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Art in the Blood - Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Sherlock Holmes is at a standstill, depressed and on cocaine. I was a little shocked to find out Holmes is using. I just never expected it from him. He is not being challenged by any interesting cases. His friend, Watson doesn't seem to be...

4 Stars

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

The movie version of Margaret Mitchell’s classic civil war drama, “Gone with the Wind” conjures up a wealth of images, classic quotes, superb storytelling, and acting. How can one resist a tale centered on the making of such a groundbreakin...

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  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Murder at Whitehall - An Elizabethan Mystery, #4

Murder at Whitehall is the first book I have read by Amanda Carmack. It is a mystery set in 1500's England around Christmastime. I am completely fascinated with the Tudor era and, whether historical or fictional, it is a subject I enjoy rea...

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  • Author: Amanda Carmack
  • Review by: LoveToRead
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Game of Queens - A Novel of Vashti and Esther

Historical fiction can be a difficult subject, even more so when it’s based on Biblical characters. India Edghill took on that challenge with “Game of Queens”, a book looking at Esther and Vashti. Almost everyone is familiar with the basic...

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De Potter's Grand Tour

Set in 1905 this intriguing tale centers on a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector who mysteriously disappears off the coast of Greece. Was it an accident or something else? Good question and you’ll need to learn a lot more about Ar...

4 Stars

Whistling Women

Whistling Women, by Kelly Romo, takes place during a wonderful time period. I love the setting of this novel as well. The addition of the the world's fair is great. Addie is such an interesting character, as is Rumor. There are so many twis...

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Succession

“Succession” by Livi Michael is a look at the two women who between them created what is known as the Tudor Dynasty. Henry VI married Margaret of Anjou, sister to the French King. Henry VI is more interested in praying for a son than actual...

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The Courtesan

“The Courtesan” by Alexandra Curry might be her first novel, but a reader would never know it from picking up this superb read. Set in 1881 China, during the start of its upheaval from outside interference, it follows the story of a young g...

4 Stars

Move Your Blooming Corpse - An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, #2

As a fan of My Fair Lady who is apt to break into song at any time, I was hesitant when I saw the first book, “Wouldn’t It Be Deadly”, knowing there was no way it would do proper justice to the characters. I was delighted to discover I coul...

5 Stars
  • Author: D. E. Ireland
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

In Like Flynn - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #4

Rhys Bowen’s IN LIKE FLYNN is the fourth in her Molly Murphy mystery series, and it reaffirmed to me why this series has become so well loved. Molly is a fun character—smart, plain speaking, bold, and unflappable. It would be enjoyable to f...

4 Stars

Stones in the Road

E. B. Moore, author of Stones in the Road, has written a book that touches the heart. Joshua is the main character, a position he sometimes shares with his mother, Miriam, who tells a bit of the story from her own point of view. My own son...

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Against a Brightening Sky

Against a Brightening Sky is a wonderful book and I couldn't put it down. I loved the historical background to the story and the descriptions were beautiful! I loved her characters and Delia has become such a strong woman. I did not feel li...

4 Stars

The Wandering Falcon

The Wandering Falcon shows the stark beauty, violence, and traditions of an area known as the Federally Administered Tribal Area, a semi-autonomous region lying between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is told in vignettes and chronicles the pr...

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My Townie Heart

Laura DiStefano is a young woman trying to find her way in the world. The problem is that she makes so many mistakes that she can’t figure her life out anymore. She is traumatized after her boyfriend cheats on her, so she holes up in her co...

3 Stars

Evergreen Falls

Evergreen Falls is a multifaceted historical and Contemporary fiction novel, that merges the past with the present to reveal dark family secrets, a forbidden and tragic love story, one which sparks a journey toward self-discovery, with the...

4 Stars

Velvet Undercover

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown is an amazing Young Adult story about an intelligent young British girl who is sent on her first spy mission to Germany during World War II. Her assignment is to help rescue a spy known as Velvet but no one k...

4 Stars
  • Author: Teri Brown
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Chapelwood - The Borden Dispatches, #2

A chilling blend of Lovecraftian horror and Gothic terror. Priest turns the real life presumed historical villain Lizzie Borden into a fictional hero who wields her ax to save the world from darkness and ancient evil. Chapelwood resumes app...

5 Stars

A Gilded Grave - Newport Gilded Age, #1

Shelley Freydont’s A GILDED GRAVE is one of my favorite historical mysteries of 2015. In Deanna Randolph, Freydont gives readers a youthful, intriguing heroine and amateur sleuth, but, for me, her setting of Gilded Age Newport, playground f...

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The Wild Girl

I was entirely surprised by my reading of this story simply for the bold fact that nothing about the actual novel was what I was expecting. I would consider this reasoning to be both a positive and a negative considering by what I discovere...

4 Stars

The Determined Heart - The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein

“Everything must have a beginning… and that beginning must be linked to something that went before.” ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein In all honesty, I have to confess, I knew very little about the life of Mary Shelley when I started this book....

4 Stars

The Other Daughter

Transport yourself to another time by immersing yourself in Lauren Willig’s book, “The Other Daughter”. Rachel Woodley was raised in a small village in the English countryside by her mother, a widow. Rachel is a governess for a rich family...

4 Stars

Lamp Black, Wolf Grey

I would not normally read stories like this one but I fell in love with cover. It's gorgeous! The setting and descriptions were wonderful (How can you not fall in love with Wales!!). As for the characters, I really did not like Laura. I jus...

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Avelynn

This story, OMG, I just died over. I’ve been pagan for over 20 years and this was just soaked with the correct terms etc. I loved it! The story could be very closely related to others, like Romeo and Juliet etc., where two people from warri...

5 Stars

Cannonbridge

What a unique story idea. To have the power to create a being and not just any being but a beloved and powerful man that everyone knows or has met. He has been influential throughout time and has been integral to many of the famously creati...

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Enemies at Home - Flavia Albia Series

This is my first introduction to Flavia Albia and Lindsay Davis; it appears as if this book is a second in a series of books featuring the character. Not to worry though this book can stand on its own. As the story begins we are dealing wit...

4 Stars

The Guardian

The Guardian is a book that takes us on a trip back to the 1800s. Phyllis Lewis is a cook in Philadelphia where times are tough and she is determined to make a change for African Americans. When a friend is accused of being a runaway slave...

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The Duke and His Duchess / The Courtship - Windham Series

By far this collection of novellas were not my favorites as far as romantic, love stories are concerned. In fact both of the novellas seriously lacked any sort of real romance or chemistry for that mattered between the characters. So I was...

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A Study in Death - A Lady Darby Mystery

A STUDY IN DEATH is the first of Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby mysteries I’ve read, and now I cannot wait to get my hands on the first three books in the series. A STUDY IN DEATH is everything I crave in a historical mystery. It features an i...

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For the Love of Mike - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #3

“For the Love of Mike” by Rhys Bowen is a Molly Murphy Mystery. This is the third book in the series and I really wish I had started with the first one. Although this is a stand-alone book, I would like to have read about Molly before. She...

4 Stars

No Comfort for the Lost - A Mystery of Old San Francisco, #1

No Comfort for the Lost is a novel about post-Civil War San Francisco and the Chinese immigrant situation. Chinese girls’ parents were paid a certain amount so that those girls could come to America. However, once they were on U.S. soil, th...

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  • Author: Nancy Herriman
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

A Lady of Good Family

When I read the blurb on the back cover of this book, I thought it was going to be a great story from author Jeanne Mackin based on a real life character from America’s Gilded Age, the 1920s. However, I was seriously disappointed in it beca...

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  • Author: Jeanne Mackin
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Other Side of Midnight

Atmospheric, romantic, suspenseful, and filled with supernatural detail that is sometimes spine chilling...this historical mystery has it all. Ellie Winter is a psychic medium who is so real she jumps off the page. Flawed, slightly broken,...

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  • Author: Simone St. James
  • Review by: Roxanne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Tremaine's True Love - True Gentlemen, #1

Where's the Romance? Once again I found myself drawn in-depth into a Burrowes novel that stands out as an historical read or perhaps better described as family saga rather than a true romance. This is always a little disappointing because I...

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Circling the Sun

I have always considered myself a devoted reader to McLain's. To be fair each novel is based solely on the storyline as well as the author's writing style. McLain's latest release, Circling the Sun, I will openly confess is of no exception...

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The Milliner's Secret

This novel was a great introduction to me by a newly discovered author. This story was not only an alluring read, but I really enjoyed the heart of author's writing flow as it deals with many of history’s greatest obstacles. This alone is w...

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Cracks in the Cobblestone

Susan E. Sagarra immerses her readers in a tragic, historical mystery. Amelia Thornton and Meghan Murphy are two fascinating heroines both intelligent, driven and determined and watching them interact with the quirky characters in Tirtmansi...

3 Stars

Naked - A Novel of Lady Godiva

Godiva grew up loving her land, Coventry, raised by her parents to protect the people of the land. But when her parents are slaughtered by treacherous Danes, Godiva must look to an outsider to help protect the people she watches over, no ma...

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The Tide Watchers

The Tide Watchers is a great debut! I fell in love with the history of Napoleon's invasion of England from MJ Putney. In this great book; espionage, suspense, lots of mystery and a little romance make for a great read. The pace for this one...

4 Stars

Lady Maybe

I am a fan of this author and this story reminded me of why. I love how the Julie Klassen is able to mix mystery and love, especially when I am still trying to figure out the secret! I liked that this book had two characters that had "accid...

4 Stars

Anatomy of Evil - A Barker & Llewelyn Novel, #7

Barker & Llewelyn are back, patrolling the streets of Whitechapel. Scotland Yard has asked for help in catching a killer who’s slaughtering the prostitutes walking the streets. Fears are running high, and some are afraid of a pogrom against...

5 Stars

Death in Salem - Will Rees Mysteries

Twig, Rees’ friend, asks for help with a murder investigation. But Rees just wants to go home to his wife, Lydia. He ends up not understanding how he became involved in this investigation. Maybe Lydia would come and help? For the plot of th...

4 Stars

Fatal Enquiry - A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

London’s best private enquiry agent, Cyrus Barker, and his Welsh assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, are back. A face from their past has returned, seeking Barker’s downfall. Sebastian Nightwine is back with the backing of the British government. W...

5 Stars

The Silver Witch

The Silver Witch is an incredible story that quickly drew me into its magic filled plot. The characters were exciting and I was eager to discover what the author had in store for them. It took me just two days to read this novel because I c...

4 Stars

Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

The author, Charlotte Gordon has written an exciting double biography of two very strong, stand on their own women, mother Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley. Ms. Gordon's writing is amazing. She writes alternating chapters o...

5 Stars

The Winter Family

The Winter Family story spans almost three decades. The family travels America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization. Included in the family is a psychopathic killer, Quentin Ross as well as...

5 Stars
  • Author: Clifford Jackman
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Doubleday

A School for Unusual Girls - A Stranje House Novel, #1

A School for Unusual Girls was amazing!!! It gives a “what if” story of the historical events of 1814. And it was so yummy. I really wish that it would have ended on a better note, as book two is going to be in Tess's POV. So I really hope...

5 Stars

Decorum

DECORUM is set in the late 19th century New York City society. In that era there was privilege and all the glam and the charming etiquette that went with it. In the 1890's Old New York was the time of the golden society circles and the auth...

3 Stars

When the Crows Fly Low

This story was not only an intensely beautiful read, but it was also heart-wrenching with its diverse plot. From the opening chapter the author held my attention throughout the book, and by doing so the story flowed perfectly without anythi...

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  • Author: V.J. Patterson
  • Review by: LWynters
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: V.J. Patterson

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue - Gaslight Mystery, #17

This is another compelling mystery in the Gaslight Series by Victoria Thompson. As I have noted before, I love historical mysteries and this series is very hard to beat. In this seventeen installment we learn Frank, after receiving a large...

4 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Murder in Murray Hill - Gaslight Mystery, #16

The sixteenth installment in the Gaslight Series featuring Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy opens with a very disturbing situation where Grace Livingston went out dressed quite nicely, as though going to church, but never re...

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  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

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