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December 16, 2017

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Here is a list of titles of the best mysteries in a historical setting. 

 

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Dead and Buried

Dead and Buried
Hambly, Barbara

Benjamin January, a free black man in 1830s New Orleans, goes undercover as a piano player in a bordello, despite his French physician’s degree, in order to investigate a plot involving embezzlement, family secrets and murder.


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Her Highness' First Murder

Her Highness' First Murder
Herring, Peg

When a lady in waiting to Princess Elizabeth is murdered, King Henry VIII hires Welsh Guardsman Hugh Bellows to find the killer, whose calling card is decaptitation. Hugh is joined on the sly by two teen sleuths; the Princess herself and Simon Maldon. First in series.


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31 Bond Street: A Novel

31 Bond Street: A Novel
Horan, Ellen

When reputable dentist Harvey Burdell is found brutally murdered, his widow housekeeper, Emma Cunningham, is suspected and a criminal lawyer takes her complicated case. Based on a true story in 1850s New York.


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The Detroit Electric Scheme

The Detroit Electric Scheme
Johnson, D. E.

Will Anderson loses nearly everything, including his life, when he discovers his rival dead at the auto factory where he works. This is crime noir—Will is accused and nothing is as it seems.


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Requiem in Vienna

Requiem in Vienna
Jones, J. Sydney

An attempt on composer Gustav Mahler’s life at Vienna’s Court Opera kills a soprano instead. PI Karl Werthen and criminologist Hanns Gross follow clues into the intrigue and murder behind the music.


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The Illusion of Murder

The Illusion of Murder
McCleary, Carol

While on a trip to break Jules Verne's fictional around-the-world record, reporter Nellie Bly stops over in Egypt only to witness a fatal stabbing. Is it part of a terrorist plot to drive the British out of Egypt?


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Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker

Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
Myers, Amy

In Victorian London, Tom Wasp, a multifaceted chimney sweep, pursues a mysteriously missing china doll belonging to a convicted killer while simultaneously working undercover with his apprentice Ned and a highly disguisable protector, Mr. Chuckwick.


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Let the Dead Lie: A Novel

Let the Dead Lie: A Novel
Nunn, Malla

Ex-detective Emmanuel Cooper sets out to solve a young boy’s murder and becomes a murder suspect himself in this hardboiled story of race and politics in 1950s South Africa. Sequel to A Beautiful Place to Die.


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The Fires of the Gods

The Fires of the Gods
Parker, I. J.

In 11th century Japan, the imperfect and newly demoted sleuth and accused murderer, Sugawara Akitada, throws himself into the investigation when a politico is killed, despite the dangerous position in which he and his family are placed.


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Eye of the Raven

Eye of the Raven
Pattison, Eliot

When his Iroquois friend and mentor Conawago is accused of murder, Duncan McCallum fliees, hoping to find the real killer. Unfortunately, there's more at stake than their reputations. Sequel to Bone Rattler.


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