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Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Historical Mystery books.

Vienna Waltz (Malcom & Suzanne Rannoch Historical Mysteries) (2011)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionNothing is fair in love and war. . .Europe’s elite have gathered at the glittering Congress of Vienna–princes, ambassadors, the Russian tsar–all negotiating the fate of the continent by day and pursuing pleasure by night. Until Princess Tatiana, the most beautiful and talked about woman in Vienna, is found murdered during an ill-timed rendezvous with three of her most powerful conquests. .
Author(s): Teresa Grant

House of Shadows: An Enthralling Historical Mystery (2017)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House—a wasted pile of cinders and regret.
Author(s): Nicola Cornick

Babylon Berlin: Book 1 of the Gereon Rath Mystery Series (2018)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection“Cabaret on cocainecaptures the dark glamour of a briefly exhilarating time between the wars.”―NPR”Volker Kutscher, who wrote the novels on which the series is based, has a similar disregard for the sanctity of his characters’ lives as Thrones’ George R. R. Martin.”―The Spectator (UK) It’s 1929 and Berlin is the vibrating metropolis of post-war Germany―full of bars and brothels and dissatisfied workers at the point of revolt.
Author(s): Volker Kutscher, Niall Sellar

Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries) (2017)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes.
Author(s): Carole Lawrence

Edinburgh Dusk (Ian Hamilton Mysteries) (2018)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA wicked Scottish winter has just begun when pioneering female physician Sophia Jex-Blake calls on Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton to investigate the suspicious death of one of her patients—a railroad lineman who she believes succumbed to the horrific effects of arsenic poisoning.
Author(s): Carole Lawrence

The Dawn Country (People of the Longhouse, Book 2) (2011)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe epic tale that began in People of the Longhouse continues in this second book of the thrilling new Iroquois quartet by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda of the Standing Stone People have successfully rescued their children, Odion and Tutelo, from Gannajero the Trader. Known as the Crow, Gannajero is a figure out of nightmare―a witch who steals children.
Author(s): W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O’Neal Gear

The Hideaway (2017)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this USA TODAY and Amazon Charts Bestseller, Sara is wrenched back to Sweet Bay, Alabama, by her grandmother’s will, where she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in her life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother…
Author(s): Lauren K. Denton

Murder in Park Lane (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2019)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionLondon, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside and the weapon is missing.The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes.
Author(s): Karen Charlton

Ten Little Niggers (1963)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionMass Market Paperback Publisher: FONTANA; First Printing edition (1963) ISBN-10: 0006117279 ISBN-13: 978-0006117278 Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3957 in Traditional Detective M…

No Stone Unturned (The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries) (2019)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA suspicious death, stolen gems and an unclaimed reward: who will be the victor in a deadly game of cat and mouse?London October 1886: Trapped in a troubled marriage, Lucy Lawrence is ripe for an adventure.
Author(s): Pam Lecky

A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries) (2009)

 Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection“Another winner.Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place.
Author(s): Charles Todd

Best Historical Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some historical mystery books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Investigating Fascism Crime, Mystery, And The Fascist Ventennio In The Historical Novel

Author(s): Angelo Castagnino
ID: 2525252, Publisher: Peter Lang/International Academic Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Beethoven’s Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey And A Scientific Mystery Solved

Author(s): Russell Martin
ID: 2209524, Publisher: Jerry eBooks, Year: 2015, Size: 352 Kb, Format: epub

Milwaukee mayhem: murder and mystery in the Cream City's first century

Author(s): Prigge, Matthew J
ID: 2749638, Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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