Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Hayati, My Life: A Novel (Arab American Writing)

By Miriam Cooke - Published 2000Published 2000-11-30

Genres:

Saga

A series of interwoven vignettes detailing the life experiences of three generations of Arab women and the men in their lives, this short ...Read Review

The Binding Oath

By Sybil Downing - Published 2001Published 2002-02-27

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Binding Oath seeks to shed light on the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in a time and place in which most ...Read Review

Coney

By Amram Ducovny - Published 2000

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Harry Catzker is a Jewish boy growing into adulthood on Coney Island during the 1930s. His life is intertwined with a cast of ...Read Review

Two o’Clock, Eastern Wartime: A Novel

By John Dunning - Published 2001Published 2001-01-01

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Beyond his several authorial specialties, mystery-suspense writer and antiquarian book dealer John Dunning is perhaps even more renowned as one of the country’...Read Review

Murder in Montparnasse: A Mystery of Literary Paris

By Howard Engel - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This mystery is set in 1925 Montparnasse, where it is possible to meet most of the artists who would later become icons – Hemingway, Joyce, ...Read Review

Gangster

By Lorenzo Carcaterra - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Angelo Vestieri is a gangster in every sense of the word. In 1996, he lies dying in a hospital bed, but through the two ...Read Review

When I Lived in Modern Times

By Linda Grant - Published 2001

Genres:

Inspirational

I was absolutely bowled over by this book, which won the British Orange Prize for Fiction. It is the story of Evelyn Sert, ...Read Review

The Devil’s Oasis: A Novel

By Bartle Bull - Published 2001

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/CrimeRomance

In The Devil’s Oasis, Bartle Bull has created a world filled with mystery and intrigue. Set in North Africa in 1942, the main ...Read Review

Catastrophist

By Ronan Bennett - Published 2000

Genres:

InspirationalMilitaryRomance

Ronan Bennett takes us to the Belgian Congo during the struggle for independence in 1959. His present tense, first person narrative about James, the ...Read Review

What the Body Remembers

By Shauna Singh Baldwin - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

Set against the rich backdrop of India during the Raj, sweeping across time and space, this is a wonderful story in all senses ...Read Review