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December 10, 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 Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

A killer at the top of his profession, unknown to any secret service in the world, has a contract to kill French president Charles DeGaulle, one of the world's most heavily guarded men.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Blood Dark

Blood Dark
Guilloux, Louis, 1899-1980

"The story of a brilliant philosopher trapped in a provincial town and of his spiraling descent into self-destruction. Cripure, as his students call him, the name a mocking contraction of The Critique of Pure Reason, despises his colleagues, despairs of his charges, and is at odds with his family. The year is 1917, and the First World War continues its relentless course, with French soldiers not only dying by the tens of thousands but also beginning to desert in protest. Cripure, having seen student after student go to his death, finds himself literally up in arms at the complacent patriotism of his fellow teachers as he challenges one of them to a duel."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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No Other Duke Will Do

No Other Duke Will Do
Burrowes, Grace

In desperate need of a wealthy bride so he can save his family's estate, the Duke of Haverford is instead drawn to marriage-averse Miss Elizabeth Windham, an intelligent beauty whom he connects with until gossip, meddling siblings and financial disaster threaten to derail their love.


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Holds: 10 on 6 copies

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The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady
Conkle, Gina


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Let Darkness Bury the Dead

Let Darkness Bury the Dead
Jennings, Maureen

It is November 1917. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire, but the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers. As we enter the story, Jack, Murdoch's estranged son, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. The night after Jack arrives home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more murders follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives--Adapted from Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Bucket's List: A Charley Field Victorian Mystery

Bucket's List: A Charley Field Victorian Mystery
Blackwood, Gary L.

December, 1853. Having found fame as the inspiration behind Inspector Bucket in Charles Dickens' recent bestselling serialization, Bleak House, former Detective Inspector Charley Field has set himself up as a private enquiry agent - so far without success. Matters become personal however when the body of a local prostitute is found floating in the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Having often enjoyed Rosa's company, Charley is disinclined to believe the official verdict of suicide. Convinced Rosa was murdered, he determines to track down the mysterious client who visited her the day she died. But when he finally encounters the man he believes responsible for her death, Charley discovers that there's more to Rosa's murder than even a veteran sleuth like himself could imagine.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Winter Warning: An Isaac Sidel Novel

Winter Warning: An Isaac Sidel Novel
Charyn, Jerome

In the 1980s, former New York City police commissioner and mayor Isaac Sidel becomes president of the United States after the former president resigns due to corruption, but Sidel must evade assassins sent by a shady cabal of Swiss bankers.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Highland Dragon Rebel

Highland Dragon Rebel
Cooper, Isabel

"After a long and bloody war, Scotland has finally won its independence. But Highland dragon Moiread MacAlasdair knows peace balances on the edge of a blade, and she will do anything to keep her homeland from falling to English control. Even if that means escorting a powerful new ally into the otherworld itself and defending him with her life. Madoc of Avandos is on a critical mission to cement alliances against the British. Powerful men would kill to see him fail--but as he and his fiercely beautiful warrior fight their way through hostile lands, Madoc is faced with a difficult choice: sacrifice everything for the cause or let himself burn for the love of a dragon"--Page [4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Whisked away to nineteenth-century India, Penelope Deveraux plunges into the court intrigues of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem. New to this strange and exotic country-where a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card-she can trust only one man: Captain Alex Reid. With danger looming from local warlords, treacherous court officials, and French spies, Alex and Penelope may be all that stand in the way of a plot designed to rock the very foundations of the British Empire.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid
Sansom, C. J.

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, reluctant British Secret Service spy Harry Brett investigates a shadowy Madrid businessman whose girlfriend would prevent a former lover from joining the communist cause.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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