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Best historical-fiction mysteries

Great books that feature a crime-solving detective, searching for clues (set in a past era).

This genre is also known as the "historical whodunnit": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic....

It does not include true crime, historical fantasy, or historical romance. Main character must be a detective (by profession or hobby).
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