17th Century

The Sea Hath Spoken

By Stephen Lewis - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing at ...Read Review

Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works

By Robert Nye - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is Anne Hathaway’s story, written years after her husband has died. Her daughter Susanna has given her a beautiful book of ...Read Review

The Abyssinian

By Jean-Christophe Rufin - Published 2000

Genres:

AdventureThriller

Abyssinia, cut off from Westerners for generations, is an irresistible goal for a number of Western contingents at the start of the 18th ...Read Review

Kill The Shogun: A Samurai Mystery

By Dale Furutani - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in the trilogy that began with Death at the Crossroads and Jade Palace Vendetta, all set in 17th century ...Read Review

Artemisia

By Alexandra Lapierre - By Liz Heron trans. - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

  This extraordinary novel is a must read for anyone remotely interested in Baroque Italy, art, or painter Artemisia Gentileschi. I have very ...Read Review

Sor Juana’s Second Dream: A Novel

By Alicia Gaspar de Alba - Published 1999

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This lovely novel can be read without any previous knowledge of the famous Mexican nun. The author evokes the feel of 17th century ...Read Review

The Blind in Darkness

By Stephen Lewis - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Old Man Powell is found murdered in his cabin, the crime disguised as a scalping. The natural suspect is Massaquoit, an Indian whom ...Read Review

The Samurai’s Wife

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Normally the most absorbing aspect of even a historical whodunit is the plot, but in Rowland’s superb Sano and Reiko series her ...Read Review

Dorcas Good: The Diary of a Salem Witch

By Rose Earhart - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Choosing to tell the tale of the 1692 Salem witches as a diary written by one of them seemed like a brilliant idea to ...Read Review

Soul of the Sacred Earth

By Vella Munn - Published 2000

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Except for a brief prelude set in 1599, the events in this book take place during the summer and fall of 1628 in what is ...Read Review