Historical Mystery

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

The River We Remember
The Fraud
The Square of Sevens
The Golden Gate
The Christmas Guest
Murder at the Merton Library (Wrexford & Sloane, #7)
Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose (Enola Holmes, #9)
A Fire at the Exhibition (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #10)
The Spanish Diplomat's Secret (Captain Jim and Lady Diana Mysteries, #3)
Murder by Invitation Only (Phyllida Bright #3)
The Untitled Books (Glass Library #3)
Murder Under the Mistletoe
Murder at Midnight (Lily Adler Mystery, #4)
Murder by Invitation (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #15)
Broadway Butterfly
The Paris Assignment
The Witch’s Lens (The Order of the Seven Stars #1)
A Fire at the Exhibition (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #10)
The Untitled Books (Glass Library #3)
Broadway Butterfly
Murder at the Merton Library (Wrexford & Sloane, #7)
The Midnight House
The Late Mrs. Willoughby (Mr. Darcy & Miss Tilney, #2)
The Spanish Daughter
The Last Heir to Blackwood Library
The Venice Sketchbook
The Housekeepers
The Magnolia Palace
Flags on the Bayou
The Cuban Heiress
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1)
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1)
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1)
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1)
A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)
Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, #2)
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1)
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, #1)
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1)
A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)

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Umberto Eco
Quizá la tarea del que ama a los hombres consista en lograr que éstos se rían de la verdad, lograr que la verdad ría, porque la única verdad consiste en aprender a liberarnos de la insana pasión por la verdad.
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

J. New
Elspeth? Arrested? I’ve never heard anything so preposterous in my life." - J. New, The Riviera Affair ...more
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