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Out of Time in Wan Chai

by Fan Tong

From a not too distant past in Wan Chai district, Hong Kong, take:

1. An idealistic revolutionary: a dreamer but nevertheless a bright young lady. 2. A heavy set French man: a quiet, aging arms dealer. 3. A...


The Formula for Murder

Nellie Bly #3

by Carol McCleary

The world’s most famous reporter, the intrepid Nellie Bly, hunts down a murderer in Carol McCleary’s The Formula for Murder.

 History, mystery, murder, and mad science accompany plucky Victorian newspaper...


The Illusion of Murder

Nellie Bly #2

by Carol McCleary

History, mystery, murder and magic accompany Nellie Bly – Victorian Age detective, reporter, and feminist – as she takes up a challenge by Jules Verne to beat the eighty days it took his fictional hero Phileas...


Earthly Delights

Corinna Chapman #1

by Kerry Greenwood

Corinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker. That is until she walked out on the money market and her dismissive and unpleasant husband James, threw aside her briefcase, and doffed her kitten...


Murder on the Ballarat Train

Phryne Fisher #3

by Kerry Greenwood

When the 1920s' most glamorous lady detective, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, arranges to go to Ballarat for the week, she eschews the excitement of her red Hispano-Suiza racing car for the sedate safety...


Flying Too High

Phryne Fisher #2

by Kerry Greenwood

The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne. Whether shes foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to wear for...


Cocaine Blues

Phryne Fisher #1

by Kerry Greenwood

This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia,...


Shadows in the Night

Aurelia Marcella #1

by Jane Finnis

Roman Britain in 91 AD is a troublesome part of the mighty Empire ruled by Domitian Caesar. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansion...


Nine for the Devil

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

The year is 548 and Empress Theodora is dead, the victim of cancer. Or so everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire, believes. Everyone except Emperor Justinian who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain,...


Two for Joy

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Reed and Mayer combine the scholarship of Steven Saylor with the humor of Lindsey Davis. Starred review in Booklist 12/00.It is now two years after One For Sorrow and John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the...


Three for a Letter

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

High jinx in the imperial court mixes with lowlife in Constantinople's mean streets... "If the perfect historical mystery is one that uses the past to let us see the present from a new angle, then this is darned...


Six For Gold

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Why are sheep in a remote Egyptian village cutting their own throats?...That's the mystery Emperor Justinian in-explicably sends his Lord Chamberlain John the Eunuch to solve, at the very time John desperately...


Seven For a Secret

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Who killed the mosaic girl? As Lord Chamberlain, John spends his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic...


One for Sorrow

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders...


Four For A Boy

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

In 525 Constantinople nothing is as it should be. The winter is unnaturally cold, and the palace has fallen under the sway of both the shade of the wife of the dying Emperor Justin and Theodora, the former actress...


Five For Silver

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

The year is 542. While plague stalks Constantinople, an angel sets John the Eunuch on the trail of a human killer. Peter, John's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires...


Eight for Eternity

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

In January 532 mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a murderous backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to use the Nika Riots...


The Secret Price of History

by Gayle Ridinger & Paolo Pochettino

1850s Rome. Goffredo, Sandor, and Eleonora, selfless idealists fighting for Italian unification, find a medallion after a violent face-off with French soldiers on the last day of battle for the new Italian Republic....


No Job for a Lady

Nellie Bly #4

by Carol McCleary

History, mystery, and murder are the traveling companions of Nellie Bly, the world’s first female investigative reporter. In Carol McCleary's No Job for a Lady, Nellie defies the wrath of her editor and...


In the Shadow of Lies: An Oliver Wright Mystery Novel

by M.A. Alder

Richmond, California. World War II. A cross burning takes innocent lives and unsettles the town. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, American Italians start to disappear, a rapist promises to revisit his victims,...