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A Taste of Betrayal: A Faith Clarke Mystery

By Julie Bates - Published 2022



In 1775 Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia, tempers flare between loyalists to King George III and patriots craving independence. Tavern keeper Faith Clarke, ...Read Review

A Twist of Murder (A Dickens of a Crime)

By Heather Redmond - Published 2022



This is the fifth in a series featuring the youthful Charles Dickens as an amateur sleuth investigating a rot at a private school ...Read Review

A Trace of Poison (A Phyllida Bright Mystery)

By Colleen Cambridge - Published 2022



A Trace of Poison is second in a historical mystery series featuring Phyllida Bright, fictional housekeeper at Mallowan Hall in Devon, England—estate ...Read Review

The Echoes (The Kinship Series, 4)

By Jess Montgomery - Published 2022



It’s the Fourth of July in 1928 in Kinship, Ohio, and the hardscrabble town is celebrating the opening of an amusement park dedicated ...Read Review

Tomboy: A Jane Benjamin Novel

By Shelley Blanton-Stroud - Published 2022



Scrappy Jane Benjamin aims to make a name for herself as a journalist; but in 1939, in a field dominated by men, that’s ...Read Review

Writ in Blood

By Julie Bozza - Published 2021


Historical FantasyWestern

The Wild West gets a queer retelling in this inventive historical with a hint of fantasy. Three point-of-view characters based on real white ...Read Review

Scarlet Carnation

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2022



Scarlet Carnation is the fourth in Ibrahim’s series of historical novels that started with Yellow Crocus. This volume jumps to 1915 in the ...Read Review

The Bones of Ruin (Bones of Ruin Trilogy)

By Sarah Raughley - Published 2021


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

This historical fantasy twist on The Hunger Games transports readers to an apocalyptic version of 1880s London where darkly magical things happen. A ...Read Review

Moon and the Mars

By Kia Corthron - Published 2021


This expansive novel follows the adventures of Theodora Brigid “Theo” Brook, a poor, half-Black, half-Irish orphan growing up in Five Points in lower ...Read Review