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Book Review: A Suspicion of Silver by P.F. Chisholm

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Picking up where her last foray into the world of Elizabethan intrigue had left us, in A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm takes us on the hunt for the assassins who tried to murder King James I. Our courtier, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper

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Meticulous historical fiction, political thriller, spy caper, psychological tension, feminism,  misogyny, demagoguery, skullduggery, secret societies, deep state, racism, civil rights, war heroes, and backroom dealings makes The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper, your new must read. The book grabs you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

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Shakespeare. Tudor England. Political intrigue. Religious bigotry. Love triangles. Sword fights, drunken brawls, and backstabbing enemies. Hypocrites abound. The Greatman’s plays come to life. No one does historical fiction better than Bernard Cornwell. In his latest book, Fools and Mortals, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Murder Too Soon (A Tudor mystery) by Michael Jecks

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Our recalcitrant near-do-well Jack Blackjack, is ordered by his patron to murder a Lady-in-Waiting to the Lady Elizabeth. A survivor of the rebellion against Queen Mary, Jack is only too happy to leave the confines,  and dangers (in the guise … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Irrationalist (The Tragic Murder of Rene Descartes) by Andrew Pessin

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One of the more important aspects of any historical fiction is that the novel impart some knowledge. The Irrationalist, by Andrew Pessin meets that demand and then some. Written as both a murder mystery, as well as a discourse on … Continue reading

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