Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Covenant with Death

By John Harris - Published 2014Published c1961

Genres:

Military

The republication of this 1961 novel is arriving in a timely manner, as WWI historical fiction has become popular with the anniversary upon us. ...Read Review

Celia’s House

By D.E. Stevenson - Published 2015Published c1943

Genres:

Saga

A heartwarming family saga set in Scotland in the early-to-mid 20th century, Celia’s House has been referred to as a take on ...Read Review

Ruddy Gore

By Kerry Greenwood - Published (c1995)Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is not at all surprising that this novel has gone through several editions since 1995, when it was first published in Australia.  It ...Read Review

Les Âmes Grises (Grey Souls)

By Hoyt Rogers (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel - Published 2015

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

France, December 1917, in the midst of the Great War and a harsh winter. In an unidentified town just behind the front line, a ...Read Review

Hold on to Your Dreams

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2015Published c2009

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In turn-of-the-century London, young Gertie Melrose’s sheltered and comfortable world is shattered when her wayward brother’s gaming debts bring ruin on ...Read Review

The Final Page of Baker Street

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is a highly entertaining entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon that posits that Holmes’ last page was one “Master R.T. Chandler.” ...Read Review

A Kind of Grief

By A. D. Scott - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in the northern Scottish Highlands of the late 1950s, A Kind of Grief brings back Joanne Ross, a former reporter of the ...Read Review

A Pattern of Lies

By Charles Todd - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Canterbury, Kent, autumn 1918. In this seventh book in the Bess Crawford mystery series, Bess (a nursing sister in the last days of World ...Read Review

The Ville Rat

By Martin Limon - Published 2015

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/Crime

Another installment in the Sergeants Sueño and Bascom series, this is full of vivid characters and offers a fascinating look into another ...Read Review

The Daughters

By Adrienne Celt - Published 2015

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In her debut novel, Adrienne Celt composes an operatic story that follows a mysterious curse running through the family of renowned singer, Lulu, ...Read Review