Historical Mystery

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Who's Sorry Now?

Adelaide (Addie) Compton is back, and so is her dead husband, Rupert, who is still her guardian angel, searching for the right deed that will get him through the Pearly Gates and into the good graces of The Fellow Upstairs.  They continue to struggle with this as Adelaide struggles to enjoy a good ...

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The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft is the eagerly awaited fourth book in Sherry Thomas’ superb series of historical mysteries starring Charlotte Holmes, a most unusual young woman whose keen, logical mind and incredible deductive skills would have been completely disregarded in Victorian England had she not invente ...

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A Golden Grave

In A Golden Grave, Erin Lindsey has crafted a novel that is mystery, romance, paranormal, and history lesson all in one. A few months before the story begins, Rose Gallagher was a poor Irish maid in the household of Thomas Wiltshire. After helping to solve the mystery of Thomas’ kidnap in the prev ...

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Murder at Kensington Palace

In Murder at Kensington Palace, the third book in Andrea Penrose’s Wrexford and Sloane series, the author once again sets an intriguing, well-conceived mystery against the backdrop of the scientific discovery and innovation taking place during the Regency era while also continuing to explore the s ...

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Nobody's Sweetheart Now

If you have any kind of fondness for Nick and Nora Charles, then you’re probably going to get a kick out of Maggie Robinson’s Lady Adelaide  series of cozy mysteries. If you try not to picture Adelaide as Carole Lombard,  you won’t be able to avoid it! Lady Adelaide Compton is in a bit of ...

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Midnight on the River Grey

I enjoy a good romantic suspense story, and when this title appeared with its hint of classic Gothic romance from a well-known Christian publisher, I was intrigued. Although Midnight on the River Grey is classed by online retailers as a Christian mystery, the book is a sweet romantic mystery with no ...

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Lady in the Lake

In Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman sweeps readers back in time to 1960s Baltimore, where the body of a young, African-American woman is found floating in a lake. No one seems to know who she is, nor do they seem all that interested in finding out, so housewife-turned-reporter Maddie Schwartz decides ...

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The Corpse Played Dead

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the next installment in the Lizzie Hardwicke series and it does not disappoint! Ms. Clarke has another winner on her hands. The Corpse Played Dead is just as intriguing and brilliantly written as the first book in the series, Death and the Harlot. The Corpse Played ...

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A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder

Dianne Freeman continues her series of light historical mysteries with A Lady’s Guide to Gossip And Murder, which combines cozy mystery and playful period romantic drama to create an entertaining – though not exceptional – historical mystery. Frances Wynn, Countess of Harleigh, is an Americ ...

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Murder Knocks Twice

Chicagoan Gina Ricci takes care of her father, an ailing widower. Money is very tight. Palsy makes it hard for her father to repair broken appliances, a task that increasingly falls to Gina. Her schoolfriend Louise Smith, now bobbed-hair Lulu, tells her about a possible opening for a cigarette girl ...