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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Rebecca C. Pawel -
In making us feel the omnipresence of fear, hunger, violence, suspicion, love, destruction, courage, cowardice, survival and death as a way of life, ...Read Review
By Sena Jeter Naslund -
Set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the turbulent civil rights movement of the 1960s, this novel is a powerful reminder that terrorism is by ...Read Review
By Louise Murphy -
On the side of the road and a dark and forbidding wood, a father abandons his two children with the words “Go into ...Read Review
By Bill Mesce Jr. -
Major Harry Voss watched Dominick Sisto grow up – and now he may watch him shot by a firing squad if he can’t ...Read Review
By Amanda Matetsky -
The intrepid heroine of this mystery is one Paige Turner (and don’t think she hasn’t been teased about that!), a secretary-cum-dogsbody ...Read Review
By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) -
This understated novel remained in my mind days after I had read its last page. I know many people (myself included) will hesitate ...Read Review
By Peter Lovesey -
Mystery fans who enjoy a good plot and 1920s ambiance should dip into this seafaring tale of murder for which Lovesey won the ...Read Review
By Barry Levinson -
I knew this was a good book when I was laughing out loud during the prologue. A few pages later I laughed myself ...Read Review
By Lisa Lenard-Cook -
In the tradition of the found inheritance novel, this is the haunting story of two women: one Hana Weissova, Czechoslovakian concentration camp survivor, ...Read Review
By Dennis Lehane -
This fast-paced and smartly plotted psychological thriller is set in 1954 on the grounds of the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. The book ...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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