“In this ancient myth transformed into a frightening Gothic tale, author Jess Kidd has created a winsome but tough heroine in Bridie Devine, whom readers could happily follow through a seri
“Beginning with that very first sentence, this novel is definitely one for the historical mystery buff.
“TR deputized Hay to investigate the accident . . . or was it an attempted assassination?”
“an intriguing and tightly written drama, pointing out as it does that what one wishes to be true, and what actually is the truth don’t always mesh.”
“Simpson’s depiction of the south after the Civil War is chilling, with lynchings, beatings, voodoo, and hidden secrets sprinkled throughout that keep us turning the pages.”
“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new but volatile century.”
“Invigoratingly engaging from start to finish, Nicholas Meyer has yet again created a fresh take on an old genre.”
“One of Hand’s remarkable abilities is the deftness with which she creates dynamic and unique voices for each point-of-view character, helping the reader track multiple storylines throughou
“A thriller recommended for fans of the genre, and also for those who enjoy historical fiction.”
“Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve.”
“The craft and care with which author Truss weaves her facts into a richly narrated but utterly hilarious tapestry is amazing.
Well-researched historical fiction takes readers to new (old) places and brings the time and people alive. That is, if the story works as a story.
“Heart-wrenching does not begin to describe the reaction to The Girl in the Letter.”
“as easy to read as one of Mr. Dickens’ actual novels and as entertaining. As the subtitle reveals, it’s a Dickens of a tale . . .”
“Fashioning modern methods of investigation as well as other 21st century conventions into acceptable practices in the daily life of ancient Rome may sound like an insurmountable task, but
“The Burning Chambers is a masterful novel . . .”
“Mason introduces myriad characters, almost too many to follow, but with a careful reading the story unfolds the underpinnings of a good plot.”
“As the rhetoric coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brandreth has no need to ‘brush up on his Shakespeare,’ and his allusions and turns of phrase prove it.”
"Overall, Knott's worthy attempt fails in style and form."
“the story holds water and reads well from beginning to end.”
“Lindsay Faye has written a crackling historical mystery in language that sings in its dialogue, description, and narrative.”
“The Blood is a tale giving a view of what Victorian London was really like, not the prim and proper showcase of a public television set, but a callous and heartless venue where so
“A clever and hauntingly grim fantasy . . . that will most certainly entertain fans of swordsmen, medieval sieges, and battles.”
Paddy Hirsch, in his mesmerizing novel of New York City in 1799, creates so strong an aura of time and place and late-18th century language, readers may find themselves calling an opponent a “black