Sleuths in Time

Looking for a Historical Mystery series?

Check out these wonderful authors and charming characters.


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“Tessa Arlen draws readers into a world exclusively enjoyed by the rich, privileged classes and suffered by the men and women who serve them” in this Edwardian era series featuring Lady Monfort and her housekeeper, Mrs. Jackson.  Amazon   B&N



Susanna Calkins’s 17th century series – post London’s Great Fire and featuring young chambermaid-turned-printer’s apprentice Lucy Campion, “seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery.”   Amazon   B&N



Anna Lee Huber’s 18th century series set in Scotland with the widowed and talented artist Lady Darby  “…reads like a cross between a gothic novel and a mystery with a decidedly unusual heroine.”   Amazon   B&N



D.E. Ireland’s Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins series with “George Bernard Shaw’s beloved characters… transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End.”  Amazon   B&N



Anna Loan-Wilsey’s traveling secretary mystery series, set in late 19th century America with typist and sleuth Miss Hattie Davish, is “delightful… cozy fans will eagerly await Hattie’s next adventure.”  Amazon   B&N



Alyssa Maxwell’s the Gilded Newport series featuring Emmaline Cross, set at the turn of the 20th century, showcases “the glamour of a bygone era and a sleuth who hails from a less ‘well-heeled’ branch of the Vanderbilt family.”  Amazon   B&N



Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt, who helps battle poverty and social ills in the tenements of New York City at the turn of the 20th century.  Amazon   B&N



The Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, set in the post-Civil War era with incredibly rich  funereal customs, “features Violet Harper, a Victorian undertaker with a passion for her macabre work.”  Amazon   B&N



Ashley Weaver’s Amory Ames series, set in 1920s England, will remind readers of Agatha Christie’s Golden Age of mystery in which “murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places.”  Amazon   B&N

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