Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Red Gold

By Alan Furst - Published 1999Published 2002

Genres:

Thriller

As the cover art suggests, this story would make a great film noir. Jean Casson, aka Jean Louis Marin, is an unemployed film ...Read Review

Middlesex

By Jeffrey Eugenides - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

Cal Stephanides, third generation Greek-American, spent the first 16 years of his life as Calliope, dressing and behaving as a girl. Misidentified at birth ...Read Review

Meet John Trow

By Thomas Dyja - Published 2002

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Thomas Dyja’s latest novel may prove to be a summer favorite for historical fiction fans. Set in 1999 Salisbury and Mt. Riga, Connecticut, ...Read Review

The Tea Rose

By Jennifer Donnelly - Published 2002

Genres:

RomanceSaga

Fiona Finnegan loves Joe Bristow, and he loves her. For years, they’ve planned their future: their own shop, and an escape from ...Read Review

Green Grow The Victims

By Jeanne M. Dams - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Third in the Hilda Johansson mystery series set in South Bend, Indiana in 1902, this story unfolds within the context of a county fair, ...Read Review

Skeleton Crew

By Beverly Connor - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Forensic anthropologist and amateur detective Lindsay Chamberlain joins a crew of archaeologists excavating a long-lost Spanish Galleon off the Georgia coast. Within days ...Read Review

The Incantation Of Frida K.

By Kate Braverman - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is a fictional autobiography of Frida Kahlo, the Surrealist painter who died at 46 in 1954. While on her deathbed, Frida recalls the major ...Read Review

Warning Of War

By James Brady - Published 2002

Genres:

Military

Don’t start this book on a Friday unless you have no plans for the weekend, because you won’t be able to ...Read Review

The Master of Rain

By Tom Bradby - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1926, Richard Field abandons his disgraced English family and flees to Shanghai where he joins the international police hoping to forge a new ...Read Review

Murphy’s Law

By Rhys Bowen - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rhys Bowen takes us back to the beginning of the 20th century and allows us to follow the road so many have taken, ...Read Review