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By Colin MacInnes -
City of Spades is one of the publisher’s reissues in their Classics of the 20th Century series and called by them a ‘...Read Review
By Adrian Magson -
Well done, Adrian Magson. He knows what readers like, enjoys writing detective novels, and knows how to construct a fast-paced, twisty plot. This ...Read Review
By Joseph Kanon -
If you enjoy Graham Greene or John le Carré espionage novels, then this is the book for you—bleak, deceitful, and full of ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Published 1988Published 2012
This paperback is a reissue of the first of the Bracewell Elizabethan mysteries originally published in 1988. Nicholas Bracewell is an ex-sailor who circumnavigated ...Read Review
By Andrea Eames -
According to my library book group, readers either liked or hated The White Shadow. I can understand that. It is set in Rhodesia (...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Edward Marston is best known for his popular railway detective series, and here he is branching out into a new murder mystery series ...Read Review
By Jack Ludlow -
Jack Ludlow is the pen name of David Donachie, author of many historical novels, Roman, naval, mediaeval, and now this The Roads to ...Read Review
By Giulio Leoni -
This novel I found confusing, the plot a bit of a muddle. The cover states that The Crusade of Darkness is a mediaeval ...Read Review
By June Francis -
June Francis writes a good saga, and she’s written a good many. Popular with readers, her sagas are easy, comfy books to ...Read Review
By Alexander Kent -
In the King’s Name is the latest in a long naval series, set during the Napoleonic wars, ‘starring’ first Richard Bolitho and ...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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