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By Steven Saylor -
Here is the long-awaited next installment of Saylor’s Roman mystery series, featuring Gordianus the Finder, that deals with Julius Caesar’s assassination. ...Read Review
By Anna Lee Huber -
In 1919 England, young war widow Verity Kent receives an anonymous letter suggesting her husband, Sidney, committed treason. At first, she refuses to believe ...Read Review
By Leonard Goldberg -
This captivating mystery novel set in London in 1910 tells the story of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, who ...Read Review
By Susan Elia MacNeal -
In the latest entry in Susan Elia MacNeal’s WWII mystery series featuring codebreaker and secret agent Maggie Hope, Maggie goes to occupied ...Read Review
By Alyssa Palombo -
Simonetta Cattaneo, a young noblewoman in 15th-century Genoa, is happy to marry the Florentine Marco Vespucci and be introduced to her husband’s ...Read Review
By Andrea Camilleri - By Stephen Sartarelli (trans.) -
Andrea Camilleri, author of the popular Inspector Montalbano mystery series, brings us an entertaining historical novel, written with tongue firmly in cheek, set ...Read Review
By Megan Chance -
In 1874, two American sisters, Adelaide and Louisa Wentworth, together with Adelaide’s lover, the atheist poet Julian Estes, flee from scandal and arrive ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Revenge in a Cold River is the 22nd in Anne Perry’s mystery series set in 1860s London, featuring Commander William Monk of ...Read Review
By Serena Burdick -
In 1870, 18-year-old Aimee Savaray, daughter of a prominent Parisian family, aspires to become an artist. As war rages on the streets of Paris, ...Read Review
By Anne Charnock -
Charnock’s novel tells three parallel stories, one set in the past, one in the present, and one in the future. In 15th-century ...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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