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Historical Fiction


Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia

"Following a harrowing kidnapping ordeal when she was in her teens, Louise is doing everything she can to maintain a normal life. She’s succeeding, too. She spends her days working at Maggie’s Café and her nights at the Zodiac, Harlem’s hottest speakeasy. Louise’s friends, especially her girlfriend, Rosa Maria Moreno, might say she’s running from her past and the notoriety that still stalks her, but don’t tell her that.
When a girl turns up dead in front of the café, Louise is forced to confront something she’s been trying to ignore..."


Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

"Jillian Cantor revisits the glittering Jazz Age world of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, retelling this timeless American classic from the women’s perspective. Beautiful Little Fools is a quintessential tale of money and power, marriage and friendship, love and desire, and ultimately the murder of a man tormented by the past and driven by a destructive longing that can never be fulfilled. "


The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

"As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself."


The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

"In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption."


Widespread Panic by James Ellroy

"In Freddy’s viciously entertaining voice, Widespread Panic torches 1950s Hollywood to the ground. It’s a blazing revelation of coruscating corruption, pervasive paranoia, and of sin and redemption with nothing in between."


The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

"Why would the world's most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?...Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more."


Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

"Based on a true story, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning lyrical debut, Murder in Old Bombay, brings this tumultuous historical age to life."​


The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

"The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge... Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling."


In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

"Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal."


The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II."


Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman

"New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly... escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and the band plays the Charleston with reckless excitement.  No one bats an eye if she flirts with men or women as long as she can keep up on the dance floor. At The Nightingale, Vivian forgets the dangers of Prohibition-era New York and finds a place that feels like home. But then she discovers a body behind the club, and those dangers come knocking."​

Cozy Mystery


Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

"Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s trying out a new hobby—solving murders!"


Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron

"The skills Ricky has developed ferreting out hidden vintage treasures come in handy for investigations. But both her business and Bon Vee could wind up as deadstock when Ricki's past as curator of a billionaire's first edition collection comes back to haunt her."​


The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan

"Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine...her favorite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she names Elvis...when Sarah’s elderly friend Maddie is found with the body of a dead man in her garden, the kindly old lady becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Even Sarah’s old high school flame, investigator Nick Elliot, seems convinced that Maddie was up to no good. So it’s up to Sarah and Elvis to clear her friend’s name and make sure the real murderer doesn’t get a second chance."

More Cozy Mystery Titles:

  • Undercover Kitty by Ryan

  • Death Bee Comes Her by Coco

  • Death by Bubble Tea by Chow

  • A Fatal Booking by Gilbert

  • Arsenic and Adobo by Manansala

  • Farm to Trouble by Flower

  • Lemon Drop Dead by Flo

  • Muder with a View by Kelly


Check out these titles:

  • Blackout: A World War 2 Thriller by Scarrow

  • The Wrong Victim by Brennan

  • The Local: A Legal Thriller by Hartstone

  • The Shadow by Patterson

  • Verity by Hoover

  • The Wife Upstairs by Hawkins

  • The It Girl by Ware

  • The Disinvited Guest by Goodman

  • The Family Remains by Jewell

  • What Moves the Dead by Kingfisher

  • The Sanatorium by Pearse

  • Old Country by Query

  • Who We Were in the Dark by Taylor

  • A Dreadful Splendor by Meyers

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