Sarah Hendess

What Girls Are Good For: A Novel of Nellie Bly

By David Blixt - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Frustrated by the lack of opportunities available to a young woman of her modest standing, Elizabeth Cochrane is outraged when the Pittsburg Dispatch ...Read Review

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall

By James Polchin - Published 2019



Compact and powerful, Polchin’s social history of crimes against queer men in the first half of the 20th century coincides with the 50...Read Review

The Lily of the West

By Kathleen Morris - Published 2019


Biographical FictionWestern

Kathleen Morris attempts to fill a gap in Old West lore with her novel of Mary Katherine Haroney, better known as “Big Nose ...Read Review

Perpetua’s Kin

By M. Allen Cunningham - Published 2018



Perpetua’s Kin takes readers on a journey from the western theater of the Civil War to 1940s San Francisco as it traces ...Read Review

The Midnight Peacock (The Sinclair’s Mysteries)

By Katherine Woodfine - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

I’ve long argued that much of today’s best literature is written for children, and Katherine Woodfine’s The Mystery of the ...Read Review

Murder in the Oval Library (Lincoln’s White House Mystery)

By C. M. Gleason - Published 2018



Eight hundred feet is all that separates the White House from Confederate troops two days after the firing on Fort Sumter. With President ...Read Review

Nemesis: A Novel of Old California

By Joe Yogerst - Published 2018



San Diego in 1888 was a boom town with businessmen scrambling to snatch up cheap land and profit off the city’s expansion. And ...Read Review

The Tremblers (Blackburn Chronicles)

By Raquel Byrnes - Published 2018


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In 1885, ten years after The Great Calamity that left survivors sheltering under electric Tesla Domes, seventeen-year-old debutante Charlotte Blackburn heads to a ball. ...Read Review

The Night Crossing

By Robert Masello - Published 2018



Vampires have been done (forgive me) to death. Which is why Masello’s suspenseful new novel about Bram Stoker is such a welcome ...Read Review