Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Hell’s Gate

By Bill Schutt - By J. R. Finch - Published 2016

Genres:

Thriller

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

Death of a Siren

By William S. Schaill - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Accidental Agent: A Jimmy Nessheim Novel

By Andrew Rosenheim - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

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

The Secret Language of Stones

By M.J. Rose - Published 2016

Genres:

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

Cajun Waltz

By Robert H. Patton - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

Max Baer and the Star of David

By Jay Neugeboren - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

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

The Human Flies

By Hans Olav Lahlum - By Kari Dickson (trans.) - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Bickford Fuse

By Andrey Kurkov - By Boris Dralyuk (trans.) - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

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

The Dead Don’t Bleed

By David Krugler - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

“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

Cocaine Blues

By Kerry Greenwood - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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