Tag Archives: Historical fiction

Affections: A Novel – Rodrigo Hasbún , Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Affections is an intriguing work of historical fiction based on true events following the once- close Ertl family. Hans, the patriarch, was a Nazi propaganda cinematographer, and the family fled Munich and arrived in La Paz, … Continue reading

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Harkworth Hall – L.S. Johnson

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Harkworth Hall is a late Georgian historical adventure novel that has hints of goth, romance, and thrill embedded into its story. The tale focuses on the lead heroine, Caroline who is very smart, adventurous, and likable. … Continue reading

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Time Travel for Love and Profit – Jeff Abugov

(Reviewed by Don Jung) If given the opportunity to go back in time to change the decisions you made in life, would you take it? Growing up in foster homes and in an environment where crime is the only way … Continue reading

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Magnate (The Knickerbocker Club) – Joanna Shupe

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Born in the slums, Emmett Cavanaugh has known and learned the true grit of life and hard work at a very early age. With his booming steel empire,  he now lives in an opulent Fifth Avenue … Continue reading

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The Axeman – Ray Celestin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) The following  was submitted to the Times-Picayune on May 6, 1919. “…I am not a human being, but a spirit and a demon from the hottest hell. I am what you Orleanians and your foolish police … Continue reading

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Coming Through Slaughter – Michael Ondaatje

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…and you like a weather bird arcing round in the middle of your life to exact opposites and burning your brains out so that from June 5 1907 till 1931 you were dropped into amber in … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Sabrina Flynn

(Reviewed by Lee Nelson) Let’s get the elephant out of the room: I’ve known of Flynn from my membership in Letters of Mary, a fan-fiction group devoted to Laurie L. King. I met her at 2014 Bouchercon in Long Beach … Continue reading

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Madam: A Novel of New Orleans – Cari Lynn and Kellie Martin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Everything I have, everything I am, I owe to them–to her. …Her family tree was but a stump. And yet, the riches she bestowed upon me: my education, my inheritance…This house, in all its faded elegance, … Continue reading

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A Child Out of Alcatraz -Tara Ison

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) When I visit San Francisco, I often gaze over the bay to that small island that radiates so much history. This island housed some of America’s most infamous criminals: Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman … Continue reading

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