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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. ...more
Best SA-Free Historical Mysteries (set and/or written prior to 1970).
Best Series With At Least 7 Books
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Favorite Historical Mystery Series
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Victorian and Regency Mystery Novels
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“ Anna Blanc was the most beautiful woman ever to barrel down Long Beach Strand with the severed head of a Chinese man. ”
“ Excerpted From Chapter Eighteen Pacific Coast Highway ends with a sharp right turn onto Sepulveda. Approaching that intersection, I saw several cars pulled to the shoulder of the road and two fresh, black skid marks leading straight to the edge of the beach beyond Sepulveda. Halfway between the road and the water, a big red Caddy convertible lay upside down on the sand. I parked and jogged to the wreckage. The windshield and the cloth top had collapsed, so the car was resting on its hood and t ...more ”
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Making Historical Fiction all the rage... A place for readers, writers, and lovers of all thing…more
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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.
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