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By Art McGrath -
Baltimore native Pierre Burns gets his hatred of the English from both sides – a French mother and a Jacobite father. Adding insult to ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
The Shogun’s daughter has died a victim of smallpox, and with her the possibility of an heir. But all is not lost! ...Read Review
By M.J. Trow -
Will Shakespeare struts and frets his hour upon Christopher Marlowe’s stage as a bit player, hoping to parlay success on the boards ...Read Review
By Wayne Vansant (writer and illustrator) -
The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most studied and storied battles in American history for good reason. This decisive engagement sealed ...Read Review
By Antonio Garrido - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) -
Song Cí, a promising young scholar in medieval China, must give up his dream of taking the examination for imperial service when his ...Read Review
By Robin Blake -
A drunk found drowned in the salmon traps is not such a rare thing in Preston, England in 1741. Coroner Titus Cragg convenes a ...Read Review
By Helene Wecker -
All the world is coming to New York City in 1899, and they are bringing a part of the Old Country with them—some ...Read Review
By Suzanne Rindell -
Police typist Rose Baker records confessions in a precinct on New York’s Lower East Side. There’s plenty of work to do; ...Read Review
By Robert N. Macomber -
American naval intelligence officer Peter Wake embarks on a secret mission to Cuba to rescue two members of his network of operatives, captured ...Read Review
By Simon Tolkien -
Life goes on in London, even under the Blitz—people work, fall in love, and occasionally get murdered. Deputy Chief Inspector John Quaid ...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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