Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Frida

By Barbara Mujica - Published 2000-11-01Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Frida recounts the major points of artist Frida Kahlo’s life. These include her childhood bout with polio, her education, the tragic bus ...Read Review

The Inventory

By Gila Lustiger - By Rebecca Morrison (trans.) - Published 1995Published 2001Published 2001-01-09

Genres:

Literary

Less a unified story than a collection of glimpses into the lives of Germans and Jews before and during WWII, The Inventory deals ...Read Review

Rough Cider (Soho Crime)

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2001Published 2001-04-01

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The narrator breaks the fourth wall, addressing the audience: “In 1964, you meet me at the self-assured age of 29.…” Then Dr. Theo Sinclair meets ...Read Review

In the Company of Angels

By N.M. Kelby - By Nicole Kelby - Published 2001Published 2001-04-01

Genres:

Inspirational

Germans were bombing Belgium in 1940, and the small border town of Tournai was no exception. This novel takes the reader through the sordid ...Read Review

In the Mood for Murder (Homefront Mysteries)

By M.T. Jefferson - Published 2000Published 2000-09-01

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The author of The Victory Dance Murder continues her series on the exploits of amateur detective Kate Fallon with a murder mystery set ...Read Review

Beulah Hill

By William Heffernan - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The subject of rural race relations with its undercurrents of mob violence, police brutality, and class conflict is usually assumed to belong in ...Read Review

A Student of Weather

By Elizabeth Hay - Published 2000Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureRomance

Maurice Dove, a botanist and student of weather, journeys from Ottawa to rural Saskatchewan in the mid-1930s to analyze the climate of ...Read Review

Perlman’s Ordeal

By Brooks Hansen - Published (c1999)Published 2000Published 2000-10-01

Genres:

Alternate HistoryFantasy

Set in London during one September week in 1906, Brooks Hansen’s third novel charts the struggle of hypnotist Dr. August Perlman’s battle ...Read Review

Out Of The Night That Covers Me

By Pat Cunningham Devoto - Published 2001Published 2001-05-18

Genres:

Adventure

This Southern adventure starts like Harry Potter, with a little boy on a train platform, but his journey carries him not into magic ...Read Review

What Remains

By Nicholas Delbanco - Published 2000Published 2000-11-01

Genres:

Saga

A German Jewish family escapes to England for the duration of World War II. After the war, Karl, an aspiring artist, takes his ...Read Review