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SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses

SPQR #4

by John Maddox Roberts

When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City-even...


SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse

SPQR #7

by John Maddox Roberts

Decius Caecilius Metellus is happy. The weather is beautiful and he is standing for office (literally; standing, in the Roman Forum soliciting votes) with a sure chance of winning. And Caesar's ongoing dreary...


Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Gaius Petreius Ruso #5

by Ruth Downie

When Ruso rejoins his unit in the remote outpost of the Roman Empire known as Britannia, he finds that all is not well with the Twentieth Legion. As they keep a suspicious eye on the barbarians to the north,...


Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery

Lady Arianna Regency Mysteries #3

by Andrea Penrose

A diabolical traitor who's always out of reach...

England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the...


SPQR X: A Point of Law

SPQR #10

by John Maddox Roberts

Being under suspicion of murder did not hamper my freedom. This is because Romans are civilized people and don’t clap suspects into prison like barbarians do. It would take an order of a lawfully convened...


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...