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December 11, 2017

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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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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.


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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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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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Farriers' Lane

Farriers' Lane
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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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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1908: la notte del terremoto

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

"Messina, December 28, 1908: A never-before-recorded earthquake first kills 120,000 people, shaking ground and landing on the two sides of the Strait. The first to assist the population are the sailors of a Russian war fleet, the foundry in front of Messina, and the men of a British naval crew, also moored in rampage. But why do two fed warships face the exact place and moment of the catastrophe? What are you looking for, Russian and English, in Sicilian waters? Maybe the secret intelligence services of the Tsar and the British intelligence have provided the event? Can two of the world's greatest powers be on the traces of a weapon capable of ... provoking earthquakes? In this hypothesis, what relationship exists between the catastrophe destroying Messina and the mysterious "Tunguska event" that fell apart few months ago on remote Siberia?" -- rough translation of the cover.


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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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A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery

A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Kaaberbl̜, Lene

"On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno...must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect--she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes--investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover--to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women"--Provided by publisher.


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A Pilgrimage to Murder

A Pilgrimage to Murder
Doherty, P. C.

July, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king's peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas à Becket's shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion. But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple murder. One of the victims was the chief clerk of the Secret Chancery of John of Gaunt. Could this be an act of revenge by the Upright Men, those rebels who survived the Great Revolt? At the same time Athelstan is receiving menacing messages from an assassin who calls himself Azrael, the Angel of Death. Who is he--and why is he targeting a harmless friar? Could Athelstan's pilgrimage be leading him into a deadly trap?--provided by publisher


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The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere
Ellroy, James, 1948-

Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.


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