Sleuths in Time

Looking for a Historical Mystery series?

Check out these wonderful authors and charming characters.



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



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



Jessie Estevao’s late 19th century Change of Fortune series with Ruby Proulx with a psychic medium bent, is “exciting and engrossing…” 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 — “GANGS OF NEW YORK, EAT YOUR HEART OUT.”  Amazon   B&N



Reporter-turned-sleuth Kitty Weeks is at the center of Radha Vatsal’s 1910s American historical series, also set in New York City and its environs — “a feisty protagonist with a tumultuous, fast-changing era.”   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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