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Historical mysteries books

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Recently Published

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

Guns in the North by P. F. Chisholm Guns in the North

Elizabethan intrigue in an omnibus: roguish courtiers, rival gangs, border raiders, treason, realpolitik and unbridled ambition.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble by Catriona McPherson Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble

A delightful Dandy Gilver mystery by Catriona McPherson, set in 1930s Scotland. For fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Guns in the North by P.F. Chisholm Guns in the North

1592. Robert Carey, eighth son of Lord Hunsdon, has - to his servants' dismay - abandoned Queen Elizabeth I's court and is heading north to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the English West March. The Border Marches...
Format: eBook - Released: 13/07/2017

City of Masks Oswald de Lacy Book 3 by S. D. Sykes City of Masks Oswald de Lacy Book 3

A brilliantly dark and compelling mystery set in Venice from 'the medieval CJ Sansom' (Jeffery Deaver)
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Mr. Campion's Abdication by Margery Allingham, Mike Ripley Mr. Campion's Abdication
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2017

Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow by Kate Griffin Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow

Summer 1881: the streets of Limehouse are thick with opium... and menace. At eighteen Kitty Peck has inherited Paradise, a sprawling criminal empire on the banks of the Thames. Determined to do things differently to her fearsome grandmother, she now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling The Four Horsemen

The second in a new series of mystery thrillers set in mid-18th-century Venice, follwing the acclaimed Ascension.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Renting Silence A Roaring Twenties mystery by Mary Miley Renting Silence A Roaring Twenties mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Murder at Swann's Lake by Sally Spencer Murder at Swann's Lake


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Angel A Charles Dickens Mystery by M. J. Trow The Angel A Charles Dickens Mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Assassins A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London by Jim Eldridge Assassins A British Mystery Series Set in 1920s London


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Heretic's Creed An Elizabethan Mystery by Fiona Buckley The Heretic's Creed An Elizabethan Mystery


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater The Lost Girl

**The Lost Girl is a heartrending story of loss and enduring love**Her daughter disappeared four years ago. . .Since her daughter went missing four years earlier, celebrated photographer Kurtiz Ross has been a woman alone. Her only companion her camera....
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Coming Soon

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. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it...
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

Death Trap by Patricia Hall Death Trap


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

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 2015 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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

Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys Dangerous Crossing

1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of service for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the world anybody: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Incendium by A. D. Swanston Incendium

England, 1572. In the England of Elizabeth I, the fear of plague, invasion and the threat of insurrection are constant. As the Earl of Leicester's chief intelligencer, lawyer Christopher Radcliff is tasked with investigating rumours of treachery at home and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill Big Bow Mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

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

Sons of the Blood New World Rising Series Book 1 by Robyn Young Sons of the Blood New World Rising Series Book 1

The epic novel of action, conspiracy and suspense from bestselling storyteller Robyn Young, author of the Brethren and Insurrection trilogies.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Marked to Die by Sarah Hawkswood Marked to Die

October 1143. A mysterious archer who kills cleanly and 'dissolves' into the forest, a missing train of pack mules on the salt road from Wich, and a lord in the wrong place at the wrong time, mean a crime the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Habit of Murder The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory The Habit of Murder The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

The medieval sleuth and physician Matthew Bartholomew foils another dastardly plot
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

A Rescue For A Queen by Fiona Buckley A Rescue For A Queen


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

The King's Spies An 11th Century Mystery by Simon Beaufort The King's Spies An 11th Century Mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

Other books in this genre

Signal for Vengeance by Edward Marston Signal for Vengeance

1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married, is having an affair with a railway officer, who she finds dead on the railway tracks. Mayoral hopeful, Mr Feltham calls for the Railway Detective to solve the hideous crime. With a pregnant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2017

The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle - Book 1 - Adventures in the Wild West 1878 by Dr John Raffensperger The Diary of Young Arthur Conan Doyle - Book 1 - Adventures in the Wild West 1878


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2017

The Circus Train Conspiracy by Edward Marston The Circus Train Conspiracy

The Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to their next show when a collision causes pandemonium: passengers thrown about and animals escaping. When the body of a woman is discovered nearby, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, believing the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

The Adventure of the Dancing Men-The Return of Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined by P James Macaluso Jr The Adventure of the Dancing Men-The Return of Sherlock Holmes Re-Imagined


Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2017

Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Holmes Behind the Veil Book 1) by Thomas Kent Miller Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Holmes Behind the Veil Book 1)


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2017

Charcoal Joe: The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery Easy Rawlins 14 by Walter Mosley Charcoal Joe: The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery Easy Rawlins 14

Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian - brings back his iconic hero, Easy Rawlins, in a frenetic adventure through the shady streets of LA.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton, Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake HouseFrom the present day . . . Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with it promise of hazy summers in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume Four The Kew Gardens Gnomes by John A Little The Final Tales of Sherlock Holmes - Volume Four The Kew Gardens Gnomes


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Trials of Sherlock Holmes by James Moffett The Trials of Sherlock Holmes


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 13/06/2017

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2017

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee A Necessary Evil

India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son. The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore is home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Dark Dawn Over Steep House by M.R.C. Kasasian Dark Dawn Over Steep House

London, 1884: Sidney Grice - London's foremost personal detective - is restless. Having filed his latest case under 'S' for 'Still To Be Solved', he has returned to his book, A Brief History of Doorstep Whitening in Preston, to await...
Format: eBook - Released: 01/06/2017

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh The Wages of Sin

A gripping new historical crime series set in the underworld of Victorian Edinburgh, featuring medical student-turned-detective Sarah Gilchrist, for fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Prague Nights by Benjamin Black Prague Nights

'The emperor's mistress had been murdered, and the world had been taken hold of and turned upon its head' Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Dark Dawn Over Steep House by M. R. C. Kasasian Dark Dawn Over Steep House

The final puzzling case for Sidney Grice and March Middleton - the Gower Street Detectives.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

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