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The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

by Jacopo della Quercia

This historical thriller is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. The book follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching...


Black Salamander (A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #6)

by Marilyn Todd

If we're going to make a new order for Rome, a better order, I might add-sacrifices have to be made. We have set the assassination date for the Ides of July ... What better opportunity for a beautiful young...


Cristo by Cristo

by Anonymous

Synopsis:

Cristo travels through three lifetimes as Lord, an admiral, and an actor. From the first mention of the name Cristo two thousand years ago, through the New World, and into the future, this name appears...


Traitor's Storm: A Tudor mystery featuring Christopher Marlowe

by M.J. Trow

May, 1588. Sir Francis Walsingham despatches undercover agent Christopher Marlowe to the Isle of Wight, the first line of defence against the approaching Spanish Armada. Is there reason to doubt the Islanders'...


Queen of Hearts

Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #8

by Rhys Bowen

Downton Abbey fans will rejoice for Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, who’s off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth…

My mother, the glamorous and much-married...


Edison Effect, The: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery

by Bernadette Pajer

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is also a ruthless businessman, intent on furthering his patents and General Electric and beating rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse. Edison has agents in place in Seattle...


Atonement of Blood

Sister Fidelma #24

by Peter Tremayne

Winter, 670 AD. King Colgú has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son, Alchú,...


The Wrecker

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Loudon Dodd and his friend Jim Pinkerton buy in San Francisco the Flying Scud, a wrecked ship abandoned on Midway Island. The two will experience an adventurous journey in the attempt to take hold of the ship...


The Spirit and the Skull

by J. M. Hayes

Murder is unthinkable to The People-a Paleolithic tribe crossing Alaska. For The People, among the first undocumented immigrants to enter the Americas, murder isn't merely tragic, it's forbidden. Murder poisons...


The Lodger

by Marie Belloc-Lowndes

A first-class, highly acclaimed thriller that was first published in 1914. It is based on the grisly Jack the Ripper murders that occurred in Whitechapel, London twenty years before.


The Prime Minister's Secret Agent: A Maggie Hope Mystery

Maggie Hope #4

by Susan Elia Macneal

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry comes a gripping mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope. This time, the fallout of a deadly plot...


A Peace in Time

by Herschel Waller

When Teresa Walker reluctantly visits an old cemetery in the small East Texas town of Balfour with her husband Granger, she suddenly has a vision about a young girl, Sarah Bollinger, who was buried there 150...


A Summer in the Twenties

by Peter Dickinson

A young man has to choose who to love, who to leave in the 1926 General Strike in Britain.


The Devil in the Marshalsea

by Antonia Hodgson

The first thrilling historical crime novel starring Thomas Hawkins, a rakish scoundel with a heart of gold, set in the darkest debtors’ prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they...


The Pale House

Gregor Reinhardt #2

by Luke McCallin

As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield.

German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt...


A Grave Matter

Lady Darby Mysteries #3

by Anna Lee Huber

Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay...


After Midnight: A Novel

by Diane Shute

As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past-she only has today, and her plans for the future: raising a dynamic string of racehorses that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm by storm. Enter Lily,...


A Matter of Breeding: A mystery set in turn-of-the-century Vienna

by J Sydney Jones

1901. Karl Werthen and his colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, are investigating a bizarre series of murders in the small Austrian town of Graz. Meanwhile, back in Vienna, Karl's wife Berthe is...


Verdict of the Court: A mystery set in sixteenth-century Ireland

by Cora Harrison

Christmas 1519: in the midst of celebrations, the Brehon of Thomond is found dead and it is Mara's difficult task to investigate the murder. Then suddenly the castle is attacked: how will Mara's husband answer...


After the Exhibition: A Jack Haldean 1920s Mystery

by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Jack Haldean expected Lythewell and Askerns' exhibition of church art in Lyon House, London, to be a sedate affair, the last firm to be associated with mystery, violence and sudden death. Or so it seemed - until...