Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A Murder By Any Name: An Elizabethan Spy Mystery

By Suzanne M. Wolfe - Published 2018



In this series debut, younger noble son Nicholas Holt, soldier and spy for William Cecil, is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of ...Read Review

A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2018



The follow-up to Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women, this book broadens to cover further notable women across time and ...Read Review


By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Luce D'eramo - Published 2018Published c1979


Biographical FictionLiterary

Deviation is a 1979 Italian autobiographical novel now translated in English.  Luce D’Eramo comes from a privileged, fascist Italian family.  In 1944 at the ...Read Review

The Light Before Day (Nantucket Legacy)

By Suzanne Woods Fisher - Published 2018



Following the death of their grandmother, Hitty and Henry find themselves inheritors of a very large fortune. However, there are extreme strings attached, ...Read Review

The Silver Hand (Flashbacks)

By Terry Deary - Published 2018


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

It is the final year of the First World War, and desperation and treachery abound in France. The German army is starting to ...Read Review

A Sorrowful Sanctuary (Lane Winslow Mystery)

By Iona Whishaw - Published 2018



This fifth Lane Winslow mystery finds Lane back in King’s Cove, British Columbia, enjoying the lazy summer of 1947. An idyllic outing with ...Read Review

The Girl They Left Behind

By Roxanne Veletzos - Published 2018


Bucharest, Romania, 1941. King Carol II has abdicated, and General Antonescu’s Legionnaires are massacring Jews or disappearing them in the night. So when ...Read Review

The Fourteenth of September

By Rita Dragonette - Published 2018


Judy Talton is a sophomore at Central Illinois University in 1969. She’s from a small town in Illinois, from a family that had ...Read Review

A World on Fire

By James Heneage - Published 2018


Did you, as a child, watch scary TV from behind the sofa? This is the lasting reaction I had to this book. It’...Read Review

The Rebel Killer (Jack Lark, Book 7): A gripping tale of revenge in the American Civil War

By Paul Fraser Collard - Published 2018



Virginia, 1861. Jack Lark is fighting for the Union in the Civil War. The book opens with the aftermath of battle. Following the defeat ...Read Review