100 Best Historical Mystery Books

On July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

Historical mystery books are a combination of historical books (set in a certain period) and mystery fiction (whodunnits). These books are the favorites of Goodreads readers.

According To Goodreads Users
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Mary Russell
The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters
Shadow Roll (A Sam Russo Mystery
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake
Good Dog
The Girl in the Next Room (A Sam Russo Mystery
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake
China Blues by Ki Longfellow
Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr
Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
Revelation (Matthew Shardlake
The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
The Serpent’s Tale (Mistress of the Art of Death
The Face of a Stranger (William Monk
The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell
The Eight (The Eight #1) by Katherine Neville
Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death
Pompeii by Robert Harris
Child 44 (Leo Demidov
The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody
Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs
El juego del ángel (El cementerio de los libros olvidados
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries
When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr
The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
Test of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge
Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastian St. Cyr
Dead on the Rocks (Sam Russo
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation
Letter of Mary (Mary Russell
The Leper of Saint Giles (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
Jerusalem (Mary Russell
The Language of Bees (Mary Russell
Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa
Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr
Murderous Procession (Mistress of the Art of Death
Conspiracy of Paper (Benjamin Weaver
Monk’s Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
Locked Rooms (Mary Russell
Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake
The Moor (Mary Russell
Cut to the Quick (Julian Kestrel Mysteries
What Remains of Heaven (Sebastian St. Cyr
The Queen’s Man (Justin de Quincy
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins
Poisoned Season (Lady Emily
Deception on Sable Hill (Chicago World’s Fair Mystery #2) by Shelley Gray
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart
The Game (Mary Russell
Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries
The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody
Justice Hall (Mary Russell
The Bone Church by Victoria Dougherty
Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Blind Justice (Sir John Fielding
The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin Mysteries
Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia Grey
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
The Novice’s Tale (Sister Frevisse
The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
Where Shadows Dance (Sebastian St. Cyr
Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn
Medicus (Gaius Petreius Ruso
The Wardens of Punyu by D.L. Kung
Labyrinth (Languedoc Trilogy
Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma

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