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Historical Mysteries

Silent in the Grave
by Deanna Raybourn

A British aristocrat with an eccentric family and a husband she does not love, Lady Julia Grey is stunned by the sudden death of her husband and enlists the help of private sleuth Nicholas Brisbane to unravel the mystery of his death and the threats that he had been receiving, all the while taking on an unconventional role in London society.
The Course of Honour
by Lindsey Davis

Forbidden to marry a slave by the conventions of ancient Rome, soldier Vespasian is inexorably drawn to an intelligent and charismatic slave woman and finds his unexpected path shaped by a series of rulers before he is slated to become the next emperor.
The Body in the Transept : a Dorothy Martin Mystery
by Jeanne M. Dams

Struggling through a painful first holiday season after the death of her beloved husband, eccentric amateur sleuth Dorothy Martin finds further trouble when she discovers a dead body, but a handsome chief constable lifts her mood.
The September Society
by Charles Finch

Amateur detective and Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox heads for his alma mater at Oxford to investigate the disappearance of a student, the son of the widowed Lady Annabelle, and discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a dead cat, a card bearing the name The September Society, and another murder.
A Blind Goddess : a Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
by James R. Benn

Returning to 1944 Italy to tackle two cases, including the murder of an accountant who may or may not have had military connections, U.S. Army Lieutenant Billy Boyle begins to suspect that his superiors do not want him to solve the murder
Maisie Dobbs : a Novel
by Jacqueline Winspear

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.
Hangman Blind
by Cassandra Clark

Hoping to secure the future of her priory, Abbess Hildegard makes a perilous solo journey from the Abbey of Meaux to York, only to encounter a series of brutal murders that threaten her, her family and friends, and her country, in a debut mystery set against the backdrop of fourteenth-century England. 
Street of Five Moons : A Vicky Bliss Mystery
by Elizabeth Peters

The discovery of a magnificent but faked "Charlemagne talisman" sewn into the suit pocket of a murdered man is cause brainy, beautiful medieval historian Vicky Bliss a world of trouble when she investigates. Reprint.
A Cold Treachery
by Charles Todd

In December 1919, when five members of a family are found slaughtered in the kitchen of their Lake District cottage, Inspector Ian Rutledge heads up the investigation into the crime and into the disappearance of the missing youngest child in the family, negotiating a maze of suspects, dark secrets, and motives to uncover a killer.