Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Paris Vendetta

By Steve Berry - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

In this modern thriller we have a secret society planning to gain power by manipulating the world’s finances, a man determined to ...Read Review

The Scorpion’s Bite

By Aileen G. Baron - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in a series featuring Lily Sampson, a doctoral student in archaeology. In the midst of World War II, Lily ...Read Review

The Orientalist and the Ghost

By Susan Barker - Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

A more apt title for Barker’s second novel (after the award-winning Sayonara Bar) would be The Orientalist and the Ghosts, as it ...Read Review

Heart of Tango

By David Frye (trans.) - By Elia Barceló - Published 2010

Genres:

FantasyLiteraryMystery/Crime

In a seedy quarter of 1920s Buenos Aires, Natalia, a young innocent Spanish immigrant, is promised in marriage by her well-meaning father to ...Read Review

Hemingway Deadlights

By Michael Atkinson - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s May 1956, and Ernest Hemingway has writer’s block. Hiding from his fourth wife, Mary, in Key West, he is drinking heavily ...Read Review

Hemingway Cutthroat

By Michael Atkinson - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Ernest Hemingway was an infamously unlikeable guy, and Atkinson’s frank portrayal calls for adjusting one’s “empathy” threshold to very low. Atkinson’...Read Review

Johnny Montana

By Michael Zimmer - Published 2010

Genres:

Western

Gold lures men to the Redhawk mining district of Montana in the late 1880s. Unfortunately, leaving the district with your gold is difficult ...Read Review

A Change of Fortune

By Sandra Wilson - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

A Regency romance that delivers. All the usual ingredients are here; a silver fair beauty, a select seminary, dukes, balls and even a ‘...Read Review

The Blind Contessa’s New Machine

By Carey Wallace - Published 2010

Genres:

LiteraryRomance

Eighteen-year-old Contessa Carolina Fantoni lives a charmed life. She has a wealthy family, a beautiful estate, and is about to marry the most ...Read Review

Far Above Rubies

By Anne-Marie Vukelic - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Catherine Dickens is the subject of Far Above Rubies. She was married not only to one of the most famous novelists of the ...Read Review