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Here is a list of titles of the best mysteries in a historical setting. 

 

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Secret of the White Rose

Secret of the White Rose
Pintoff, Stefanie

The police think Judge Jackson was killed by friends of anarchist Al Drayson, though criminologist Alistair Sinclair thinks otherwise and pulls detective Simon Ziele out of his jurisdiction to help him find the real killer in early 20th century New York.


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The Borgia Betrayal: A Novel

The Borgia Betrayal: A Novel
Poole, Sara

Court poisoner to the Borgias, Francesca Giordano must keep Pope Alexander VI safe from his enemies (who sometimes seem like friends) while still seeking revenge for her father’s death. Meanwhile, romance calls.


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Dark Road to Darjeeling

Dark Road to Darjeeling
Raybourn, Deanna

Lady Julia Gray and detective Nicholas Brisbane’s honeymoon in the Himalayas is cut short when news of a shocking death takes them to India to investigate.


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The Cloud Pavilion

The Cloud Pavilion
Rowland, Laura Joh

In 18th-century Japan, ex-detective Chamberlain Sano Ichiro becomes entangled in the crime underworld when his uncle’s daughter goes missing.


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The Holy Thief

The Holy Thief
Ryan, William

Captain Alexei Korolev of Moscow’s Criminal Investigation Division finds that the brutal murder of an American nun may have been politically motivated. This thriller set in 1936 Russia marks the beginning of an auspicious series.


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Heartstone

Heartstone
Sansom, C. J.

Tudor England attorney, Matthew Shardlake, investigates a suicide on the queen’s behalf and becomes embroiled in a complicated and politically challenging murder case.


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Last Seen in Massilia

Last Seen in Massilia
Saylor, Steven

While search besieged Massilia for his son Meto, Gordianus, a “finder” for Julius Caesar, witnesses what could be a murder at Sacrifice Rock. A jumble of political threads and disparate characters are deftly brought together as the Finder finds the connection.


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A Lonely Death

A Lonely Death
Todd, Charles

Having survived the WWI trenches in France, three young veterans are murdered when they return home to England. Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge needs to figure out why before another returning soldier is killed.


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The Winter Thief

The Winter Thief
White, Jenny B.

The 19th-century Ottoman Empire provides the exotic setting for Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha and his enquiries into illegal firearms, an explosion, a bank heist, a deadly fire and a sadistic, threatening killer.


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The Fifth Servant

The Fifth Servant
Wishnia, K. J. A.

In 16th-century Prague, a Christian girl is found murdered in a Jewish shop and new sexton Benyamin Ben-Akiva has three days to discover the culprit and save his already persecuted community. "


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