wedding of the doge’s daughter, an extravagant opera has been commissioned. Castrato singer ...Read Review
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro -
Around 535 AD, the volcano Krakatoa erupted violently, splitting apart Java and Sumatra and causing havoc around the world for many years. At this ...Read Review
By Stefan Chwin -
Published 2004Published 2005
The original Polish title, Hanemann, is also the name of the main character of this complex, literary novel. Although there is a death – ...Read Review
By Stuart M. Kaminsky -
“Even magicians need magic in their lives.” For famed magician Harry Blackstone, magic is embodied in P.I. Toby Peters if he is ...Read Review
By Conrad Allen -
The classy pleasures of first-class cruises on the luxurious liners of the pre-WWI era are at the heart of this delightful series. Each ...Read Review
By Gillian Linscott -
Published 2003Published 2004
What a delightful protagonist I have just met in Nell Bray! Suffragette, translator in early 20th century London, she is bright, resourceful, realistic, ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
While on leave in Paris in 1918, seven Australian soldiers become unwitting witnesses to a crime. A decade later, in Melbourne, these seven soldiers ...Read Review
By Michael Pearce -
Water has always been pivotal to Egypt. It remains so in the post-WWI British-ruled Egypt where this story is set. Systems of irrigation ...Read Review
By Simon Hawke -
Picture Shakespeare as a sleuth – this is what Hawke offers in this mystery series set in Elizabethan London. A young Will and his ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Devon, England, 1323. A pregnant girl is found murdered. Her lover, a monk, flees. Is he the killer, or did fear make him run ...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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