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Most popular Historical mysteries books

The most popular Historical mysteries books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018
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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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Capitol Death: Flavia Albia 7
The next book in the gripping Flavia Albia series, by acclaimed author Lindsey Davis
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One Good Deed
A gripping historical crime novel from the internationally bestselling author, David Baldacci.
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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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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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Clockmaker's Daughter
The mesmerizing sixth novel from the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Lake House.
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Confessions of Frannie Langton
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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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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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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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Death in a Desert Land
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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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Mermaid's Call
Cornwall 1845. What caused the death of a tattooed stranger found on Morwenstow beach clutching a key? Is he a victim of deliberate wrecking, lured by false lights? Or are tales of savage mermaids true?
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Furies
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Mathematical Bridge
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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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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American Agent
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.
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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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Step So Grave
A delightful Dandy Gilver mystery by Catriona McPherson, set in 1930s Scotland. For fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie.
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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.
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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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Black City
THE LATEST NOVEL IN BORIS AKUNIN'S ERAST FANDORIN MYSTERIESAn action-packed mystery in which the stakes are far higher than ever before: can Fandorin capture a renowned criminal, save the Russian Empire and avoid a global war?
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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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Tombland
Number one bestselling author C. J. Sansom heads to Norwich, as Shardlake embarks upon a new investigation . . .
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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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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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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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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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Mathematical Bridge
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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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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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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Moriarty
A delightfully fiendish crime thriller from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE OF SILK.
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Murder at the British Museum
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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Devil's Half Mile
Golden Hill and The Alienist meet Gangs of New York in this sweeping historical crime drama set in 18th century New York
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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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Murder at the Ashmolean
1895. A senior executive at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is found with a bullet hole between his eyes. Whilst officially ruled as suicide, private inquiry agent Daniel Wilson, who investigated the case of Jack the Ripper, is a natural choice to discreetly explore the situation, ably assisted by his partner, Abigail Fenton.
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Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox: Winner of the Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition
Everyone has secrets - some are just more deadly than others . As an illegitimate child, her family - headed by her controlling grandfather - found her an embarrassment. In doing so, she also uncovers her own personal mystery. Be careful what you wish for .
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Fear on the Phantom Special
Halloween 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents, and this journey is no exception...
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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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Doll Factory
The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is a story of art, obsession and possession set in Victorian London.
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Wolf and the Watchman: The latest Scandi sensation
'The best historical thriller I've read in twenty years' A.J. Finn
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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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Widow Of Pale Harbour
`A perfect blend of gothic mystery, drama and romance.' Cressida McLaughlin A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of murder. Who can save Pale Harbour from itself?
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Way of All Flesh
A vivid and gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Edinburgh, co-written by bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman
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Mycroft and Sherlock
The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.
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Lovecraft Country
Matt Ruff, the critically acclaimed cult novelist, makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.
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Unnatural Habits
The devastating Phryne Fisher is under fire again in her nineteenth mystery.
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Art of Dying
The next in the series of gripping historical crime novels from bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman, set in nineteenth-century Edinburgh
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Taste for Vengeance: The Dordogne Mysteries 11
A death squad loose in the woods and teaching a cookery class - Bruno knows which he's more afraid of in the eleventh mouthwatering addition to this beloved series