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Puzzling Historical Mysteries to Solve

A Curious Beginning (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 1)

Deanna Raybourn

$11.99

In her thrilling new series, theNew York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, returns once more to Victorian England…and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.
London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry-and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

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Silent in the Sanctuary (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 2)

Deanna Raybourn

$5.99

Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends. Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget-the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane-is among her father's houseguests…and he is not alone. Not to be outdone, Julia shows him that two can play at flirtation and promptly introduces him to her devoted, younger, titled Italian count.

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Silent on the Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 3)

Deanna Raybourn

$6.99

Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family-the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift on the moor winds, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes….

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The Dark Enquiry (A Lady Julia Grey Mystery Book 5)

Deanna Raybourn

$8.99

Recapture the Victorian mystery and magic of Lady Julia Gray with book 5 in Deanna Raybourn's fan-favorite series
Partners now in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have finally returned from abroad to set up housekeeping in London. But merging their respective collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the harried newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business.

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

$10.34

BONUS: This edition contains aThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie discussion guide and an excerpt from Alan Bradley'sThe Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag.

It is the summer of 1950-and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

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A Red Herring Without Mustard: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

$10.84

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Alan Bradley, author of the most award-winning series debut of any year, returns with another irresistible Flavia de Luce novel


In the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had asked a Gypsy woman to tell her fortune-never expecting to later stumble across the poor soul, bludgeoned almost to death in the wee hours in her own caravan. Was this an act of retribution by those convinced that the soothsayer abducted a local child years ago? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how could this crime be connected to the missing baby? As the red herrings pile up, Flavia must sort through clues fishy and foul to untangle dark deeds and dangerous secrets.

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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

$7.61

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On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival in the English village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces' crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office-and making spectacular use of Harriet's beloved Gipsy Moth plane,Blithe Spirit-Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer.

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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

$10.34

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley'sA Red Herring Without Mustard,discussion questions, and an essay by the author.
Flavia de Luce, a dangerously smart eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders, thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over-until beloved puppeteer Rupert Porson has his own strings sizzled in an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. But who'd do such a thing, and why? Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting on? What about Porson's charming but erratic assistant? All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve-without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Alan Bradley

$7.61

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Flavia de Luce-"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket'sA Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)-takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in this captivating mystery.

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The Virgin in the Ice (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 6)

Ellis Peters

$5.19

A monk embarks on a dangerous quest to find a trio of missing travelers in this medieval mystery by an Edgar Award-winning author.
The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most disturbing of events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an eighteen-year-old girl of great beauty, and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio never reaches Shrewsbury, having disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside.

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A Morbid Taste for Bones (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 1)

Ellis Peters

$5.19

In the first installment of an iconic historical mystery series, a medieval monk seeks a saint's remains for Shrewsbury Abbey-but finds a murderous sinner instead.
A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden-but now there's a more pressing matter. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. The team's goal is to collect the holy remains of Saint Winifred, which Prior Robert hopes will boost the abbey's reputation, as well as his own. But when the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.

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One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 2)

Ellis Peters

$5.19

When Shrewsbury Castle falls, Brother Cadfael discovers a murder mystery amid the wreckage
In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: one extra victim that has been strangled, not hanged.

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Saint Peter's Fair (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 4)

Ellis Peters

$5.19

In the twelfth century, merchants gather at a summertime fair-but when one of them is found dead in a river, a crime-solving monk must step in.
St. Peter's Fair is a grand, festive event, attracting merchants from across England and beyond. There is a pause in the civil war racking the country in the summer of 1139, and the fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to the town of Shrewsbury-until the body of a wealthy merchant is found murdered in the river Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? And, if so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby?

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An Excellent Mystery (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 11)

Ellis Peters

$5.19

Two monks seeking refuge bring with them a troubling mystery that will test Brother Cadfael's beliefs
In the year of our Lord 1141, August comes in golden as a lion, and two monks ride into the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bringing with them disturbing news of war-and a mystery.

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The Distant Hours: A Novel

Kate Morton

$5.97

The #1 internationally bestselling author ofThe Forgotten Gardenmesmerizes readers with a haunting tale of long-buried secrets and the twists of fate that can alter lives forever.
This enthralling romantic thriller pays homage to the classics of gothic fiction, spinning a rich and intricate web of mystery, suspense, and lost love.

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The Lake House: A Novel

Kate Morton

$5.49

From theNew York Times bestselling author ofThe Secret Keeper comes a "moody, suspenseful page-turner" (People, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets.
Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories.

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The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

Kate Morton

$8.24

From the internationally bestselling author ofThe House at Riverton, an unforgettable new novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so many made a fresh start, and back to the windswept coast of Cornwall, England, past and present

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The Secret Keeper: A Novel

Kate Morton

$2.16

From theNew York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author ofThe Distant Hours,The Forgotten Garden, andThe House at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder, and enduring love.
During a picnic at her family's farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy's ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy's past. Clue by clue, she traces a secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds thrown together in war-torn London-Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy-whose lives are forever after entwined. A gripping story of deception and passion, TheSecret Keeper will keep you enthralled to the last page.

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The House at Riverton: A Novel

Kate Morton

$8.24

From the #1 internationally bestselling author ofThe Forgotten Gardencomes a gorgeous novel set in England between World War I and World war II. Perfect for fans ofDownton Abbey, it is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades.

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When Falcons Fall (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 11)

C.S. Harris

$13.45

Sebastian St. Cyr is drawn into a murder investigation in a deceptively peaceful English village in this gripping historical mystery from the national bestselling author ofWhy Kill the Innocent.
Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife, Hero, have come to this deceptively peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend. But when the body of a young widow is found on the banks of the river Teme, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to Sebastian for help. Sebastian soon realizes that Emma Chance was hiding her true identity, and she was not the first beautiful young woman in the village to be murdered. Also troubling are the machinations of Lucien Bonaparte, the estranged brother of the megalomaniac French Emperor Napoléon. Held captive under the British government's watchful eye, Bonaparte is restless, ambitious, and treacherous.

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