Historical Fiction: Titles N-Z
This is list of all the Historical Fiction book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
N - Z, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Historical Fiction: Titles N-Z
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- Nazi Eyes on Canada
A vintage radio play that first aired on CBC Radio in 1942 and which graphically portrayed the horrors that awaited Canadians if Canada were to fall to the Nazi's.
- Pacific Glory, by P. T. Deutermann.
Follow the adventures of Marsh Vincent, a surface ship officer, Mick McCarty, a fighter pilot, and Glory Hawthorne, a Navy nurse as their lives intersect and diverge throughout the War in the Pacific.
- The Pale Horseman, by Bernard Cornwell.
Set in the ninth-century, this rousing, battle filled story is the sequel to The Last Kingdom. Once again Uhtred is beset by divided loyalties. In order to regain his ancestral estates in Northumbria, should he align himself with the Saxon King Alfred, or with the Danish Vikings with whom he was raised.
- Paris: The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd.
...from the building of Notre Dame to the machinations of Cardinal Richlieu; from the court of Versailles to the French Revolution; from the hedonism of the Belle Époque, to the heyday of the impressionists; from the tragedy of the First World War to the Nazi occupation; from the French Resistance, to the 1968 student revolt...
- Passage to Mutiny, by Alexander Kent.
This, the eighth Richard Bolitho novel, finds Bolitho serving as Captain of the Tempest. Sailing in the South Seas, Bolitho finds himself doing battle with pirates, fierce islanders, disease, and the threat of mutiny.
- Pax Romana: Murder in Aquitania, by Benoit Severac.
The Pax Romana in Lugdunum Convenarum, in the Roman province of Aquitania, is rudely broken when Cracius Vespasianus, a young and lichenous Roman nobleman is brutally murdered. Who killed Cracius, and why, is the question that drives this compelling, historical murder mystery.
- Pelagia and the White Bulldog, by Boris Akunin.
When someone kills a bulldog belonging to the Aunt of the Bishop, Sister Pelagia is called about to find the culprit. A task that grows in importance as the death count, both human and canine, begins to rise. This is a mystery set in 19th Century Tzarist Russia.
- A Plague of Lions, by Guy Fraser.
A bank robbery, a ravishing, and a murder, all occurring in quick succession, are but a few of the cases that Superintendent Henry Jarrett of Glasgow Central must solve in this thrilling historical mystery set in 1863.
- The Poisoned Chalice, by Bernard Knight.
Exeter, in December of 1194 was not a safe place to be a young woman. Rapists and murderers seem to abound. Can Sir John de Wolfe, the local crowner (coroner), discover who is perpetrating these heinous crimes?
- The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga, by Edward Rutherfurd.
This historical fiction saga of Ireland takes you from pre-Christian Ireland in A.D. 430 to the founding of the Free Irish State in 1922.
- The Quality of Mercy, by Faye Kellerman.
Will Shakespeare is hot on the trail of his mentor's killer when he meets Rebecca, the daughter of the Queen's physician and a Converso (a secret Jew). Their love affair is doomed from the start, but can they help each other succeed in other aspects of their lives?
- The Queen's Fool, by Philippa Gregory.
A historical drama that details the life of Hannah Green, Holy Fool, to three monarchs, King Edward, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth. A marrano, Hannah is in England hiding from the Spanish Inquisition. She thinks that her position at court will save her - if she can keep from getting entangled in the many conspiracies that continually surrounded the three heirs of Henry the Eighth.
- Red Chrysanthemum, by Laura Joh Rowland.
In this, the eleventh Sano Ichiro mystery - thriller set in feudal Japan, Sano must prove that his wife did not kill Lord Mori, despite being found lying beside his corpse with the murder weapon in her hand.
- Rise to Rebellion, by Jeff Shaara.
This book is the first part in a two-part fictional account of the American Revolution. This volume covers the period from March 1770 to the Summer of 1776.
- The Rose in the Wheel, by S. K. Rizzolo.
When Constance Tyrone, the founder of the St. Catherine Society for destitute women is found murder, her death leads to more questions than answers. To solve this horrid crime, Bow Street Runner John Chase and the wife of the main suspect, Penelope Wolfe must join forces to discover the truth in this historical mystery set in Regency era London.
- The Sanctuary, by Raymond Khoury.
The kidnapping of an archaeologist sets off a race to unravel an ancient mystery and to recover an ancient artifact that could lead to the discovery of the Fountain of Youth.
- A Scandalous Secret, by Beth Andrews.
In this Regency romance, when the widowed Countess of Dansmere arrives at her sister's home, she finds two men vying for her attention, the arrogant marriage-minded Viscount Maples and Mr. Markham, a wealthy merchant who knows a terrible secret about the Countess. Markham is bent upon revenge, and if he reveals her secret, she may well be ruined, along with her young son!
- The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy.
One of the first 'masked' hero stories, this story follows Sir Percy Blakeney, a.k.a., the Scarlet Pimpernel, as he rescues French aristocrats from Madame la Guillotine.
- The Secret Speech, by Tom Rob Smith.
Former Soviet MGB agent, Leo Demidov must rescue an imprisoned Priest from a Siberian gulag in order to save the life of his adopted daughter who has been kidnaped by a ruthless gang.
- A Separate Country, by Robert Hicks.
Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, and based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, this is the heartrending story of a decent and good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures - and the story of those who taught him to love, and to be loved, and transformed him.
- The Sergeants' Tale, by Bernice Rubens.
A poignant story about divided loyalties set in the turbulent days of the British Mandate of Palestine.
- Signal - Close Action!, by Alexander Kent.
This, the 13th book in the Bolitho saga finds our esteemed sailor promoted to Commodore of his own squadron. As events unfold, Bolitho's squadron is all that stands between Napoleon and the French Fleet - and Egypt.
- A Singular Hostage, By Thalassa Ali.
In 1838, Mariana Givens journeys to India in search of a husband. Strong-willed and curious, Mariana is not your run of the mill Victorian heroine. This is a fact that becomes clear to everyone when she helps to free the dying Saboor, who is being held as a hostage by the Maharajah.
- The Somme Stations, by Andrew Martin.
This, the seventh book in the Jim Stringer, Steam Detective mystery series, finds Stringer joining the army to fight in France. However, he encounters his first casualty on the docks before his ship even leaves port...
- Special Assignments, by Boris Akunin.
Containing two interrelated historical novels. This story finds the Russian Detective Erast Fandorin pitted against two formidable foes: Jack of Spades a whimsical swindler and The Decorator a serial killer who makes Jack the Ripper look tame.
- St George and the Dragon, by Beth Andrews.
When two rakes accept a wager to seduce two reclusive and beautiful women, they figure that winning is a sure thing. That is, until they meet their prey, two formidable and intelligent women who are equal to the task of depriving the rakes of their win.
- Sword Song: The Battle for London, by Bernard Cornwell.
The fourth book in Cornwell's Saxon series finds Uhtred once again having to deal with his divided loyalties. He has pledged to support the Saxon King Alfred, but what is he to do when his King orders him to attack his Danish (Viking) blood brothers who have seized the town of London?
- The Terror, by Dan Simmons.
The gripping, and highly fictionalized story, of the HMS Terror and the doomed Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
- Terra Incognita, by Ruth Downie.
This, the second book in the Gaius Petreius Ruso series, finds the Roman Army doctor stationed along the northern border of Roman occupied Britannia. Any hope that this might be a quiet posting goes out the window when a fellow soldier shows up - missing his head and Ruso is quickly charged with the task of tracking down the man's murderer.
- Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl, by Kate McCafferty.
The fictional account of Cot Daley's life of slavery in 17th Century Barbados. Born in Ireland, Cot was forcibly transported to Barbados when she was ten-years-old, along with thousands of other Irish natives, and forced to work alongside African slaves in the cane fields of British plantation ownerss.
- Three Soldiers, by John Dos Passos.
Based on his personal experiences in France during the First World War, Dos Passos' novel is a fierce denunciation of the military.
- Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, By Lensey Namioka.
An engrossing coming-of-age story about a young girl who refuses, in 1911, to follow the age-old Chinese custom of foot binding, and the repercussions that result from her defiance of this tradition.
- To Play the Fox, by Frank Barnard.
This story centers upon the adventures of Curtis, a RAF fighter pilot flying unarmed photo-reconnaissance planes over North Africa, and Wolf, an American serving with the RAF and who has been sent to work behind enemy lines with a group of Jewish fighters disguised as German soldiers. The two men are brought together by fate, and are forced to endure a life or death struggle to carry out a mission that could affect the outcome of the looming battle at El Alamein.
- Torpedo Boat, by Duncan Harding.
A rousing tale of suspense and adventure set in 1919, which finds two good friends running spies into Russia, and fighting the Soviet Navy, with their experimental, torpedo laden, motor boats.
- The Tudor Secret, by Christopher Gortner.
When the foundling, Brendan Prescott is brought to court to be a squire to one of Lord Dudley's sons, he soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game of espionage that finds him working for Princess Elizabeth, and against the Dudleys.
- The Twisted Root, by Anne Perry.
Set in Victorian England, this is a William Monk and Hester Latterly mystery in which the newly married duo track down a young woman who choose to disappear, rather then enter into what appears, to all around her, an ideal marriage.
- War of the Gods, by Poul Anderson.
In this novel, Anderson retells the legends surrounding Hadding Gramsson, the legendary Viking king. More than just a mere man, Norse legends hold that Hadding was infused with the spirit of Njord. A member of the Norse pantheon, Njord was a member of the Vanir and he was worshiped as the god of the wind and the sea.
- When I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant.
When Evelyn Sert's mother died, shortly after the end of World War II, she moved from England to Palestine in order to have a new start at life. Although this story follows Evelyn throughout her life, a major portion of this intriguing book focuses on Evelyn's adventures in Palestine during the late 1940's.
- When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka.
A moving story about one Japanese American family's trails as they are forced to move into an interment camp, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
- The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks.
Based on the life of Carrie McGavock, this novel tells the story of the Battle of Franklin, the more than 9,000 men who died during this bloody Civil War battle, and the one man who awakened the heart of a depressed and lonely woman.
- The Winter Soldiers: Sergeant 'Fancy Jack' Crossman and the attack on Kertch Harbour, by Garry Douglas Kilworth.
A rousing adventure tale about a team of British and allied special force's operatives who go behind the Russian lines, during the Crimean War, to carrying out acts of sabotage, and more...
- Zorro, by Isabel Allende.
A mesmerizing retelling of the legend of Zorro that focuses on his childhood and early adulthood.
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