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Murder Most Historical
A Selection of Historical Mysteries
The Color of Death
English judge, Sir John Fielding,
Jane and the Stillroom Maid
Classic mysteries set in 18th century
England feature author Jane Austen
A Head for Poisoning
Conspiracies are the order of the day as Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, recently returned
from the Crusades, investigates the murder of his father. Early 12th century England
To Ruin a Queen
16th century - Murder and treason in the court of Queen Elizabeth I,
with lady in waiting, Ursula Blanchard
The Gallows Murders:
Being the Fifth Journal of Sir Roger Shallot Concerning Certain Wicked Conpiracies
and Horrible Murders Perpetrated in the
Reign of Henry VIII - 16th century
Beacon Street Mourning
Turn of the century San Francisco and Boston with Caroline Fremont Jones, secretarial
entrepreneur and amateur sleuth.
Doherty, P. C.
A Tournament of Murders
Chaucer's pilgrims entertain their fellow travelers with tales of murder. Late 14th century
The Devil's Hunt
13th century mysteries with Hugh Corbett, Clerk of the court to England's King Edward I
The Horus Killings
Series features Egypt's chief judge, Amertoke and the Pharoah Queen Hatusu
Rattle His Bones
Daisy Dalrymple, British aristocrat and working woman - early 20th century
Emerson Kathy Lynn
Face Down Under the Wych Elm
Susanna, Lady Appleton, 16th century herbalist , is a force to be reckoned with
in this Elizabethan mystery series.
Dirge for a Doge
Signor Sigismondo, Renaissance sleuth and soldier of fortune - Italy
The Squire's Tale
Medieval England with Sister Frevisse
Grace, C. L.
The Book of Shadows
15th century England, with healer Kathryn Swinbrooke
Death au Gratin
Fin de siecle Paris mysteries
featuring Inspector Jean-Paul Gautier
A Plague on Both your Houses
14th century England with
physician Matthew Bartholomew and his monk companion, Brother Michael
Hall, Robert Lee
London Blood: Further Adventures of the American Agent Abroad: A Benjamin Franklin Mystery
18th century with Benjamin Franklin
The Sword of General Englund...
The Ghost of Major Pryor
19th century American West
19th century - with Mary Russell, brilliant young apprentice to Sherlock Holmes.
No Honeymoon for Death
Newport, R.I., in the 1890's
The Burning Bride
Late 18th century mysteries with
Maine midwife, Hannah Trevor
Nell Bray, British suffragette and political activist - early 1900's
Bertie and the Crime of Passion
Late 1800's with "Bertie", Prince of Wales
The Wanton Angel
Enter the cutthroat Elizabethan theatre world with stage manager, Nicholas Bracewell.
The Hawks of Delamere
Medieval mystery series with lawyer, Gervase Bret
The Lucifer Contract
The Tonneman family, prominent Dutch settlers, solve crimes in old New York.
Falconer and the Great Beast
Medieval series set in Oxford
To Wear the White Cloak
12th century France with ex novice Catherine LeVendeur and her husband, Edgar
The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt
British- ruled Cairo in the early 1900's
Penman, Sharon Kay
Cruel as the Grave: A Medieval Mystery
12th century, medieval England
Cain His Brother
With amnesiac, erudite, working class Inspector William Monk - Victorian England
Half Moon Street
Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, his wife, Charlotte, and her wealthy sister, Emily,
are featured in this Victorian series.
He Shall Thunder in the Sky
19th century Egypt with archaeologist, Amelia Peabody.
Brother Cadfael's Penance
Medieval mysteries with Brother Cadfael,
Benedictine monk and herbalist.
The Gift of Sanctuary
14th century England with Welshman, Owen Archer, and his apothecary wife, Lucie
Robinson, Lynda Suzanne
Drinker of Blood
Lord Meren investigates the death of Queen Nefertiti. Ancient Egypt, 14th century B.C.
The Devil in Music
19th century London dandy, Julian Kestrel
Last Seen in Massilia
In 49 B.C. Roman detective, Gordianus the Finder is dispatched to strife-torn
Massilia in search of his son, an agent of Julius Caesar.
The Brothers of Glastonbury
15th century mysteries with peddlar
Roger the Chapman
Valley of the Shadow
7th century Celtic mysteries feature
Sister Fidelma of Kildare
Van Gulik, Robert
The Phantom of the Temple
Judge Dee - ancient China