Tag: historical mystery

Soli Hansen: The Other Cipher by Heidi Eljarbo

Soli Hansen: The Other Cipher by Heidi Eljarbo

Two women—separated by more than three hundred years—are connected through their love of art. 1613. Fabiola Ruber has been wed to a man she does not know and must live in a country with a new language and different customs. The memories of a lost love in her hometown Malta haunt her, and she sets out to find an artist who can do her portrait […]

December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments
Murder at the Races by Ann Sutton

Murder at the Races by Ann Sutton

Agatha Christie meets Miss Fisher. Lady Dorothea Dorchester has a nose for fashion and crime. It is royal race day at Ascot, 1923. Lady Dorothea Dorchester, Dodo, has been invited by her childhood friend, Charlie, to an exclusive party in a private box with the added incentive of meeting the King and Queen. Charlie appears to be interested in something more than friendship when a […]

November 9, 2020 / 0 Comments
The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden

The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden

From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, he’s smitten. Even though he’s from a wealthy, established family and she isn’t, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a secret: the deep coffers that have kept his family afloat for generations are bare, so he supports himself by writing penny dreadfuls under a pseudonym. If not for […]

November 4, 2020 / 0 Comments
A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

A smitten woman is about to marry a dangerous man—unless Detective Hooper and his new wife, Celia, can prevent it. Detective John Hooper, William Monk’s right-hand man at the Thames River Police, is blissfully happy in his new marriage to Celia, the cousin of a victim in one of the river police’s recent murder cases. Celia wants the same happiness for her good friend Clementine, […]

November 3, 2020 / 0 Comments
Murder is Fashionable by Ann Sutton

Murder is Fashionable by Ann Sutton

Dodo Dorchester, Lady detective. Lucky at solving crime, unlucky at love. Stylish Dodo Dorchester is a well-known patron of fashion. Hired by the famous Renee Dubois to support her line of French designs, she travels between Paris and London frequently. Arriving for the showing of the Spring 1923 collection, Dodo is thrust into her role as an amateur detective when one of the fashion models […]

October 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
Murder at Farrington Hall by Ann Sutton

Murder at Farrington Hall by Ann Sutton

The Honorable Lady Dorothea Dorchester—Dodo to her friends—has a nose for crime and fashion. Unlucky in love but adept at sleuthing, she navigates the world of high society with intelligence and panache. When she and her sister, Lady Diantha, are invited to a party at Farrington Hall they eagerly accept. The weekend begins with a lot of promise until disaster strikes. A theft leads to […]

September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
Elana Standish: A Question of Betrayal by Anne  Perry

Elana Standish: A Question of Betrayal by Anne Perry

On her first mission for MI6, the daring young photographer at the heart of this thrilling new mystery series by bestselling author Anne Perry travels to Mussolini’s Italy to rescue the lover who betrayed her. Britain’s secret intelligence service, MI6, has lost contact with its informant in northern Italy, just as important information about the future plans of Austria and Nazi Germany is coming to […]

September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments
Murder at Tregowyn Manor by G. G. Vandagriff

Murder at Tregowyn Manor by G. G. Vandagriff

Winter of 1935 finds Oxford archaeologist, Sonny Nichols, under arrest for the theft of a priceless Roman relic from a dig in Cornwall. Catherine Tregowyn and her sleuthing partners Harry and Dot go to his aid. Almost immediately an anonymous telegram threatens Catherine’s life. Dot’s cousin has involved himself in something deadly. Undeterred, they motor down to the dig in Cornwall which is on Catherine’s […]

September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments
Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black

Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black

1938. The Golden Age of Hollywood. Palm trees and movie stars. Film studios pumping out musicals and gangster films at a furious pace. Everyone wants to be a star—except society girl and aspiring astronomer Kate Hildebrand. She’s already famous after a childhood tragedy turned her into a newspaper headline. What she craves now is stability. But when Kate has to move to Hollywood to live […]

August 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
Home Again Blues by E.B. Wheeler

Home Again Blues by E.B. Wheeler

“What do you do with a secret that might get someone killed?” Tenny assumes it’s a joke when someone writes to her advice column on a matter of life and death. After serving as a nurse in the Great War, she doesn’t want more trouble. But when a local turns up dead on her neighbor’s southern Utah homestead, she feels responsible. The murderer is probably […]

June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments