Our Books: Historical Crime

  • The Zealot’s Bones

    The Zealot’s Bones

    by, David Mark

    From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone …

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  • City of Masks

    City of Masks

    by, SD Sykes

    Book 3 in the gripping Oswald de Lacy series, from ‘the medieval CJ Sansom’ (Jeffery Deaver) ‘Sophisticated plotting, intrigue, and immersion in a fascinating historical setting’ Library Journal 1358. Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, is in Venice, awai …

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  • Death in the Tuscan Hills

    Death in the Tuscan Hills

    by, Marco Vichi

    Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2017. Spring, 1967. The trail of tragedy and destruction that followed the previous winter’s flood seems to have died down; Florence is beginning to recover. But Inspector Bordelli does not feel the same sens …

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  • We Were Kings

    We Were Kings

    by, Douglas Graham Purdy, Thomas O’Malley

    In 1950s Boston, the best way to survive is keep your head down and  your mouth shut. But Cal and Dante prefer to do the right thing, not the  sensible one. When a body is discovered tarred,  feathered and shot, it is dismissed as a gangland killing.   …

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  • 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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