Mystery & Detective - Historical

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A Poisoned Season

Tasha Alexander

London's social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can't stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he's not the only topic of wagging tongu...

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Published: Jan 2008

The Moses Stone

James Becker

An ancient code. A sinister secret. A deadly chase for the truth... In Morocco, an English couple discovers a clay tablet covered in ancient writing. One day later, they are dead. Called to North Africa to investigate, detective Ch...

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Published: Mar 2010

A Study in Scarlet Women: The Lady Sh...

Sherry Thomas

USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down…  With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Serpent's Tale

Ariana Franklin

The follow-up to Mistress of the Art of Death— in the national bestselling series hailed as "the medieval answer to Kay Scarpetta and the CSI detectives." When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on...

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Published: Feb 2009

Behold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Anc...

Peter Tremayne

A perplexing case of murder and conspiracy in the pagan wilds of Northern ItalyIn 664 A.D., just after the events detailed in Shroud for the Archbishop, Fidelma of Cashel takes a unexpected detour on her trip home from Rome. While i...

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Published: Jun 2013

Murder on Trinity Place (A Gaslight M...

Victoria Thompson

The devil's in the details when a man is found murdered near Trinity Church in the latest installment of the national bestselling Gaslight Mystery series...The year of 1899 is drawing to a close. Frank and Sarah Malloy are getting rea...

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Published: Mar 2020

The Black Ascot (Inspector Ian Rutled...

Charles Todd

Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspe...

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Published: Jan 2020

The Iron Hand of Mars: A Marcus Didiu...

Lindsey Davis

When Germanic troops in the service of the Empire begin to rebel, and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer whose rates are low enough that even the st...

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Published: Jun 2011

Death in Focus: An Elena Standish Nov...

Anne Perry

In the start of an all-new mystery series set in pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover's final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. "Thrilling . ...

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Published: Sep 2020

The Bones of Paris: A Novel of Suspen...

Laurie R. King

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEENew York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspensef...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Chelsea Strangler (Adventures of ...

Susanna Gregory

In the sapping summer heat of 1665 there is little celebration in London of the naval victory at the Battle of Lowestoft. The King, his retinue and anyone with sufficient means has fled the plague-ridden city, its half-deserted street...

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Published: Dec 2016

Button Man: A Novel

Andrew Gross

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ANDREW GROSS delivers a compelling, unforgettable tale of a jewish FAMILY torn apart by the birth of organized crimeNew York, 1930s. Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor and rough on the Lo...

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Published: Jul 2019

Ruler of the Night (Thomas and Emily ...

David Morrell

The notorious Opium-Eater returns in the sensational climax to David Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy.1855. The railway has irrevocably altered English society, effectively changing geography and fueling the industrial re...

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Published: Nov 2017

A Divided Loyalty: A Novel (Inspector...

Charles Todd

\"Todd\'s astute character studies . . . offer a fascinating cross section of postwar life. . . . A satisfying puzzle-mystery.\" — The New York Times Book Review \n\nScotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is assigne...

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Published: Jan 2021

A Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Mo...

Anne Perry

In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to inves...

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Published: Sep 2009

Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falc...

Lindsey Davis

Rome, AD 71.  Marcus Didius Falco is deperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison - though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity...     Things go from bad to worse though when a group of nouveau riche ex-slaves...

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Published: Jan 2011

Frog Music

Emma Donoghue

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with FROG MUSIC--she shows genius." -- Darin Strauss, author of Half a LifeSummer of 1876: San Francisco i...

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Published: Feb 2015

Raisins and Almonds (Miss Fisher's Mu...

Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher loves dancing, especially with gorgeous young Simon Abrahams. But Phryne's contentment at the Jewish Young People's Society Dance is cut short when Simon's father asks her to investigate the strange death of a devout you...

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Published: Jun 2017

Murder in Black Tie (High Society Lad...

Sara Rosett

Top hats and tails. Mink and murder . . .November, 1923. An invitation to a house party at the estate of Parkview Hall is a welcome respite for Olive Belgrave, a newly minted working girl who's become the solver of high society's tric...

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Published: Oct 2019

The Egyptian Antiquities Murder

Sara Rosett

Secrets Never Die . . . October, 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn't believe in curses--especially ancient curses--and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn't the victim of a malevolent mummy. Oliv...

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Published: Apr 2019

Racing the Devil: An Inspector Ian Ru...

Charles Todd

Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series.On the eve of the bloody Batt...

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Published: Dec 2017

Murder In Chinatown: A Gaslight Myste...

Victoria Thompson

In Chinatown to deliver a baby, midwife Sarah Brandt learns that the mother's mixed-race niece is missing, and she enlists Sergeant Malloy's help. But after they find the girl dead in an alley, there are ample suspects—from both sid...

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Published: Jun 2008

Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Myste...

C. J. Sansom

"We can't recommend this book too highly; it's another virtuoso performance from a truly great talent." -The Denver Post Readers across America are discovering C. J. Sansom's marvelous Shardlake novels. Now, with the brilli...

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Published: Feb 2010

Queen of Hearts (A Royal Spyness Myst...

Rhys Bowen

Downton Abbey fans will rejoice for Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, who's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth…My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing...

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Published: Aug 2015

A Fine Summer's Day: An Inspector Ian...

Charles Todd

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's past—to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays li...

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Published: Sep 2015

Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rut...

Charles Todd

A dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I dredges up dark memories for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge in Hunting Shadows, a gripping and atmospheric historical mystery set in 1920s England, from ...

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Published: Dec 2014

The Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha N...

Jenny White

'An immensely enjoyable read, richly textured and wonderfully atmospheric.'—Sarah GravesConstantinople, May 1453. In the dying days of the Byzantine Empire, Isaak Metochites and his family are entrusted with a silver reliquary carve...

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Published: Feb 2009

The Tenderness of Wolves

Stef Penney

A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long-listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Costa Award (formerly the Whitbread) ...

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Published: Mar 2008

The Hooded Hawke (Elizabeth I Mysteri...

Karen Harper

This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games. She and her court were expecting to spend the warmer months lounging in great manor houses, feasting in the fields, tempting forbidden romance, and perhaps engaging in sport. But...

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Published: Nov 2007

The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutl...

Charles Todd

Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man reveals little...

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Published: Nov 2012
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