Historical Mysteries

BIC code: FGCH
See also: Historical Fiction

There were 71 items found.
Showing page 1 from 8
  • BDS Thumbnail Image
    Finished Business
    David Wishart - Paperback - Crème de la Crime Paperbacks
    November, AD 40. When a wealthy consul's wife asks Corvinus to investigate the death of her uncle, killed by a block of falling masonry during renovations on his estate in the Vatican Hills, a spectical Corvinus is inclined to agree with the general verdict of accidental death. But his investigations reveal clear evidence of foul play, as well as unearthing several skeletons among the closets of this well-to-do but highly dysfuncational family. Who could have wanted Lucius Surdinus dead?
  • Cover scan of Dandy Gilver And The Reek Of Red Herrings
    Dandy Gilver And The Reek Of Red Herrings
    Catriona McPherson - Paperback - Hodder
    On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges which would make a seagull think twice and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas. But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish - with a strong whiff of murder most foul - that's exactly where Dandy Gilver finds herself.
  • Cover scan of A New York Christmas
    A New York Christmas
    Anne Perry - Hardback - Headline
    Thomas Pitt's daughter Jemima, now a young woman, leads the cast of Anne Perry's enthralling festive mystery. In New York, at the turn of the century, where new American money and old English aristocracy collide, a young bride's secret past could destroy her future. Jemima, in America as a chaperone until her friend's wedding, is instead drawn into the crisis, and must decide whom to trust, and how to thread her way through the dangerous streets of this cold, brash new city.
  • Cover scan of The Angel Court Affair
    The Angel Court Mystery
    Anne Perry - Hardback - Headline
    When Commander Thomas Pitt is ordered to protect a young woman visiting London from Spain, he cannot see why this is a job for Special Branch. When she disappears in the dead of night from Angel Court, however, he is faced with a dangerous mystery. Sofia preached new, and some say blasphemous, religious ideals, and her life had been threatened. But Pitt senses there is some deeper and more dangerous reason for her kidnap - if that is what it is. Three men are caught up in the hunt for Sofia - her cousin, a banker for the Church of England, a popular and charismatic politician, and a journalist who seems determined to goad Pitt to the truth. Each seem to be hiding something, and as the search for answers stretches from London to Spain, Pitt knows that time is running out, and the nation's security could be at stake.
  • Cover scan of Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death
    Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death
    James Runcie - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    The first in a series of six detective novels which move from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981, 'Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death' introduces an unforgettable and unlikely new hero in the form of a crime-fighting vicar with a keen interest in cricket, warm beer and hot jazz.
  • Cover scan of Finished Business
    Finished Business
    David Wishart - Hardback - Crème de la Crime
    November, AD 40. When a wealthy consul's wife asks Corvinus to investigate the death of her uncle, killed by a block of falling masonry during renovations on his estate in the Vatican Hills, a spectical Corvinus is inclined to agree with the general verdict of accidental death. But his investigations reveal clear evidence of foul play, as well as unearthing several skeletons among the closets of this well-to-do but highly dysfuncational family. Who could have wanted Lucius Surdinus dead?
  • Cover scan of Dandy Gilver And The Reek Of Red Herrings
    Dandy Gilver And The Reek Of Red Herrings
    Catriona McPherson - Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
    On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges which would make a seagull think twice and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas. But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish - with a strong whiff of murder most foul - that's exactly where Dandy Gilver finds herself.
  • Cover scan of War Of The Celts
    War Of The Celts
    Jack Whyte - Paperback - Sphere
    The Empire is collapsing and after 450 years of occupying Britain, the Roman legions are departing to defend the homeland. Soldier turned blacksmith Publius Varrus and his friend, the Legate Caius Britannicus, decide to stay behind and build a new life in the chaos that is left behind. They dream of rebuilding the Empire, this time free of the corruption that destroyed it, and firmly based on the island of Britain. Their dream is a thousand years premature, but the first step towards it is the unification of the country under one man, a monarch whose fame will echo through the ages: Publius' great grandson: Arthur Pendragon, King of the Britons.
  • Cover scan of Cold Winter In Bordeaux
    Cold Winter In Bordeaux
    Allan Massie - Paperback - Quartet
    Winter, 1942-43. The war is turning against Germany on the Eastern Front. The Americans land in North Africa. Meanwhile in Bordeaux, Superintendent Lannes investigates the murder of a woman.
  • Cover scan of The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Hardback - Benediction Classics
    This edition includes the five Sherlock Holmes collections bringing together the 56 short stories.

Showing page 1 from 8

Ordering and View