Historical Mysteries

Extensive historical research enables these authors to transport readers to faraway worlds and times, enlightening as well as entertaining us with their stories of crime. All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Ancient World
Middle Ages
16th through 18th Century
18th through 20th Century
Early 20th Century

Ancient World

Davis, Lindsey. The Accusers. 2003. Also available: CD

Doherty, P.C. The Assassins of Isis. 2006.

Drake, Nick. Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead. 2006.

Pastor, Ben. The Water Thief. 2007.

Roberts, John Maddox. SPQR X: A Point of Law. 2006.

Robinson, Lynda S. Slayer of Gods. 2001.

Saylor, Steven. A Gladiator Dies Only Once. 2005.

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Middle Ages

Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose. 1983. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Eyre, Elizabeth. Dirge for a Doge. 1997.

Frazer, Margaret. The Traitor’s Tale. 2007.

Gordon, Alan. The Lark’s Lament. 2007.

Grace, G.L. A Feast of Poisons. 2004.

Gregory, Susanna. The Tarnished Chalice. 2006.

Gulik, Robert Hans van. The Chinese Nail Murders. 1961.

Jecks, Michael. The Malice of Unnatural Death. 2006.

Penman, Sharon Kay. Prince of Darkness. 2005.

Peters, Ellis. An Excellent Mystery. 1995.

Robb, Candace. A Spy for the Redeemer. 1999.

Roe, Caroline. An Antidote for Avarice. 1999.

Sedley, Kate. The Prodigal Son. 2006.

Tremayne, Peter. The Leper’s Bell. 2004.

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16th through18th Century

Buckley, Fiona. The Siren Queen: An Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court. 2004.

Furutani, Dale. Kill the Shogun. 2000. Also available: Large Type

Harper, Karen. The Hooded Hawke. 2007.

Levack, Simon. The Shadow of the Lords. 2005.

Marston, Edward. The Princess of Denmark. 2006.

Pears, Iain. An Instance of the Fingerpost. 1998. Also available: Large Type

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18th through 20th Century

Akunin, Boris. The Turkish Gambit. 2005. Also available: CD

Alexander, Bruce. Rules of Engagement. 2005.

Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Barque of Frailty. 2006. Also available: Large Type

Carr, Caleb. The Alienist. 1994. (Fiction CAR). Also available: Cassette

Douglas, Carole Nelson. Spider Dance. 2004.

Hambly, Barbara. Dead Water. 2004.

Harris, C.S. What Angels Fear. 2005.

Kilian, Michael. A Grave at Glorieta: A Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery. 2003.

Lawrence, Margaret. The Burning Bride. 1998.

Liss, David. A Spectacle of Corruption. 2004.

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. The Ft. Larned Incident. 2000.

Parry, Owen. Rebels of Babylon. 2005.

Perry, Anne. Dark Assassin. 2006. Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Ross, Kate. The Devil in Music. 1997.

Stevens, Rosemary. The Bloodied Cravat. 2002.

White, Jenny. The Sultan’s Seal. 2006. Also available: CD

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Early 20th Century

Airth, Rennie. River of Darkness. 1999. Also available: Large Type

Bowen, Rhys. In Dublin’s Fair City. 2007.

Greenwood, Kerry. Death at Victoria Dock. 2006.

Lansdale, Joe R. The Bottoms. 2000.

Linscott, Gillian. Blood on the Wood. 2003.

Perry, Anne. We Shall Not Sleep. 2007. Also available: Large Type, CD

Peters, Elizabeth. Children of the Storm. 2003.
Also available: Large Type, CD, Cassette, eBook

Satterthwait, Walter. Dead Horse. 2006.

Smith, Sarah. The Knowledge of Water. 1996.

Tallis, Frank. A Death in Vienna. 2005.

Thompson, Victoria E. Murder in Chinatown. 2007.

Todd, Charles. A False Mirror. 2007.

Winspear, Jacqueline. Messenger of Truth. 2006. Also available: Large Type, CD