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Crime Against the Goddess by Steven W. White
Price: Free! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
The Great Library of Alexandria, 246 BC. To save the greatest city in the world, the royal astronomer must solve a very unusual crime. An illustrated short historical mystery, based on historical figures and actual events.
The Lost Clue - Abridged Edition by Mrs. O. F. Walton
Price: Free! Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by White Tree Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
Living the life of a wealthy man, Kenneth Fortescue receives devastating news from his father. But he is only able to learn incomplete facts about his past, because a name has been obliterated from a very important letter. A romantic novel written in 1905 by the much-loved author Mrs. O. F. Walton, this edition has been lightly abridged and edited to make it easier to read and enjoy today.
The Devil's Grin by A. Wendeberg
Series: An Anna Kronberg Novel, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,790. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(4.29 from 7 reviews)
Book 1 of the award-winning Kronberg thriller series. Victorian London - a cesspool of crime and disease. Behind the facade of normalcy lurks a network of medical doctors with a monstrous goal…
The Eye of Mammut by Christine Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Sabledrake Enterprises. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.67 from 3 reviews)
As spirit man, Aruk has been called upon to use his gifts to solve many problems. With guidance from the ancestors and the spirit world he has great wisdom and gives good advice. But the first true crime his tribe has ever encountered will put him -- put them all -- to the test.
Duivelsteen by Patrick Bernauw
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: Dutch. Published: November 8, 2010 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In zijn sombere kasteel Duivelsteen brengt Geraard de Duivel zijn dagen door met braspartijen en gruweldaden. Algauw krijgt het Duivelsteen in Gent de naam behekst te zijn. Geen wonder dat het later een tehuis voor krankzinnigen wordt. Een van hen schrijft koortsachtig alle verhalen over het Duivelsteen op...
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse by Susanne Alleyn
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In seething 1786 Paris, penniless writer Aristide Ravel, already suspected of subversion, must clear his name of murder. But his search for answers—with the aid of friends who may not be all that they seem—leads him into a tangle of conspiracy, secret societies, royal scandal, and imminent revolution, which grows only more complex when the corpse disappears. "Superb." (Publishers Weekly)
The Missing Gun by W H Oxley
Series: Hawker of the Yard, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.
At Harper's Ferry by Paul Westwood
Series: The Blackwood Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack Blackwood is a widower and a drunk. Ezra Miller is an ex-slave in a white man's world. Together, they run a detective agency in Washington DC. As the Civil War looms, they are given their hardest case yet: A retired congressman asks them to find his missing son and the Union plans that could change the very course of the war against the South.
Tesla's Stepdaughters by Wesley Allison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In a world where men are almost extinct, someone is trying to kill history's greatest rock & roll band. Science Police Agent John Andrews must negotiate a complicated relationship with Ep!phanee, the band's lead singer; drummer Ruth De Molay, bassist Steffie Sin, and the redheaded clone lead guitarist Penny Dreadful, as he protects them and tries to discover who wants to kill the Ladybugs.
De Moord op Albert I by MoordSpel Collectief
Series: Mysterieus België Series, Book 17. Price: $25.95 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: Dutch. Published: February 12, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
De feiten rond het dodelijke ongeval van koning Albert I, in Marche-les-Dames, worden al sinds 1934 betwist. Heeft de koning zelfmoord gepleegd? Werd hij het slachtoffer van een passioneel drama? Van een politiek complot? Van een onevenwichtige? En werd er een ongeval geënsceneerd om de ware feiten te verhullen? Een moordspel op de "crime scene" zelf of in een locatie naar keuze, als moorddiner.
Easy Money by Rik Hunik
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,720. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An alternate history fantasy mystery novel. Berk opened his agency to make use of his magic talent for finding things. On the day he expanded his parameters to include missing persons he was presented with two cases that stymied his talent. In the days that followed more women went missing without a trace, and a serial killer, The Skinner, began leaving more dead bodies on the streets of Agrippina
The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript by Rose Sandy
Series: Calla Cress Thrillers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 130,460. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The secret of the manuscript is only the beginning . . . The truth could cost her life.
The Titanic Plan by Michael Bockman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,910. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(5.00 from 4 reviews)
TRUE: 100 years ago J. Pierpont Morgan and a group of bankers and financiers took direct control of the American economy. 100 years ago radical firebrands were conspiring to create a workers revolution. 100 years ago the American government was paralyzed by a bitter political struggle. 100 years ago a great ship sank on her maiden voyage. They said it was an accident. They were wrong.
Do Not Disturb by Tanya Goodwin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Trouble abounds when an archaeologist seeks the identity of a mysterious woman buried deep within a Byzantine burial cave.
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery by Lucinda Brant
Series: Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010 by Sprigleaf. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Spring 1763. Career diplomat Alec Halsey is embroiled in country house murder and mayhem. He must also confront past demons in his love life and a cruel twist of fate reveals why his brother will go to any lengths to ruin him. Along with Lucinda Brant's trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier characters to have you shuddering and laughing in equal measure!
Shalaby and Fecklace Spend the Night in an Unnatural Manor by Chantelle Messier
Price: Free! Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Shalaby W. Shalaby regards it as his civic duty to investigate the grave incident of the counterfeited ladies' hats. His companion, Byron Fecklace, inventor of the Gatling sword, does not consider the matter nearly so pressing. With the help of a dime novel and a dumb waiter, let us hope they can vanquish the diabolical spectre that awaits them in the UNNATURAL MANOR.
Speak Softly My Love by Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.
Ecstasy Wears Emeralds by Renee Bernard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Third in the Jaded Gentlemen series, Ecstasy Wears Emeralds is a turning point for the riveting overall storyline Bernard weaves in her books and a fan favorite against the backdrop of Victorian medicine and historical challenges of women in the field. Tension is high, but the passions are even higher in this sultry tale of true love and the delicate balance between independence and possession.
Butchery: A Mystery of Tudor London by Kenneth Browning
Price: Free! Words: 113,700. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three unlikely detectives join forces to solve a series of brutal murders in Tudor London, and are drawn into the political intrigues of its wealthiest and most powerful families.