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A Pattern of Lies

Bess Crawford #7

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 18, 2015)

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times...


To Kill The Pope: An Ecclesiastical Thriller

by Tad Szulc Scribner (November 11, 2014)

From the author of Pope John Paul II: A Biography comes a chillingly authentic conspiracy thriller based on actual, never-before-revealed facts surrounding the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II....


The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #5

by Will Thomas Touchstone (May 10, 2011)

When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to...


The Falcon at the Portal

Amelia Peabody #11

by Elizabeth Peters William Morrow (March 17, 2009)

New York Times Bestseller

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes another riveting mystery in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series.

The Land of the Pharaohs harbors more secrets...


A Fine Summer's Day

Inspector Ian Rutledge #17

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 06, 2015)

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,...


Frog Music: A Novel

by Emma Donoghue Little, Brown and Company (April 01, 2014)

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 Life

Summer of 1876:...


Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

by Lyndsay Faye Simon & Schuster (April 28, 2009)

From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes’s attempt to hunt down Jack...


An Unwilling Accomplice

Bess Crawford #6

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 12, 2014)

World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles...


Original Death: A Mystery of Colonial America

Duncan McCallum #3

by Eliot Pattison Counterpoint (August 01, 2013)

Despite the raging war between French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum has begun to settle into a new life on the fringes of colonial America, traveling the woodlands with his companion Conawago,...


A Lonely Death

Inspector Ian Rutledge #13

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 04, 2011)

“Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.”

Washington Post

Critics have called Charles Todd’s historical mystery series featuring shell-shocked...


The Red Door

Inspector Ian Rutledge #12

by Charles Todd William Morrow (December 29, 2009)

“One of the best historical series being written today.”

Washington Post Book World

 

The accolades keep pouring in for Charles Todd and his New York Times Notable, Edgar® Award-nominated series featuring...


The Poisoned Serpent

Medieval Mysteries #2

by Joan Wolf HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Norman England has little to celebrate in the new year of 1140. The country is immersed in a bitter civil war from which no one is immune, including Hugh de Leon, heir to an earldom. His Uncle Guy has arranged...


No Dark Place

Medieval Mysteries #1

by Joan Wolf HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

In the turbulent realm of Norman England, a young nobleman discovers that his identity is the link to an incredible mystery.

Hugh Corbaille has just lost the person he cares for most in the world, his adoptive...


He Shall Thunder in the Sky

Amelia Peabody #12

by Elizabeth Peters William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

“Passion among the pyramids. Forged antiquities. A country at war. A camel in the garden. A cameo by Lawrence of Arabia. Add in Peters’s trademark intelligent plotting, engaging characters, and stylish writing...


Hunting Shadows

Inspector Ian Rutledge #16

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 21, 2014)

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...


A False Mirror

Inspector Ian Rutledge #9

by Charles Todd William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

“Full of suspense, surprises, and sympathetic characters.”

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“No mystery series I can think of captures the sadness and loss that swept over England after World War I with the...


A Pale Horse

Inspector Ian Rutledge #10

by Charles Todd William Morrow (March 17, 2009)

In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector...


The Quality of Mercy

by Faye Kellerman William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Rebecca Lopez enjoys a life of privilege in Elizabeth's England -- yet she guards secrets she dares not reveal. The beautiful, tempestuous daughter of the queen's own physician, Rebecca is also a converso --...


A River in the Sky: A Novel

Amelia Peabody #20

by Elizabeth Peters William Morrow (April 06, 2010)

“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”

New York Times Book Review

Intrepid archaeologist and superior sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River in...


A Pawn for a Queen

Ursula Blanchard #6

by Fiona Buckley Scribner (May 21, 2013)

A quiet life at Withysham with her young daughter is all that widowed Ursula Blanchard desires. But as the waiting woman and spy for Queen Elizabeth I, she forfeits her needs for the sake of those she is pledged...


Murder as a Fine Art

Thomas De Quincey #1

by David Morrell Mulholland Books (May 07, 2013)

ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery

GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER.

Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater,...


Proof of Guilt

Inspector Ian Rutledge #15

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 29, 2013)

Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard must contend with two dangerous enemies in New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd's Proof of Guilt.

Can Rutledge solve the apparent murder of a top wine merchant while dealing...


The Cavalier of the Apocalypse

Aristide Ravel #1

by Susanne Alleyn St. Martin's Press (July 21, 2009)

In the cold winter of 1786, the streets of Paris are bubbling with discontent, warning of the Revolution to come. When a murdered man is found in a Parisian cemetery, struggling writer Aristide Ravel recognizes...


Palace of Justice

Aristide Ravel #2

by Susanne Alleyn St. Martin's Press (November 23, 2010)

"Known for her impeccable plotting and fully defined characters," says Library Journal in a starred review about acclaimed author Susanne Alleyn, and in this newest installment featuring Aristide Ravel, freelance...


The Devil’s Due

Sherlock Holmes Adventures #3

by Bonnie MacBird HarperCollins (October 10, 2019)

After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself.

It’s...


The Cutting Season

by Attica Locke Harper (September 11, 2012)

From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire:

The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling...


The Policewomen's Bureau

by Edward Conlon Arcade (May 28, 2019)

A page-turning novel about the inner workings of the NYPD, based on the true story of a young officer's decades-long fight for respect in the male-dominated world.

The Bronx, 1958.

 

The Policewomen's Bureau...


A Stranger Here Below

Gideon Stoltz #1

by Charles Fergus Skyhorse (March 05, 2019)

For fans of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America.

“Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction...


The Collector's Apprentice

by B. A. Shapiro Algonquin Books (October 16, 2018)

"A clever and complex tale of art fraud, theft, scandal, murder, and revenge.” --Publishers Weekly

 In this surprising, noirish page-turner, B. A. Shapiro once again takes readers into the world of art,...


Westside

by W.M. Akers Harper Voyager (May 07, 2019)

“Superb . . . his research is excellent . . . his prose sharply crystalline.” -- New York Times Book Review

The Alienist meets The City & The City in this brilliant debut that mixes fantasy and mystery....


The Body on the Doorstep

by Aj MacKenzie Zaffre (May 15, 2018)

Murder and smuggling, conspiracy and treason - Can Reverend Hardcastle catch a killer?

For fans of Antonia Hodgson's, The Devil in the Marshalsea, and M.J. Carter's, The Strangler Vine, The Body on the Doorstep...


Points of Danger

by Edward Marston Allison & Busby (October 18, 2018)

1861, East Anglia. Alone in a first-class carriage, the Swarbricks are robbed at gunpoint, but when the universally-admired Swarbrick fights back, the train robber takes more than money and jewellery, killing...


The Black Ascot

Inspector Ian Rutledge #21

by Charles Todd William Morrow (February 05, 2019)

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...


Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Adventure

Sherlock Holmes Adventures #2

by Bonnie MacBird Collins Crime Club (October 10, 2017)

The new novel from the author of Art in the Blood. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a “ghostly” hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta....


A Dangerous Duet

by Karen Odden William Morrow Paperbacks (November 06, 2018)

This dazzling new Victorian mystery from USA Today bestselling author Karen Odden introduces readers to Nell Hallam, a determined young pianist who stumbles upon the operations of a notorious—and deadly—crime...


A Forgotten Place

Bess Crawford #10

by Charles Todd William Morrow (September 18, 2018)

Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author.

The fighting has...


The Gate Keeper

Inspector Ian Rutledge #20

by Charles Todd William Morrow (February 06, 2018)

On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous...


Alice and the Assassin

Alice Roosevelt #1

by R. J. Koreto Crooked Lane Books (April 11, 2017)

In 1902 New York, Alice Roosevelt, the bright, passionate, and wildly unconventional daughter of newly sworn-in President Theodore Roosevelt, is placed under the supervision of Secret Service Agent Joseph St....


Bone Rattler

Duncan McCallum #1

by Eliot Pattison Counterpoint (March 01, 2009)

In a novel rich in historical detail, acclaimed author Eliot Pattison reconsiders the founding of America and explores how disenfranchised people of any age and place struggle to find justice, how conflicting...


Roman Games

Plinius Secundus Mysteries #1

by Bruce Macbain Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Rome: September, 96 AD. When the body of Sextus Verpa, a notorious senatorial informer and libertine, is found stabbed to death in his bedroom, suspicion falls on his household slaves-a potential death sentence...


A Casualty of War

Bess Crawford #9

by Charles Todd William Morrow (September 26, 2017)

From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it—officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford....


The Painted Queen

Amelia Peabody #21

by Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess William Morrow (July 25, 2017)

Egypt, 1912—Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself...


Eye of the Raven: A Mystery of Colonial America

Duncan McCallum #2

by Eliot Pattison Counterpoint (December 10, 2009)

With the aid of the Indian Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. But his new life is shattered when he and Conawago discover a dying Virginian...


Blood of the Oak: A Mystery

Duncan McCallum #4

by Eliot Pattison Counterpoint (March 01, 2016)

The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution and advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which...


Racing the Devil

Inspector Ian Rutledge #19

by Charles Todd William Morrow (February 14, 2017)

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....


The Confession

Inspector Ian Rutledge #14

by Charles Todd William Morrow (January 03, 2012)

“One of the best historical series being written today.”

Washington Post

“Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre’s most complex and fascinating detective.”

Entertainment...


Ruler of the Night

Thomas De Quincey #3

by David Morrell Mulholland Books (November 15, 2016)

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...


The Shattered Tree

Bess Crawford #8

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 30, 2016)

World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling...


Art in the Blood

Sherlock Holmes Adventures #1

by Bonnie MacBird Collins Crime Club (October 06, 2015)

London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded...


Mr. Timothy

by Louis Bayard HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From the author of Courting Mr. Lincoln comes a different kind of Christmas story featuring a grown up Tiny Tim, this breathless flight through the teeming markets, shadowy passageways, and rolling brown fog...