Our Books: Historical Crime

  • The Third Nero

    The Third Nero

    by, Lindsey Davis

    Flavia Albia’s day-old marriage is in trouble – her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is obliged to accept their commission. The plot could not b …

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  • The Fatal Tree

    The Fatal Tree

    by, Jake Arnott

    A seductive, clever tale of crime, punishment and love among thieves set in 1720s London – Jake Arnott does for the 18th century what he did for the 1960s in his cult hit THE LONG FIRM. London, the 1720s. Welcome to ‘Romeville’, the underworld of that …

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  • The Dead Woman of Deptford

    The Dead Woman of Deptford

    THE DEAD WOMAN OF DEPTFORD is the sixth Inspector Ben Ross mystery set in Victorian London by much-loved crime writer Ann Granger. On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector B …

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  • The Lair of the White Fox, Peter Tremayne

    The Lair of the White Fox, Peter Tremayne

    Travel back in time with the first ever case from super-sleuth, Sister Fidelma, in this gripping Celtic mini mystery. The perfect introduction to Peter Tremayne’s highly-acclaimed historical crime series. Ireland, ¬†AD 659. Sister Fidelma is in her fina …

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  • The Seeker

    The Seeker

    by, book-to-author 3027

    London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web …

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  • The Butcher’s Hook

    The Butcher’s Hook

    by, Janet Ellis

    Georgian London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher’s apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a …

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  • The Butcher Bird

    The Butcher Bird

    by, SD Sykes

    Oswald de Lacy is growing up fast in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. The Black Death changed many things, and just as it took away his father and elder brothers, leaving Oswald to be recalled from the monastery where he expected to spend …

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  • Mathew’s Tale

    Mathew’s Tale

    by, Quintin Jardine

    In this, his landmark fortieth novel, Quintin Jardine tells the remarkable story of a man’s quest for justice – at any cost. 1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After s …

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  • Crooked


    by, Austin Grossman

    This is the story of the great con game that was the late twentieth century, of American history’s worst presidency, of how I learned to lie. It is not history as you know it. There are at least three sides to this story, and I’m telling both of mine. …

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  • The Suicide Club

    The Suicide Club

    by, Andrew Williams

    August 1917. Britain is mired in bloody stalemate on the Western Front and questions are being asked in government about the leadership of the army. Soldier spy Sandy Innes is summoned from his undercover work in Belgium by the new Secret Service to in …

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