Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Marbeck and the Gunpowder Plot

By John Pilkington - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

I admit that I have not had the pleasure of meeting Marbeck before, thinking him just a bit too testosterone-driven. I was wrong. ...Read Review

The Stockholm Castle Mystery

By Joyce Elson Moore - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1649 Sweden, a Polish soldier and lute player, Johan Sokolewski, is seeking refuge from the horrors of the Thirty Years War. He is ...Read Review

Sword of Honor

By David Kirk - Published 2015

Genres:

Military

In Japan in October of 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara decisively provided a path to the Shogunate for Lord Tokugawa. Samurai Musashi Miyamoto survived ...Read Review

Shakespeare No More: A Jacobean Mystery

By Tony Hays - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Knowing he is dying, William Shakespeare summons his estranged childhood friend to his bedside to find out who poisoned him. Simon Saddler knows ...Read Review

The Chosen Man

By J.G. Harlond - Published 2015

Genres:

In 1636, tulip bulbs in Holland are worth their weight in gold. The Vatican plans on forcing a financial scandal in the Low Countries ...Read Review

The Last Roundhead

By Jemahl Evans - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

These are the fictional memoirs of one Sir Blandford Candy, writing at the grand old age of 95 in 1719 – indeed probably the final Roundhead ...Read Review

Marston Moor

By Michael Arnold - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

It may be that I am becoming addicted, but I think Arnold’s Stryker series gets better with each book. This is the 6...Read Review

Secret World: A Tudor Mystery Featuring Christopher Marlowe

By M.J. Trow - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this installment of Trow’s Marlowe-as-detective series (which I admittedly had not encountered prior to this entry) set in June 1589, Marlowe has ...Read Review

Médicis Daughter

By Sophie Perinot - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Marguerite de Valois, daughter of France’s King Henri II and Catherine de Médicis, grows up within the pages of this panoramic ...Read Review

Prisoner of the Queen

By E. Knight - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is the story of Lady Katherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey, the doomed queen who perched on the throne for nine ...Read Review