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December 16, 2017

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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The Spymaster's Lady

The Spymaster's Lady
Bourne, Joanna

As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Villiers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.


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Ransom

Ransom
Garwood, Julie

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power hungry British ruler and his violent minions.


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The Queen's Prophet

The Queen's Prophet
Patitucci, Dawn

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German estate, her loyal dwarfess Mari-Barbara is forced to work as a prophet for a traveling magician, who betrays her by selling her to the Queen of Spain. At the royal court in Madrid, Mari finds herself in a bizarre, enchanted world, a society culturally splendid but intellectually isolated. There she becomes Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards. Mari's wits and loyalties are tested as she becomes embroiled in palace intrigue alongside the politically embattled Queen. When Mari's carefully schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of power, a place as intoxicating as it is dangerous. But even as Mari survives and thrives at the Spanish court, the loss of identity she suffers from living a lie makes her question whether she is really surviving at all. --Publisher


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Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste: époque intermédiaire : roman

Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste: époque intermédiaire : roman
Ferrante, Elena

"A la fin des années 1960, alors que les évènements de 1968 s'annoncent et que les mouvements féministes et protestataires s'organisent, Elena, jeune diplômée de l'Ecole normale de Pise, est toujours aussi proche de son amie Lila. Leur relation est faite d'amour et de haine, comme celle de deux soeurs qui se ressemblent trop. Les circonstances les amènent à se rapprocher, puis les éloignent." -- cataloger's sumary.


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The Angel of Darkness

The Angel of Darkness
Carr, Caleb, 1955-

It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Now, Dr. Kreizler and his colleagues are pitted against a murderer as evil as the darkest night.


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Murder in July

Murder in July
Hambly, Barbara

"When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of colour in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer--with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman--and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child" -- Dust jacket flap.


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The Garden Intrigue

The Garden Intrigue
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry. As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted-especially Augustus's unexpected feelings for Emma.


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The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With A Dashing Stranger

The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With A Dashing Stranger
Alexander, Victoria

Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe, in need of money after the death of her husband, attempts to retrieve a family treasure--a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Dante Augustus Montague likewise believes the painting was stolen from his family's art collection. Now they are rivals for a prize that will change everything.


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Death at Thorburn Hall

Death at Thorburn Hall
Deering, Julianna

Drew Farthering finds a new mystery on his hands when he arrives at Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the 1935 British Open. His host, Lord Rainsby, asks Drew to investigate a suspected embezzler and then dies in a suspicious accident the next day. Thorburn Hall is full of guests with motives for the killing. Can Drew discover the killer among them?


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Shiloh: A Novel

Shiloh: A Novel
Foote, Shelby

Six Confederate and Union soldiers relate their experiences and feelings during and after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862.


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