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The Opening Night Murder

Restoration Mysteries #1

by Anne Rutherford

At the dawn of the Restoration Period, Suzanne Thornton hopes to find a second life in the theater. But instead, on opening night, she finds a dead body on stage…

The triumphant return of King Charles II in...


Roman Blood

Novels of Ancient Rome #1

by Steven Saylor

In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on a case involving the savage murder of  the wealthy,...


The Leper's Bell

Sister Fidelma #15

by Peter Tremayne

In November of 667 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel has returned home to her brother's castle to discover that a servant, her son's nurse, has been found brutally murdered in the woods near town, and her son is missing,...


A Murder on the Appian Way

Novels of Ancient Rome #5

by Steven Saylor

Torchlight flickers on the elegant marble walls.  The sound of a mob echoes in the street.  The year is 52 B.C. and the naked body of Publius Clodius is about to be carried through the teaming streets of Rome. ...


The Bridge of Sighs

Ruthenia Quintet #1

by Olen Steinhauer

It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories....


Target Lancer

Nathan Heller #16

by Max Allan Collins

Long before November 22, 1963, Nathan Heller, “P.I. to the Stars,” knows that a conspiracy is in the works. Several years earlier, Heller had been involved with the Kennedys, the Mob, and the CIA in the...


Castle Rouge

Irene Adler #6

by Carole Nelson Douglas

IRENE ADLER

Operatic diva. Femme fatale. Adventuress.

And one of the world's most intriguing detectives.

Before Caleb Carr, Anne Perry, and Laurie R. King, Carole Nelson Douglas gave readers a delightful look...


Spider Dance

Irene Adler #8

by Carole Nelson Douglas

Irene Adler is the beautiful opera singer who bested the best detective in the world, the only woman to ever outwit Sherlock Holmes. She has spent years in self-imposed exile in Europe, in an attempt to reinvent...


Femme Fatale

Irene Adler #7

by Carole Nelson Douglas

Irene Adler is the only woman ever to have outwitted Sherlock Holmes... and the one who has come closest to stealing his heart.

She has competed (and sometimes cooperated) with the famous fictional detective...


North By Northanger, or The Shades of Pemberley

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries #3

by Carrie Bebris

Named Best Historical Mystery of 2006 by Romantic Times BOOKreviews! After the intrigues and excitements of their time in the city, the Darcys are more than prepared for a bit of peace and quiet at Pemberley. ...


Gunpowder Plot

Daisy Dalrymple #15

by Carola Dunn

In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend's house to witness the estate's famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than a quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that...


A Death in the Small Hours

Charles Lenox #6

by Charles Finch

From the critically acclaimed author of A Beautiful Blue Death and A Burial at Sea comes an intriguing new mystery in what The New York Times calls "a beguiling series"  Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of...


Vengeance

Quirke #5

by Benjamin Black

A bizarre suicide leads to a scandal and then still more blood, as one of our most brilliant crime novelists reveals a world where money and sex trump everything

It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye,...


The Dragon King's Palace

Sano Ichiro #8

by Laura Joh Rowland

On a whim of the shogun's mother, a procession has left the sweltering heat of Edo, bound for the cooler climate of Mount Fuji. Among her traveling companions are Reiko, the beautiful wife of Sano Ichiro, the...


The Perfumed Sleeve

Sano Ichiro #9

by Laura Joh Rowland

November 1694. The streets of Edo are erupting in violence as two factions struggle for control over the ruling Tokugawa regime. One is led by the shogun's cousin, Lord Matsudaira, and the other by the shogun's...


The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria

Sano Ichiro #7

by Laura Joh Rowland

In the carefully ordered world of seventeenth-century Japan, the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter is a place where men of all classes can drink, revel, and enjoy the favors of beautiful courtesans. But on a cold winter's...


The Assassin's Touch

Sano Ichiro #10

by Laura Joh Rowland

May 1695. During a horse race at Edo Castle the chief of the shogun’s intelligence service, Ejima Senzaemon, drops dead as his horse gallops across the finish line—the fourth in a recent series of sudden...


Suspense and Sensibility or, First Impressions Revisited

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries #2

by Carrie Bebris

Fresh from the curious and unsettling matter of Caroline Bingley (as related in Pride and Prescience), Mr. and Mrs. Darcy have every intention of enjoying their still newlywed status at Pemberly until they are...


SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy

SPQR #2

by John Maddox Roberts

It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood...


SPQR III: The Sacrilege

SPQR #3

by John Maddox Roberts

When a sacret woman's rite in the ancient city of Rome is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus the Younger, whose investigative skills have...