Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years: Timbuktu

By Vasudev Murthy - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Presumed dead between 1891 and 1894, Sherlock Holmes was actually engaged in international intrigue across Europe and North Africa in this well-researched novel. At the ...Read Review

Lazaretto

By Diane McKinney-Whetstone - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

On the night that Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in a theater in Washington, DC, Sylvie, a young black girl, delivers a baby. The ...Read Review

Dark Rosaleen

By Michael Nicholson - Published 2015

Genres:

In 1845, a fungus hits the Irish potato crop, completely ruining the country’s harvest of the one food sustaining over half its population. ...Read Review

The Unseeing

By Anna Mazzola - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

This is the fictionalised biography of Sarah Gale, accused of being an accomplice to a murder in 1837 London. She is sentenced to hang, ...Read Review

Delivering the Truth: A Quaker Midwife Mystery

By Edith Maxwell - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In Amesbury, Massachusetts, in 1888, Rose Carroll, a 24-year-old Quaker midwife, spends her days attending to expectant mothers and delivering babies. Having experienced an ...Read Review

Steps to the Gallows

By Edward Marston - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1816 London, Leonidas Paige, the writer of a satirical newspaper, hires a bodyguard – he has reason to think his work is striking hard ...Read Review

The Port-Wine Stain

By Norman Lock - Published 2016

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Philadelphia, 1844. Young Edward Fenzil finds himself in the orbit of two fascinating men: Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, accomplished surgeon, and Edgar Allan ...Read Review

The Dream Catcher: Dancing for the Devil Trilogy, Book One

By Marie Laval - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureRomance

November 1847. Disgraced soldier Bruce McGunn has returned to his ancestral home at Cape Wrath in the far north of Scotland. In desperate need ...Read Review

The Lion’s Embrace

By Marie Laval - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureRomance

Harriet Montagu’s archaeologist father has been kidnapped in the Barbary States. Only Lucas Saintclair, a rude and uncouth local guide, and his ...Read Review

The Legend of Russian Bill

By Richard Lapidus - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

William R. Tettenborn spoke four languages, dressed like Buffalo Bill, and had long curly blond hair like General Custer. He toured with President ...Read Review