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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.

February 1 2016

Shoot: New Excerpt

Shoot by Loren D. Estleman is the 4th installment of the Valentino Mysteries where Valentino has to...
January 31 2016

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish: New Excerpt

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by Tim Flannery is set in 1932 and follows young anthropologist...
January 28 2016

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Writing The Secrets of Lizzie Borden was a fascinating experience for me. I am always drawn to the...
January 24 2016

A Prisoner in Malta: New Excerpt

A Prisoner in Malta by Phillip DePoy follows Christopher Marlowe, an Elizabethan playwright, poet,...
January 8 2016

A Taste for Nightshade: New Excerpt

A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey is a thrilling historical novel that involves recipes, revenge,...
November 12 2015

Away in a Manger: New Excerpt

Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen is the 15th installment in the Molly Murphy series set during Christmastime...
November 4 2015

Home by Nightfall: New Excerpt

Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch is the 9th Victorian mystery featuring gentleman sleuth Charles...
October 15 2015

The Adventuress: New Excerpt

The Adventuress by Tasha Alexander is the 10th Victorian mystery in the Lady Emily series (available...
October 14 2015

Death Wears a Mask: New Excerpt

Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver is the 2nd historical cozy in the Amory Ames mystery series set...
October 12 2015

Wrath of the Furies: New Excerpt

Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor is the third historical thriller set in Ancient Rome featuring...
September 24 2015

The Lost Codex: Exclusive Excerpt

The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson is a thriller about two ancient biblical documents that reveal...
September 21 2015

Move Your Blooming Corpse: New Excerpt

Move Your Blooming Corpse by D.E. Ireland is the second historical cozy in the Eliza Doolittle and...
September 4 2015

A Killing in Zion: New Excerpt

A Killing in Zion by Andrew Hunt is a historical murder mystery set in Salt Lake City featuring Detective...
September 3 2015

On Track for Murder: New Excerpt

On Track for Murder by Stephen Childs is a 19th Century mystery about an Englishwoman in Australia...
August 13 2015

Allegiance: New Excerpt

Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt is a historical legal thriller set in the US just after the Japanese...
July 26 2015

The Madagaskar Plan: New Excerpt

The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville imagines an alternate history where a Nazi victory in World War...
July 22 2015

The Devil’s Seal: New Excerpt

The Devil's Seal by Peter Tremayne is the 25th Mystery of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma...
July 16 2015

Badlands: New Excerpt

Badlands by C.J. Box is a new-age Western set in a North Dakota city that has suddenly become the...
June 28 2015

The Map of Chaos: New Excerpt

The Map of Chaos by Felix J. Palma is the third part in the Victorian-era Map of Time trilogy series...
June 21 2015

Flask of the Drunken Master: New Excerpt

Flask of the Drunken Master by Susan Spann is the 3rd historical detective mystery in the Shinobi...
June 6 2015

Superfluous Women: New Excerpt

Superfluous Women by Carola Dunn is the 22nd historical cozy in the Daisy Dalrymple series, where...
April 21 2015

A June of Ordinary Murders: New Excerpt

A June of Ordinary Murders is the debut Victorian Era historical mystery by Conor Brady about a Dublin...
April 14 2015

The Masque of a Murderer: New Excerpt

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins is the third historical mystery in the Lucy Campion series...
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...