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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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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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December 13 2013

The Scribe: Exclusive Excerpt

An exclusive excerpt of The Scribe by Antonio Garrido, a historical mystery featuring a head-strong...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 21 2013

Blood Tango: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Blood Tango, a historical international mystery by Annamaria Alfieri that takes place...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 27 2013

The Marlowe Papers: New Excerpt

The Marlowe Papers is a historical novel told in poems about the life and mysterious “death”...
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January 19 2013

The Warlord of the Air: First in Series Excerpt

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: New Excerpt

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: New Excerpt

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

Target Lancer: New Excerpt

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

Death in the Floating City: New Excerpt

An excerpt of Death in the Floating City, the seventh historical mystery in the Lady Emily series...
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October 5 2012

Dracula Cha Cha Cha: New Excerpt

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

The Mongoliad, Book Two: New Excerpt

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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

The Lincoln Letter: New Excerpt

An excerpt of The Lincoln Letter, a Peter Fallon thriller by William Martin featuring Fallon and his...