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December 16, 2017

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

 

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The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies
Albert, Susan Wittig

Two former vaudeville dancers move to Darling, Alabama, though one of them denies her past. The town's garden club, the Darling Dahlias, vows to find out the truth when a mysterious man comes to town asking after Nora.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice
Alleyn, Susanne

While Madame Guillotine is still in action in 1793, a serial killer, who cuts the heads off his victims, is loose in Paris. Aristide Ravel, freelancer to the Paris police, is the only one who can see the killer's agenda.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Strange Images of Death

Strange Images of Death
Cleverly, Barbara

Supposedly on vacation in Provence with his niece, Detective Joe Sandilands is on the snoop for the girl’s missing mother. When a statue in a local chapel is defaced, the detective springs into action and winds up seeking a murderer.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Pericles Commission

The Pericles Commission
Corby, Gary

Nico, an Athenian investigator, tries to catch whoever killed an eminent statesman while young, aspiring politician, Pericles, avoids political landmines and his pesky little brother, Socrates, in this humorous and historically detailed mystery set in the 5th century, B.C.E.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Nemesis

Nemesis
Davis, Lindsey

Marcus Didius Falco, PI and bereaved father in 77 AD Rome, takes on his 20th murder investigation, which veers into the personal when dead bodies and Falco’s enemies demand his attention.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Caveat Emptor: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Caveat Emptor: A Novel of the Roman Empire
Downie, Ruth

Though Gaius Ruso would rather practice medicine, once again he’s sent to Roman England to find a missing tax collector and his brother—not to mention the King’s money!


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows

Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows
Drake, Nick

Theban chief detective, Rahotep, searches carefully for the perpetrator of a plot to unseat the young pharaoh, while a serial killer with connections to politicians leads Rahotep in circles around Amarna.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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An Evil Eye: A Novel

An Evil Eye: A Novel
Goodwin, Jason

The Sultan’s harem may be at the center of a puzzling series of murders and the defection of the Ottoman’s naval admiral, a man who strikes fear in Yashim’s heart as he navigates a tangled web of baffling clues.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Parisian Prodigal

The Parisian Prodigal
Gordon, Alan

Gordon brings medieval France to life with the animated Fools’ Guild, specifically Theophilos, the jester-sleuth who investigates both a harlot’s murder and the authenticity of the Count’s long-lost “brother.”


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Dead Man's Chest

Dead Man's Chest
Greenwood, Kerry

The Australian flapper PI Phryne Fisher once again delivers a mystery with wit and panache. Phryne finds herself embroiled in a scheme involving pirates and a couple’s disappearance while on vacation.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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