Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Better Dead

By Max Allan Collins - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Told in two novellas tied together by the unscrupulous Senator Joe McCarthy, Better Dead’s book one finds Collins’s Nathan Heller hired ...Read Review

Gone to Sea in a Bucket

By David Black - Published 2015

Genres:

MilitaryNautical

A promising new series debuts with David Black’s first Harry Gilmour novel. It’s the beginning of World War II, and young ...Read Review

The Daredevils

By Gary Amdahl - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Charles Minot is the son of wealthy, politically connected parents who run a theater in San Francisco. After the 1906 earthquake destroys their theater, ...Read Review

Foxing the Geese

By Janet Woods - Published 2016

Genres:

Romance

She, the daughter of a poor parson, has unexpectedly inherited a fortune; he has just inherited an earldom encumbered with debt and he ...Read Review

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By Amanda Quick - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Victorian England is not the time or place for Miss Calista Langley’s introduction agency, which brings together respectable but lonely ladies and ...Read Review

Treachery at Lancaster Gate

By Anne Perry - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Shortly before Christmas 1898, a bomb explodes in a house in a quiet London neighborhood. Two policemen are killed and three others seriously injured. ...Read Review

The Plague of Thieves Affair

By Bill Pronzini - By Marcia Muller - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the fourth in the Carpenter and Quincannon series written by husband-and-wife team Muller and Pronzini. It opens with John Quinncannon and ...Read Review

Angel Heart

By Marie Laval - Published 2015

Genres:

1815. Six years after her husband’s presumed death, half-French Marie-Ange is living in straitened circumstances in Devon. Possible financial succour arrives when the ...Read Review

Toward the Sea of Freedom

By D.W. Lovett (trans.) - By Sarah Lark - Published 2016

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In 1846 Wicklow County, Ireland, a manor kitchen maid, Kathleen, carries leftover scones for Michael to their secret meeting grove by the river. They ...Read Review

The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior

By Jennifer McQuiston - Published 2015

Genres:

Romance

Lucy Westmore, Lord Cardwell’s very independent daughter, dreads her first Season in London. She’s certain she’ll be forced into a ...Read Review