Category Archives: historical fiction

Flight of Dreams – Ariel Lawhon

It was a bit unsettling to read about how big a part of the Hindenburg the Third Reich was. Not that I knew much about the zeppelin, apart from oh-the-humanity and the Mythbusters segment on why it went up so … Continue reading

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Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell – Terri Arthur

I’ve heard of Edith Cavell. I was aware of her execution just before the US entered WWI and of some of its effect on the latter. She has come up a couple of times in my reading lately. I’m not … Continue reading

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A Flower for the Queen (Netgalley)

A Flower for the Queen was quite a disappointment. It’s described in its blurbs as an adventure story set in South Africa in the 1700’s, and just seemed like an overall fascinating story. I’ll never really know, I guess, because … Continue reading

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At least Forrest Gump didn’t take credit….

What an odd book. The description indicated that it was a tale of 20’s and 30’s crimefighting with a supernatural element … It’s good to stress that last part going in, I think, because otherwise it might cause disorientation. Because, … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Murder – Felicity Young (Netgalley)

I did not have high expectations for this book (received from Netgalley for an honest review, with thanks), I have to admit. But I had already picked up the previous in the series as an Amazon deal, and I thought … Continue reading

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Searchlights and Shadows – Martin Turnbull, Lance Roger Axt, Audiobookblast

“This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.” Isn’t it interesting how, despite (despite?) the Hays Code, racism, McCarthyism, homophobia and faux marriages, and a studio system … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, Zach Appelman

I’m a huge voice fan. And last fall I had the tremendous good luck to see Zach Appelman as Hamlet at The Hartford Stage. If it hadn’t been the last day, I would have gone back as often as possible, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of Ghosts – Andrew Taylor

This is the tale of a chain of events, a sort of horrible Rube Goldberg device in which the drowning death of the young son of bookbinder John Holdsworth leads directly to the dissolution of Holdsworth’s business and loss of … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Queen – D.L. Bogdan

This is a LibraryThing Member Giveaway which I started shortly after I received it, and, ironically, forgot about. I am doing my best to clean up my needs-to-be-read list, after several months of the abyss, so I started over. It’s … Continue reading

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The Raven’s Seal – Andrei Baltakment

This book came from Netgalley for review (a long time ago – sorry about that) – thank you to NG and the publisher. I seem to say this a lot lately: this was not what I expected. It’s a Dickensian, … Continue reading

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