A Notable Historical Mystery: The Service of the Dead

The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb is an exciting new historical mystery which came to our desk recently and indeed is fascinating and entertaining read. It keeps you guessing till the end. A Brief Summary:  Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the fifteenth century, as warring factions take sides on who should…

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Good Read In Historical Mystery: Jane Steele By Lyndsay Faye

For readers of the classic “Jane Eyre” who wished for more clear-cut and final fates for the cruel characters in the story, Lyndsay Faye’s new mystery title Jane Steele is the answer. Her re-casting of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel is just brilliant and we loved reading this refreshing historical mystery which got released last week by…

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A notable debut: A Love Like Blood

A Love Like Blood is the first adult mystery debut from acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick; a great historical mystery with a gripping historical plot which mixes murder mystery with vampires. A Brief Summary:  In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man in a dark tunnel, apparently drinking…

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Japanese Historical Mystery? Check out “The Iris Fan”

Laura Joh Rowland is the award winning author of Sano Ichiro series set in Feudal Japan from which the 17th and the last one The Iris Fan just got published. The daughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, she was educated at the University of Michigan. Her The Fire Kimono was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Five…

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You like Robin Hood? Check out “Grail Knight”

For those of you who enjoy historical mysteries, we have a nice suggestion: Grail Knight, the new book by Angus Donald is a great novel happening in England in 12th Century featuring all-time high hero Robin Hood. A Brief Summary:  In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his…

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New in historical mystery: Cradle to Grave

Edgar award-winning author Eleanor Kuhns has a new book out by Minotaur which will be officially released on June 17. Cradle to Grave is a new episode in the author’s historical mystery series featuring revolutionary war veteran Will Rees. If you like history and mystery check it out! A Brief Summary: Will Rees is adjusting…

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New In Historical Mystery: From the Charred Remains

From the Charred Remains, the new novel by Susana Calkins is a nice pick for those who are interested in historical mysteries: Her depiction of the life in 17th Century London is very well researched and she has constructed the main plot cleverly. A Brief Summary: It’s 1666 and the Great Fire has just decimated…

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Our New Picks: 5 Amazing Historical Mysteries

Some amazing books have got to our desk from which we decided to compile a new list of historical mysteries that we found interesting. We particularly liked William Boyd’s Waiting for Sunrise but in general the following 5 books are such that you can’t put them down. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know…

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New In Sherlockiana: John O’Connell’s “Baskerville”

John O’Connell, the book editor for The Times and few other publications, has got his hands dirty and written a short novel on Arthur Conan Doyle. He masterfully blends solid historical research with fiction in Baskerville: The Mysterious Tale of Sherlock’s Return, and gives the account of two men who became close friends and as…

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“Holy Smoke” By Frederick Ramsay

Dr. Frederick Ramsay, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is a doctor by education and got his doctorate from the University of Illinois-Westside Medical Campus. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, teaching Anatomy, Embryology and Histology; engaged in research and also served as an…

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“The Confession” By Charles Todd

The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries) is a new historical crime fiction from New York Times bestselling Charles and Caroline Todd who are a mother-and-son writing team. The book, part of a series, features severely damaged British World War I veteran, and yet still astonishingly efficient Scotland Yard inspector, Ian Rutledge.…

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