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The Ballad of Tom Dooley

Ballad #9

by Sharyn Mccrumb

A literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for...


Murder on the Eiffel Tower

by Claude Izner

The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris...


The Empire of Shadows

by Richard Edward Crabbe

New York City, August 1889: within sight of Madison Square Park, a man lays dead in a darkened construction site. Jim Tupper, a Mohawk of the Iroquois nation, stands over the body. Within minutes he's seen....


The Snake Stone

Yashim the Eunuch #2

by Jason Goodwin

The captivating return of Yashim, the eunuch investigator from the intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written" (The Times, London) bestseller The Janissary Tree

When a French archaeologist arrives in 1830s...


The Devil's Ribbon

Hatton and Roumonde #2

by D.E. Meredith & D. E. Meredith

A trail of beribboned murders. A ticking bomb. A city about to explode.

July, 1858: London swelters under the oppressive heat of the hottest summer on record, and trouble is brewing. Forensic scientist Professor...


The Ionia Sanction

The Athenian Mysteries #2

by Gary Corby

"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he’s made it first-rate entertainment.” --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons

Athens, 460 B.C.  Life's tough for Nicolaos,...


The Ronin's Mistress

Sano Ichiro #15

by Laura Joh Rowland

The Ronin's Mistress is a brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from Laura Joh Rowland--an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politican's ear for intrigue."...


The Fatal Fashione

Elizabeth I Mysteries #8

by Karen Harper

In 1566, Elizabeth Tudor faces tremendous opposition from Parliament for ruling England without the help of a husband. Instead, she turns to her Privy Plot Council for help, only to discover from her royal herbalist...


Heresy

Catherine LeVendeur series #8

by Sharan Newman

A Catherine LeVendeur mystery

Catherine LeVendeur is a creature of twelfth-century France. Her life is a mirror of that time but she is a unique spirit, determined to make her way in the world and armed with...


A Death in Summer

Quirke #4

by Benjamin Black

One of The Chicago Tribune's Best Reads of 2011

One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet

On a sweltering summer...


The Outcast Dove

Catherine LeVendeur series #9

by Sharan Newman

Catherine Le Vendeur's curiosity and passion for justice have sometimes led her to solve grisly murders and brave horrors... but this time the threat is to those she loves.

Catherine's family business relies...


Veil of Lies

Crispin Guest #1

by Jeri Westerson

"A great read, through and through.  Westerson's finely wrought portrait of gritty Medieval London is embued with great wit and poignancy.  Crispin Guest is a knight to remember." -- Cornelia Read, author...


The Beloved Dead

The Arthurian Mysteries #3

by Tony Hays

Malgwyn ap Cuneglas was one of King Arthur’s earliest companions and now is his most trusted counselor.  Despite the malice of his enemies, who fear Arthur’s power, and the machinations of the still powerful...


The Tudor Secret

The Spymaster Chronicles #1

by C. W. Gortner

The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies.

Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family....


Venus in Copper

Marcus Didius Falco #3

by Lindsey Davis

Rome, AD 71.  Marcus Didius Falco is deperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison - though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity... Things go from bad to worse though when a group of nouveau...


Arms of Nemesis

Novels of Ancient Rome #2

by Steven Saylor

The hideously disfigured body was found in the atrium. The only clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone at the corpse's feet, the word Sparta. The murdered man was the overseer of Marcus Crassus's...


Nightshade

Hugh Corbett #16

by P. C. Doherty

An unscrupulous manor lord has reneged on his promise to hand over a priceless ornate cross stolen from the Templars during the Crusades. Furthermore, he has massacred as heretics fourteen members of a religious...


An Evil Eye

Yashim the Eunuch #4

by Jason Goodwin

From the Edgar® Award–winning author of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and most captivating Investigator Yashim mystery yet! It takes a writer of prodigious talents to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman...


Bless the Bride

Molly Murphy #10

by Rhys Bowen

With Molly Murphy’s wedding to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan quickly approaching, the Irish sleuth heads to the Westchester County countryside, where his mother can lend her a hand and advise her on a bride’s...


Anthem for Doomed Youth

Daisy Dalrymple #19

by Carola Dunn

In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London—each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher...