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By Maxim Chattam (trans. Susan Dyson) -
Translated from the French, this thriller alternates between present-day France and 1920s Cairo. Marion is whisked away to Mont-Saint-Michel by the French Secret ...Read Review
By Alan Gordon -
The Lark’s Lament is the sixth of Alan Gordon’s Fools’ Guild mysteries. Theophilus the Fool now shares the stage with his ...Read Review
By Cordelia Frances Biddle -
This historical mystery is set in Philadelphia in 1842. Martha Beale is the sheltered, unmarried daughter of a wealthy financier, Lemuel Beale, who goes ...Read Review
By Ben Pastor -
The Water Thief is a puzzle within a conundrum – an academic mystery turned deadly. In 304 C.E. Aelius Spartianus, commander in the army ...Read Review
By Carolyn Haines -
A feeling of profound sorrow permeates Carolyn Haines’ latest novel, Fever Moon. Set in the 1940s deep in the Louisiana bayou, the story ...Read Review
By P. C. Doherty -
This is the fifth Egyptian murder mystery starring Lord Amerotke, the Pharaoh’s chief judge. It is a quick- paced adventure with plenty ...Read Review
By Joan Druett -
Joan Druett is a New Zealander known for her nonfiction writings on maritime history. She also writes historical fiction by sailing along with ...Read Review
By Marion Chesney -
The fourth installment in this post-Edwardian mystery series finds Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcart still pretending to be engaged to spare ...Read Review
By Fiona Mountain -
Natasha Blake, a research genealogist, is hired to research the family history of John Hellier, the boyfriend of Charles Seagrove’s granddaughter. ...Read Review
By Susanne Alleyn -
When two people are found murdered in post-revolutionary Paris, police agent Aristide Ravel investigates. Ravel discovers the male victim was blackmailing the ...Read Review
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