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Historical mysteries

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. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Historical mysteries books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

Author: Jane A. Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Daughters of Darkness

Daughters of Darkness

Author: Sally Spencer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

A Choir of Crows

A Choir of Crows

Author: Candace Robb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Faithful Unto Death

Faithful Unto Death

Author: Becky Thacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2021

Benzonia, Michigan, 1894: a sleepy Congregationalist community, dedicated to the education of hard-working and virtuous young people of both sexes and all races. Anna Spencer is the daughter of missionaries, a faithful wife, and mother of five, pious to a fault. She is suddenly stricken with a mysterious ailment that soon proves fatal. Was it truly an unfortunate illness? Or was it murder or suicide? Taking a true story of a murder in her own family, Becky Thacker has crafted a historical mystery novel whose cast of characters rapidly builds, including William Henry Thacker as sheriff, deacon in his church, a kind man . . . but perhaps just a trifle too fond of the attractive young housekeeper; and Charlotte, the pretty missionary sister, almost saintly in her efforts to bring Jesus to the Armenians in the mountains of Turkey, though a bit prone to exaggeration. She could be a suspect or the next target. The children are Roy, 19: musical, a good student but a little too wild for Benzonia; Ralph, 17: trying to shoulder the responsibilities of farm and family; and Lottie, 14: a talented young artist trying to take care of young Will and Josie. Faithful Unto Death provides a window into the daily lives of small-town Michiganders at the turn of the century wrapped up in a riveting whodunit.

The Attendance Card

The Attendance Card

Author: Peter Llidon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2021

A young, headstrong, aspiring journalist makes a decision to investigate the mysterious life of a lonely local recluse, an eccentric man who has died through self-neglect. Tom's journey takes him from rural East Anglia to the old fading industrial heartland of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and on to London. He meets a contingent of people who have one thing in common - they all attended the funeral of the dead man, with no apparent reason. Tom hears about the industrial strife which restricted Britain in the 1970s; the Iranian Revolution and the amazing consequences to two of the people in Tom's investigation; the British victory of the Falklands war; and a background of industrial work environments. He also learns about them as individuals and begins to understand the fateful event that brought them all together. He sees men's flaws and their virtues, finds love, and finally works out his own path in life.

Trial On Mount Koya

Trial On Mount Koya

Author: Susan Spann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2021

The Attendance Card

The Attendance Card

Author: Peter Llidon Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2021

A young, headstrong, aspiring journalist makes a decision to investigate the mysterious life of a lonely local recluse, an eccentric man who has died through self-neglect. Tom's journey takes him from rural East Anglia to the old fading industrial heartland of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and on to London. He meets a contingent of people who have one thing in common - they all attended the funeral of the dead man, with no apparent reason. Tom hears about the industrial strife which restricted Britain in the 1970s; the Iranian Revolution and the amazing consequences to two of the people in Tom's investigation; the British victory of the Falklands war; and a background of industrial work environments. He also learns about them as individuals and begins to understand the fateful event that brought them all together. He sees men's flaws and their virtues, finds love, and finally works out his own path in life.

Murder In Bloomsbury

Murder In Bloomsbury

Author: D. M. Quincy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2021

Skelton's Guide to Suitcase Murders

Skelton's Guide to Suitcase Murders

Author: David Stafford Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2021

A woman's dismembered corpse is discovered in a suitcase, and police quickly identify her husband, Doctor Ibrahim Aziz, as their chief suspect. Incriminating evidence is discovered at his home and his wife was rumoured to be having an affair, giving him clear motive. With his reputation for winning hopeless cases, barrister Arthur Skelton is asked to represent the accused. Though Aziz's guilt does not seem to be in doubt, a question of diplomacy and misplaced larvae soon lead Skelton to suspect there may be more to the victim's death. Aided by his loyal clerk Edgar, Skelton soon finds himself seeking justice for both victim and defendant. But can he uncover the truth before an innocent man is put on trial and condemned to the gallows?

Skelton's Guide to Domestic Poisons

Skelton's Guide to Domestic Poisons

Author: David Stafford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

January 1929. When Arthur Skelton won the legal case of the century, he went from being an unremarkable barrister to front-page sensation. Now he faces a new challenge. Mary Dutton is accused of poisoning her husband and the police are utterly convinced she is guilty. Even her supporters think she did it. Skelton agrees to take on what many consider an unwinnable case, a decision wholly unconcerned with the defendant's resemblance to a beautiful actress. With an army of women set to vote for the first time in history, the fate of Mary Dutton will have a significant impact on Britain's political future. Skelton faces mounting pressure to find the truth, but will that be enough to save a young woman's life?