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Historical mysteries books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Historical mysteries category. Presented with a red border are the Historical mysteries books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Zealot's Bones by D. M. Mark The Zealot's Bones

A blockbuster historical novel from bestselling author David Mark - which will appeal to his fans as well as anyone who loves Ripper Street, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, and Antonia Hodgson.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

An Echo of Murder (William Monk Mystery, Book 23) A thrilling journey into the dark streets of Victorian London by Anne Perry An Echo of Murder (William Monk Mystery, Book 23) A thrilling journey into the dark streets of Victorian London

From the master of Victorian crime comes the 23rd thrilling Victorian mystery featuring William and Hester Monk.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Twenty-One Days Daniel Pitt Mystery 1 by Anne Perry Twenty-One Days Daniel Pitt Mystery 1

The queen of Victorian crime, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry, returns with the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels. Daniel Pitt has twenty-one days until a man is hanged for murder...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Holmes Behind the Veil Book 2) by Thomas Kent Miller The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Holmes Behind the Veil Book 2)


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford Homicide for the Holidays


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Stone of Destiny A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Richard T Ryan The Stone of Destiny A Sherlock Holmes Adventure


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Sherlock Holmes and the Ley Line Murders by Allan Mitchell Sherlock Holmes and the Ley Line Murders


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes The Mitford Murders

A Golden Age-style murder mystery set amid the Mitford household, based on a real unsolved crime and written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is a glittering start to a thrilling and glamorous new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes The Mitford Murders

A Golden Age-style murder mystery set amid the Mitford household, based on a real unsolved crime and written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is a glittering start to a thrilling and glamorous new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle - Book 2 - Adventures in Russia 1881 by Dr John Raffensperger The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle - Book 2 - Adventures in Russia 1881


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Lost Daughter A Jean Brash Mystery 2 by David Ashton The Lost Daughter A Jean Brash Mystery 2

After Mistress of the Just Land, the second adventure in David Ashton's Jean Brash series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Edgar Allan Poe and The London Monster by Karen Lee Street Edgar Allan Poe and The London Monster

What if the great detective C. Auguste Dupin was not Edgar Allan Poe's fictional creation, but his friend?
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Dmitri And The One-legged Lady by Michael Pearce Dmitri And The One-legged Lady

The second in the delightfully witty and diverting new crime series set in Tsarist Russia from the award-winning Michael Pearce.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Dmitri and the Milk-Drinkers by Michael Pearce Dmitri and the Milk-Drinkers

Witty and irreverent, this is the first in an irresistible crime series set in Tsarist Russia in the 1890s from the award-winning Michael Pearce.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Bad Guys A Zack Walker Mystery #2 by Linwood Barclay Bad Guys A Zack Walker Mystery #2

The unlikely detective Zack Walker returns in this mystery thriller from the dark and witty mind of bestselling author Linwood Barclay.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Coming Soon

A Casualty of War A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd A Casualty of War A Bess Crawford Mystery

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.Though the Great War is nearing its end,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Season of Blood by Jeri Westerson Season of Blood


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

The Island by M. J. Trow The Island


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Verdict of the Court by Cora Harrison Verdict of the Court


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

A Dangerous Deceit by Marjorie Eccles A Dangerous Deceit


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

A Rustle of Silk A New Forensic Mystery Series Set in Stuart England by A Rustle of Silk A New Forensic Mystery Series Set in Stuart England


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Murder in a Cornish Alehouse An Elizabethan Spy Thriller by Murder in a Cornish Alehouse An Elizabethan Spy Thriller


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Arrowood by Mick Finlay Arrowood

`Arrowood is a flawed but engaging hero and the plot spins from peril to twist and back with real panache' - The Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

An Unjust Judge by Cora Harrison An Unjust Judge


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood The Hidden People

The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences . . .
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Prussian Blue Bernie Gunther Thriller 12 by Philip Kerr Prussian Blue Bernie Gunther Thriller 12

The twelfth book in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of John le Carre and Charles Cumming. Lee Child calls Bernie Gunther 'one of the greatest anti-heroes ever written'.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Mr Godley's Phantom by Mal Peet Mr Godley's Phantom


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Devil's Feast The Blake and Avery Mystery Series (Book 3) by M. J. Carter The Devil's Feast The Blake and Avery Mystery Series (Book 3)

For lovers of Sherlock, Shardlake and Ripper Street. A hugely enjoyable heart-pounding Victorian thriller- murder, a celebrity chef and a great detective double-act.Longlisted for a CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger'Wonderful... The Devil's Feast proves to be a sumptuous treat' The Times'Criminally...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Executioner of St Paul's The Twelfth Thomas Chaloner Adventure by Susanna Gregory The Executioner of St Paul's The Twelfth Thomas Chaloner Adventure

Chaloner the spy investigates a murder in a plague-ravaged 17th century London
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Coven by Graham Masterton The Coven

Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, returns to 18th-century London to solve a murder case steeped in witchcraft.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Lawless and the House of Electricity by William Sutton Lawless and the House of Electricity

The new drawing mistress feels inquisitive eyes upon her as she arrives to take up her post at the House of Roxburgh. Despite the cavalcade of respectable guests at the house, quickwitted ex-street urchin Molly begins to suspect that darker...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Queen & Country A Hew Cullan Mystery by Shirley McKay Queen & Country A Hew Cullan Mystery

The fifth Hew Cullan Mystery
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill Big Bow Mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Incendium by A. D. Swanston Incendium

All it would take is a single spark . . .As the Earl of Leicester's chief intelligencer, lawyer Christopher Radcliff is tasked with investigating rumours of treachery at home and the ever-present papist threat from abroad.Radcliff must find out what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys Dangerous Crossing

*NOW A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2017*A stunning, atmospheric novel in the great tradition of Death on the Nile and Patricia Highsmith, which tells of a young girl's journey on a cruise liner from England to a new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys Dangerous Crossing

A stunning, atmospheric novel in the great tradition of DEATH ON THE NILE and Patricia Highsmith - tells of a young girl's journey on a cruise liner from England to a new life on the brink of the Second World...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Mermaid's Scream by Kate Ellis The Mermaid's Scream

The twenty-first Wesley Peterson mystery from captivating crime star Kate Ellis.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang A Beautiful Poison


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

She Be Damned A Heloise Chancey Mystery by M. J. Tjia She Be Damned A Heloise Chancey Mystery

Longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger London, 1863: prostitutes are turning up dead and mutilated. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The first entry in a future series of historical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

On The House by Helen Maskew On The House

1838 and under the new Poor Law the destitute are now housed in union workhouses. Two men unknown to each other seek to uncover the suspected mistreatment of inmates in a small Suffolk workhouse. Unlikely friendships are forged and lives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Death Trap by Patricia Hall Death Trap


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Mothering Sunday The most heart-rending saga you'll read this year by Rosie Goodwin Mothering Sunday The most heart-rending saga you'll read this year

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Sunday Times Bestseller Rosie Goodwin. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Black Friar Damian Seeker 2 by S. G. MacLean The Black Friar Damian Seeker 2

Rebellion in the city, and a Royalist spy in his own ranks - Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's guard, must eradicate both in this twisty, action-packed historical thriller
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

An Order For Death The Seventh Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle by Susanna Gregory An Order For Death The Seventh Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle

For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

A Masterly Murder The Sixth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory A Masterly Murder The Sixth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

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