Andrei Baltakmens, The Raven's Seal , about a nobleman imprisoned for a murder he did not commit and the slum girl who tries to help him prove his innocence. Review or Author Interview. Robin Blake, A Dark Anatomy , about a village coroner and his physician friend who investigate the murder of a squire's wife in ; 1 in the Cragg and Fidelis mystery series.
Robin Blake, Dark Waters , about a village coroner and his physician friend who investigate the drowning of an innkeeper shortly before a hotly contested election; 2 in the Cragg and Fidelis mystery series. Robin Blake, The Hidden Man ; titled The Scrivener in the UK , about a village coroner and his physician friend who in investigate the apparent suicide of a pawnbroker in a locked room, which may be connected with the slave trade; 3 in the Cragg and Fidelis mystery series.
Lillian de la Torre, Dr. Sam Johnson, Detector: Being, A Light-Hearted Collection of Recently Reveal'd Episodes in the Career of the Great Lexicographer , a collection of short stories in which Samuel Johnson, the eighteenth century compiler of the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, solves mysteries; 1 in the Dr. Sam Johnson series. Lillian de la Torre, The Detections of Dr. Sam Johnson , a collection of short stories in which Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, solves mysteries; 2 in the Dr.
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Sam Johnson, Detector , a collection of short stories in which Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, solves mysteries; 3 in the Dr. Lillian de la Torre, The Exploits of Dr. Sam Johnson, Detector , a collection of short stories in which Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, solves mysteries; 4 in the Dr.
Patrick Easter, The Watermen , a thriller about a river surveyor for the new London marine police and his enemy, a criminal out to get revenge for the brutal punishment he received after a court martial; 1 in the Tom Pascoe mystery series. Patrick Easter, The River of Fire , about a surveyor for London's river police who investigates the drowning of two men in a sunken lugger, which may be connected to a French plot to weaken England during the Napoleonic Wars; 2 in the Tom Pascoe mystery series.
Patrick Easter, The Rising Tide , about a surveyor for London's river police who is grieving and drinking too much when he is asked to investigate the drowning death of an associate of William Pitt, while Pitt tries to force his anti-slavery bill through Parliament in ; 3 in the Tom Pascoe mystery series. Patrick Easter, Cuckold Point , about a London river policeman who, while investigating a robbery, learns in the city's secretive Jewish district that a shipment of silk is about to come on the market, and finds it may be connected with a dangerous conspiracy; 4 in the Tom Pascoe mystery series.
Janet Gleeson, The Grenadillo Box , about a journeyman for the famous eighteenth century furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale and his attempt to find out who is murdering people at the manor house where he has come to install a library. Janet Gleeson, The Serpent in the Garden , about a fictional eighteenth century portrait painter and his attempt to solve the mystery surrounding two deaths and a couple whose wedding portrait he painted.
Janet Gleeson, The Thief Taker , about a cook for a family of famous eighteenth century London silversmiths, who is charged with finding out what her fellow servants know about a theft and a murder. Robert Goddard, Sea Change , about an impoverished mapmaker during the collapse of the South Sea Bubble in who becomes a pawn in a dangerous game when he agrees to deliver a package in return for the discharge of his debts. Tessa Harris, The Anatomist's Apprentice , about an American anatomist living in London who investigates a case of poisoning in Oxfordshire; 1 in the Dr.
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Thomas Silkstone mystery series. Tessa Harris, The Dead Shall Not Rest , about an American anatomist living in England who examines an eight-foot-tall man appearing at a local spring fair who may not live much longer and whose corpse will be coveted by body-snatchers; 2 in the Dr. Tessa Harris, The Devil's Breath , about an American anatomist investigating a murder in the English countryside that villagers believe is the work of the Devil; 3 in the Dr. Tessa Harris, The Lazarus Curse , about an American anatomist searching for a missing botanist, the sole survivor of a scientific expedition to Jamaica, in s London; 4 in the Dr.
Tessa Harris, Shadow of the Raven , about an American anatomist trying to free the woman he loves from the Bedlam mental hospital in ; 5 in the Dr. Tessa Harris, Secrets in the Stones , about an American anatomist who must clear the woman he loves from a murder charge shortly after she is released from the Bedlam mental hospital; 6 in the Dr. Miranda Hearn, A Life Everlasting , about the ghost of a London surgeon who dies in and the other eminent ghosts who gather about him as he tries to discover who murdered him.
Keith Heller, Man's Illegal Life , about a night watchman in London who discovers the body of a murdered man; 1 in the George Man trilogy. Keith Heller, Man's Loving Family , about a London man who takes a job as bodyguard for a merchant's son but fails to prevent his murder; 2 in the George Man trilogy. Antonia Hodgson, The Devil in the Marshalsea , about a London man sent to debtor's prison in , where he tries to solve a series of killings before he becomes the next to die; 1 in the Thomas Hawkins series.
Antonia Hodgson, A Death at Fountains Abbey , about, a London man who travels to Yorkshire to investigate a murder threat against a wealthy man with a reputation as a swindler; 3 in the Thomas Hawkins series.
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Ross King, Domino , about a naive young artist drawn into a web of intrigue by a mysterious noblewoman. Deryn Lake, Death at St. David Liss, A Conspiracy of Paper , a thriller about a retired Jewish pugilist whose work as a private detective in London leads him to investigate the death of his estranged father, a stock-jobber; 1 in the Benjamin Weaver series. David Liss, A Spectacle of Corruption , a thriller about a London detective who escapes from prison and must prove his innocence during a controversial election season; 2 in the Benjamin Weaver series. Hannah March, The Complaint of the Dove , about the tutor for a young man from a wealthy family who must clear his student of a murder charge in after a beautiful actress is found strangled.
Wilder Perkins, Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities , about a lieutenant in the British Navy, assigned to shore duty because a throat injury has left him unable to speak above a whisper, who must investigate the disappearance of a ship; 1 in the Hoare Bartholomew series. Wilder Perkins, Hoare and the Headless Captains , about a lieutenant in the British Navy, assigned to shore duty because a throat injury has left him unable to speak above a whisper, who must find out who murdered two captains; 2 in the Hoare Bartholomew series.
Wilder Perkins, Hoare and the Matter of Treason , about a lieutenant in the British Navy, assigned to shore duty because a throat injury has left him unable to speak above a whisper, who must locate a missing man who may know something about a treasonous conspiracy; 3 in the Hoare Bartholomew series. Elizabeth Redfern, The Music of the Spheres , a gritty murder mystery set in late eighteenth century London.
Imogen Robertson, Instruments of Darkness , about a society woman and a reclusive anatomist who are thrown together in when she discovers a corpse; 1 in the Crowther and Westerman mystery series. Imogen Robertson, Anatomy of Murder , about a pioneering anatomist and a society woman who go to London when her sea-captain husband is injured, where they are asked to investigate a death that may be linked to an international spy ring; 2 in the Crowther and Westerman mystery series.
Imogen Robertson, Island of Bones , about a pioneering anatomist and a society woman who investigate the discovery of a fresh corpse in a three-hundred-year-old island tomb in Cumbria; 3 in the Crowther and Westerman mystery series. Imogen Robertson, Circle of Shadows , about a pioneering anatomist and a society woman who travel to a German principality to help clear her brother-in-law of a murder charge; 4 in the Crowther and Westerman mystery series.
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Andrew Taylor, The Anatomy of Ghosts , about the author of a skeptical book about ghosts who is hired to disprove the existence of a ghost haunting a Cambridge college. Sophia Tobin, The Silversmith's Wife , a thriller about the wife of a London silversmith murdered in and the guilty secrets she is hiding. Nancy Means Wright, Midnight Fires , a mystery which imagines that writer and women's rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft investigated a case of murder during her younger years when she served as governess for the aristocratic Kingsborough family in Ireland; 1 in the Mary Wollstonecraft mystery series.
Nancy Means Wright, The Nightmare , a mystery which imagines that after publishing her masterwork "A Vindication of the Rights of Women," Mary Wollstonecraft investigated a case of murder connected to a stolen painting; 2 in the Mary Wollstonecraft mystery series. Patricia Wynn, The Birth of Blue Satan , about a nobleman falsely accused of murder who escapes to become a highwayman as he tries to find the real killer with the help of a waiting woman; 1 in the Blue Satan mystery series. Patricia Wynn, The Spider's Touch , about an outlaw who accepts a secret mission from James Stuart, Pretender to the British throne, and helps a waiting woman uncover a murderous spy; 2 in the Blue Satan mystery series.
Patricia Wynn, The Motive from the Deed , about an outlaw and a waiting woman who search for the real killer after her brother is accused of murdering his publisher; 3 in the Blue Satan mystery series. Patricia Wynn, A Killing Frost , about a highwayman and a waiting woman who uncover treachery after a body is found at the Frost Fair on the Thames; 4 in the Blue Satan mystery series.
Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse , about an orphaned boy adopted by a wealthy man in the late eighteenth century and his adventures during the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon. Susanne Alleyn, The Executioner's Heir , about the early life of Charles Sanson, Paris's chief executioner in the years leading up to the French Revolution; self-published. Evelyn Anthony, Curse Not the King , about the conflicts between Catherine the Great and the son she hated for his resemblance to his father; 2 in the Romanov trilogy. Daniel Arsand, Lovers , about a scandalous love affair between two young men in the court of Louis XV.
Lauren Belfer, And After the Fire , about a musician who receives an anti-Jewish cantata by Bach as a gift in , an American soldier who finds it in , and his niece in the present day who discovers it after his death. John Boyne, The Thief of Time , about a Parisian who, after witnessing his mother's murder and his stepfather's execution for the crime in , flees to Dover, discovers he has stopped aging, and lives into the twentieth century. Edward Carey, Little , about the early life in Paris, with the tensions that will lead to the French Revolution rising, of the odd young woman who will become Madame Tussaud.
Andrei Codrescu, Casanova in Bohemia , about the aging Casanova. Laurel Corona, The Four Seasons , about two sisters left at a Venetian foundling hospital, where they become part of an all-female orchestra and are taught by Antonio Vivaldi. Laurel Corona, Finding Emilie , about a French girl curious about the scandalous past of her aristocratic mother, an intellectual who died shortly after giving birth to her, and determined to explore her own potential along with the friend who is as close to her as a sister.
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Christina Courtenay, Trade Winds , historical romance about a determined young Swedish woman who in makes a marriage of convenience with a handsome Scot in order to recover the inheritance her stepfather has swindled from her. Stephanie Cowell, Marrying Mozart , about Mozart's wife. Will Davenport, The Painter , about a modern woman who discovers a diary written years ago that describes the rivalry of the painter Rembrandt van Rijn and the poet Andrew Marvell for a woman's love.
Kathryn Davis, Versailles , about Marie Antoinette. Petersburg, who abandons her family after a tragedy in order to serve the poor. Catherine Delors, Mistress of the Revolution , about a young woman from an aristocratic family and her struggle to survive a brutal marriage and the upheavals of the French Revolution; told in the form of a memoir she writes years later after escaping to England. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities , about a beautiful young woman, her long-imprisoned father and a kind-hearted nobleman caught up in the French Revolution.
John Dickinson, The Lightstep , about a man who turns against his former revolutionary ideas after the French Revolution and goes to work as spymaster for a German bishop. Karen Engelmann, The Stockholm Octavo , about a Swedish customs bureaucrat who in during the reign of Gustav III hears from a fortune-teller that he is destined to find love, a fortune that leads him into political intrigue. Review at Fictional Appearances.
Ildefonso Falcones, The Barefoot Queen , about two women friends in Seville, a freed Cuban slave and a gypsy who struggle against the Spanish king's decree outlawing gypsies. Lion Feuchtwanger, This Is the Hour ; also titled Goya , about the Spanish Francisco Goya, and his transition from court painter for Charles IV to a painter with a political conscience who used his art to protest Spain's repressive policies.
Marina Fiorato, The Daughter of Siena , a thriller about a young woman whose father forces her to marry a sadistic husband as part of a shadowy plot during the horse-racing season in Siena, Italy. Penelope Fitzgerald, The Blue Flower , based on the life of an eighteenth century German romantic poet.
Eloise Genest, The Passions of Princes , about a variety of characters, including the French king's mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour, in France and in the French territory of Louisiana beginning in ; self-published. Juliet Grey, Becoming Marie Antoinette , about the early years of Marie Antoinette, the young Austrian archduchess whose ambitious mother trains her to become queen of France; 1 in the Marie Antoinette trilogy.
Jonathan Grimwood, The Last Banquet , about a man with an unusually keen sense of taste during the time of the French Revolution. Michele Halberstadt, The Pianist in the Dark , about a blind pianist, the daughter of the Empress of Austria's secretary, who discovers love after Franz-Anton Mesmer tries to restore her sight with his experimental new technique.
Richard Harvell, The Bells , about a Swiss boy with a remarkable voice who joins a choir in Vienna, where he is forced to become a castrato and falls in love with a beautiful, crippled girl. Helen Hollick, Bring It Close , about a reformed pirate who has made an enemy of Blackbeard and is engaged to marry a white witch; 3 in the Jesamiah Acorne trilogy. Christian Jacq, The Great Magician , a thriller about a keeper of ancient Egyptian knowledge who travels to Europe to find and protect a genius destined to save humanity, where he encounters the child musical prodigy Mozart; 1 in the Mozart series.