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By Wayne Grady -
Drawing on research into his mixed-race family history, which he unexpectedly discovered as an adult, Grady evokes the complicated psychological terrain of antebellum ...Read Review
By Hester Fox -
Tapping into recent interests in Gothic fiction, Fox’s uneven debut focuses on the middle daughter of a wealthy New England family who ...Read Review
By Wendy Webb -
Wendy Webb’s newest Gothic novel is partly a paranormal time-slip with occasional ghosts and spooky happenings. It’s also a multi-period saga ...Read Review
By Lorna Gray -
Gray’s third historical novel takes place in the postwar Cotswolds, a place whose bucolic appearance conceals a difficult past. In 1947, Emily Sutton, ...Read Review
By Jeri Westerson -
In his entertaining 11th adventure, Crispin Guest, known throughout late 14th-century London as the Tracker, has his hands full with two perplexing cases. ...Read Review
By Annie Whitehead -
With a careful hand and keen appreciation for the era’s material culture, Annie Whitehead, the inaugural winner of the HWA Dorothy Dunnett ...Read Review
By Frances De Pontes Peebles -
A soaring fusion of emotion, intense drama, and the compelling rhythms of Brazilian music, The Air You Breathe belongs to the special category ...Read Review
By Renita D'Silva -
Author D’Silva transports readers to her native India in a new multi-period novel exploring her frequent themes of difficult family dynamics and ...Read Review
By Katherine Kovacic -
“Lane & Co. think they have a portrait of a pretty but unknown girl by an unknown artist. However, I am planning to ...Read Review
By Elaine Neil Orr -
Written with candor and compassion, Orr’s second novel takes place in the conservative South in 1959 with short flashbacks to her home country ...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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