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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Historical Fiction

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid
Sansom, C. J.

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, reluctant British Secret Service spy Harry Brett investigates a shadowy Madrid businessman whose girlfriend would prevent a former lover from joining the communist cause.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Deception of the Emerald Ring

The Deception of the Emerald Ring
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Eloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip-two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France. Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history, she's dallied with Colin Selwick and sought out a romantic adventure all her own. Little does she know that she's about to uncover another fierce heroine running headlong into history.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Memento Mori: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

Memento Mori: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire
Downie, Ruth, 1955-

The eighth gripping novel in the bestselling Medicus series, in which Ruso and Tilla investigate the death of the wife of Ruso's friend in the sacred hot spring of Aquae Sulis.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Ballad of Black Bart

The Ballad of Black Bart
Estleman, Loren D.

Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in Californias Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes. Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Le Grotte nelle montagne

Le Grotte nelle montagne
Stewart, Mary, 1916-2014

"Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain." -- goodreads.com


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Farriers' Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Farriers' Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Perry, Anne

When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.


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Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text

The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

Bayard Sartoris returns from the battlefields of the Civil War and tries to build his family and his fortune.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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1908: la notte del terremoto

1908: la notte del terremoto
Grasso, Francesco, 1966-

"Messina, December 28, 1908: un terremoto di potenza mai registrata prima uccide 120.000 persone, radendo al suolo paesi e porti sulle due sponde dello Stretto. I primi a prestare soccorso alla popolazione sono i marinai di una flotta da guerra russa, alla fonda davanti a Messina, e gli uomini di una squadra navale britannica, anch'essa ormeggiata in rada. Ma perché due nutrite flotte da guerra si fronteggiano proprio nell'esatto luogo e istante della catastrofe? Che cosa stanno cercando, russi e inglesi, nelle acque siciliane? Forse i servizi segreti dello zar e l'intelligence britannica hanno previsto l'evento? È possibile che due delle maggiori potenze mondiali siano sulle tracce di un'arma in grado di... provocare terremoti? In questa ipotesi, che relazione esiste tra la catastrofe che distrugge Messina e il misterioso "evento Tunguska", abbattutosi pochi mesi prima sulla remota Siberia? Pubblicato per la prima volta con nel 2013 il titolo "Come un brivido nel mare" da Nemo editrice." -- cover.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Il monastero delle consolatrici

Il monastero delle consolatrici
Pederiali, Giuseppe

"Takes place in Italy starting in 1940. The main character is a woman. She seen an Italian man film actor in a hotel reception hall. World war 2 seems far away." -- cataloger's summary of italian website.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn
Berry, Steve, 1955-

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces--the Justice Department and the FBI--are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see it through to the end ---- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ---- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.


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Holds: 4 on 10 copies

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