Mystery & Detective - Historical

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Death Comes to Pemberley

P. D. James

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.  It is 1803,...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes ...

Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2011

The London Blitz Murders (Disaster)

Max Allan Collins

By day, she's Mrs. Mallowan, hospital pharmacist. By night, she's Agatha Christie, queen of crime. Doing her part for the war effort, Agatha dispenses medicine in shell-shocked London. But the world's most renowned mystery writer is t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

The Pearl Harbor Murders (Disaster)

Max Allan Collins

Edgar Rice Burroughs created the wildly popular Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, but the exploits of his heroes cannot rival the writer's own explosive adventure, sparked by the tragic murder of an exotic young beauty on a ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

The Triumph of Caesar (A Novel of Anc...

Steven Saylor

The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome's legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. App...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2009

The Last Days of Night: A Novel

Graham Moore

A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The S...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2016

The Twelfth Department (Captain Alexe...

William Ryan

Captain Alexei Korolev has nothing to complain about. He has his own room in an apartment, a job in the police force that puts food on the table, and his good health. In Moscow in 1937, that's a lot more than most people have to be gr...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2013

Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage

Emily Brightwell

It was a most peculiar murder. A man's body was found in the canal-but the evidence showed that he had drowned in a bathtub. A theater critic known for his savage reviews, the victim had had a full cast of enemies. While Inspector Wit...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2017

See Delphi and Die: A Marcus Didius F...

Lindsey Davis

With safe seas, good roads, and provinces rich in heritage sites, Marcus Didius Falco's fellow countrymen have become voracious tourists. Greece, home of the ancient Olympic Games, is a favorite destination for Seven Sights Trave, a s...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Last Seen in Massilia: A Novel of Anc...

Steven Saylor

[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.] [Read by Ralph Cosham] Steven Saylor delivers another excellent episode in the adventures of his distinguished hero, Gordianus the Finder. -- In 49 BC, in the city of Massilia (modern-day Marse...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2013

The Black Tower

Louis Bayard

From the acclaimed author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye, this literary thriller features Eugène Vidocq, a criminal who transformed himself into the worlds first and greatest detective

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2008

A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford M...

Charles Todd

The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916, she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2011

The Anatomist's Apprentice (Dr. Thoma...

Tessa Harris

Meet Dr. Thomas Silkstone, an intriguing addition to the annals of detective fiction. In eighteenth-century England, the murder of Sir Edward Crick sends a torrent of gossip breezing through Oxfordshire; although, aside from his siste...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

The War of the Worlds Murder (Disaste...

Max Allan Collins

Orson Welles is the bombastic wonder boy of radio and stage. But is he also a murderer? Walter Gibson — creator of pulp superhero the Shadow — travels to New York City to collaborate on a script with Welles, star of the radio show...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

The Battling Prophet

Arthur Upfield

Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped famers and graziers all over Australia, has died after a three-week drinking bout. The doctor certifies that his death was cause by heart failure, due ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2016

The Glass of Time

Michael Cox

Building on his highly acclaimed debut, The Meaning of Night, Michael Cox returns to a murderous nineteenth-century England.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2008

The Age Atomic

Adam Christopher

The sequel to Empire State – the superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York. The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

The Lusitania Murders (Disaster)

Max Allan Collins

The Lusitania's final voyage is a newsman's dream. First come the torpedo warnings. Then come the murders… Journalist and mystery writer Willard Huntington Wright boards the Lusitania in pursuit of a hot story. Under the guise of co...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

The Titanic Murders (Disaster)

Max Allan Collins

When a passenger is found dead inside a locked cabin aboard the opulent Titanic, it's a crime worthy of "the Thinking Machine," the popular fictional investigator who solves mysteries using formidable logic. So who better to...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

Button Men

Andrew Gross

"As usual, narrator Edoardo Ballerini's narration is eminently listenable...He captures the rich details of the era while engaging listeners with the story's relatable family dynamics." ― AudioFile MagazineFollowing up The...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2018

The Spook Lights Affair (Carpenter an...

Marcia Muller

[Read by Meredith Mitchell and Mark Peckham] A debutante's missing body, murder most foul, and weird spectral lights in the fog make for a thrilling gaslight-era tale of mystery and detection. In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes do...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2013

Execution Dock (William Monk)

Anne Perry

Readers of Anne Perry's bestselling William Monk novels feel as if they've experienced the many shades of Victorian London, from Belgravia to Limehouse, from drawing room to brothel. In Execution Dock, Perry's first Monk novel in thre...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2009

My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2008

Instruments of Darkness

Imogen Robertson

An intricate historical novel about a forbidding country estate and the unlikely forensic duo who set out to uncover its deadly secrets.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

A Death in Summer

Benjamin Black

When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather tha...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2011

The Sun Is God

Adrian McKinty

[Read by Gerard Doyle]The latest novel from awardwinning author Adrian McKintyColonial New Guinea, 1906. A small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme backtonature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconu...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2014

A Simple Murder

Eleanor Kuhns

DIV1796: When traveling weaver and former soldier Will Rees learns that his son David has run away he immediately sets out after him. After tracking him down at a Shaker settlement near Durham, Maine, Will unexpectedly finds himself h...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2012

Scandal Above Stairs (Below Stairs My...

Jennifer Ashley

Priceless artwork has gone missing from the home of a wealthy baronet, and his wife stands to take the blame. When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthies...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2018

Miss Dimple Suspects (Miss Dimple Kil...

Mignon F. Ballard

With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a missing child. Miss Dimple carves out a search path all her own and once again, the sharp-as-a-tack tea...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2013

Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer

Emily Brightwell

Hannah Cameron was not well-liked, but who stabbed her in the back? To almost everyone, the answer was clear: she was killed by a burglar. This case is given to Inspector Nivens, so Mrs. Jeffries and the rest of the household must tip...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2017
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