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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Dale L. Walker editor -
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Western Writers of America went all out in producing this large collection of original western fiction. ...Read Review
By Will Davenport -
Alternate HistoryBiographical FictionMystery/Crime
This novel intertwines 17th century and present day plots. The 17th century story proposes a possible explanation for how Rembrandt might have come ...Read Review
By Chayyam Zeldis -
The title forecasts the influence of the past over the present. The period of time spanned in this novel begins in early 20th ...Read Review
By Edward Wright -
This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Winspear -
Circumstances force Maisie Dobbs, the daughter of a widowed costermonger, into service at the age of thirteen. She is fortunate that her employer, ...Read Review
By Jonathan Wilson -
The time is 1924, and British Mandate Palestine is filling up with a dangerous mix of European Zionists hoping to found a Jewish state ...Read Review
By Marianne Wiggins -
For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review
By Larry Watson -
Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review
By Brad Watson -
Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)
The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review
By James Spencer -
Originally written as a sequence of short stories, this novel follows the WWII Pacific theatre service of Steve Larkin, a P-38 Lightning pilot, ...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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