Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

No Clue at the Inn

By Kate Kingsbury - Published 2003

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Mystery/Crime

An accomplished writer, Kate Kingsbury continues her Pennyfoot Hotel series with this cozy Christmas read. No Clue at the Inn reunites Cecily Baxter ...Read Review

Dark Matters

By Paul M. Levitt - Published 2004

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Although there are several major characters, this is mainly the story of Ben Cohen, a Korean War veteran and University of Colorado graduate ...Read Review

Bluffing Mr. Churchill

By John Lawton - Published 2004

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Thriller

Few events in modern times are as packed with historical drama as the London Blitz of 1940-1941. Confronted by an enemy whose forces ...Read Review

Sunset and Sawdust

By Joe Lansdale - Published 2004

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Mystery/Crime

It begins as a tornado hits the home of Sunset Jones and her husband Pete, and it ends soon after a gigantic swarm ...Read Review

The Woman Who Knew Gandhi

By Keith Heller - Published 2004

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Biographical Fiction

Exploring whether love between a man and a woman can exist outside of physical intimacy, this novel imagines a lifelong relationship between a ...Read Review

Codex

By Lev Grossman - Published 2004

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Mystery/Crime

In Codex, Edward Wozny, a young, dissatisfied investment banker, becomes involved with a wealthy client’s ancient library. Although he knows nothing whatsoever ...Read Review

Murder in Montparnasse

By Kerry Greenwood - Published 2004

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Mystery/Crime

While on leave in Paris in 1918, seven Australian soldiers become unwitting witnesses to a crime. A decade later, in Melbourne, these seven soldiers ...Read Review

Divining Women

By Kaye Gibbons - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Divining Women takes place in 1918, as the First World War comes to a close and the Spanish influenza epidemic begins. Mary Oliver, a ...Read Review

In the Name of Ishmael

By Giuseppe Genna - Published 2003

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Mystery/Crime

Two police detectives, one in 1962 and another in 2001, discover that “everything evolves around the dark and secret name of Ishmael.” One is distracted ...Read Review

The Wedding Game

By Jane Feather - Published 2004

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Romance

This third, and last, installment in the Duncan sisters’ trilogy focuses on Chastity, the youngest sister. In her guise as the Go-Between, she ...Read Review