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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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Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809

Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809
Cornwell, Bernard

At Talavera, Captain Richard Sharpe is prepared to lead his men against the armies of France. Sharpe is determined to capture the French mascot, a gold eagle, after his friend is killed.


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Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals
Cornwell, Bernard

In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. As William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the part of a lifetime.


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Holds: 4 on 12 copies

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A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery

A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Kaaberbl̜, Lene

"On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno...must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect--she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes--investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover--to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women"--Provided by publisher.


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World's End: A Novel

World's End: A Novel
Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine, and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter Van Brunt is about to have a collision with history. It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960s, back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940s, to the late seventeenth century, where the long-hidden secrets of three families - the aristocratic Van Warts, the Native American Mohonks, and Walter's own ancestors, the Van Brunts - will be revealed.


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September September

September September
Foote, Shelby

In September 1957 the South is mesmerized by events in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose governor has called out the National Guard as part of his attempt to halt the integration of Central High School. And in Memphis, two white men and a white woman are planning to capitalize on the confrontation between the races by kidnapping the grandson of a wealthy black entrepreneur and pinning the crime on white supremacists. The problem is that Podjo, Rufus, and Reeny have only an amateur's understanding of what a kidnapping entails--and a total, terrifying incomprehension of their victims.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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A Pilgrimage to Murder

A Pilgrimage to Murder
Doherty, P. C.

July, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king's peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas à Becket's shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion. But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple murder. One of the victims was the chief clerk of the Secret Chancery of John of Gaunt. Could this be an act of revenge by the Upright Men, those rebels who survived the Great Revolt? At the same time Athelstan is receiving menacing messages from an assassin who calls himself Azrael, the Angel of Death. Who is he--and why is he targeting a harmless friar? Could Athelstan's pilgrimage be leading him into a deadly trap?--provided by publisher


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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A Tangled Mercy: A Novel

A Tangled Mercy: A Novel
Jordan-Lake, Joy, 1963-

Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness.


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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Overview: Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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King Zeno

King Zeno
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980-

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose.


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Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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Graffiti Palace

Graffiti Palace
Lombardo, A. G.

It's August 1965 and Los Angeles is scorching. Americo Monk, a street-haunting aficionado of graffiti, is frantically trying to return home to the makeshift harbor community (assembled from old shipping containers) where he lives with his girlfriend, Karmann. But this is during the Watts Riots, and although his status as a chronicler of all things underground garners him free passage through the territories fiercely controlled by gangs, his trek is nevertheless diverted.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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