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And to think they can do it without cell phones! These stories highlight the perils of investigation and fighting injustice in times of yore, as well as adventures in the Old and New West.

March 24 2015

The Patriot Threat: New Audio Excerpt

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry is the 11th Cotton Malone political thriller where a North Korean...
March 14 2015

The Dragon of Handale: New Excerpt

The Dragon of Handale by Cassandra Clark is the 5th historical mystery starring Hildegard set in 14th...
March 2 2015

Firebreak: New Excerpt

Firebreak by Tricia Fields is the 4th mystery in the Josie Gray series, and this time the Texas police...
January 6 2015

The Body Snatchers Affair: New Excerpt

The Body Snatchers Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini is the third historical mystery in the...
December 5 2014

The Iris Fan: New Excerpt

The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland is the 18th mystery and finale of this acclaimed series set in feudal...
August 18 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box: Exclusive Excerpt

Enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann, a historical thriller...
July 30 2014

The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy: An Online-Exclusive Excerpt

This is an online-exclusive  bonus, an early glimpse into the clandestine characters in...
July 28 2014

City of Ghosts: A New Excerpt

City of Ghosts by Kelli Stanley is the 3rd historical mystery featuring investigator Miranda Corbie...
July 18 2014

Atonement of Blood: A New Excerpt

Atonement of Blood by Peter Tremaine is a historical mystery set in 670 AD Ireland, the 24th novel...
July 15 2014

Enemies at Home: A New Excerpt

Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis is the second historical mystery set in Rome featuring Flavia Albia,...
July 9 2014

Blade of the Samurai: A New Excerpt

Blade of the Samurai, by Susan Spann, is the second historical detective mystery in the Shinobi mystery...
June 5 2014

No Job for a Lady: A New Excerpt

No Job for a Lady by Carol McCleary is the fourth historical mystery set in Victorian times with Nellie...
March 14 2014

Strongwood: A Crime Dossier by Larry Millett: New Excerpt

This is an exclusive, specially-formatted excerpt from Strongwood: a Crime Dossier by Larry Millett,...
March 4 2014

The Black-Eyed Blonde: New Excerpt

The Black-Eyed Blonde, by Benjamin Black, brings back Raymond Chandler's famous PI Philip Marlowe...
February 22 2014

Raiders of the Nile: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Raiders of the Nile, the 14th novel featuring Roman sleuth Gordianus, is a historical...
December 13 2013

The Scribe: Exclusive Excerpt

An exclusive excerpt of The Scribe by Antonio Garrido, a historical mystery featuring a head-strong...
October 27 2013

Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead: New Excerpt

Enjoy this exclusive excerpt of the first two chapters of Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead by...
August 26 2013

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Anthology Excerpt: “Mortmain”

An excerpt of the short story “Mortmain” by Miriam Allen deFord, appearing in the Troubled...
August 25 2013

Sherlock Holmes - The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove: New Excerpt

An exclusive excerpt from Sherlock Holmes - The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove, a new, steampunk-inflected...
July 12 2013

Claws of the Cat: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Claws of the Cat, a debut historical detective mystery in the Shinobi mystery series...
July 7 2013

Sugar Pop Moon by John Florio: New Excerpt

Sugar Pop Moon by John Florio is a debut crime novel set during Prohibition (available July 9, 2013). Jersey...
June 21 2013

Blood Tango: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Blood Tango, a historical international mystery by Annamaria Alfieri that takes place...
May 26 2013

The Corpse Reader: New Excerpt

An excerpt of The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido, a novel based on the work of Song Cí,...
April 11 2013

A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate: New Excerpt

An excerpt of A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, a traditional historical mystery and the first book...
March 24 2013

Dead Run: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Dead Run by Dan Schultz, the narrative non-fiction story of one of the largest manhunts...
March 16 2013

The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century : New Excerpt

The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century by Joel...
February 10 2013

The Hour of Peril: Audio Excerpt

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower is a...
February 2 2013

The Family Way: New Excerpt

An excerpt of The Family Way by Rhys Bowen, volume 12 of the Molly Murphy mystery series set in New...
January 28 2013

The Afrika Reich: New Excerpt

An excerpt of The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville, an alternate history reimagining of the years after...
January 27 2013

The Marlowe Papers: New Excerpt

The Marlowe Papers is a historical novel told in poems about the life and mysterious “death”...