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Most popular Historical mysteries books

The most popular Historical mysteries books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Confessions of Frannie Langton: The Costa Book Awards First Novel Winner 2019
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Blood & Sugar
1781. An investigation into a gruesome murder on the Deptford Docks leads to a dark secret that could change the very core of British society . . .
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Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
An heir hunter in modern-day Edinburgh searches out the rightful inheritor to a dead man's fortune - an investigation that will lead him to the battlefields of WWI France, and the mystery of a six-man firing squad . . .
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Clockmaker's Daughter
The mesmerizing sixth novel from the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Lake House.
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One Good Deed
A gripping historical crime novel from the internationally bestselling author, David Baldacci.
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Rebellion's Message
Introducing Tudor cutpurse and adventurer Jack Blackjack in the first of a historical mystery series set in 1550s London
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Death in Focus (Elena Standish Book 1)
A dramatic, thriller of espionage and murder, featuring Elena Standish and set in the 1930s, from New York Times bestselling writer Anne Perry. 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction...truly remarkable' New York Times
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Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)
1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England... The dramatic and gripping twentieth novel in the much-loved Hugh Corbett series by Paul Doherty. A dark, medieval mystery perfect for readers of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell.
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Things in Jars
The gripping Victorian detective novel from the Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author
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Capitol Death: Flavia Albia 7
The next book in the gripping Flavia Albia series, by acclaimed author Lindsey Davis
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The Murderer's Apprentice: Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7
Evil lurks in the foggy streets of Victorian London in the seventh Inspector Ben Ross mystery, from much-loved crime writer Ann Granger.
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Shameful Murder
Introducing a new, Irish historical mystery series set in war-torn 1920s Cork, featuring the savvy amateur sleuth Mother Aquinas
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Fatherland Files
July 1932. When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in Haus Vaterland, the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, Inspector Gereon Rath is called in to investigate.
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Death in Focus (Elena Standish Book 1)
A dramatic, new thriller of espionage and murder, featuring Elena Standish and set in the 1930s, from New York Times bestselling writer Anne Perry. 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction...truly remarkable' New York Times
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Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: The Sunday Times Bestseller and Winner of the Costa First Novel Award
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Once Upon a River: The Sunday Times bestseller
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Secrets of Santorini: The perfect holiday read
Will she uncover the secrets of her past in paradise?Sent away to convent school at the age of six, Irini McGuire has never really known her archaeologist mother, Bridget, who lives on Santorini.
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Blood Queen
The beginning of a brand new historical fiction series by bestselling author Joanna Courtney. Discover the real women behind Shakespeare's most infamous queens . . .
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Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18)
Roman army officers Centurion Marco and Tribune Cato confront treachery in the ranks in the thrilling new adventure from the Sunday Times-bestselling author of THE BLOOD OF ROME
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Death in a Desert Land
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Murder Under a Green Sea
Max is an impecunious journalist married to Martha, the daughter of a wealthy family. Max discovers members of his old platoon from Passchendaele are being knocked off one by one. With the police believing Max is the murderer, he and Martha are forced to go on the run. Will he solve the crime or will the murderer or Police get to him first?
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Intrigue in Covent Garden: The Thirteenth Thomas Chaloner Adventure
Chaloner faces a barrage of problems in the latest case for the 17th-century spy
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Shivering Turn
After the murder of a seventeen-year-old girl, an Oxford secret society is exposed in this series first
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American Agent: A compelling wartime mystery
When an American war correspondent is found murdered in her London digs, the death is concealed by the British authorities. Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate, accompanied by Mark Scott, the American who helped her to escape Hitler's Munich in 1938.
25
Mathematical Bridge: A Cambridge Wartime Mystery
Cambridge, 1940. It is the first winter of the war, and snow is falling. When an evacuee drowns in the river, his body swept away, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke sets out to investigate what seems to be a deliberate attack. As more riddles come to light, can Brooke solve the mystery before a second attack claims a famous victim?
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Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)
1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England... The dramatic and gripping twentieth novel in the much-loved Hugh Corbett series by Paul Doherty. A dark, medieval mystery perfect for readers of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell.
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Tombland
Number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom heads to Norwich, as Shardlake embarks upon a new investigation . . .
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Turning Tide
Set in 1930s Scotland and brimming with eccentric characters and incisive humour, The Turning Tide is Catriona McPherson's best Dandy Gilver mystery yet.
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Room of the Dead: A gripping WW2 crime story
As war rages in London, Inspector Betty Church finds herself on the trail of a cold-blooded killer in the sleepy Suffolk town of Sackwater.
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Deceived: THE BRAND NEW NOVEL. No one knows crime like Kray.
She's been betrayed. She wants revenge. The new gripping gangland crime novel: DECEIVED. No one knows crime like Kray.
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Mathematical Bridge: A Cambridge Wartime Mystery
Cambridge, 1940. When an evacuee drowns in a deliberate attack, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke investigates. Then a local factory is attacked, and an IRA slogan is left at the scene. Evidence causes Brooke to question whether there's a connection between the two but can he solve the mystery before there's a second victim?
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Tombland
With the country in crisis, Shardlake heads to Norwich in the seventh novel in C. J. Sansom's bestselling historical crime series.
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Unravelled Knots: The Teahouse Detective
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Shadows of Athens
There's a new detective in the agoraWhen Philocles the playwright discovers a murdered man outside his front door in Athens he has no idea quite how far his investigations will take him...
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Hudson's Kill
Golden Hill and The Alienist meet Gangs of New York in this sweeping historical crime drama set in 19th century New York
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The Murderer's Apprentice: Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 7
Evil lurks in the foggy streets of Victorian London in the seventh Inspector Ben Ross mystery, from much-loved crime writer Ann Granger.
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Nothing Ventured
Nothing Ventured is the start of a brand new series, from Jeffrey Archer, the number one bestselling author of The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick - as a family man and a detective who must battle against a powerful criminal nemesis.
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King Zeno
From one of the most inventive writers of his generation, King Zeno is a historical crime novel and a searching inquiry into man's dreams of immortality.
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Tombland
With the country in crisis, Shardlake heads to Norwich in the seventh novel in C. J. Sansom's bestselling historical crime series.
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Sanctuary Murders: The Twenty Fourth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Medieval physician Matthew Bartholomew returns for his latest case amongst rumours of war
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Fugitive from the Grave
1817. Clemency van Emden is startled by the news that her estranged father has died and engages twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen to help her unravel the mystery of his last days. When his body is discovered to be missing from its casket, the twins embark on a chase of graverobbers, funerary agents and Good Samaritans to unearth the truth.
42
American Agent: A compelling wartime mystery
When an American war correspondent is found murdered in her London digs, the death is concealed by the British authorities. Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate, accompanied by Mark Scott, the American who helped her to escape Hitler's Munich in 1938.
43
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Instrument of Death
A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from acclaimed Sherlockian author David Stuart Davies, featuring the sinister Dr Caligari
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Vanished Bride: An absolutely perfect winter mystery to curl up with in 2020
A mystery series with a literary twist, featuring the Bronte sisters as amateur detectives.
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Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt Mystery 2)
A young man's life hangs in the balance... The queen of Victorian crime, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, returns with the second gripping mystery in the Daniel Pitt series.
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Paris Mysteries
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House Between Tides: WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
With echoes of Daphne du Maurier, this is a gorgeously written reading group debut, perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Tracy Rees and Jenny Ashcroft.
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Murder at the British Museum: London's famous museum holds a deadly secret...
1894. When a man is found dead in a gentlemen's convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside, Daniel Wilson is called in to solve the mystery, bringing archaeologist Abigail Fenton with him. The pair face a race against time to salvage the reputation of the museum and catch a murderer desperate for revenge.
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Christmas Revelation (Christmas Novella 16)
A daring rescue reveals the true meaning of Christmas... The 16th compelling Christmas novella by New York Times bestselling author and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry. 'If Christmas puts you in the mood for a good Agatha Christie, try Perry' Glasgow Evening Times
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Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt Mystery 2)
A young man's life hangs in the balance... The queen of Victorian crime, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, returns with the second gripping mystery in the Daniel Pitt series.