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Historical mysteries books

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Recently Published

Murder Will Speak by Penny Richards Murder Will Speak


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

The Cardinal's Court A Hugh Mac Egan Mystery by Cora Harrison The Cardinal's Court A Hugh Mac Egan Mystery

`To shoot a man on the spur of the moment in the presence of the king and his court, not to mention the cardinal and his household, that took a boldness ... Or utter despair.'
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2018

Blind Justice (William Monk Mystery, Book 19) A dangerous hunt for justice in a thrilling Victorian mystery by Anne Perry Blind Justice (William Monk Mystery, Book 19) A dangerous hunt for justice in a thrilling Victorian mystery

Inspector William Monk searches for proof of his friend's innocence in a controversial and dangerous case, in the nineteenth novel in Anne Perry's acclaimed series
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2018

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: 20/04/2018

Dark Tide Rising (William Monk Mystery, Book 24) by Anne Perry Dark Tide Rising (William Monk Mystery, Book 24)

The 24th thrilling Victorian mystery featuring William and Hester Monk, from the master of Victorian crime Anne Perry, the bestselling author of AN ECHO OF MURDER and REVENGE IN A COLD RIVER.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

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: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

The Circus Train Conspiracy by Edward Marston The Circus Train Conspiracy

The Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Newcastle for their next show when a collision on the track causes pandemonium. When the body of a woman is discovered in nearby woodland, Inspector Colbeck is desperate to lend assistance, believing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

On Carrick Shore by Alex Wright On Carrick Shore

A young man returns from France to his Ayrshire home in the summer of 1781. He finds employment with a wealthy merchant but he is drawn into intrigue and smuggling and is accused of a murder he didn't commit.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2018

The Black Earth by Philip Kazan The Black Earth

1922. When the Turkish Army occupies Smyrna, Zoe escapes, only to lose everything. Alone in a sea of desperate strangers, her life is touched briefly by a young English boy, Tom. Years later when war breaks out, fate will lead...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2018

Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood Murder in the Dark

In her sixteenth adventure, the delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood Queen of the Flowers

The utterly delightful Phryne Fisher makes her very welcome appearance as St Kilda's Queen of the Flowers. But when a body washes up on the beach, she must leave the carnival and find the killer. This is the fourteenth seductive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Death by Water by Kerry Greenwood Death by Water

The divine Phryne Fisher returns in the fifteenth seductive instalment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

The Mitford Murders Curl up with the must-read mystery of the year by Jessica Fellowes The Mitford Murders Curl up with the must-read mystery of the year

A Golden Age-style mystery bursting with period detail and set amid the Mitford household, The Mitford Murders is the glittering start to a thrilling and sumptuous new series written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one bestselling Downton Abbey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Pandora's Boy Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation) by Lindsey Davis Pandora's Boy Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation)

From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her sixth novel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Pandora's Boy Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation) by Lindsey Davis Pandora's Boy Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation)

From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her sixth novel.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

Coming Soon

An Unjust Judge by Cora Harrison An Unjust Judge


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2018

The Heretic's Creed by Fiona Buckley The Heretic's Creed


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2018

The Deepest Grave by Jeri Westerson The Deepest Grave


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

Death Descends On Saturn Villa by M. R. C. Kasasian Death Descends On Saturn Villa

March Middleton is accused of murder in the next sparkling instalment in the Gower Street Detective series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

In The Presence of Evil by Tania Bayard In The Presence of Evil


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

The Queen's Promise by Brenda Rickman Vantrease The Queen's Promise


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

Mr Campion's Abdication by Mike Ripley Mr Campion's Abdication


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

Chain of Evidence by Chain of Evidence


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2018

Turning The Tide A Quaker Midwife Mystery by Edith Maxwell Turning The Tide A Quaker Midwife Mystery


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor The Ashes of London

From the No.1 bestselling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson Murder on Union Square


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2018

The Air Raid Killer by Frank Goldammer The Air Raid Killer


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2018

Dodging and Burning - A Mystery by John B. Copenhaver Dodging and Burning - A Mystery


Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2018

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

A haunting masterpiece from storyteller Mal Peet. Part ghost story, part detective novel and part something else entirely, Mr Godley's Phantom is something of an enigma, with its own distinctive fifties flavour of cigarettes, petrol and mystery.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018

The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve The House on Half Moon Street

Everyone has a secret... Only some lead to murder. Introducing Leo Stanhope: a Victorian transgender coroner's assistant who must uncover a killer without risking his own future Leo Stanhope. Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner; in love with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Firing Line by Mike Hollow Firing Line

Bombs fall from the sky, but murder is still murder, and killers must be caught...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2018

Panic Room by Robert Goddard Panic Room

Soon people are going to come knocking on the door, people with motives and secrets of their own, who will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can't - or won't - want to answer.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson A Talent for Murder

On the night of 3rd December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing, and was eventually discovered in a hotel in Harrogate ten days later. But what happened to her in that time? In A Talent for Murder, Andrew Wilson ingeniously take...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018

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: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018

The Stranger A gripping story of secrets and lies for fans of Dangerous Crossing and Dinah Jefferies by Kate Riordan The Stranger A gripping story of secrets and lies for fans of Dangerous Crossing and Dinah Jefferies

When you're the outsider, who do you trust? Cornwall, 1940. For decades, Penhallow Hall has stood frozen in time, protecting the secrets of its isolated inhabitants. But the far corners of England are no shelter from the war, and Penhallow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018

The Stranger A gripping story of secrets and lies for fans of Dangerous Crossing and Dinah Jefferies by Kate Riordan The Stranger A gripping story of secrets and lies for fans of Dangerous Crossing and Dinah Jefferies

ONE OF RED MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN BOOKS . . . 'Wonderfully atmospheric and utterly engrossing. I hardly moved until I had read to the very last word' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird 'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner. Cornwall...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear To Die But Once

Spring 1940. Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a craftsman working on a government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, the country braces for enemy invasion. And another...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2018

The Fire Court A Gripping Historical Thriller from the Bestselling Author of the Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor The Fire Court A Gripping Historical Thriller from the Bestselling Author of the Ashes of London

From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/03/2018

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee A Necessary Evil

Captain Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. SANSOM`A thought-provoking rollercoaster' IAN RANKIN`Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The TimesIf you enjoyed A...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained by Andrew Holland, Lucy Doncaster Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Murder in Belgravia A Mayfair 100 murder mystery by Lynn Brittney Murder in Belgravia A Mayfair 100 murder mystery

The first in an exciting new series of nostalgic murder mysteries, steeped in historical detail. Set against the backdrop of WW1, Mayfair 100 is the phone number for a motley crew of sleuths based in a house in Belgravia. Investigating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Night of the Lightbringer (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 28) An unputdownable Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne Night of the Lightbringer (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 28) An unputdownable Celtic mystery

NIGHT OF THE LIGHTBRINGER is another mystery in Peter Tremayne's long-standing and much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Bryant & May - Wild Chamber (Bryant & May 14) by Christopher Fowler Bryant & May - Wild Chamber (Bryant & May 14)

Our story begins at the end of an investigation, as the members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit race to catch a killer near London Bridge Station in the rain, not realising that they're about to cause a bizarre accident just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

The Lost Girl A captivating tale of mystery and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies by Carol Drinkwater The Lost Girl A captivating tale of mystery and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies

'A story to savour, complete with wonderful settings stretching from Paris to the glorious countryside of southern France' Dinah Jefferies A LOVEREADING BOOK OF THE YEAR Since her teenage daughter went missing four years ago, Kurtiz Ross has blamed and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Murder So Strange by Ted Clifton, Stanley Nelson Murder So Strange
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

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