Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Raider Bride

By Johanna Wittenberg - Published 2021


Norway, 822 AD. Ragnhild fought a war to avoid being married off by her father like a peace cow to an Irish king. After ...Read Review

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas

By Sam Maggs - Published 2021


Children/Young AdultNautical

This graphic novel recounts the adventures of real-life 18th-century pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, with cameo appearances by Jack Rackham. Anne’s ...Read Review

A Fatal Lie (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries 23)

By Charles Todd - Published 2021



Wales, 1921. When an unsuspecting child pulls a body rather than the expected fish from the River Dee, Inspector Ian Rutledge is dispatched from ...Read Review

Wartime with the Cornish Girls

By Betty - By Walker - Published 2021



A remote spot on England’s Cornish coast is relied upon as a vital weapon in World War II. Porthcurno is the setting ...Read Review

Murder on Wall Street (A Gaslight Mystery)

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2021



Fans of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series will be delighted to learn that the author has brought back the charming ex-gangster Jack ...Read Review

Joseph of Arimathea

By Kenneth Westbrook - Published 2020


1st century AD. Joseph’s family has been preparing for generations. They’ve accumulated wealth in hopes of assisting the Messiah upon his ...Read Review

The Lady Has a Past

By Amanda Quick - Published 2021



1930s Burning Cove, California, is a place to begin afresh. On the job for three whole days, Lyra Brazier, San Francisco socialite and ...Read Review

Death with a Double Edge: A Daniel Pitt Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2021



In Anne Perry’s latest mystery, solving murders is a family affair. Daniel Pitt, a junior barrister in a respected London law firm, ...Read Review

A Fine Madness

By Alan Judd - Published 2021



At the beginning of the reign of King James I, the ageing Thomas Phelippes, a talented decipherer once employed by Sir Francis Walsingham, ...Read Review

Cleopatra: The Queen Who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity

By Alberto Angela - Published 2021



Popular Italian historian Angela’s docudrama covers a crucial fourteen years of Roman history, complete with feasts, battles, and two legendary love affairs. ...Read Review