Fiction - Mystery - Historical

The Lies That Bind

DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 1
By Ed Protzel

The Lies That Bind is a stunning opening in the DarkHorse Trilogy by Ed Protzel, a gripping tale for fans of Southern fiction, and a story of deceit, slavery, and dangerous complicities. The trickster Durksen Hurst returns to Mississippi after being away for a long...

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Beer and Gasoline

By John Knoerle

Beer and Gasoline is an historical fiction thriller written by John Knoerle. The fact that his boss, CIA’s Counterintelligence Chief of Staff, James J. Angleton, had sent him on an assignment that would ordinarily have been assigned to one of his field agents, had senior...

The Governor's Daughter

The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia
By Sambath Meas

Sambath Meas’ The Governor's Daughter is a beautiful historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of colonial Cambodia. Anjali, against the current cultural norms, works with her father in Siem Reap doing detective work. Until now, Anjali has worked on petty crimes, theft and the...

The Bleak and Empty Sea

The Tristram and Isolde Story
By Jay Ruud

The Bleak and Empty Sea by Jay Ruud is a masterful retelling of the classic tale of Tristram and Isolde. Jay Ruud transports the reader back in time to magical Camelot and the court of King Arthur where Sir Dinadin, upon his return from Brittany,...

Venetian Blood

Murder in a Sensuous City
By Christine Evelyn Volker

Anna Lucia Lottol works for the US Treasury as a financial investigator who tracks laundered money with complex algorithms. On a visit to beautiful riparian Venice, Anna becomes suspect numero uno in the murder of Count Sergio Corrin. Anna did know Corrin, and had even...

Death of a Debutante

Riley Rochester Investigates Book 1
By Wendy Soliman

It's summer in London, 1870. A stifling heat wave has tempers on a short fuse, and Detective Riley Rochester is about to encounter a case that will test his mettle in more ways than one. Death of a Debutante by Wendy Soliman introduces us to...

Painter of Time

By Matthew O'Connell

On her first day at the Cloisters gallery in New York, where she has been employed as a restorer, Mackenzie Ferrara is introduced to Italian restorer Anthony Bataglia, who is recognised as a world leader in the field. Painter of Time by Matthew O’Connell chronicles...

A Ring of Truth

A Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel
By Michelle Cox

A Ring of Truth: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel by Michelle Cox is a work of brilliance, an intelligently written thriller that explores the background of a newly-engaged couple, creating a page-turner set against a heterogeneous backdrop of the 1930s in Chicago. Clive and...

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The Composer's Legacy

By Michael DeStefano

The Composer's Legacy by Michael DeStefano is a beautiful work of fiction, based on a historical personage, that combines the arts with the great skill of storytelling to offer readers an amazing treat. David Whealy is a renowned California music professor who tumbles on an...

Lacey Leighton

By Ruth Jones

Lacey Leighton by Ruth Jones is a historical literary fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adult women and adult females who enjoy female protagonists who are willing to go against the flow of society. The year is 1877 and...