Historical Fiction

When in Paris, Follow the Breadcrumbs

by Alex Landragin

It was a cool, grey spring day in Paris. I was standing in the Montparnasse Cemetery in front of the grave of the Romantic poet Charles Baudelaire, still a shrine to his many fans, who leave offerings … Read the article

Murder is My Hobby

by Allison Montclair

I write books in which people are murdered, then others use their assorted talents to find the killers. We who participate in this genre are constantly on the lookout for the latest developments in forensic science, not … Read the article

The Casualty Dogs of World War I

by Jeffrey B. Burton

Jeffrey B. Burton, author of The Finders, a fast-paced new mystery novel featuring a heroic golden retriever cadaver dog, discusses the fascinating and tragic history of war dogs utilized in World War I.

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A Window into the Past

by Jane K. Cleland

If you want to know about a society’s values, mores, and conventions, look to the decorative elements common during that era. Join Novelist Jane K. Cleland as she reflects on different objects from the past to … Read the article

How Jazz Changed the World

By Jessica Fellowes

Jessica Fellowes discusses the history behind her recently released novel, The Mitford Scandal, focusing on the birth of jazz in America and its cultural impact on post-WWI London.

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The History Behind the Mystery: The Hollows

by Jess Montgomery

Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in The Hollows: a powerful follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut. In this original piece, Montgomery discusses the history that both shocked and inspired her while writing The Hollows.

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