Category Archives: Historical Fiction

City of Liars and Thieves by Eve Karlin

This period of New York history, right around 1800, is really lacking representation in historical fiction. I can think of only a few that I have ever read set then and it’s a shame because the big names like Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Two Looks at Typhoid Mary

  In October, I read Fever by Mary Beth Keane and then earlier this month, I got my hands on Deadly by Julie Chibbaro. Both deal with Typhoid Mary in very different styles and from extremely different angles.  Also, it … Continue reading

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The Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip

Last year, I was given the wonderful opportunity to travel back in time to Shanghai in the 1930’s thanks to Mingmei Yip’s Skeleton Women. Now my favorite Skeleton Women, Camilla, is back. She laid low in Hong Kong for a … Continue reading

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The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by by E.B. Hudspeth

Feeling a bit Gothic? Does fantastic artwork make you swoon? Does Mythology get you out of bed in the morning? Do you find yourself wondering what makes the fascinating creatures of your nightmares move? Does a tale of genius gone … Continue reading

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Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip

  Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reading Midnight in Peking by Paul French. It was non-fiction and great, but what really stuck with me was the whole cosmopolitan-ness of Peking and other … Continue reading

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