Category: Historical Fiction

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Dangerous Collaboration Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #4 Genre: Historical Mystery, romantic elements Source: Recorded Books Although A Dangerous Collaboration opens on the heels of the previous book, the story quickly jumps forward six months, to a time after Veronica and Lady Cordelia’s hasty expedition to Madeira. While Veronica […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: A Treacherous Curse Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Treacherous Curse is the third exciting tale in the Veronica Speedwell Mysteries. I truly enjoy this amazing set of stories. This time around, Veronica and Stoker are drawn into a murder mystery that has ties […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Crown Jewel Mystery by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley

Audiobook review: The Crown Jewel Mystery Authors:  Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Narrators: Simon Prebble & Wendy Tremont King Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #4 (PREQUEL) Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Narrator When I put a call out for historical mysteries with strong-willed lead women, I got some great suggestions. It was narrator Wendy […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Note: This review contains spoilers from the previous titles in the series. Dealing with the aftermath of the shocking discovery that Lady Ingram is a spy for Moriarty, The Hollow of Fear shifts […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Conspiracy in Belgravia is the wonderful sophomore story of the Lady Sherlock series! After a bit of a confusing start in the previous book, now I am familiar with the author’s writing style, and the primary […]

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​Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Study in Scarlet Women Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Charlotte Holmes is an odd duck, especially among her peers of the time. Knowing she’d never want to marry, she made a deal with her father that she could go to school and become a […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn

Audiobook review: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries Author:  Deanna Raybourn Narrator: Angèle Masters Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #1 & #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Curious Beginning The book opens with Veronica Speedwell burying her spinster aunt guardian. Preparing to leave her small village and make her way out into the world, Veronica stumbles across a miscreant ransacking […]

Review: Dragon Teeth by Michae..

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth Author: Michael Crichton Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Dragon Teeth is a wonderful historical fiction set in the old West during the time of the infamous Bones Wars; a time when two great paleontologists raced to uncover and collect the most impressive dinosaur discoveries. Released almost ten years after the […]

Review: Joe Steele by Harry Tu..

Posted April 29, 2015 by Nima in Historical Fiction, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

Joe Steele Author: Harry Turtledove Reviewer: Nima Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili was born in the Soviet Union in 1878.  When he was in his 30s, he took the name Stalin from the Russian for “man of steel.”  What if Joseph Stalin’s parents had immigrated to the United States before he […]

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Review: Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor

Master of Plagues Author: E.L. Tettensor Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una have been on pins and needles, anxiously awaiting Master of Plagues.  Ms. Tettensor did not disappoint!  Though this mystery was a bit different from the first, we still enjoyed the mythology, the world, and the twists […]

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Review: A Virtuous Death by Christine Trent

A Virtuous Death Author: Christine Trent Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: A Virtuous Death is the third novel in the enchanting Lady of Ashes Mysteries.  Although this novel had a slightly different feel from the previous ones, I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery and the continuing insights into Violet. The novel unwinds slowly.  […]