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And to think they do it without cell phones. These stories highlight the difficulties of investigation and the perils of fighting injustice in times of yore.

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March 14 2014
This is an exclusive, specially-formatted excerpt from Strongwood: a Crime Dossier by Larry Millett,...
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March 4 2014
The Black-Eyed Blonde, by Benjamin Black, brings back Raymond Chandler's famous PI Philip Marlowe...
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February 22 2014
An excerpt of Raiders of the Nile, the 14th novel featuring Roman sleuth Gordianus, is a historical...
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December 13 2013
An exclusive excerpt of The Scribe by Antonio Garrido, a historical mystery featuring a head-strong...
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October 27 2013
Enjoy this exclusive excerpt of the first two chapters of Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead by...
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August 26 2013
An excerpt of the short story “Mortmain” by Miriam Allen deFord, appearing in the Troubled...
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August 25 2013
An exclusive excerpt from Sherlock Holmes - The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove, a new, steampunk-inflected...
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July 12 2013
An excerpt of Claws of the Cat, a debut historical detective mystery in the Shinobi mystery series...
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July 7 2013
Sugar Pop Moon by John Florio is a debut crime novel set during Prohibition (available July 9, 2013). Jersey...
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June 21 2013
An excerpt of Blood Tango, a historical international mystery by Annamaria Alfieri that takes place...
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May 26 2013
An excerpt of The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido, a novel based on the work of Song Cí,...
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April 11 2013
An excerpt of A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, a traditional historical mystery and the first book...
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March 24 2013
An excerpt of Dead Run by Dan Schultz, the narrative non-fiction story of one of the largest manhunts...
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March 16 2013
The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century by Joel...
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February 10 2013
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower is a...
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February 2 2013
An excerpt of The Family Way by Rhys Bowen, volume 12 of the Molly Murphy mystery series set in New...
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January 28 2013
An excerpt of The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville, an alternate history reimagining of the years after...
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January 27 2013
The Marlowe Papers is a historical novel told in poems about the life and mysterious “death”...
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January 19 2013
An excerpt of The Warlord of the Air, the first book in the alt-historical adventure series, Nomad...
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January 6 2013
The Midwife’s Tale by Sam Thomas is a historical mystery set in 17th century England (available...
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January 3 2013
The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini is the first book in a new historical mystery...
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November 23 2012
An excerpt of Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins, the 14th book in the historical private eye Nathan...
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October 14 2012
An excerpt of Death in the Floating City, the seventh historical mystery in the Lady Emily series...
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October 5 2012
An excerpt of Dracula Cha Cha Cha, the third book in the Anno Dracula historical thriller series by...
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September 25 2012
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An exclusive excerpt from The Mongoliad: Book Two by Neal Stephenson, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph...
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August 15 2012
An excerpt of The Lincoln Letter, a Peter Fallon thriller by William Martin featuring Fallon and his...
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July 6 2012
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell is the first in the Hannah Vogel historical mystery series, set...
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June 14 2012
An excerpt of A Duty to the Dead, the first in the Bess Crawford historical mystery series by Charles...
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June 7 2012
An excerpt of Dead Man’s Tunnel, the third in the Hook Runyon historical mystery series by Sheldon...
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May 26 2012
An excerpt of The Seven Wonders, a historical mystery by Steven Saylor (available June 5, 2012). The...