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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Bill Schutt - By J. R. Finch -
It’s World War II and mad Japanese scientists, Nazi SS officers, indigenous peoples and U.S. Army Intelligence operators are all contending ...Read Review
By William S. Schaill -
This is a well-paced detective story set in the pre-World War II Galapagos. Fred Freiman is a former New York cop on the ...Read Review
By Andrew Rosenheim -
Jimmy Nessheim (Fear Itself, The Little Tokyo Informant) is back for a third adventure, and up to his chin in troubles that the ...Read Review
By M.J. Rose -
The Secret Language of Stones is M. J. Rose’s second novel in the Daughters of La Lune trilogy, which started with the ...Read Review
By Robert H. Patton -
A rat-bastard misogynist of a sleazy musician comes into some money when he marries the dumpy daughter of a wealthy businessman. He has ...Read Review
By Jay Neugeboren -
This short novel employs the literary artifice of a fictional eyewitness account, ostensibly to tell Max Baer’s story from 1929 until his death, ...Read Review
By Hans Olav Lahlum - By Kari Dickson (trans.) -
One of the best characters in Lahlum’s Norwegian mystery, set in Oslo in 1968, isn’t its lead detective, Kolbein Kristiansen, but Patricia ...Read Review
By Andrey Kurkov - By Boris Dralyuk (trans.) -
As the Great Patriotic War comes to an uneasy close in 1945, a bizarre assortment of people begin epic journeys across the Soviet Union. ...Read Review
By David Krugler -
“Live free, and the rest will follow.” That was the mantra that Liv, Lieutenant Junior Grade Voight’s sometime-girlfriend, lived by. But Voight ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Bored with London society life in the 1920s, Phryne Fisher returns to her native Australia and finds her calling as a lady detective. ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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