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Historical mysteries books

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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

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

The Third Nero Flavia Albia 5 (Falco: The New Generation) by Lindsey Davis The Third Nero Flavia Albia 5 (Falco: The New Generation)

From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fifth novel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other books in this genre

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

Death's Dark Shadow A Novel of Murder in 1970's Yorkshire by Sally Spencer Death's Dark Shadow A Novel of Murder in 1970's Yorkshire


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Louise's Lies A 1940s Spy Thriller Set in Wartime Washington D.C. by Sarah R. Shaber Louise's Lies A 1940s Spy Thriller Set in Wartime Washington D.C.


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Scorpions' Nest by M.J. Trow Scorpions' Nest


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Pilgrimage of Murder A Medieval Mystery Set in 14th Century London by Pilgrimage of Murder A Medieval Mystery Set in 14th Century London


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Marbeck and the Double Dealer by John Pilkington Marbeck and the Double Dealer


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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

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

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

The Reckoning by James McGee The Reckoning

One killer with everything to lose. One man with nothing to fear. The 6th historical thriller featuring Matthew Hawkwood, Bow Street Runner and Spy, now hunting a killer on the loose in Regency London.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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

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

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