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Puzzling Historical Mysteries to Solve

The Serpent's Tale (A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel)

Ariana Franklin

$13.99

The follow-up toMistress of the Art of Death- in the national bestselling series hailed as "the medieval answer to Kay Scarpetta and theCSI detectives."
When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The king orders Adelia Aguilar, expert in the science of death, to investigate-and hopefully stave off civil war. A reluctant Adelia finds herself once again in the company of Rowley Picot, the new Bishop of St. Albans...and her baby's father. Their discoveries into the crime are shocking- and omens of greater danger to come.

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Mistress of the Art of Death (A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel Book 1)

Ariana Franklin

$12.99

The national bestselling hit hailed by theNew York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition."
In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.

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A Murderous Procession (A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel)

Ariana Franklin

$8.21

Tess Garritsen calls this one "my favorite book of the year!"
In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar to travel with the princess and safeguard her health. But when people in the wedding procession are murdered, Adelia and Rowley must discover the killer's identity, and whether he is stalking the princess or Adelia herself.

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Book 1)

Laurie R. King

$2.71

The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award-Winning Author Laurie R. King.
An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

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A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King

$5.40

The third book in the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series.
It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. A Letter of Maryby Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

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A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King

$5.17

Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award
It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn inA Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.

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Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King

$5.32

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST HISTORICAL NOVEL • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BYTHE SEATTLE TIMES

Laurie R. King's novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author's adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves-only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford's most revered institution.

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Mary Russell's War (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes)

Laurie R. King

$5.24

A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.
Since the first book-length "memoir" appeared in 1994, the partnership of young Mary Russell and her more famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old.

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To Love and Be Wise (Inspector Alan Grant Book 4)

Josephine Tey

$3.99

It was rumoured that Hollywood stars would go to any lengths for the privilege of being photographed by the good-looking, brilliantly talented and ultra-fashionable portrait photographer Leslie Searle. But what was this gifted creature doing in such an English village backwater as Salcott St Mary? And why - and how - did he disappear? If a crime had been committed, was it murder ... fraud ... or simply some macabre practical joke?

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The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant Book 1)

Josephine Tey

$3.99

The first of the author's novels starring the popular Inspector Alan Grant traces the mysterious slaying of a man waiting to see a London musical, whose neighbors in line insist they saw nothing.
Set in London, this classic murder mystery introduces Inspector Alan Grant, who is charged with sorting out not only the identity of a victim, but the logistics of the stabbing itself, which occurred in a dense crowd of theater-goers, none of whom saw anything.

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

Diane Setterfield

$9.70

Instant #1New York Times bestseller
"Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story."-People
"Eerie and fascinating."-USA TODAY
Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.

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Bellman & Black: A Novel

Diane Setterfield

$9.70

#1New York Timesbestselling author
"An astonishing work of genius." -Bookreporter
"Magically transformative." -Bookpage
Can one moment in time haunt you forever?
From the instant #1New York Times bestselling author ofThe Thirteenth Talecomes a "poetic and mysterious" (Booklist) story that will haunt you to your very core.

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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Book 1)

Elizabeth Peters

$3.73

"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife, and a mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson."-Publishers Weekly
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. On her way to Cairo, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been abandoned by her scoundrel lover. Together the two women sail up the Nile to an archeological site run by the Emerson brothers-the irascible but dashing Radcliffe and the amiable Walter. Soon their little party is increased by one-one mummy that is, and a singularly lively example of the species.

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Lord of the Silent: A Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series Book 13)

Elizabeth Peters

$3.73

"Irresistible….Amelia is still a joy."
-New York Times Book Review

The intrepid archeologist Amelia Peabody and her fearless family, the Emersons, are back in Egypt, and something very nasty is afoot inLord of the Silent-New York Timesbestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's sparkling adventure with more riddles than the Sphinx and more close calls and stunning escapes than an Indiana Jones movie. Reviewers are simply agog overLord of the Silent,calling it, "Wonderfully entertaining" (Washington Times), "Deeply satisfying" (Entertainment Weekly), and in the words of theToronto Globe and Mail, "The hype is true. This is Peters's best book."

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The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense

Elizabeth Peters

$3.73

Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname "Father of Curses" -- and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the middle of nowhere. And there is nothing in this barren area worthy of their interest -- until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop. A second sighting of a sinister stranger from the crime scene, a mysterious scrap of papyrus, and a missing mummy case have all whetted Amelia's curiosity. But when the Emersons start digging for answers in an ancient tomb, events take a darker and deadlier turn -- and there may be no surviving the very modern terrors their efforts reveal.

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The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody Book 8)

Elizabeth Peters

$3.73

A masked stranger offers to reveal an Egyptian queen's lost tomb...and Amelia Peabody and her irascible archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are intrigued, to say the least. When the guide mysteriously disappears before he tells his secret, the husband-and-wife team sail to Thebes to follow his trail, helped-and hampered-by their teenage son, Ramses, and beautiful ward, Nefret. But before the sands of time shift very far, all will be risking their lives foiling murderers, kidnappers, grave robbers, and ancient curses. And the Hippopotamus Pool? It's a legend of war and wits that Amelia is translating, one that alerts her to a hippo of a different type-a nefarious, overweight art dealer who may become her next archenemy!

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The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody Book 2)

Elizabeth Peters

$3.79

One of the best-loved of mystery writers weaves another tale of intrigue featuring Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe of Crocodile on the Sandbank. This time the willful and witty duo must catch a murderer at an excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb.

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Shadow Roll: A Sam Russo Mystery

Ki Longfellow

$4.95

How many gumshoes are dogs?
It's 1948. We're on Staten Island where no one who is anyone would ever set foot. We're with Sam Russo, a neglected graduate of the Staten Island Home for Children. Self-named and self-styled, Russo's not long back from World War II where his unit fought on the Pacific Front with the very last of America's mounted troops.

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The Girl in the Next Room: A Sam Russo Mystery

Ki Longfellow

$4.95

Can Jane a dog and Sam a man (not to mention Mrs. Willingford, a woman of great means in so many ways) take on a whole hidden club of murderous perverts? Well, Jane can - with the help of the Irish mob.Stapleton, Staten Island. Holding on to the rest of New York by a ferryboat, it's not the kind of place where a real Private Eye would live. But Sam Russo does.

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Good Dog, Bad Dog: A Sam Russo Mystery

Ki Longfellow

$4.95

Jane, a dog with more brains than the average man, is at it again. She's sniffing out her master's cases, running rings around everyone involved. Sam Russo isn't stupid, but his dog is far smarter.Sam Russo's first case (Shadow Roll) brought him two good things: a yodeling dog named Jane, and an upper crust sharp-tongued dame called Mrs. Willingford.

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China Blues

Ki Longfellow

$9.95

The Roaring Twenties, Chinatown, San Francisoco: back-street blues and bathtub gin...hardball mobsters and hardheaded cops...seductive speakeasies and sizzling scandals. As young Louis Armstrong blows his horn in the infamous Blue Canary, impetuous Nob Hill socialite Elizabeth Stafford Hamilton plunges into a reckless affair with mysterious Li Kwan Won. Unknown to Lizzie, Li is the overlord of the city's vast bootlegging empire-and arch-enemy of her powerful husband, the San Franciso district attorney. Suddenly Lizzie's privileged, upper-crust life is shadowed by danger and intrigue-as she's trapped between her lover and her husband while they battle for control of the city.

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