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Murder on Union Square - A Gaslight Mystery

Sarah and Frank Malloy are enjoying married life and looking to make their family official by adopting Catherine, the child whom Sarah rescued and has been raising as her daughter. The process seems fairly straightforward, but at the last m...

4 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Murder on Black Swan Lane - A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #1

Andrea Penrose sketches a fascinatingly detailed and intricate mystery in this first in a new historical series. I was looking forward to this book from the moment I read the blurb. As a fan of Regencies and mysteries I couldn’t wait to rea...

5 Stars

The Darkling Bride

Deeprath Castle has belonged to the Gallagher family for 700 years. Aiden, the current Viscount Gallagher, has decided to sell the castle to the public trust despite his family’s objections. The castle holds too many bad memories. When he w...

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The Sixth Victim - A Constance Piper Mystery, #1

In "The Sixth Victim" the author sets the scene in the year of 1888. The location is a dark and foggy London. You can not be but filled with terror. The notorious killer Jack the Ripper is on the loose. The streets are not safe. In a way th...

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What the Dead Leave Behind - Gilded Age Mystery, #1

The historical facts in "What the Dead Leave Behind" seem to be very accurate. And the characters are fascinating. It doesn't take long and you want to know more about them. I loved the gilded era! It was a different time. For the readers o...

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  • Author: Rosemary Simpson
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Kensington Books

Death Below Stairs - A Below Stairs Mystery, #1

"Death Below Stairs" is the first book in the Kat Holloway Mystery series! Kat, a young cook, takes a position at Mayfair mansion. While she’s there, her assistant gets murdered, and she tries her hardest to find the murderer. This book sta...

4 Stars

Death Below Stairs - A Below Stairs Mystery, #1

Highly sought after cook Kat Holloway takes a position at a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of the hunky Lord Rankin. She's fine with all the odd residents of the manse as long as they keep out of her ki...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Ashley
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

City of Lies - A Counterfeit Lady Novel, #1

“City of Lies” tosses the reader into jail with the main character and the suffrage movement. I have to say that this worked very well. I decided to read this because of the cover and I died hard loved it. I couldn't put it down. This novel...

5 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Ninja's Daughter - A Shinobi Mystery, #4 / A Hiro Hattori Novel

Have you ever wondered what a ninja would do if he ever came across an unsolved murder? I will be honest I never did, but after reading Susan Spann’s Hiro Hattori novel “The Ninja's Daughter”, I wish I would have done so sooner. It was one...

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A Christmas Message

“A Christmas Message” by Anne Perry is a beautiful seasonal mini-novel that features Vespasia and Victor Narraway, whose journey to Jerusalem, at a time considered pivotal for Christian religions, is imbued with far more significance than a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Historical Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Murder in Mayfair - An Atlas Catesby Mystery, #1

D. M. Quincy has written a series debut novel. “Murder in Mayfair” is an Atlas Catesby Mystery and the first one in the series. The story takes place in 1814 in England, where Atlas and friend have stopped at an inn for some sustenance. Aft...

4 Stars

Sary's Diamonds: Love, Lust, and Peril - Sary's Adventure Series Book 2

All that's left is a treasure map, or part of one. At least it's supposed to be a treasure map. Sarabande Swinford was taken in by a con man. She has lost her fortune and all she has left if the map. So she decided to find out about this so...

3 Stars

In Farleigh Field - A Novel of World War II

Rhys Bowen is one of my favorite authors. She wrote the Royal Spyness Myusteries, the Constable Evans Mysteries, and the Molly Murphy Mysteries. I have read most of these and you will fine reviews on my blog. I have just read “In Farleigh F...

5 Stars

Death Among Rubies - A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #2

“Death Among Rubies” by R. J. Koreto is set in Edwardian England and spotlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizations and a suffragette, which dismays her brother tremendously. She is very indep...

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In the Shadow of Lakecrest

I read an advanced review copy of “In the Shadow of Lakecrest” by Elizabeth Blackwell. The novel begins in 1928 as two passengers are returning amongst many to the United States from Europe by ship. One is a man from a purported wealthy fam...

3 Stars

A Perilous Undertaking - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #2

I know “A Perilous Undertaking” says that it can be read as a standalone. But if you don’t read book one you really miss out on the events of book one. This second book takes us deeper into Veronica Speedwell’s family life as well as the li...

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The Paris Librarian - A Hugo Marston Novel

“The Paris Librarian” is a Hugh Marston crime fiction book by Mark Pryor. I had not read his books before and so found this novel to be appealing. I enjoy crime fiction and found that this setting in Paris with all the accompanying Parisian...

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Woman in the Shadows - Clara Vine, #2

“Woman in the Shadows” by Jane Thynne is the third book in the Clara Vine Series that I have read. Jane Thynne has become one of my very favorite authors. Not only is her subject matter one that I love to read about, but her style of writin...

5 Stars

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

I love historical mysteries. With such a colorful cover, I couldn’t help but feel intrigued. When the Duke of Olympia dies his longtime secretary Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove is commissioned to seek out his heir, Maximillian Haywood. Max has...

3 Stars
  • Author: Juliana Gray
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Superfluous Women - Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #22

The Daisy Dalrymple mystery series by Carola Dunn has been a favorite of mine ever since I was introduced to it because of the re-release of Death at Wentwater Court. So when offered the chance to read the newest release, Superfluous Women,...

5 Stars

Come Hell or Highball - Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries, #1

Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance is an intriguing first entry in what will hopefully be a long series. Society matron Lola Woodby has just buried her unfaithful husband, and is looking forward to a life after a distinctly loveless marri...

4 Stars

Death on the Sapphire - A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #1

R. J. Koreto has been a financial journalist and some of his work has appeared in mystery magazines. “Death on the Sapphire” is his first novel and highlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizatio...

4 Stars

The Angel of Highgate

Sometimes it takes a very special person to change our lives forever. For Geoffrey Thraxton, it is that one special person who he first perceives to be an angel. That is majorly the story in the novel "The Angel of Highgate" by Vaughn Entwi...

5 Stars

A Study In Scarlet Women - The Lady Sherlock Series, #1

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself o...

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  • Author: Sherry Thomas
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Ghostly Echoes - A Jackaby Novel, #3

I have been a fan of the Jackaby series since it started and I am very sad to see that this third story just didn't work out for me. The wonderful Mr. Jackaby fell so flat for me that he really was only good for seeing the other world in th...

3 Stars

Whispers Beyond the Veil - A Change of Fortune Mystery, #1

I really love historical reads and this mystery was so good! It is very well written and I loved the characters. The story was pretty easy to follow, which made it even better. The author did an amazing job delving into the occult world and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jessica Estevao
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, Suspense: Mystery, Debut Title, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

No Pity For the Dead - A Mystery of Old San Francisco, #2

Nancy Herriman has done it again with the latest in her historical mystery series. Set in San Francisco in 1867 nurse Celia Davies once again finds herself accidentally on the trail of a killer, along with will-she-won’t-she possible romant...

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  • Author: Nancy Herriman
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Devil's Cold Dish - Will Rees Mysteries

If you like reading historical mystery novels, you will enjoy “The Devil’s Cold Dish’ by Eleanor Kuhns. This novel is set in Maine in 1796 on the farm of weaver Will Rees. Rees is an itinerant weaver moving from town to town weaving cloth f...

4 Stars

The Pursuit of Pearls - Clara Vine, #4

“The Pursuit of Pearls” by Jane Thynne is book four in the Clara Vine series. Not only is the novel’s historical World War II setting my favorite setting but it is expertly written. This is a spy novel at its best. The main character is act...

5 Stars

A Sacrificial Matter

“A Sacrificial Matter” is a story based in the early twentieth century. It involves a murder that had all the signs of a sacrifice. At least that is what it seems like on the surface. Further investigation by the Darcy's (a husband and wife...

3 Stars

The Hemingway Thief

Setting: Paris 1922 (Hemingway's suitcase containing a very rare manuscript is stolen) As this is taking place we have "Coop" Henry Cooper. He is introduced to the reader. He is the author of vampire romance novels. He goes into hiding in o...

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A Curious Beginning - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

In A CURIOUS BEGINNING, Deanna Raybourn gives readers Veronica Speedwell, one of the most engaging and intriguing characters I’ve met in a book in a long time. She’s fiercely independent, as competent in her profession of international butt...

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A Curious Beginning - A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

A Curious Beginning was in a word, magnificent! I am a big fan of Deanna Raybourn and her new character Veronica Speedwell is a delight! Top notch writing, sparkling dialogue and a surprise ending that I certainly didn't see coming. I could...

5 Stars
  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Berkley

A Useful Woman - A Rosalind Thorne Mystery, #1

Rosalind Thorne knows how to put together a guest list and manage the social mores, her continued acceptance by polite society is based on her avoidance of even the mere rumor of dishonor. When a murder at Almack’s threatens not only Rosali...

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  • Author: Darcie Wilde
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Murder in Morningside Heights - A Gaslight Mystery, #18

The Gaslight Mystery series by Victoria Thompson, is one of the best historical mystery series out there, and it’s always a pleasure to touch base with the recurring characters I have come to know and care for. Unfortunately, this nineteent...

3 Stars
  • Author: Victoria Thompson
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

In Dublin's Fair City - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“In Dublin’s Fair City” is book number six in the Molly Murphy Series by Rhys Bowen. It is always helpful to follow the series in order because previous novels lend understanding to the current one being read. In this novel, Molly Murphy is...

4 Stars

The Edge of Dreams - Molly Murphy Mysteries

The Molly Murphy Mystery series by Rhys Bowen is one of my favorites. This series blends the history of a by-gone era with the tenacity of a young woman as she gets herself into all kinds of trouble. In “The Edge of Dreams”, someone is comm...

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The Midwife and the Assassin - The Midwife's Tale

I haven't read any of the other books in “The Midwife's Tale” series, but this book was quite good. The author wrote a fascinating fiction novel about a midwife and her life during the English war. The midwife has a murder to solve in order...

4 Stars

The Eloquence of the Dead

SETTING: Dubin, 1887 This is Book Two in the Joe Swallow Series. The books don't have to be read in sequence. Sargent Joe Swallow hasn't had a promotion in a long time and isn't very happy, especially since he is the best they have. Now he'...

3 Stars

Speakers of the Dead - Walt Whitman Mysteries

This novel is a historical fiction taking place back in 1843 in New York City. The main character, Walt Whitman, a journalist, gets involved in a mystery involving dissections of the dead. Back in 1843, a rarity has just been founded, a med...

3 Stars
  • Author: J. Aaron Sanders
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Plume

A Taste for Nightshade

A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey is one of the most interesting historical fiction books I’ve ever read. Set in 1787 Manchester, it follows the stories of two very different young women. This was dark and intriguing, filled with dam...

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These Shallow Graves

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly is shrouded in mystery and deception. If you think you know what's happening, you're very wrong. Jo Montfort comes from a privileged, upper class family. She enjoys writing interesting stories like...

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  • Author: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Review by: Sarah Dizon
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

Jennifer Kincheloe’s THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC is a wonderful debut historical mystery with an amateur sleuth protagonist who is completely unforgettable. Anna is a rebellious turn of the century woman who will appeal to the modern read...

4 Stars

Away in a Manger - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #15

Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy Mystery Series books can always be counted on to provide an interesting story. “Away in a Manger” is no exception. I love Ms. Bowen’s style of writing. It is descriptive, entertaining and humorous. I enjoy peeking...

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The Scent of Secrets - Clara Vine, #3

“The Scent of Secrets” by Jane Thynne was a book that I label “a keeper”. Not only is the novel’s plot in my favorite genre, a World War II historical theme, but it is expertly written to bring out the characters’ innermost strengths and we...

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Art in the Blood - Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Sherlock Holmes is at a standstill, depressed and on cocaine. I was a little shocked to find out Holmes is using. I just never expected it from him. He is not being challenged by any interesting cases. His friend, Watson doesn't seem to be...

4 Stars

Murder at Whitehall - An Elizabethan Mystery, #4

Murder at Whitehall is the first book I have read by Amanda Carmack. It is a mystery set in 1500's England around Christmastime. I am completely fascinated with the Tudor era and, whether historical or fictional, it is a subject I enjoy rea...

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  • Author: Amanda Carmack
  • Review by: LoveToRead
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

De Potter's Grand Tour

Set in 1905 this intriguing tale centers on a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector who mysteriously disappears off the coast of Greece. Was it an accident or something else? Good question and you’ll need to learn a lot more about Ar...

4 Stars

Move Your Blooming Corpse - An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, #2

As a fan of My Fair Lady who is apt to break into song at any time, I was hesitant when I saw the first book, “Wouldn’t It Be Deadly”, knowing there was no way it would do proper justice to the characters. I was delighted to discover I coul...

5 Stars
  • Author: D. E. Ireland
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

In Like Flynn - Molly Murphy Mysteries, #4

Rhys Bowen’s IN LIKE FLYNN is the fourth in her Molly Murphy mystery series, and it reaffirmed to me why this series has become so well loved. Molly is a fun character—smart, plain speaking, bold, and unflappable. It would be enjoyable to f...

4 Stars

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