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The historical mystery or historical whodunit is a subgenre of two literary genres, historical fiction and mystery fiction. These works are set in a time period considered historical from the author's perspective, and the central plot involves the solving of a mystery or crime (usually murder). Though works combining these genres have existed since at least the early 1900s, many credit Ellis Peters's Cadfael Chronicles (1977-1994) for popularizing what would become known as the historical mystery.
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“ Excerpted From Chapter One I decided staying put in the alley was preferable to keeping the dead guy company, so I went outside and lit a Lucky Strike. The night air had gotten damper and chillier during the short time I was in the warehouse, or maybe it was just me. Wisps of lacy fog were now sinking into the alley, and a skulking cat in search of dinner moved slowly along the opposite wall until he noticed me. He scurried off in a furry blur, eager to be far away from the evil invading his dom ...more ”
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[close] A page for those interested in discussing Sam Thomas's debut mystery THE MIDWIFE'S TALE
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Discussions of the Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch series; the Charles and Mélanie Fraser series; th…more
[close] Discussions of the Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch series; the Charles and Mélanie Fraser series; the Lescault Quartet; and the other fabulous works from this author. [Also known as Teresa Grant] This is a public group. Also check out the Google + Discussion group, which has exclusive and advance information on new works by this author.
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Making Historical Fiction all the rage... A place for readers, writers, and lovers of all things…more
[close] Making Historical Fiction all the rage... A place for readers, writers, and lovers of all things historical - from the Classics, to historical fiction, to costume dramas and literary adaptations. Join this group on Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/MWAuthor/history-in-vogue/?utm_campaign=boardinvite&e_t=e18b2d5398464d878364fc2a833bf7d9&utm_medium=2000&utm_source=31&e_t_s=board-name
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