Andrew Hughes and His Fun Irish Novel “The Coroner’s Daughter”

The new novel by Irish author Andrew Hughes, “The Coroner’s Daughter“, is a fun read about a headstrong young woman who is inspired by the forensic work of her father, Dublin’s coroner. She finally succeeds to uncover the truth behind a series of murders in the early nineteenth century. In The Coroner’s Daughter, Hughes takes readers…

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“A Twisted Vengeance” By Candace Robb Will Remind You of Shakespeare

A Twisted Vengeance is the latest novel of London Sunday Times bestselling author Candace Robb featuring indomitable Kate Clifford. This is a medieval mystery which will satisfy “lovers of Shakespeare’s Richard II” as one critic puts it. The book is the second in series with The Service of the Dead being the book that kicked the…

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A Clever Indian Whodunit: A Rising Man By Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee, author of historical fiction “A Rising Man“, spent the last twenty years working in finance before becoming a writer. A Rising Sun, a remarkable debut, won the Harvill Secker / Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and “Surrender-Not” Banerjee. This is a…

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Simon Tolkien Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’t pick historical novels can’t resist it. In a way, Simon is following on his grandfather’s footsteps: When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had…

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Philip Kerr Delivers a Historical Thriller Masterpiece with “Prussian Blue”

Bernie Gunther novels by Philip Kerr are always skillfully plotted and Prussian Blue is no exception. Kerr’s particular attention in developing realistic, detailed and absorbing historical plots has brought him a bestseller status as well as nominations for both Shamus and Edgar awards. Philip Kerr’s protagonist Bernie Gunther is a bold and provocative creation. A…

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Evocative and Rich in Details: “The Devil’s Feast” By M.J. Carter

The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter (or Miranda Carter) is one of those books which showcases how elegantly historical fiction can be blended with mystery genre. Carter was already an acclaimed biographer and historian when burst onto the fiction scene with her debut work The Strangler Vine (2015). She later followed her stunning work which…

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W.E.B. Griffin Releases New Historical Thriller “Curtain of Death”

Curtain of Death is the riveting third installment in a new series in which NY Times best-selling author W.E.B. Griffin started few years ago with his co-author William E. Butterworth IV. A historical thriller featuring James Cronley which the readers first met in Honor Bound series, this is a novel dominated by cold war themes:…

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Andrew Hunt Returns with New Historical Mystery “Desolation Flats”

A new great read in historical mystery sub-genre: Hillerman prize-winning Art Oveson mystery series continues with Desolation Flats. Historian Andrew Hunt transports readers to 1930s Salt Lake City in this intense, internationally enticing hunt to find a murderer. The previous titles in this series include City of Saints and A Killing in Zion. A Brief Summary: …

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Curtain of Death: A new page-turner thriller by W.E.B. Griffin

Curtain of Death is the riveting third installment in the NY Times bestselling Clandestine Operations thriller series by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth.  This latest page-turner has it all: Cracking realism and adventure, rich characters, and a special flair for the military heart and mind. A Brief Summary:  January 1946: Two WACs leave an…

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A notable historical military thriller: The Passenger By F. R. Tallis

World War II, SS, Submarines and a suspenseful plot: This is what you get by reading The Passenger, the new novel by F. R. Tallis which was recently published by Pegasus Crime. A Brief Summary:  1941. A German submarine, U-471, patrols the stormy inhospitable waters of the North Atlantic. It is commanded by Siegfried Lorenz,…

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5 New Great Historical Mysteries For This Month

Historical mysteries are always great to read. In this month’s edition of our historical mystery picks, we are featuring a diverse set of titles which range in terms of writing style and plot type. For example, we really loved reading a new suspense and spy thriller from 15th Century England: This was a very nice…

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