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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Katie Roiphe -
The life of Rev. Charles Dodgson — shy Oxford mathematician, pioneer photographer and author Lewis Carroll — is studied in this novel of creeping obsession. ...Read Review
By S.K. Rizzolo -
In S.K. Rizzolo’s first novel, set in 1811 London, we witness a crime in progress. A wealthy spinster, Constance Tyrone, is murdered ...Read Review
By Charles F. Price -
Freedom’s Altar is a lyrical, beautifully written tale of ordinary families struggling to remake their lives in post-Civil War North Carolina. Former ...Read Review
By Charles F. Price -
The Cock’s Spur is the third novel in Charles F. Price’s trilogy about life in North Carolina in the late nineteenth ...Read Review
By Owen Parry -
Third in Parry’s excellent series (after Shadows of Glory), this mystery will only serve to increase the author’s reputation as one ...Read Review
By Robert B. Parker -
Best known for his Spenser detective series, Robert Parker changes his focus from a private eye in contemporary Boston to a late 19th ...Read Review
By Dan O’Brien -
As an old man on the eve of WWII, Valentine McGillycuddy remembers an earlier conflict when he served as contract surgeon in the ...Read Review
By David Nevin -
Aaron Burr is a man who thinks big, especially about himself. Always ready to grab the gold ring when it passes by, he ...Read Review
By Teresa Medeiros -
Laura Fairleigh’s dear friend and benefactor has died, leaving Laura and her siblings homeless unless they can prevail upon her son for ...Read Review
By Ruthanne Lum McCunn -
Set in the Pearl River Delta of China in the 1800s, The Moon Pearl tells of three girls born into the silkworm-growing families ...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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