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Steven Saylor Excerpt: <i>The Throne of Caesar</i>
February 13 2018

Steven Saylor Excerpt: The Throne of Caesar

Steven Saylor
The Throne of Caesar by Steven Saylor is the 16th Novel of Ancient Rome, which turns to the most famous...
Frances Brody Excerpt: <i>Death in the Stars</i>
February 5 2018

Frances Brody Excerpt: Death in the Stars

Frances Brody
Frances Brody captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England while delivering a captivating...
Lauren Willig Excerpt: <i>The English Wife</i>
January 2 2018

Lauren Willig Excerpt: The English Wife

Lauren Willig
The English Wife by Lauren Willig is a scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets,...
Nicholas Guild Excerpt: <i>The Macedonian</i>
December 3 2017

Nicholas Guild Excerpt: The Macedonian

Nicholas Guild
The Macedonian by Nicholas Guild is a gripping fictional account of the life of Philip of Macedon,...
Charles Finch Excerpt: <i>The Woman in the Water</i>
November 14 2017

Charles Finch Excerpt: The Woman in the Water

Charles Finch
The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch is a prequel to the Charles Lenox series, which takes readers...
Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: <i>The Mitford Murders</i>
November 13 2017

Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: The Mitford Murders

Jessica Fellowes
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes is a thrilling Golden Age-style mystery based on a real unsolved...
Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: <i>After the End of the World</i>
November 9 2017

Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: After the End of the World

Jonathan L. Howard
After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard is the second book in the Carter & Lovecraft...
Rhys Bowen Excerpt: <i>The Ghost of Christmas Past</i>
November 8 2017

Rhys Bowen Excerpt: The Ghost of Christmas Past

Rhys Bowen
The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen is the 17th book in the Molly Murphy historical mystery...
Maia Chance Excerpt: <i>Gin and Panic</i>
October 20 2017

Maia Chance Excerpt: Gin and Panic

Maia Chance
Gin and Panic by Maia Chance is the third book in the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries series (available...
Shannon Baker Excerpt: <i>Dark Signal</i>
October 12 2017

Shannon Baker Excerpt: Dark Signal

Shannon Baker
Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, starring a...
Gregory Dowling Excerpt: <i>The Four Horsemen</i>
October 6 2017

Gregory Dowling Excerpt: The Four Horsemen

Gregory Dowling
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling is the second book in the Alvise Marangon Mysteries series...
Tasha Alexander Excerpt: <i>Death in St. Petersburg</i>
October 4 2017

Tasha Alexander Excerpt: Death in St. Petersburg

Tasha Alexander
Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander is the 12th book in the Lady Emily Mysteries series...
Will Thomas Excerpt: <i>Old Scores</i>
September 27 2017

Will Thomas Excerpt: Old Scores

Will Thomas
Old Scores by Will Thomas is the ninth book in the Barker & Llewelyn series (available October...
Frances Brody Excerpt: <i>Death at the Seaside</i>
September 7 2017

Frances Brody Excerpt: Death at the Seaside

Frances Brody
Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an...
Steve Goble Excerpt: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i>
September 5 2017

Steve Goble Excerpt: The Bloody Black Flag

Steve Goble
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the...
Andrew Gross Excerpt: <i>The Saboteur</i>
August 15 2017

Andrew Gross Excerpt: The Saboteur

Andrew Gross
The Saboteur by Andrew Gross portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to...
Peter Tremayne Excerpt: <i>Penance of the Damned</i>
July 21 2017

Peter Tremayne Excerpt: Penance of the Damned

Peter Tremayne
Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne is the 27th book in the Sister Fidelma series (available...
Lindsey Davis Excerpt: <i>The Third Nero</i>
July 5 2017

Lindsey Davis Excerpt: The Third Nero

The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis is the fifth book in the Flavia Albia series (available July 11, 2017). Intrigue—and...
Jonathan F. Putnam Excerpt: <i>Perish from the Earth</i>
June 12 2017

Jonathan F. Putnam Excerpt: Perish from the Earth

Jonathan F. Putnam
Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam—the second Lincoln and Speed mystery—is...
<i>Wolf on a String</i>: New Excerpt
June 6 2017

Wolf on a String: New Excerpt

Benjamin Black
Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black is an historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing...
<i>The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes</i>: New Excerpt
May 29 2017

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes: New Excerpt

Leonard Goldberg
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg is a new thrilling tale of the great...
<i>Becoming Bonnie</i>: New Excerpt
May 23 2017

Becoming Bonnie: New Excerpt

Jenni L. Walsh
Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh is a debut historical novel and the untold story of how...
<i>A Single Spy</i>: New Excerpt
April 17 2017

A Single Spy: New Excerpt

William Christie
A Single Spy by William Christie follows Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, a Russian orphan forced to...
<i>The Devil’s Feast</i>: New Excerpt
March 26 2017

The Devil’s Feast: New Excerpt

M.J. Carter
The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which...
<i>The Wages of Sin</i>: New Excerpt
March 25 2017

The Wages of Sin: New Excerpt

Kaite Welsh
The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh is a page-turning tale of murder, subversion and vice in which...
<i>The Lost Order</i>: New Excerpt
March 24 2017

The Lost Order: New Excerpt

Steve Berry
The Lost Order by Steve Berry is the 12th book in the Cotton Malone series—a perilous adventure...
<i>A Death by Any Other Name</i>: New Excerpt
March 7 2017

A Death by Any Other Name: New Excerpt

Tessa Arlen
A Death by Any Other Name is the 3rd book in the Lady Montfort Mystery series (available March 14,...
<i>The Murder of Willie Lincoln</i>: New Excerpt
February 16 2017

The Murder of Willie Lincoln: New Excerpt

Burt Solomon
The Murder of Willie Lincoln is an exciting historical fiction debut by award-winning political journalist...
<i>The English Agent</i>: New Excerpt
February 15 2017

The English Agent: New Excerpt

Phillip DePoy
The English Agent by Phillip DePoy is the 2nd book in the Christopher Marlowe historical mystery...
<i>Testament</i>: New Excerpt
February 9 2017

Testament: New Excerpt

David Gibbins
Testament is the latest in the Jack Howard series from David Gibbins, who uses his real world experience...