Historical Mystery Books

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Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1) Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1)
by (shelved 300 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.90 — 21,965 ratings — published 2006
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What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1)
by (shelved 296 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.89 — 13,061 ratings — published 2005
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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1) And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
by (shelved 271 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.72 — 17,653 ratings — published 2005
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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
by (shelved 261 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.91 — 86,023 ratings — published 2003
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A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)
by (shelved 249 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.95 — 25,257 ratings — published 2015
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The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1)
by (shelved 226 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.93 — 11,230 ratings — published 2012
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Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, #2) Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, #2)
by (shelved 220 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.04 — 14,879 ratings — published 2007
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Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
by (shelved 214 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.79 — 30,041 ratings — published 2007
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Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1) Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1)
by (shelved 198 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.89 — 10,825 ratings — published 1999
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A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1) A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)
by (shelved 198 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.84 — 22,390 ratings — published 2016
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, #1) The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, #1)
by (shelved 193 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.06 — 72,044 ratings — published 1994
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Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
by (shelved 185 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.04 — 45,834 ratings — published 2003
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When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2) When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr, #2)
by (shelved 184 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.10 — 8,343 ratings — published 2006
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Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, #3) Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, #3)
by (shelved 182 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.03 — 12,642 ratings — published 2009
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The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1)
by (shelved 182 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.05 — 158,278 ratings — published 1994
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Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastian St. Cyr, #3) Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastian St. Cyr, #3)
by (shelved 177 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.18 — 7,791 ratings — published 2007
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Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr, #4) Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr, #4)
by (shelved 173 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.25 — 7,452 ratings — published 2008
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A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford, #1) A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford, #1)
by (shelved 170 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.90 — 15,285 ratings — published 2009
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Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia Grey, #4) Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia Grey, #4)
by (shelved 163 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.93 — 10,358 ratings — published 2010
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A Poisoned Season (Lady Emily, #2) A Poisoned Season (Lady Emily, #2)
by (shelved 162 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.97 — 11,336 ratings — published 2007
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
by (shelved 157 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.82 — 150,981 ratings — published 2009
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Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6) Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr, #6)
by (shelved 156 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.24 — 6,787 ratings — published 2011
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What Remains of Heaven (Sebastian St. Cyr, #5) What Remains of Heaven (Sebastian St. Cyr, #5)
by (shelved 156 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.23 — 6,956 ratings — published 2009
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What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr, #8) What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr, #8)
by (shelved 155 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.20 — 5,543 ratings — published 2013
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When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7) When Maidens Mourn (Sebastian St. Cyr, #7)
by (shelved 155 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.21 — 6,283 ratings — published 2012
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A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1) A Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #1)
by (shelved 145 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.88 — 14,649 ratings — published 1994
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A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2)
by (shelved 141 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.12 — 14,084 ratings — published 2017
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A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3) A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)
by (shelved 140 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.20 — 11,275 ratings — published 2018
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Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1) Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1)
by (shelved 138 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.70 — 24,942 ratings — published 2012
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The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey, #5) The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey, #5)
by (shelved 134 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.04 — 8,848 ratings — published 2011
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Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mystery, #2) Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mystery, #2)
by (shelved 133 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.99 — 7,792 ratings — published 2013
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A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1) A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1)
by (shelved 133 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.63 — 13,070 ratings — published 2007
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The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #1) The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #1)
by (shelved 131 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.71 — 6,126 ratings — published 2003
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Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr #9) Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr #9)
by (shelved 130 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.26 — 5,100 ratings — published 2014
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The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Paperback)
by (shelved 127 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.13 — 310,971 ratings — published 1980
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Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr, #10) Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr, #10)
by (shelved 127 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.22 — 4,637 ratings — published 2015
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A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2) A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2)
by (shelved 127 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.88 — 15,365 ratings — published 2008
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A Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily, #3) A Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily, #3)
by (shelved 126 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.91 — 9,292 ratings — published 2008
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Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2)
by (shelved 124 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 3.97 — 33,962 ratings — published 2004
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Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake, #2) Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake, #2)
by (shelved 121 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.28 — 22,941 ratings — published 2004
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A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell, #4) A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell, #4)
by (shelved 120 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.31 — 9,756 ratings — published 2019
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A Grave Matter (Lady Darby Mystery #3) A Grave Matter (Lady Darby Mystery #3)
by (shelved 119 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.03 — 6,572 ratings — published 2014
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Murder on St. Mark's Place (Gaslight Mystery, #2) Murder on St. Mark's Place (Gaslight Mystery, #2)
by (shelved 118 times as historical-mystery)
avg rating 4.02 — 6,582 ratings — published 2000
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Jennifer Kincheloe
“Anna Blanc was the most beautiful woman ever to barrel down Long Beach Strand with the severed head of a Chinese man.”
Jennifer Kincheloe, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

“In the wee small hours, California Highway One north of Half Moon Bay is about as desolate as it gets. The narrow, twisting road was etched from sheer cliff faces that towered above me on the right and dropped away a hundred feet to the Pacific Ocean on my left.

A soggy wool blanket of San Francisco's famous fog hung a few feet above the roadway, obscuring the stars and dribbling tiny spots of mist on my windshield. My headlights bored through the gap between road and fog, drilling an endless tunnel through the darkness.

So far as I could tell, there were only two other cars on the entire planet that night—actually, one car and a produce truck. They'd flashed by, one after the other, heading south just past Moss Beach. Their headlights glared in my eyes and made the road seem even narrower, but half an hour later, I was wishing for more signs of life just to help keep my drooping eyelids from slamming shut altogether. It was the wrong thing to wish for.

She appeared suddenly out of the fog on the opposite side of the road. Only, she wasn't in a car. This gal was smack dab in the middle of the southbound lane and running for all she was worth. She wore a white dress and no coat, and that was about all I had time to take in before she was gone and I was alone in the endless tunnel again.”
H.P. Oliver, Goodnight, San Francisco

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