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Distant Times, Exotic Climes,
and In The Future ...

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Harrison Ford & Edward James Olmos as detectives in 2029 in "Blade Runner" [1982]             Exotic Climes
anthologies {on page 1}
by author, A to L {on page 1}
by author, M to Z {on page 2}

Distant Times

The Future


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Distant  Times
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Historical Novel Society [est. 1997] for U.K. & U.S.

Anthologoes  &  Non-Fiction

Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives" [29 stories 1995]
Edited by Mike Ashley

includes 29 stories from editor Ashley, Lillian de la Torre, Margaret Frazer, Edward D. Hoch, Ellis Peters, Melville Davisson Post, Steven Saylor, Kate Sedley, Peter Tremayne, Robert van Gulik & others
Carroll & Graf 7½x5 pb [8/95] out of print/used
Past Poisons edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "Past Poisons: An Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historical Crime"
[20 stories 1999] Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

Honoring but not including Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael); contains 20 tales by Catherine Aird, Molly Brown, Paul C. Doherty, Martin Edwards, Diana Gabaldon, Susanna Gregory, Edward D. Hoch, David Howard, Janet Laurence, Peter Lovesy, Edward Marston, Michael Pearce, Anne Perry, Julian Rathbone, Kate Ross, Steven Saylor, Marilyn Todd & Peter Tremayne
iBooks 8x5¼ pb [12/2005] for $10.36
Headline Book Publng pb [6/99] out of print/used

Murder Most Medieval anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers  "Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises" [2000]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers

thirteen short stories by Doug Allyn, Lillian Stewart Carl, Brendan DuBois, Kathy Lynn Emerson, Clayton Emery (Robin Hood & Marian), Margaret Frazer, Tony Geraghty, Michael Jecks, Gillian Linscott, Edward Marston, Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael), Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma)
Cumberland House Publng 9x6 pb [6/2000] for $16.23
Cumberland House Publng 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2000] for $16.02
Murder Most Confederate anthology edited by Martin H. Greenberg  "Murder Most Confederate: Tales of Crimes Quite Uncivil" [2000]
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg

includes sixteen stories by Doug Allyn, Janet Berliner, Marc Bilgrey, Gary A. Braunbeck, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Avram Davidson, Brendan DuBois, Ed Gorman, Edward D. Hoch, John Lutz, Billie Sue Mosiman, James Reasoner, John Helfers & Carol Rondou, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kristine Scheid, and Bradley H. Sinor
Cumberland House Publng 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2000] for $17.22
Anthology of Historical Mysteries edited by Maxim Jakubowski  "Murder Through The Ages: A Bumper Anthology of Historical Mysteries" [2001] Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
includes stories from Mat Coward, Paul Doherty, Kate Ellis, Clayton Emery (Robin Hood & Marian), Susanna Gregory, Lauren Henderson, Ian Morson, Amy Myers, Manda Scott, Peter Tremayne, and others
iBooks 8¼x5 pb [3/2006] for $11.86
Headline Books mass pb [4/2001] for $13.99
Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits" [22 stories 2001]
Edited by Mike Ashley

includes 22 stories from Cherith Baldry, Margaret Frazer, Susanna Gregory, Edward D. Hoch, Tom Holt, Michael Jecks, Elizabeth Peters, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer, Steven Saylor, Keith Taylor, Marilyn Todd, Peter Tremayne, Derek Wilson & others
Carroll & Graf 7½x5¼ pb [10/2001] out of print/used
Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits" [2002]
Edited by Mike Ashley

includes stories from Paul Doherty, Suzanne Franke, Lauren Haney, Michael Pearce, Elizabeth Peters, Lynda Robinson
Carroll & Graf 7¾x5 pb [8/2002] for $11.86
Constable & Robinson 7½x5 pb [9/2002] for $12.27
Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunits edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits" [2003]
Edited by Mike Ashley

includes stories from Gillian Bradshaw, Richard Butler, Miriam Allen de Ford, Paul Doherty, Michael Kurland, Wallace Nichols, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer, John Maddox Roberts, Rose-mary Rowe, Steven Saylor, Darrell Schweitzer, Marilyn Todd, Peter Tremayne & others
Constable & Robinson 7½x5 pb [8/2003] for $10.98
Carroll & Graf 7½x5 pb [10/2003] out of print/used
Sherlock's Sisters, The British Female Detective book by Joseph A. Kestner  
"Sherlock's Sisters: The British Female Detective, 1864-1913" [2003]
by Joseph A. Kestner

The authors examined include Grant Allen, McDonnell Bodkin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Beatrice Heron-Maxwell, Fergus Hume, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Richard Marsh, L.T. Meade, Leonard Merrick, Emmuska Orczy, Catherine Pirkis, and George Sims
Ashgate Publng, Ltd. hardcover [11/2003] for $120.00 {sic}
Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits edited by Mike Ashley  "The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits" [30 stories 2005]
Edited by Mike Ashley

includes 26 stories from Cherith Baldry (Geoffrey Chaucer), Philip Boast, Frank Bonham, Judith Cutler, Jean Davidson (Queen of Sheba), Martin Edwards, Clayton Emery, Jeffery Farnol, Margaret Frazer, Alan R. Gordon, Claire Griffen, Edward D. Hoch, Sarah A. Hoyt, Gillian Linscott, John Lutz, Edward Marston, Maan Meyers, Richard Moquist, Sharan Newman, Melville Davisson Post, Ian Rankin, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer (Herodotus), Rob Reginald, Lynda S. Robinson, Marilyn Todd, and Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma)
Carroll & Graf 8¼x5 pb [6/2005] out of print/50+ used

Purity, Contamination, Late Victorian Detective Fiction book by Christopher Pittard  "Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction" [2011]
by Christopher Pittard

focuses on works by authors such as Fergus Hume, Arthur Conan Doyle, Grant Allen,
L.T. Meade, and Marie Belloc Lowndes

Kindle Edition from Ashgate [5/2013] for $149.95 {sic}
Routledge 9¼x6 hardcover [7/2011] out of print/used
Dead Witness Victorian Detective Stories anthology edited by Michael Sims  "The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories" [2011]
Edited & Introduced by Michael Sims

includes the title story (1866) by Australian writer Mary Fortune, and tales by authors Robert Barr; Ernest Bramah; William E. Burton; G.K. Chesterton; Wilkie Collins; Charles Dickens; Arthur Conan Doyle; Alexandre Dumas, père; Andrew Forrester, Jr.; Émile Gaboriau; Anna Katharine Green; Bret Harte ("The Stolen Cigar-Case"); James McGovan; Harvey O’Higgins; C.L. Pirkis; Melville Davisson Post; Hesketh Prichard; George R. Sims; and Mark Twain
Kindle Edition from Walker Books [12/2011] for $9.45
Walker & Co. 8x5½ pb [12/2011] for $12.20

Everyday Life in Victorian London book by Judith Flanders  
"The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London" [2014]
by Judith Flanders

Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [7/2014] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [7/2015] for $13.55
Thomas Dunne Books 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2014] for $19.01


Novels

Murder at the New York World's Fair mystery novel by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (as Freeman Dana)  "Murder At The New York World's Fair" [Random House 1938]
by Phoebe Atwood Taylor {writing as Freeman Dana}

Daisy runs away from her stifling home life by hiding in the laundry truck; she heads straight for the New York World's Fair and stumbles upon a corpse on board the train; book commissioned by Bennett Cerf of Random House, author Taylor was given special access to blueprints and the construction site - the book was published a full year before the Fair opened to the public.
Kindle Edition from St. Swithin Press [8/2012] for $4.99
Countryman Press pb [9/87] out of print/used
Murder Goes To The World's Fair mystery novel by Timothy Brace  "Murder Goes To The World's Fair" [1939] by Timothy Brace
Wealthy sportsman & amateur criminologist Anthony Adams attends a dinner at the New York World's Fair's Palace of Peace; the lights go out, one diner is found slumped across the table with a knife in his back, and two other diners are missing . . .
E.P. Dutton & Co. hardcover [1939] long out of print/scarce
'Dreadful Murder' aka 'Murder By The Yard' mystery novel by Robert Lee Duncan  "The Dreadful Murder of Ian O'Neil" [2009] by Robert Lee Duncan II
PublishAmerica 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $24.95
Chicago attorney Nora Wolfe Walker defends an Afro-American man for the murder of an Irish union leader; she allies with a handsome Irish cop and with young mobster Alphonse Capone in preventing the over-publicized trial from causing a racial bloodbath which could delay precious war supplies from reaching the Front in Europe.
republished as "Murder By The Yard" [2010] by Robert Lee Duncan II
Kindle Edition from Xlibris [8/2011] for $9.99
Xlibris 9x6 pb [1/2010] for $19.99

Hour of Peril book by Daniel Stashower  "The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before The Civil War" [2013]
by Daniel Stashower

Historically true, but written as a thriller: Allan Pinkerton's agency discovers a very real threat to President-elect Abraham Lincoln, set to take place somewhere along his 800-mile pre-inaugural journey by train from Illinois to Washington, DC. But Lincoln's aides have no time for Pinkerton's warnings, so he is honor-bound to keep Lincoln safe on his own.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [1/2013] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2013] for $17.81
'The Scribe' historical mystery novel by Matthew Guinn  
"The Scribe: A Novel" [2015] by Matthew Guinn
Set during the 1881 International Cotton Exposition; local police in post-Civil War Atlanta, Georgia suspect that a killer is a policeman, so they bring in two outsiders to discover his identity.
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [9/2015] for $12.99
W.W. Norton 8½x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $17.74


Authors,  A to Z


flag of the Republic of Georgia  Boris Akunin of Republic of Georgia
browse all booksauthor's website {in Russian/Cyrillic}IMDb listingWikipedia


flag of Imperial Russia, 1858-1917  Erast Fandorin, detective in Imperial Russia
series booksofficial website {in Russian/Cyrillic}Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre
Marcel Allain [1885–1969]: IMDb listingWikipedia
Pierre Souvestre [1874–1914]: IMDb listingWikipedia

Insp. Juve vs. Fantômas in Belle Epoque France
series booksFantômas on IMDbFantômas entry at Wikipedia

French Fantômas fansite
RL's Fantômas fansite

Fantômas Complete Saga on DVD  "Fantômas: The Complete Saga - Five Film Collection" DVD Box Set [2010]
Kino Intl. b&w DVD set [9/2010] 3 disks for $22.99
contains 5 silent feature films, restored in 1998 by Gaumont; adapted & directed by Louis Feuillade [1873-1925]; starring René Navarre {as Fantômas}, Bréon {as Juve), Georges Melchior {as Fandor} & Renée Carl {as Lady Beltham}: "In The Shadow of The Guillotine (Fantômas: À l'Ombre de la Guillotine)" (May 1913) {IMDb}; "Juve Against Fantomas (Juve contre Fantômas)" [Sept 1913] {IMDb}; "The Dead Man Who Killed (Le Mort Qui Tue)" [Nov 1913) {IMDb}; "Fantomas Against Fantomas (Fantômas contre Fantômas)" [March 1914] {IMDb}; "The False Magistrate (Le Faux Magistrat)" [May 1914] {IMDb}; extras include commentary, image gallery, and 3 bonus films, including Louis Feuillade bio short

"Fantômas" in 3-D [France - in development?]  
Announced 2013: To be produced by Thomas Langmann’s La Petite Reine; starring Vincent Cassel {as Fantômas}
& Jean Reno {as Juve} • still listed at IMDb as 'in development' (2016)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rhys Bowen {nee Janet Quin-Harkin} lives in California
browse booksauthor's websiteJQH's Wikipedia entry


flag of Wales  Constable Evans in the mountains of Wales mysteries
"Evans Above" [#1 = 1997]
"Evan Help Us" [#2 = 1998]
"Evanly Choirs" [#3 = 1999]
"Evan and Elle" [#4 = 2000]
"Evan Can Wait" [#5 = 2001]
"Evans To Betsy" [#6= 2002]
"Evan Only Knows" [#7 = 2003]
"Evan's Gate" [#8 = 2004]
"Evan Blessed" [#9 = 2005]
"Evanly Bodies" [#10 = 2006]


flag of New York City, USA  Molly Murphy Sullivan of New York City mysteries
"Murphy's Law" [#1 = 2001]
"Death of Riley" [#2 = 2002]
"For The Love of Mike" [#3 = 2003]
"In Like Flynn" [#4 = 2005]
"Oh Danny Boy" [#5 = 2006]
"In Dublin's Fair City" [#6 = 2007]
"Tell Me, Pretty Maiden" [#7 = 2008]
"In A Gilded Cage" [#8 = 2009]
"The Last Illusion" [#9 = 2010]
"Bless The Bride" [#10 = 2011]
"The Amersham Rubies" (story 2011)
"Hush Now, Don't You Cry" [#11 = 2012]
"The Family Way" [#12 = 2013]
"The Face in the Mirror" (story 2013)
"City of Darkness and Light" [#13 = 2014]
"Through The Window" (story 2014)
"The Edge of Dreams" [#14 = 2015]
"Away In A Manger" [#15 = 2015]
"Time of Fog and Fire" [#16 = 3/2016]  3/2016


flag of the United Kingdom  Lady Georgie of Depression-era London, U.K. mysteries
"Her Royal Spyness" [#1 = 2007)
"A Royal Pain" [#2 = 2008)
"Royal Flush" [#3 = 2009)
"Royal Blood" [#4 = 2010)
"Naughty In Nice" [#5 = 2011)
"The Twelve Clues of Christmas" [#6 = 2012)
"Masked Ball At Broxley Manor" (short story 2012)
"Heirs and Graces" [#7 = 2013)
"Queen of Hearts" [#8 = 2014)
"Malice At The Palace: A Royal Spyness Mystery" [#9 = 8/2015)
"Crowned and Dangerous: A Royal Spyness Mystery" [#10 = 8/2016)  8/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of California, USA  Emily Brightwell {real name Cheryl Lanham Arguile} lives in California
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia


flag of the United Kingdom  Insp. Witherspoon & Mrs. Jeffries Victorian-Era mysteries
"The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries" [#1 = 1993]
"Mrs. Jeffries Dusts For Clues" [#2 = ??]
"The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries" [#3 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Learns The Trade" omnibus trade paperback [4/2005]
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock" [#4 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries On The Ball" [#5 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries On The Trail" [#6 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes A Second Look" omnibus trade paperback [9/2012]
"Mrs. Jeffries Plays The Cook" [#7 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Missing Alibi" [#8 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected" [#9 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea At Three" omnibus trade paperback [4/2013]
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes The Stage" [#10 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Questions The Answer" [#11 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art" [#12 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Sallies Forth" omnibus trade paperback [10/2013]
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes The Cake" [#13 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Rocks The Boat" [#14 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Weeds The Plot" [#15 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Pleads The Fifth" omnibus trade paperback [4/2014]
"Mrs. Jeffries Pinches The Post" [#16 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case" [#17 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps The Chimney" [#18 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Serves At Six" omnibus trade paperback [3/2015]
"Mrs. Jeffries Stalks The Hunter" [#19 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Silent Knight" [#20 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Appeals The Verdict" [#21 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Best Laid Plans" [#22 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Feast of St. Stephen" [#23 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Holds The Trump" [#24 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries In The Nick of Time" [#25 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Yuletide Weddings" [#26 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind" [#27 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead" [#28 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Mistletoe Mix-Up" [#29 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own" [#30 = ??]
"Mrs. Jeffries Turns The Tide" [#31 = 5/2013]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The Merry Gentlemen" [#32 = 11/2014]
"Mrs. Jeffries and The One Who Got Away" [#33 = 2/2015]
"Mrs. Jeffries Wins The Prize" [#34 = 3/2016]  3/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gary Corby of Sydney, Australia
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flag of modern Greece  Nicolaos of Ancient Athens mysteries - circa 460 BCE

"The Pericles Commission" [11/2010] by Gary Corby
http://www.amazon.com/Pericles-Commission-Gary-Corby/dp/B00A1A0UZO/

"The Ionia Sanction: A Mystery of Ancient Greece" [3/2013] by Gary Corby
http://www.amazon.com/Ionia-Sanction-Gary-Corby/dp/1616952520/

"Sacred Games" [5/2013] by Gary Corby
http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Games-Athenian-Mysteries-Corby/dp/161695227X/

"The Marathon Conspiracy" [4/2014] by Gary Corby
http://www.amazon.com/Marathon-Conspiracy-Gary-Corby-ebook/dp/B00GEYKWPE/
http://www.amazon.com/Marathon-Conspiracy-Gary-Corby/dp/161695387X/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ms. Lindsey Davis
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"The Course of Honour" [1998] the remarkable true love story of Emperor Vespasian
"Rebels and Traitors" [2009] set during the English Civil War
"Master and God" [2012] set in the reign of Domitian


military flag of Ancient Rome  Marcus Didius Falco of Ancient Rome
FalcoPhiles fansite

"The Silver Pigs" [#1 = 1989]
"Shadows In Bronze" [#2 = 1990]
"Venus In Copper" [#3 = 1991]
"The Iron Hand of Mars" [#4 = 1992]
"Poseidon's Gold" [#5 = 1993]
"Last Act In Palmyra" [#6 = 1994]
"Time To Depart" [#7 = 1995]
"A Dying Light In Corduba" [#8 = 1996]
"Three Hands In The Fountain" [#9 = 1997]
"Two For The Lions" [#10 = 1998]
"One Virgin Too Many" [#11 = 1999]
"Ode To A Banker" [#12 = 2000]
"A Body In The Bath House" [#13 = 2001]
"The Jupiter Myth" [#14 = 2002]
"The Accusers" [#15 = 2003]
"Scandal Takes A Holiday" [#16 = 2004]
"See Delphi and Die" [#17 = 2005]
"Saturnalia" [#18 = 2007]
"Alexandria" [#19 = 2009]
"Nemesis" [#20 = 2010]
"Falco: The Official Companion" [June 2010]


military flag of Ancient Rome  Flavia Albia of Ancient Rome
"The Ides of April" novel [#1 = April 2013]
"Enemies At Home" novel [#2 = July 2014] ISBN 978-1250023773
"The Spook Who Spoke Again" novella [#3 = March 2015] ebook and audio only, ISBN 9781473617001
"Deadly Election" novel [#4 = July 2015] ISBN 978-1444794229
"The Graveyard of The Hesperides" novel [#5 = April 2016] ISBN 9781473613386  4/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dianne Day of San Francisco, California
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detective Caroline Fremont Jones of 1900s San Francisco series
"The Strange Files of Fremont Jones" [#1 = 1/1996]
"Fire and Fog" [#2 = 6/1996]
"The Bohemian Murders" [#3 = 3/1998]
"Emperor Norton's Ghost" [#4 = 8/1998]

Death Train To Boston mystery novel by Dianne Day  "Death Train To Boston: A Fremont Jones Mystery" [#5 = 1999]
Set in Autumn of 1908; the transcontinental railroad hires San Francisco-based sleuths Caroline & Michael to investigate a series of accidents during an undercover rail journey to Boston; the train blows up near Salt Lake City and Michael is injured and Caroline disappears into thin air.
Kindle Edition from Bantam/Random House [2007 edition] for $6.99
Bantam mass pb [7/2000] for $6.29
Bantam mass pb [7/2000] out of print/used
Doubleday 9x6 hardcover [9/99] out of print/many used
"Beacon Street Mourning" [#6 = 9/2000]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Carola Dunn of Eugene, Oregon
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journalist Daisy Dalrymple of 1920s England series

"Death At Wentwater Court" [1994]
"The Winter Garden Mystery" [1995]
"Requiem For A Mezzo" [1996]

Murder on the Flying Scotsman mystery novel by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple)  "Murder On The Flying Scotsman: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery" [#4 = 1997]
Set in 1923 England; journalist Daisy boards a train to Scotland and finds the runaway
11-year-old daughter of her Scotland Yard detective friend; they also encounter a squabbling
family of heirs summoned north by their dying benefactor.

Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [1996 edition] for $7.59
Kensington mass pb [10/2001] out of print/used
Robinson 7¾x5½ pb [1/97] out of print/60+ used
St. Martin's Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/97] out of print/many used

"Damsel In Distress" [1997]
"Dead In The Water" [1999]
"Styx and Stones" [1999]
"Rattle His Bones" [#8 = 2000]
"To Davy Jones Below" [2001]
"The Case of The Murdered Muckraker" [2002]
"Mistletoe and Murder" [2002]
"Die Laughing" [#12 = 2003]
"A Mourning Wedding" [2004]
"Fall of A Philanderer" [2005]
"Gunpowder Plot" [2006]
"The Bloody Tower" [#16 = 2007]
"Black Ship" [2008]
"Sheer Folly" [2009]
"Anthem For Doomed Youth" [2011]
"Gone West [#20 = 2012]
"Heirs of The Body" [2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Clayton Emery
browse booksofficial websitemovie & TV credits

Mandrake & Murder Robin & Marian mystery stories by Clayton Emery  
"Mandrake and Murder: The Robin & Marian Mysteries" [2009]
by Clayton Emery

twelve lively stories of Robin and Marian as XIIth Century detectives
Merry Man Publng 8x5¼ pb [4/2009] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Ennis
browse booksauthor's websiteWikipedia {empty}

"Byzantium" [7/1989]
"Duchess of Milan: A Novel of The Renaissance" [6/1992]

Malice of Fortune mystery novel by Michael Ennis  "The Malice of Fortune: A Novel" [2012]
The setting is Renaissance Italy, late in the year 1502; amid the intrigues of the Borgia Pope, Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli team up to investigate a series of grisly murders
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [9/2012] for $13.99
Doubleday 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [9/2012] for $17.79
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Elisabeth Grace Foley lives in Upstate New York
browse books & ebooksauthor's official weblog

The Mrs. Meade Mysteries Series
Set in Sour Springs, Colorado at the turn of the XXth Century

The Silver Shawl novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   The Parting Glass novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   "The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#1 = 2012]
47-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [9/2012] for $2.99
A young woman seems to have disappeared from the boarding house where Mrs. Meade lives, and the girl's fiancee insists that she was kidnapped; then a police detective shows up looking for someone who matches the girl's description . . .
"The Parting Glass: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#2 = 2013]
37-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [8/2013] for $2.99
Sour Springs who is shocked at the news when a steady young rancher is accused of a drunken assault on a woman; but Mrs. Meade was just across the hall and has a few ideas of her own . . .
The Oldest Flame novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)   The Silent Hour novelette in Kindle format from Elisabeth Grace Foley (Mrs. Meade Mystery)  "The Oldest Flame: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#3 = 2014]
51-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [2/2014] for $2.99
Mrs. Meade's pleasant overnight visit with old friends turns into a disaster when fire destroys the house during the night; even worse, the fire appears to have been deliberately set . . .
"The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Volume I" [2014]
the first three novelettes in the series, published in paper
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [4/2014] for $8.99
"The Silent Hour: A Mrs. Meade Mystery" novelette [#4 = 2015]
54-page Kindle Edition from Second Sentence Press [9/2015] for $2.99
Major Cambert and his grandson were known to have quarreled bitterly, so when the Major is found shot dead a few nights later, Jim is the prime suspect – without an alibi. But there are others who may have held a grudge against the Major too, none of whom have an alibi either . . .

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ariana Franklin {real name Diana Norman} [1933-2011] of U.K.
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Plantagenet royal standard  XIIth Century Adelia Aguilar mysteries

Mistress of the Art of Death mystery novel by Ariana Franklin  "Mistress of The Art of Death" [#1 = 2007]
King Henry II secretly hires short-tempered medieval coroner Dr. Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar from Salerno to find out who's behind the horrific murders of Christian children in Cambridge, England.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [2007 edition] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 7¾x5¾ pb [1/2008] for $10.88
Putnam Adult 9x6 hardcover [2/2007] out of print/200+ used
The Serpent's Tale /The Death Maze mystery novel by Ariana Franklin  "The Serpent's Tale: A Novel" (UK title "The Death Maze") [#2 = 2008]
When Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on Queen Eleanor; hoping to stave off a civil war, King Henry orders Adelia Aguilar to investigate.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [2008 edition] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 8¼x5 pb [2/2009] for $10.88
Putnam Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] out of print/200+ used
Relics of The Dead / Grave Goods mystery novel by Ariana Franklin  "Grave Goods" (UK title "Relics of The Dead") [#3 = 2009]
Set in 1176 England: the abbey at Glastonbury has burnt down revealing bones that may be of King Arthur & Guinevere; hoping to quell resistance in Wales, King Henry II sends Adelia Aguilar to investigate.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [3/2009] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 8¼x5 pb [3/2010] for $11.70
Penguin Canada mass pb [2010] out of print/used
Putnam Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] out of print/100+ used
A Murderous Procession / The Assassin's Prayer mystery novel by Ariana Franklin  "A Murderous Procession" (UK title "The Assassin's Prayer") [#4 = 2010]
Set in 1176 England & Italy: King Henry decides to marry his daughter Joanna to his cousin, the king of Sicily, and orders Adelia Aguilar to act as chaperone & bodyguard on the journey.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [4/2010] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 8¼x5 pb [3/2011] for $13.98
Putnam Adult 9x6½ hardcover [4/2010] out of print/100+ used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Margaret Frazer {pen name}
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flag of England  Sister Frevisse in XIVth Century Britain series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Republic of China, 1928-1949  Paul French of Shanghai, China
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Midnight In Peking true crime book by Paul French  "Midnight In Peking: How The Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted The Last Days of Old China" [2012]
In January of 1937, with the Japanese army poised to attack the city of Peking {Beijing}, the murder of a young Englishwoman brought further distress to the Chinese and to the European communities. A British police sergeant and a Chinese detective were assigned to work on the case together, but the Japanese invasion of July disrupted all work on the case. Historian French took up the investigation several years ago, researched events and people and political under-currents of that time, and finally brings a sort of justice by solving the 75-year-old murder.
Kindle Edition from Penguin [4/2012] for $12.99
Penguin 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2012] for $17.16
official book site

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dale Furutani
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The Curious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Japan book by Dale Furutani  "The Curious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes In Japan" [8 stories 2011]
The canonic biography of Sherlock Holmes includes a gap after the epic battle with Moriarty, when Holmes 'traveled in Asia'; author Furutani provides a report on that time, with the famous detective assisted by his host, Dr. Watanabe.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9¼x6¼ pb [12/2011] for $11.84


flag of Japan  Samurai Trilogy in 1603 C.E. Japan: official Samurai Trilogy webpages

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the United Kingdom  Alex Grecian + The Murder Squad Series
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The Yard mystery novel by Alex Grecian  "The Yard: A Novel" [#1 = 2012] by Alex Grecian
Set in Victorian London of 1890. Just after the Metropolitan Police's failure to bring 'Jack the Ripper' to justice, the newly-formed 12-man Murder Squad at Scotland Yard finds one of its members dead and stashed in a trunk.
Kindle Edition from Putnam Adult [5/2012] for $12.99
Putnam Adult 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2012] for $17.25
"The Black Country" [#2 = May 2013]

e-book short story "The Blue Girl" [June 2013]

"The Devil's Workshop" [#3 = May 2014]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Anna Katharine Green [1846-1935]
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http://www.gutenberg.org/author/Anna_Katharine_Green

"The Amelia Butterworth Mysteries" [Halcyon Classics] by Anna Katharine Green
http://www.amazon.com/Butterworth-Mysteries-Katharine-Classics-ebook/dp/B004ZEYX5U/

"Afternoon Tea Mysteries" [] by Anna Katharine Green
http://www.amazon.com/Afternoon-Tea-Mysteries-Volume-ebook/dp/B005389T0Q/
http://www.amazon.com/Afternoon-Mysteries-Volume-Three-ebook/dp/B00538M7JQ/

"Mother of Detective Fiction: The Life and Works of Anna Katherine Green"
[Bowling Green Univ Press 1989] by Patricia D. Maida

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the United Kingdom  Antonia Hodgson
author Hodgson is an editor-in-chief for Little, Brown & Company, based in London, U.K. • author's website

Devil in the Marshalsea mystery novel by Antonia Hodgson  "The Devil In The Marshalsea: Murder Stalks The Debtors Prison" [first novel 2014]
Set in 1727 London; Tom Hawkins gathers the money to pay his gambling debts, but then is robbed; since he will not ask his family for help, he is shackled and dragged to Marshalsea Gaol debtors’ prison, which is bad enough, but someone has begun killing inmates . . .
Kindle Edition from Mariner Books [6/2014] for $9.99
Mariner Books 8¼x5¼ pb [6/2014] for $12.34
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd. 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2014] import/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Bruce Holsinger of Virginia, USA
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flag of England  the unlikely detective team of poet John Gower and Geoffrey Chaucer in XIVth-Century London

"A Burnable Book: A Novel" [#1 = 2/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Burnable-Book-Novel-Bruce-Holsinger-ebook/dp/B00DB36D9K/
http://www.amazon.com/Burnable-Book-Novel-Bruce-Holsinger/dp/0062240331/
http://www.amazon.com/A-Burnable-Book-Novel/dp/0062240323/

"The Invention of Fire: A Novel" [#2 = 2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Fire-Novel-Bruce-Holsinger-ebook/dp/B00M714L2S/
http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Fire-Bruce-Holsinger/dp/0007493363/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Invention-Fire-A-Novel/dp/0062356453/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Colorado  Sarah A. Hoyt of Colorado, USA
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flag of France  writing as Sarah d'Almeida
Musketeers Mystery series

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http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Sword-Musketeers-Mystery-DAlmeida/dp/0425224619/
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Gascony-Musketeers-Mystery/dp/0425221016/
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Musketeer-Musketeers-Mysteries-1/dp/1630110094/
http://www.amazon.com/Musketeers-Seamstress-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/1630110124/
http://www.amazon.com/Musketeers-Apprentice-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B00GN9CAIM/ #3
http://www.amazon.com/Musketeers-Inheritance-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B00JN903LU/
http://www.amazon.com/Musketeers-Servant-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B00N2FRQWK/ = 5


flag of Colorado  writing as Elise Hyatt
Furniture Refinishing Mystery series

"Dipped, Stripped, and Dead" [Berkley, 2009]
"French Polished Murder" [Berkley, 2010]
"A Fatal Stain" [Berkley, 2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Claude Izner + Victor Legris of 1890s Paris series
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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  J. Robert Janes
St-Cyr & Kohler in Occupied France series

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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Michigan  D.E. (Dan) Johnson of Kalamazoo, Michigan
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historical mysteries set in Turn of The Century Detroit, Michigan
"The Detroit Electric Scheme" [9/2010]
"Motor City Shakedown" [9/2011]
"Detroit Breakdown" [9/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Mississippi  Deborah Johnson lives in Mississippi

The Secret of Magic mystery novel by Deborah Johnson  "The Secret of Magic: A Novel" [2014]
Toss-up whether this is 'Exotic Clime', but the post-war American South is certainly Distant Time. A reclusive author in Mississippi writes Thurgood Marshall at the N.A.A.C.P. for help getting justice in the murder of a young Negro Army veteran; young N.A.A.C.P. attorney Regina Robichard travels to Revere, Mississippi to find out the truth.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [1/2014] for $10.99
Amy Einhorn/Putman 9x6 hardcover [1/2014] for $20.31

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Kilian [1939-2005]
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flag of the United States with 35 stars, 1863-65  Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries series  second flag of the Confederate States of America, 1863-65
"Murder At Manassas" [#1 = 2000]
"A Killing At Ball's Bluff" [#2 = 2001]
"The Ironclad Alibi" [#3 = 2002]
"A Grave At Glorieta" [#4 = 2003]
"The Shiloh Sisters" [#5 = 2003]
"Antietam Assassins" [#6 = 2005]

Jazz Age Mysteries, with Bedford Green
"Weeping Woman" [#1=2001]
"Uninvited Countess" [#2=2002]
"Sinful Safari" [#3=2003]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mary Lawrence lives in Maine, USA
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flag of England  Bianca Goddard of XVIth-Century London Mystery Series

The Alchemist's Daughter book by Mary Lawrence  "The Alchemist's Daughter" [#1 = 2015]
Set in 1540s London, during the reign of Henry VIII; Bianca uses the alchemy learned from her father to help the sick; when her friend seeks relief from stomach pain and then dies, Bianca is accused of poisoning her; but Bianca is certain that the girl was poisoned earlier . . .
Kindle Edition from Kensington [4/2015] for $9.99
Kensington 8¼x5½ pb [4/2015] for $12.34
"Death of An Alchemist: A Bianca Goddard Mystery" [#2 = 2016]
"Death At St. Vedast: A Bianca Goddard Mystery" [#3 = DUE Jan 2017]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of France  Maurice {Marie Émile} Leblanc [1864-1941]
IMDb listingWikipediaonline etexts at Project Gutenberg

The Works of Maurice Leblanc in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  cover from 1910 edition of "Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes"  "The Arsène Lupin Mysteries: 12 Novels In One Volume" for Kindle [2010]
by Maurice Leblanc

Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press, Ltd. [8/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
includes 12 novels translated to English, with an active table of contents: ten Arsène Lupin novels: "Arsène Lupin", "Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes" {sic}, "The Confessions of Arsène Lupin", "The Crystal Stopper", "The Eight Strokes of The Clock", "813" [1910], "The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin", "The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsène Lupin", "The Hollow Needle" [1909], and "The Teeth of The Tiger"; and two non-Lupin novels: "The Blonde Lady" and "The Secret of Sarek"
The Works of Maurice Leblanc in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  
"The Works of Maurice Leblanc" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2013] for $1.99 {sic}
sixteen books in English: same contents as ebook just above, plus non-Lupin novels "The Frontier"
[1911], "The Three Eyes" [1919], "The Tremendous Event" [1920], and "The Woman of Mystery"

gentleman thief Arsène Lupin Mysteries Series
"Arsène Lupin", "Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes" {sic}, "The Confessions of Arsène Lupin", "The Crystal Stopper",
"The Eight Strokes of The Clock", "813" [1910], "The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin", "The Golden Triangle:
The Return of Arsène Lupin", "The Hollow Needle" [1909], and "The Teeth of The Tiger"

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Stephen Legault Page

flag of Canada  Durrant Wallace of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mystery series

End of the Line mystery novel by Stephen Legault (Durrant Wallace)  "The End of The Line: A Durrant Wallace Mystery" [#1 = 2011]
Set in the Winter of 1884, when the Canadian Pacific Railroad has reached the Rocky Mountains. Durrant Wallace was retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when he lost a leg during a shootout, since he cannot ride a horse. But when the frozen body of the brutally murdered railroad contruction boss is found in the Bow River, Wallace is brought back to service.
Kindle Edition from TouchWood Editions [9/2011] for $7.69
TouchWood Editions 7¾x5 pb [9/2011] for $15.03
Third Riel Conspiracy mystery novel by Stephen Legault (Durrant Wallace)  "The Third Riel Conspiracy: A Durrant Wallace Mystery" [#2 = 2013]
The Northwest Rebellion broke out in 1885, with the Metis & Cree Native People fighting the whites. A Metis man is arrested for a grisly murder, but R.C.M.P. Sgt. Durrant Wallace believes him innocent. Wallace's investigations reveal a tangle of conspiracies surrounding Metis leader and prophet Louis Riel.
Kindle Edition from TouchWood Editions [3/2013] for $7.99
TouchWood Editions 8x4¾ pb [3/2013] for $11.73
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Italy  Giulio Leoni + Dante Alighieri in Florence, Italy A.D. 1300
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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of USA, 1851-58  [Ms.] Greer Macallister
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The Magician's Lie mystery novel by Greer Macallister  "The Magician's Lie: A Novel" [2015] by Greer Macallister
Young Waterloo, Iowa policeman Virgil Holt watches from the audience as The Amazing Arden uses an axe to chop her husband in half; but he doesn't reappear alive as expected - he is found dead in the theater basement; book has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films.
Kindle Edition from Sourcebooks Landmark [10/2015] for $9.99
Sourcebooks Landmark 8¼x5½ pb [10/2015] for $13.27
Sourcebooks Landmark 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2015] for $18.61
Girl in Disguise mystery novel by Greer Macallister  "Girl In Disguise: A Novel" [2017] by Greer Macallister  3/2017
Inspired by real-life investigator Kate Warne [1833-68]; having no money and no husband, Kate convinced the legendary Allan Pinkerton to hire her as a detective in 1856.
Kindle Edition from Sourcebooks Landmark [3/2017] for $13.00
Sourcebooks Landmark 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2017] for $13.68
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of Chicago, Illinois  Frances McNamara + Emily Cabot in 1890s Chicago
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"Death At Hull House (Emily Cabot Mysteries #1)" (12/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Hull-House-Frances-McNamara/dp/0984067604/

"Death At The Fair (Emily Cabot Mysteries #2)" (12/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Fair-Emily-Cabot-Mysteries/dp/0984067612/

Death At Pullman mystery novel by Frances McNamara  "Death At Pullman (Emily Cabot Mysteries #3)" historical mystery novel [2011]
by Frances McNamara

Newly-graduated student Emily Cabot and her co-worker friend Dr. Chapman set up a branch of Chicago's Hull House charity for the impoverished strikers at the Pullman Car Works. But when a young worker - suspected of being a spy - is murdered, and a bomb plot is discovered, Detective Whitbread chases after the wrong clues, so Emily must set things right . . .
Kindle Edition from Allium Press [3/2011] for $4.99
Allium Press 8½x5½ pb [3/2011] for $12.44

"Death At Woods Hole (Emily Cabot Mysteries #4)" [7/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Woods-Emily-Cabot-Mysteries/dp/0983193835/

"Death At Chinatown (Emily Cabot Mysteries #5)" [8/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Chinatown-Emily-Cabot-Mysteries/dp/0989053555/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of USA, 1851-58  Miriam Grace Monfredo
+ librarian Glynis Tryon in 1850s Virginia

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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David Morrell of Santa Fe, NM
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Murder as a Fine Art Victorian mystery novel by David Morrell  "Murder As A Fine Art" [#1 = 2013]
Set in 1854 London, England; a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier make Thomas De Quincey (author of the infamous 'memoir' "Con-fessions of An English Opium-Eater" which documented the original crimes) the primary suspect.
Kindle Edition from Hachette/Mulholland [5/2013] for $9.99
Mulholland Books 9¼x6 pb [5/2013] out of print/used
Mulholland Books 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2013] out of print/used
The Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey story in Kindle format by David Morrell  "The Opium-Eater: A Thomas De Quincey Story" for Kindle [2015]
by David Morrell

Special-edition 67-page short story, based on events in the life of Thomas De Quincey [1785-1859] - A horrific snowstorm in the mountains of England's Lake District in which a mother and father die and their six children are trapped . . .
Kindle Single from Hachette/Mulholland [2/2015] for $1.99
Inspector of the Dead Victorian mystery novel by David Morrell  "Inspector of The Dead" [#2 = 2015]
Set in 1855 London, England; infamous 'opium-eater' Thomas De Quincey, his daughter Emily, and two Scotland Yard detectives pursue a masterful serial killer with plans to assassinate Queen Victoria.
Kindle Edition from Hachette/Mulholland [3/2015] for $12.99
Mulholland Books 9¼x6½ pb [3/2015] out of print/used
Mulholland Books 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2015] for $18.87
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Albert Noyer of Sandia Park, New Mexico
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military flag of Ancient Rome  Getorius & Arcadia Asterius of Vth Century Ravenna

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sharon Kay Penman of New Jersey
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Plantagenet royal standard  Justin de Quincy of Britain, circa 1192-1194

The Queen's Man Medieval mystery novel by Sharon Kay Penman   "The Queen's Man: A Justin de Quincy Mystery" [1996]
England in 1192-1193: King Richard is captive in Austria, Prince John tyrannizes the land, and widowed Queen Eleanor tries to hold the kingdom together. The mystery begins with a courier murdered for a letter sent to the queen, which Quincy delivers.
Fawcett mass pb [7/2000] for $7.99
Ballantine 8¼x5½ pb [4/98] out of print/many, many used
Henry Holt & Co. 8¾x6 hardcover [11/96] out of print/many, many used
Cruel As The Grave Medieval mystery novel by Sharon Kay Penman   "Cruel As The Grave: A Justin de Quincy Mystery" [1998]
England in April 1193: Prince John seizes Windsor Castle, and Dowager Queen Eleanor summons Quincy to mediate a truce with John, but Quincy cannot turn loose of his investigation into the bloody murder of the beautiful daughter of a Welsh peddler.
Fawcett mass pb [10/2001] for $7.99
Penguin Putnam 8¾x5½ hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
Dragon's Lair Medieval mystery novel by Sharon Kay Penman  "Dragon's Lair: A Justin de Quincy Mystery" [2003]
England & Wales 1193: Queen Eleanor has still not found the ransom to be paid for King Richard, her son held captive in a German dungeon; she asks Quincy to track down stolen royal treasure in northern Wales.
Ballantine 8x5¼ pb [11/2004] for $10.94
Fawcett mass pb [11/2005] out of print/used
Putnam 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2003] out of print/many used
Prince of Darkness Medieval mystery novel by Sharon Kay Penman  "Prince of Darkness: A Justin de Quincy Mystery" [2005]
England & France 1193: Queen Eleanor has gone to Germany to deliver the ranson for her son King Richard. A former lover summons Quincy to Paris, where he is met instead by Prince John, who insists that a letter purporting to prove that John is mixed up in an attempt to murder Richard is a forgery. John asks Quincy for his help.
Berkley 8¼x5½ pb [3/2006] out of print/used
Putnam 8½x6 hardcover [3/2005] for $24.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

flag of the United Kingdom  Anne Perry
+ Victorian Age detectives Wm. Monk & Thomas Pitt, etc.

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★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ellis Peters {real name Edith Pargeter} [1913-1995]
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flag of England  Brother Cadfael in XIIth Century Britain series
series booksvideos/DVDsWikipedia

AW's Brother Cadfael fansite
SC's "Cadfael Chronicles" fansite
AK's Brother Cadfael fansite {in German or English}

Brother Cadfael Collection DVD box set  "The Cadfael Collection" DVD box set [2005]
Acorn Media color DVD set [1/2005] 13 disks for $134.99
series [1994-98] credits at IMDb
Starring Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Eoin McCarthy, Sean Pertwee, Anthony Green, Albie Woodington & Mark Charnock; collection includes "One Corpse Too Many" [1994]; "The Sanctuary Sparrow"
[1994]; "The Leper of St. Giles" [1994]; "Monk’s Hood" [1994]; "The Virgin In The Ice" [1995]; "The Devil’s Novice" [1996]; "A Morbid Taste For Bones" [1996]; "The Rose Rent" [1997]; "St. Peter’s Fair" [1997]; "The Raven In The Foregate" [1997]; "The Holy Thief" [1998]; "The Potter’s Field" [1998]; and "The Pilgrim of Hate" [1998]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

lawyer Jonathan F. Putnam lives in London & New York City
author's website

flag of the State of Illinois  1830s lawyer Abraham Lincoln and storekeeper Joshua Speed

These Honored Dead mystery novel by Jonathan F. Putnam (Lincoln & Speed)  "These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery" [#1 = 2016]
by Jonathan F. Putnam

Kentucky-born storekeeper Speed needs help proving the innocence of a former lover suspected of murder; astute legal advice arrives in the form of the unusual lawyer Abe Lincoln.
Kindle Edition from Crooked Lane Books [8/2016] for $9.99
Crooked Lane Books 9x6 pb [8/2016] for $15.30
Crooked Lane Books 9½x6 hardcover [8/2016] for $22.17
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" anthology series [Thames TV 1971 & 1973]
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes TV series  Twenty-six 50-minute color episodes, 13 in Season 1 (Sept-Dec 1971), 13 more in Season 2 (Jan-May 1973); authors include: Clifford Ashdown, Robert Barr, Guy Boothby, Ernest Bramah, Wm. Arthur Dunkerley, R. Austin Freeman (2), Jacques Futrelle (2), Adalbert Goldscheider, George Griffith, Wm. Hope Hodgson, Fergus Hume, C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, William Le Queux, L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace, Arthur Morrison (5), E. Phillips Oppenheim, Baroness Emma Orczy (2), Max Pemberton, and Palle Rosenkrantz; actors include Judy Geeson, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons, Jean Marsh, and Donald Pleasance
Season 1: Acorn Media color DVD [9/2009] 4 disks for $16.47
Season 2: Acorn Media color DVD [3/2010] 4 disks for $24.24
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by Hugh Greene  
"The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories - Charming and Exciting Tales by The Contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle" [1970] Collected & Introduced by Hugh Greene
13 stories; authors include: Clifford Ashdown, Austin Freeman, William Le Queux, Arthur Morrison, Baroness Orczy, and Max Pemberton
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [2/72] out of print/50+ used
Pantheon Books 8½x6 hardcover [1970] out of print/used
Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by Hugh Greene  "Cosmopolitan Crimes: Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes - More Early Detective Tales by The Contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle" [1971]
Collected & Introduced by Hugh Greene

authors include: Grant Allen (2), Robert Barr, Jacques Futrelle (2), Balduin Groller, Maurice Leblanc (2), and Baron Palle Rosenkrantz
Penguin Books pb [11/72] out of print/used
Pantheon Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [1971] out of print/40+ used
Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by Hugh Greene  
"The Crooked Counties: Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1973]
Collected & Introduced by Sir Hugh Greene

13 stories, 1890 to 1914
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [9/74] out of print/50+ used
Pantheon Books hardcover [1973] out of print/many used
American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by Hugh Greene   "The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1976] Edited by Hugh Greene
13 stories; authors include: Samuel Hopkins Adams, Frederick Irving Anderson, Richard Harding Davis, Josiah Flynt & Francis Walton, Jacques Futrell, Francis Lynde, William MacHarg & Edwin Balmer (2), Rodriguez Ottolengui (2), Charles Felton Pidgin & J.M. Taylor, Arthur B. Reeve, and Hugh C Weir
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [11/78] out of print/used
Pantheon Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [1976] out of print/50+ used
Penguin Complete Rivals of Sherlock Holmes anthology edited by Hugh Greene  "The Penguin Complete Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1983] Edited by Hugh Greene
mis-titled: contains three books – "Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1970], "Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes"
[1971], and "Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1973], for 1024 pages – and is absent the fourth book "American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" [1976]

Penguin Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/83] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

D.M. Quincy lives in Virginia
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flag of England  Atlas Catesby of Regency England  Mystery Series

Murder In Mayfair mystery novel by D.M. Quincy (Atlas Catesby)   "Murder In Mayfair: An Atlas Catesby Mystery" [#1 = 2017]  7/2017
Plans are derailed when, passing through a country village, adventurer Catesby discovers a helpless woman being auctioned off to the highest bidder – by her husband. Catesby purchases the woman and sets her free, but she is desparate to be with her young sons . . .
Kindle Edition from Crooked Lane Books [7/2017] for $9.99
Crooked Lane Books 8¼x5½ pb [DUE Jan 2018] for $15.99
Crooked Lane Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2017] for $18.35
"Murder In Bloomsbury: An Atlas Catesby Mystery" [#2 = 2018?]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Maddox Roberts of New Mexico
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John Maddox Roberts entry at Internet Speculative Fiction Database

military flag of Ancient Rome  Roman Senator Decius / S.P.Q.R. series: series booksWikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Judith Rock: browse all books

flag of pre-Revolutionary France  XVIIth Century Jesuit Charles du Luc series

Rhetoric of Death mystery novel by Judith Rock  "The Rhetoric of Death" [2010]
Charles arrives in Paris, France (circa 1686) to teach at a Jesuit school; one of his students is murdered, and an attempt made on the boy's brother, and Charles obtains permission to investigate.
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin [10/2010] for $12.99
Berkley Trade 8¼x5 pb [10/2010] for $11.25
"The Eloquence of Blood" [9/2011]
"A Plague of Lies" [10/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sax Rohmer [1883-1959]
{ real name Arthur Sarsfield Ward }

flag of pre-1912 dynastic China  master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu series

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Dr. Fu Manchu & author Sax Rohmer Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Laura Joh Rowland
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flag of Japan  XVIIth Century samurai Sano Ichiro series

Ronin's Mistress historical mystery novel by Laura Joh Rowland  "The Ronin's Mistress: A Novel of Feudal Japan" historical mystery [9/2011]
by Laura Joh Rowland

Demoted from Chamberlain to Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, Sano Ichiro now has mere days to solve the mystery of the 47 samurai who waited two years to avenge their employer's death.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [9/2011] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2012] for $13.98
Minotaur Books 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $17.85

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sheldon N. Russell
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one-armed 1940s railroad detective Hook Runyon series

Yard Dog mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Yard Dog: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#1 = 2009]
When a harmless hobo is found dead in the Waynoka, Oklahoma railyards, one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon decides that the matter was no accident; his investigation soon turns up a smuggling ring, foul play at the nearby German P.O.W. camp, and the corrupt dealings of a local oil tycoon.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [9/2009] for $6.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2009] for $20.77
The Insane Train mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Insane Train: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#2 = 2010]
After a fire burns down the insane asylum in Barstow, California, Hook is assigned to transport the inmates to Oklahoma by rail; his problems include a train that might not make it that far, all but four staff refusing the job transfer, and the suspicion that the fire was not an accident.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [11/2010] for $9.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [1 1/2010] for $24.96
Dead Man's Tunnel mystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "Dead Man's Tunnel: A Hook Runyon Mystery" [#3 = 2012]
Hook and Mixer are assigned to a tunnel at the top of America's steepest railroad grade; when one of the Army guards is killed by a train inside the tunnel, suicide is first suspected, then a love triangle gone wrong, but Hook suspects something much more sinister.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [6/2012] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [6/2012] for $15.79
The Hanging of Samuel Ashmystery novel by Sheldon Russell (Hook Runyon)  "The Hanging of Samuel Ash" [#4 = 2013]
Dispatched to check out a misfunctioning wigwag signal, Hook & his dog Mixer find the body of a young man hanging by a rope from the signal, strangled to death.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [8/2013] for $7.59
Minotaur Books 8½x5½ pb [8/2013] for $15.00
Minotaur Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/2013] for $21.16
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

{Patricia} P.B. Ryan author of Historical Mysteries & Medieval Romances
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flag of Massachusetts  flag of Boston, Massachusetts  Nell Sweeney of XIXth Century Boston series
post-Civil War Boston governess Nell Sweeney & opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt

"The Nell Sweeney Historical Mysteries" [2011]
Smashwords multiple-format ebooks [6/2011] 6 books for $17.95

"Still Life With Murder" [#1=2003]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for 99¢
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [7/2003] out of print/used

"Murder In A Mill Town" [#2=2004]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [7/2004] out of print/used

"Death On Beacon Hill" [#3=2005]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [3/2005] out of print/used

"Murder On Black Friday" [#4=2005]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [11/2005] out of print/used

"Murder In The North End" [2006]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [11/2006] out of print/used

"A Bucket of Ashes" [2007]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Berkley Prime Crime mass pb [12/2007] out of print/used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

C.J. Sansom of Sussex, England
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flag of England  Matthew Shardlake in Tudor England series
"Dissolution" [2003]
"Dark Fire" [2004]
"Sovereign" [2006]
"Revelation" [2008]
"Heartstone" [2010]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harold Schechter + Edgar Poe Mystery Novels
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Nevermore novel by Harold Schechter (Edgar Poe mystery)  "Nevermore: A Novel" [#1 = 1999]
A scathing review of the autobiography of Col. David Crockett brings the frontiersman-now-Congress-man to Edgar Poe's Baltimore chambers, to demand an apology; events lead to a series of gruesome murders which the two men try to solve . . .
Kindle Edition from Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [6/2010] for $9.99
Atria Books 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $19.65
Pocket mass pb [2000] out of print/40+ used
Atria Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [1999] for $12.00
The Hum Bug / Mystery Museum novel by Harold Schechter (Edgar Poe mystery)  "The Hum Bug" [#2 = 2001] / renamed "Edgar Poe At The Mystery Museum"
Edgar Poe and his frail wife Sissy have moved to Manhattan; an exhibit of Davy Crockett artifacts at P.T. Barnum's Mystery Museum is fraudulant, as Edgar owns the original items; the controversy pleases Barnum, for he loves publicity of any kind; but the next round of press attention connects Barnum to a fresh brutal murder, so he hires young Poe to help clear his name.
MM: Kindle Edition from Author & Company [3/2013] for $4.99
HB: Pocket mass pb [11/2002] out of print/used
HB: Atria Books 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2001] for $12.41
Mask of Red Death novel by Harold Schechter (Edgar Poe mystery)  "The Mask of Red Death" [#3 = 2004] / renamed "Edgar Poe and The Frontier Fiend"
Two girls are brutally murdered in the sweltering summer of 1845, their throats slashed, viciously scalped, and - most shocking of all - missing their livers. Prime suspect is one of the human attractions at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum, the redskin Chief Wolf Bear. Writer Edgar Poe finds a third victim, a man who is also scalped. Then Western scout Kit Carson appears, on the trail of a liver-eating killer . . .
FF: Kindle Edition from Author & Company [3/2013] for $4.99
MRD: Ballantine Books 8x5¼ pb [7/2005] out of print/used
MRD: Ballantine Books 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used
The Tell-Tale Corpse novel by Harold Schechter (Edgar Poe mystery)  "The Tell-Tale Corpse" [#4 = 2006] / renamed "Edgar Poe and The Concord Killer"
P.T. Barnum implores Edgar Poe to go to Boston and obtain a medicine urgently needed by Poe's ailing wife and also to bring back several crime-scene artifacts for Barnum's museum; while in Boston, Edgar stumbles into serial killings that the authorities have not yet connected; he is joined by fellow author Louisa May Alcott in the search for the killer . . .
CK: Kindle Edition from Author & Company [3/2013] for $4.99
TTC: Ballantine Books 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $9.00
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Susan Spann of Sacramento, California
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flag of Japan  XVIth Century ninja Hiro Hattori series
"Claws of The Cat: A Shinobi Mystery" [#1 = 7/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Claws-Cat-Shinobi-Susan-Spann/dp/1250027020/
"Blade of The Samurai: A Shinobi Mystery" [#2 = 7/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Samurai-Shinobi-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/1250027055/
"Flask of The Drunken Master: A Shinobi Mystery" [#3 = DUE July 2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Flask-Drunken-Master-Shinobi-Mysteries/dp/1250027063/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kelli Stanley of San Francisco, California
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military flag of Ancient Rome  Ancient Roman Noir series with Arcturus

Nox Dormienda mystery novel by Kelli Stanley  "Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping)" [2008]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
Gale Group/Five Star 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2008] out of print/used
Set in Londinium, Britannia in 83 AD; the discovery of the body of a
Syrian spy propels physician Arcturus into a tangle of blood, cruelty
and political machination – he has just a week to prevent civil war
against distant and mighty Rome.

sequel "Maledictus (The Cursed-Maker)" [2/2011]
Set in the resort town of Aquae Sulis (Bath) in provincial Britannia in 84 AD.

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Samuel Thomas lives in Ohio
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"The Midwife's Tale: A Mystery" set in 1644 England [1/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Midwifes-Tale-Mystery-Samuel-Thomas/dp/1250038340/

"The Maidservant and The Murderer: A Midwife Short Mystery" for Kindle [12/2013
http://www.amazon.com/Maidservant-Murderer-Midwife-Mystery-Midwifes-ebook/dp/B00DK40FPI/ for 99¢

"The Harlot's Tale: A Midwife Mystery" set in 1645 England [1/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Harlots-Tale-Midwifes-Mystery/dp/1250010780/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Peter Tremayne {real name Peter Berresford Ellis}
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modern flag of St. Patrick (saltire)  Sister Fidelma of Cashel in VIIth Century Ireland series
The Sister Fidelma books were published out of chronological order of the fictional events.
Sister Fidelma entry at Wikipedia
Official Intl. Sister Fidelma Society [est. 2001] website

"Absolution By Murder" circa A.D. 664 [#1 = 1994]
"Shroud For The Archbishop" set in Rome, Italy Autumn A.D. 664 [#2 = 1995]
"Suffer Little Children" circa A.D. 665 [#3 = 1995]
"The Subtle Serpent" circa A.D. 666 [#4 = 1996]
"The Spider's Web" circa A.D. 666 [#5 = 1997]
"Valley of The Shadow" circa A.D. 666 [#6 = 1998]
"The Monk Who Vanished" circa A.D. 667 [#7 = 1999]
"Act of Mercy" set in Autumn A.D. 666 [#8 = 1999]
"Our Lady of Darkness" circa A.D. 667 [#9 = 2000]
"Hemlock At Vespers" [#10 = 15 stories 2000]
"Smoke In The Wind" circa A.D. 667 [#11 = 2001]
"The Haunted Abbot" [#12 = 2002]
"Badger's Moon" circa A.D. 667 [#13 = 2003]
"Whispers of The Dead" [#14 = 15 stories 2004]
"The Leper's Bell" circa A.D. 667 [#15 = 2004]
"Master of Souls" [#16 = 2005]
"A Prayer For The Damned" set in February A.D. 668 [#17 = 2006]
"Dancing With Demons" set in Winter A.D. 669-670 [#18 = 2007]
"Council of The Cursed" circa A.D. 670 [#19 = 2008]
"The Dove of Death" circa A.D. 670 [#20 = 2009]
"The Chalice of Blood" circa A.D. 670 [#21 = 2010]
"Behold A Pale Horse" set in Genua, Italy A.D. 664 [#22 = 2011]
"The Seventh Trumpet" circa A.D. 670 [#23 = scheduled for publication July 2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert van Gulik  [1910-67]
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flag of pre-1912 dynastic China  VIIth Century Judge Dee Chinese mystery series
official website

MH's Dutch-language van Gulik/Dee fansite

see also BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Judge Dee Mysteries Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Woodrow W. Walker
+ Forties-era Hollywood P.I. Buck Ames series

Buck Ames murder mysteries at 1940s-era Hollywood studios, by Woodrow W. Walker  "Murder At Republic" [2002] by W.W. Walker
AuthorHouse 9x6 pb [12/2002] for $9.94
Writers Club Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2002] for $19.95
"Murder At Columbia" [2004] by W.W. Walker
PublishAmerica 8½x5½ pb [3/2004] out of print/used
"Murder At R.K.O." short story [2007] by W.W. Walker
Amazon digital download [5/2007] for 49¢
"Murder At Universal" [2008] by W.W. Walker
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2008] for $19.95

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jeri Westerson
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Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries Series
"Veil of Lies" [2008]
"Serpent In The Thorns" [2009]
"The Demon’s Parchment" [2010]
"Troubled Bones" [2011]
"Blood Lance" [2012]
"Shadow of the Alchemist" [2013]
"Cup of Blood: A Prequel" set in 1384 London [2014] Old London Press
"The Silence of Stones" [UK 12/2015, US Feb 2016] Severn House
"A Maiden Weeping" [UK 4/2016, US 8/2016] Severn House
"Season of Blood" - publisher and publication date unknown

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jean Zimmerman
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The Orphanmaster mystery novel by Jean Zimmerman  "The Orphan Master: A Novel" [2012]
Set in the Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam on Manhattan Island in America in 1663; orphans are disappearing, and murder is assumed; suspects include the governor's dissolute nephew, a crazed Algonquin trapper, and the city's official orphanmaster. When a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old female trader and a dashing Englishman join forces to discover the truth, she is soon on trial as a witch and he is sentenced to hang for espionage.
Kindle Edition from Viking Adult [6/2012] for $14.99
Viking Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2012] for $17.90

          In The Future ...          
While space-oriented fiction may not necessarily be set in the future – you know: 'Long ago and far away . . .'
– the policy here is to gather all such sci-fi detective tales in this section.

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gun, With Occasional Music mystery novel by Jonathan Lethem  "Gun, With Occasional Music" [1994] by Jonathan Lethem
Set in a future Oakland-Bay Area; only the government or police can ask questions, state-made drugs keep the populace in check, tough guy 'inquisitor' Conrad Metcalf's new client is framed for murder, and the local rackets boss has sent a gun-toting kangaroo to stop Metcalf. (Film pro- ducer-director Alan J. Pakula [1928-98] optioned the novel's movie rights in the mid-1990s.)
Mariner Books 8x6½ pb [9/2003] for $11.20
Tor Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/95] out of print/many, many used
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8½x6 hardcover [3/94] out of print/many, many used
book entry at Wikipedia

Noir mystery novel by K. W. Jeter  "Noir" [1998] by K.W. Jeter
In a dark cyberpunk future, a corporate villain summons Los Angeles detective McNihil to the scene of an airplane crash where an executive has been murdered; he blackmails McNihil into finding the dead man's 'prowler', a computer simulation that roams the world like an electronic ghost.
Bantam Spectra 8½x5½ pb [9/99] for $20.70
Bantam Spectra mass pb [9/99] out of print/many used
Bantam Spectra 9¾x6½ hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
The Game's Afoot Again novel by R. Burton  "The Game's Afoot Again" [2004] by R. Burton
Teen prodigy Jeremy Watson (born in 2148) is a direct descendent of Sherlock Holmes's sidekick, Dr. Watson, so he names his new android prototype Holmes. A professor friend downloads all available information on Doyle's famous detective to the android, and soon Holmes and his young Watson are off to solve mysteries that heve been baffling the police.
PublishAmerica 8¼x5½ pb [6/2004] out of print/used
The Formula mystery novel by Don Viecelli  "The Formula" [2006] by Don Viecelli
Set in 2094 on a space station orbiting Mars; a scientist and his daughter have invented an anti-aging drug; a rival drugmaker who covets the drug kills the doctor, kidnaps the daughter, and steals the formula along with several vials of the drug worth millions of denoms.
iUniverse 8½x5½ pb [7/2006] for $18.95
author's homepage
The Automatic Detective novel by A. Lee Martinez  "The Automatic Detective" [2008] by A. Lee Martinez
Reformed warrior robot Mack Megaton has settled down as a cab driver; he searches the mutant-infested technotopia that he calls home for a missing family, and meets along the way a little girl genius, thugs both robot & human, assorted aliens, and a sexy robot psychiatrist.
Tor Books mass pb [2/2009] for $6.99
Tor Books 8¼x5½ pb [2/2008] for $10.17
Paw Prints 8x5½ library hardcover [6/2008] for $23.95
author's official website
Memoirs of A Space Rogue detective novel by Phillip A. Parish, Jr.   "Memoirs of A Space Rogue" [2008]
by Phillip A. Parish, Jr.

Riff Cogan travels from planet to planet, seeking fame, adventure, and his next paycheck.
PublishAmerica 9x6 pb [5/2008] for $27.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Douglas Adams  [1952-2001]
creator of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galazy" five-book trilogy
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Forty-Two Day {10 Oct 2010} website

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency novel by Douglas Adams  "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" [1987]
Dirk's search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, and a devastating secret that jeopardizes the survival of the human race!
Pocket mass pb [6/91] for $7.99
Pocket mass pb [5/88] out of print/many, many used
S&S 8¼x5½ hardcover [5/87] out of print/many, many used
book entry at Wikipedia
Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul novel by Douglas Adams  "The Long Dark Tea-Time of The Soul" [1988]
Gumshoe Dirk Gently's latest client is found in a locked room, decapitated and with his head set atop a spinning record turntable. The police decide the death was a suicide, and so Dirk must somehow solve the case, which soon involves a lawyer and an advertiser who own the soul of the Norse god Odin, potatoes, exploding airport check-in counters, and a sinister nursing home.
Pocket mass pb [2/91] for $7.99
Pocket mass pb [1/90] out of print/many, many used
Tor Books mass pb [10/89] out of print/many used
S&S 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/88] out of print/many, many used
William Heinemann Ltd. 9x6 hardcover [10/88] out of print/many used
S&S 8½x6 hardcover [10/88] out of print/many used
S&S hardcover [10/88] out of print/used
S&S Book Club Edition hardcover [10/88] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Two Complete Novels" [1994] by Douglas Adams
omnibus edition of both Dirk Gently novels
Random House Book Club 9x6¼ hardcover [12/94] out of print/many used

Salmon of Doubt book by Douglas Adams  "The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time" [2002]
by Douglas Adams, Edited by Peter Guzzardi

includes 10 chapters of the unfinished third Dirk Gently novel (saved from Douglas Adams's Mac PC); essays and letters, a Q&A piece & two short stories
Del Rey mass pb [4/2005] for $7.99
Harmony 8¼x5¾ pb [5/2002] for $16.32
book entry at Wikipedia
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency B.B.C. dramatization on audio CD  "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" B.B.C. Radio dramatization
six half-hour episodes adapted by Mike Stott; cast features Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Olivia Coleman, Jim Carter, Andrew Sachs, Felicity Montagu, Robert Duncan, Toby Longworth & Michael Fenton Stevens
B.B.C. Radio's official programme page
BBC Audiobooks America audio CD [8/2008] on 3 disks for $15.56
BBC Audiobooks America audio CD [8/2008] out of print/used

"The Long Dark Tea-Time of The Soul" B.B.C. Radio dramatization
BBC Audiobooks America audio CD [9/2009] out of prodn/used

Dirk Gently BBC-TV series  "Dirk Gently" [BBC Four 2010 & 2012]
The pilot was broadcast in 2010, the three episodes in 2012; further episodes cancelled due to BBC-TV funding cuts. Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Lisa Jackson, Jason Watkins, Helen Baxendale, Neil Grant, Robby Haynes
Acorn Media widescreen color DVD [4/2013] 2 disks for $21.70
series credits at IMDbBBC Four official program siteseries entry at Wikipedia
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Isaac Asimov's Robot Mysteries Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Blade Runner" 1982 Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Adam-Troy Castro
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Andrea Cort science fiction detective series

"Emissaries From The Dead: An Andrea Cort Novel" [Harper Collins Eos, 2008]
http://www.amazon.com/Emissaries-Dead-Andrea-Cort-Book/dp/0061443727
http://www.amazon.com/Emissaries-Dead-Andrea-Cort-Novel/dp/B001VEWAGG/

"The Third Claw of God: An Andrea Cort Novel" [Harper Collins Eos, 2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Claw-Andrea-Cort-Novels/dp/0061443735/

"War of The Marionettes: An Andrea Cort Novel" [2010]
available only as Audible Audio & German-language editions (2014)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Adam Christopher
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Raymond Electromatic L.A. Trilogy

'Brisk Money' short story in Kindle format by Adam Christopher  "Brisk Money: A TOR.com Original" for Kindle [2014] by Adam Christopher
32-page Kindle Edition from Tor Books [7/2014] for 99¢
The gimmick is that Raymond Chandler tried writing noir science fiction for the money but did not like the results, so he burned all the manuscripts - but the housekeeper managed to save the text of one story, an early tale of Ray and Ada
Made to Kill robot mystery novel by Adam Christopher  "Made to Kill: A Novel" speculative noir [#1 = 2015]
Summer of 1965, Hollywood, California: Robot detective Raymond is the last of his kind, but since he is programmed to make a profit he keeps his private investigations business open, with the help of Ada, his super-computer 'office gal'. A new client hires Ray to find a missing movie star, plunging Ray into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy – and a sinister plot much deeper than the movie business.
Kindle Edition from Tor/Macmillan [11/2015] for $11.99
Titan Books, Ltd. UK 7¾x5¼ pb [11/2015] out of print/used
Tor Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2015] for $17.14
Standard Hollywood Depravity robot mystery novella by Adam Christopher  "Standard Hollywood Depravity: A Ray Electromatic Mystery" speculative noir novella
[3/2017]

Robot hitman Ray recognizes the girl's face as the woman his boss warned him about. But is she the goal? Or merely bait for a bigger catch? • includes 32-page short story "Brisk Money"
138-page Kindle Edition from Tor/Macmillan [3/2017] for $3.99
144-page Tor Books 5x8 pb [3/2017] for $10.18
Killing Is My Business robot mystery novel by Adam Christopher  "Killing Is My Business" speculative noir [#2 = 7/2017]  7/2017
Robot hitman Ray is hired to bump off an old Sicilian gangster but not before he’s befriended him and done some snooping around. Ray keeps getting new jobs to take out Hollywood elites, and they keep turning up dead before he can pull the trigger.
Kindle Edition from Tor/Macmillan [7/2017] for $12.99
Titan Books, Ltd. UK 7¾x5 pb [7/2017] for $8.51
Tor Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2017] for $15.67

unnamed book #3 DUE 1/2018

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

George Alec Effinger [1947-2002]
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Marîd Audran of the XXIInd Century series

When Gravity Fails detective novel by George Alec Effinger  "When Gravity Fails: A Novel" [#1=1986]
In a cyberpunk future, the West has declined and Muslim culture rules the world. Marîd Audran is a low-caste hustler in the Budayeen entertainmanent & criminal quarter (of an unnamed city) who sometimes hires out as a detective. A series of brutal murders has the Budayeen near panic, and the centuries-old local crime boss suspects the fiercely-independent Audran, who is nearly executed, and then forced to seek the real criminal.
Orb Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2005] for $11.16
Spectra mass pb [12/87] out of print/many, many used
Arbor House hardcover [12/86] for out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
A Fire In The Sun detective novel by George Alec Effinger  "A Fire In The Sun" [#2=1989]
Months after the events of "When Gravity Fails", Audran has become a toady to the local crime boss and liaison to the corrupt police department; a new series of brutal killings point to the Phoenix File and a rival crimeboss.
Orb Books 8¼x5½ pb [2/2006] for $11.21
Spectra mass pb [3/90] out of print/many, many usedout of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [6/89] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
The Exile Kiss detective novel by George Alec Effinger  "The Exile Kiss" [#3=1991]
Intrigue at the palace of the amir brings a rival crimeboss to power in the Budayeen, and Audran and his fellows are exiled to the desert under sentence of death.
Orb Books 8x5½ pb [6/2006] for $11.66
Spectra mass pb [2/92] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [4/91] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
Budayeen Nights stories by George Alec Effinger  "Budayeen Nights" stories [#4=2003]
Published posthumously, with a Foreword by Effinger's widow, author Barbara Hambly; seven complete stories and two fragments, all set in the teeming Budayeen quarter that is home to hustler, bar owner, and cop Marîd Audran. {Effinger began work on a fourth Audran novel, "Word of Night", but died before completion; that text is available here.}
Golden Gryphon Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/2008] for $11.66
Golden Gryphon Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2003] for $24.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.D. Robb {pen name of Nora Roberts}
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homicide detective Lt. Eve Dallas, circa 2060 A.D. series
".. In Death" series entry at Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Zakour
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Zach Johnson, The Last Freelance P.I. on Earth series
These popular stories, set circa 2057 AD, are a parody of both science fiction and
'hardboiled' detective fiction, and an affectionate homage to the pulps of Yesteryear.

Blue Haired Bombshell mystery novel by John Zakour  
Frost Haired Vixen mystery novel by John Zakour
  
Radioactive Redhead mystery novel by John Zakour  
Flaxen Femme Fatale mystery novel by John Zakour  
"The Plutonium Blonde" [#1=2001] by John Zakour, with Larry Ganem
A beautiful CEO hires Zach to find her robotic double, suddenly a homicidal maniac.
DAW mass pb [9/2001] for $6.99
"The Doomsday Brunette" [#2=2004] by John Zakour, with Larry Ganem
One of a set of beautiful quadruplets is murdered.
DAW mass pb [2/2004] for $6.99
"The Radioactive Redhead" [#3=2005] by John Zakour, with Larry Ganem
Kabuki-droid assassins attack Zach as part of a new reality show "Let's Kill Zach".
DAW mass pb [12/2005] for $6.99
"The Frost Haired Vixen" [#4=2006]
The bombshell mutant in charge at the North Pole hires Zach when two elves are murdered.
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A young woman is framed for murdering three World Council members.
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"Dangerous Dames" [2008] by John Zakour & Larry Ganem
omnibus edition of "The Plutonium Blonde" & "The Doomsday Brunette"
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The government hires Zach to track down their new secret weapon, a babe named Natasha.
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Zach is kidnapped by a beautiful Amazon princess to solve the murder of her mother.
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online graphic novel "The Babe In The Bionic Bikini" [2009]
Story by John Zakour, illustrated by John Dailaire

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