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Historical Mystery

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  • Turn a Blind Eye

    series William Warwick Novels #3
    In the third instalment in the life of Detective William Warwick, following on from Hidden in Plain Sight, international bestseller Jeffrey Archer once again displays his mastery at the art of storytelling.Detective Inspector William Warwick is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force.His team focuses on ... Read more


  • King's Bishop

    (The Owen Archer Mysteries: book IV): get transported to medieval times in this mesmerising murder mystery that will keep you hooked

    by Candace Robb ...
    Medieval York is brought to life by Candace Robb in this suspense laden and spellbinding murder mystery. If you like Ellis Peters, S J Parris, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell, you will love this!'A superb medieval mystery, thoroughly grounded in historical fact' -- Booklist'A vivid portrait of 14th-century England which gives us a hero who is cunning and capable, whether navigating the Court of ... Read more


  • Blackout

    The Richard and Judy Book Club pick

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    THE STUNNING SECOND WORLD WAR THRILLER FROM THE CELEBRATED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIMON SCARROWA Richard and Judy Bookclub PickA Times Top Ten bestseller'A wonderfully compelling thriller, reeking of authenticity, and a terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the Third Reich' Peter JamesBerlin, December 1939As Germ... ... Read more


  • Destroying Angel

    Winner of the 2019 CWA Historical Dagger

    by S.G. MacLean ...
    series The Seeker #3
    WINNER OF THE 2019 CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER'A gripping tale of crime and sedition' Sunday Times on The Black Friar'The best historical crime novel of the year' Sunday Express on The SeekerCaptain Damian Seeker has gone north. Charged with preparing the way for the rule of the major-generals, he is now under the command of Colonel Robert Lilburne at York. But when Lilburne orders him ... ... Read more


  • Crouchback (The Welsh Guard Mysteries)

    series The Welsh Guard Mysteries #1
    (Crouchback is a medieval word derived from cross-back and indicates participation in a Crusade)April 1284. As a newly widowed lady-in-waiting to the very pregnant Queen Eleanor of England, Catrin never expected to return to Wales again. She was definitely unprepared to be confronted with murder when she got there—or to find herself face-to-face with Rhys, the childhood friend she lost twenty ... Read more


  • An Echo in the Bone

    Outlander Novel 7

    series Outlander #7
    THE TRIUMPHANT SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on.The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in ... Read more


  • The Midnight Hour

    Twisty mystery from the bestselling author of The Postscript Murders

    series The Brighton Mysteries #6
    'If only all history mysteries could be as good as The Midnight Hour' The TimesA twisty new murder story from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries. An old man lies dead and it looks like poison, but his wife isn't the only one who had reason to kill him.Brighton, 1965When theatrical impresario Bert Billington is found dead in his retirement home, no one suspects foul play. But ... Read more



  • The House Between Tides


    by Sarah Maine ...
    **Pre-order Sarah Maine's gripping new novel, ALCHEMY AND ROSE, now - out January 2021**WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018!*******'Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for this impressive debut...a beautifully crafted novel' - Publishers Weekly'Lovely atmospheric descriptions of Hebridean light and landscape' - The Sco... ... Read more


  • Edge of the Grave

    Winner of The Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year 2021

    series Jimmy Dreghorn series #1
    Winner of The Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year 2021Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021 and the HWA Debut Crown 2021**'A mesmerizing debut. Early gangland Glasgow with the gloss razored off' PETER JAMES'A magnificent and enthralling portrait of a dark and dangerous city . . . Chilling and brutal, but also deeply moving and, most importantly, ... Read more


  • Invictus (Eagles of the Empire 15)

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!The Sunday Times bestseller. INVICTUS is a gripping, authentic and exciting novel of the Roman army from bestselling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing Empire, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks ... Read more


  • The Love Child

    From the million-copy Sunday Times bestseller

    by Rachel Hore ...
    The UNMISSABLE novel from the million-copy Sunday Times bestseller‘A gorgeous and deeply absorbing story’ Tracy Rees, author of The House at SilvermoorA young mother's sacrifice. A child's desperate search for the truth . . .London, 1917When nineteen-year-old Alice Copeman becomes pregnant, she is forced by her father and stepmother to give up the baby. She simply cannot be allowed to bring ... ... Read more


  • Mydworth Mysteries - A Shot in the Dark

    series A Cosy Historical Mystery Series #1
    From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM Sussex, England, 1929. Mydworth is a sleepy English market town just 50 miles from London. But things are about to liven up there, when young and handsome Sir Harry Mortimer returns home from his diplomatic posting in Cairo, with his beautiful and unconventional American wife, Kat. No sooner have the two arrived, when a jewel robbery occurs ... Read more


  • The Night Hawks

    Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 13

    series The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries #13
    'SET IN DIVINE NORTH NORFOLK. INTENSELY ATMOSPHERIC AND GREAT' India KnightDr Ruth Galloway returns to the moody and beautiful landscape of North Norfolk to confront another killer. A devastating new case for our favourite forensic archaeologist in this acclaimed and bestselling crime series.The Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists, are searching for buried treasure when they find a body on ... Read more


  • Bloodstone

    by Paul Doherty ...
    series The Brother Athelstan Mysteries #11
    A strange and ominous artifact could hold the key to everything...December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King's coroner to investigate.Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared. Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered?Athelstan is sceptical of ... Read more


  • A Flight of Arrows

    A gripping, captivating historical thriller

    series The Hundred Years' War #1
    'Unputdownable ... I was blown away' Angus Donald, bestselling author of the Outlaw ChroniclesTwo kings. Two nations. One crown. The start of an epic historical espionage series by master authors A.J. Mackenzie.After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent heir. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes instead to Charles' ... Read more

    £3.39 £0.99

  • The Spy Master's Scheme

    by C.J. Archer ...
    series Glass and Steele #12
    With knowledge of magic becoming more widespread in London, magicians find themselves highly sought after. Consumers want to buy their wares and so seek out magicians among their acquaintance. India’s rare magic is in demand from Matt’s family, the Collector’s Club, and other magicians who want her to extend their magic.But it’s wise to be wary of the attention.When the wool magician who helped ... Read more


  • The Fine Art of Invisible Detection

    The thrilling BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick

    The no. 1 ebook from the Sunday Times bestseller'He's the high priest of plot ... deftly woven, but also beautifully written ... I loved it.' Mel Giedroyc'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' Daily MailUmiko Wada has recently had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just ... Read more


  • The Emperor's Exile (Eagles of the Empire 19)

    The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    The Sunday Times bestseller - a thrilling new adventure in Simon Scarrow's acclaimed Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SIMON SCARROW'S BOOKS!'I could not put it down' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'Awesome read . . . ' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'A storytelling master . . . I ... ... Read more


  • Candle Flame

    by Paul Doherty ...
    series The Brother Athelstan Mysteries #13
    Once again Athelstan must enter the murky world of murder, where nothing is as it seems.February, 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city’s poor.The seething unrest boils over into a bloody massacre at a splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, ... Read more


  • Pilgrimage of Murder, A

    by Paul Doherty ...
    series A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery #17
    Brother Athelstan’s Canterbury pilgrimage is disrupted by brutal murder in the latest absorbing medieval mystery.Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king’s peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas a Becket’s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion.But preparations ... Read more

    £8.89 £3.49

  • The Glass House

    The spellbinding Richard and Judy pick and Sunday Times bestseller

    by Eve Chase ...
    **Escape this summer with the spellbinding SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK about old family secrets.'A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets'** Kate Morton, bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter'Absolutely her best yet' Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family ... Read more


  • A Time for Swords

    A gripping, addictive historical thriller

    series A Time for Swords #1
    When the Vikings attack, a novice monk's life is changed forever in Matthew Harffy's new historical adventure.Lindisfarne, AD793.There had been portents – famine, whirlwinds, lightning from clear skies, serpents seen flying through the air. But when the raiders came, no one was prepared.They came from the North, their dragon-prowed longships gliding out of the dawn mist as they descended on the ... Read more


  • The Straw Men

    by Paul Doherty ...
    series The Brother Athelstan Mysteries #12
    All the depravity and evil of man is found upon the stage.January, 1381. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt's personal acting troupe.The evening’s entertainment, however, is suddenly and brutally interrupted by the violent deaths of two of Gaunt's guests, their severed heads left on stage ... Read more


  • A Gambling Man

    series Aloysius Archer series #2
    Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.A lucky roll of the diceCalifornia, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring ... Read more