New Books from Members of the Historical Novel Society, November 2022

We’re proud to share details about our members’ latest book releases. If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction published (or to be published) in or after August, let us know! Submit the following details to compiler Sarah Johnson via our contact form or @readingthepast by January 7, 2023: author, title, publisher, publication date, and an overview of one sentence or less. Space is limited, so concise publicity notes are appreciated. Details will appear in the February magazine. Presentations can be edited.

In bean fate by james arnett (Austin Macauley, January), when a rookie cop is pulled off a Prohibition-era murder case in a dusty frontier town after investigating links between Saskatchewan politicians Al Capone, Dutch Schultz and the Chicago mob. he becomes rebellious.

In baker‘s The melancholy and the goodbook one of Cuthbert’s People (published independently, April 4), for Elswyth of Twyford, the great Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793 sees beloved old friends suddenly turned into monstrous enemies, and one misstep on their part could lead to bloodshed and ruin.

The Navigator’s Daughter by Nancy Cole Silverman (Level Best Books, June 7) is a gripping story about a daughter’s promise to her father to return to Hungary, where the remains of her father’s drowned B24 have been found, and find the people who rescued him.

Miss Glendenning’s Spy (independently published, June 10) by Karen M Edwards is set in 1810 Gibraltar in the midst of the Peninsular War, where Minerva Glendenning meets and falls in love with the spy, Sir Richard Faulconer, who is searching for a British traitor and the lost plans for Viscount Wellington’s Torres Vedras Lines fortifications in Portugal.

In A taste of betrayal by Julie Bates (Level Best Books, Historia Imprint, July 5), Set in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1775, poison falls on Faith’s father-in-law, sending her down the road to avenge him before death claims another loved one.

In 1582, with forbidden books in tow, Martín, an accused seditionist, escapes from the pyre and finds safety with Nicolás’s family; However, when Nicholas and his love, Catherine, are caught with the books, the three are plunged into a fight for their lives, in From the Drop of Heaven (Sunbury Press, August), which is based on the author Juliet Godotfamily tree of .

Kathy Reichs meets Sherlock Holmes in Mim Eichmann‘s What happened to Cathy Martin (Living Springs Publishers, August 9), a gothic thriller set in rural southern Indiana in 1978 that seeks to unravel a web of deadly lies surrounding three former high school friends, one of whom has been missing. for more than a decade… but which one? And because?

In JULIA COUSIN by alison morton (Pulcheria Press, August 23), opened in AD 370 in the Roman frontier province of Noricum, when political and religious reality breaks the link between Julia, the daughter of a pagan prince, and the disgraced tribune Lucius Apulius She is determined not to lose the only man she will ever love, but a vengeful presence from the past haunts her perilous journey to find Lucius…

Two seemingly unrelated deaths in the winter of 1913 send society writer Louisa Delafield and former maid Ellen Malloy on a dangerous search for the truth in the whispering womenBook 1 of the Delafield & Malloy Investigations Series by Trish MacEnulty (Prism Light Press, August 28).

Niccolò Ridolfi and the Court of Cardinals: Politics, Patronage, and Service in Sixteenth-Century Italy by HNR Feature Editor Lucinda Byatt (Routledge, August 29) examines the Florentine cardinal, nephew and cousin of the Medici popes Leo X and Clement VII, and his court to understand the extent to which the cardinal courts played a key role in the revival of Rome and acted as centers of knowledge.

A woman fights for her legacy and the lives of the four hundred families who depend on her ancestors’ vineyard that produces the best wines in France when the French Revolution breaks out, in his own legacy by Debra Borchert (The Wine Press, September 1).

In Nell: Marshal of Bodie by John Edward Mullen (Murders in Time Press, September 15), Claymore Prize finalist, an 18-year-old with a wooden leg accepts the job of Deputy Sheriff of a mining town in 1892 California to track down her father. killers

Based on the historical character that inspired the Jacobean play “The Witch of Edmonton”, Elizabeth Sawyer’s Wonderful Discovery by Jonathan Vischer (The Book Guild, September 28) portrays a woman about to be hanged for witchcraft, yet she could still turn the tables on men who insult her.

the swan in summer by Barbara Lennox (independently published September 30), Volume II of The Trystan Trilogy, a gritty retelling of the legend of Tristan and Isolde set in Dark Ages Scotland, is an epic journey into the hearts of lovers divided by the conflict.

Never underestimate the impact of what we leave behind, the power of the dust of life, as told in dust of life by pam webber (She writes press, October 11).

Beneath the dark cloudsbook 2 of Julian WeberIrish Fortune Series (published independently on October 25), is set in 19the19th-Century Ireland Threatened by the Great Famine: In a myth-shrouded land on the brink of ruin, an Englishman and his Irish wife are hunted by powerful enemies.

Based on real facts, Lost Souls of Leningrad by Susanna Parry (She Writes Press, Nov. 8) is the intimate, richly layered story of two remarkable women, separated by years and experience; Neither Stalin’s oppression nor Hitler’s brutality can destroy her courage or compassion in this testimony of resilience.

in a faraway place (Heywood Press, November 15), by liz harris begins with Peter Henderson, the son of missionaries from the way backreturning to London in 1960 after 10 years in Ladakh, where his only companions had been his parents and a local boy who had been taught English.

In madness park by Heidi Hackford (She Writes Press, November 15), Temple Preston turns his small southern town upside down when he discovers that the wife of his ancestor, renowned Confederate General Thomas Temple Smith, gave birth to a biracial baby during the Civil War.

In The Virgins of Venice by Gina Buonaguro (HarperAvenue, December 13), a riveting novel set in 16th-century Venice, a young noblewoman dares to resist the choices made for her.

From the glamorous settings of Covent Garden and Salzburg to the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, two ordinary women swept up in the tide of war discover an extraordinary friendship and the courage to save countless lives in The Salzburg Secret Society by Renee Ryan (Harlequin Love Inspired, December 27).

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