Clues from the past

Crime is not just a modern phenomenon.  Travel back in time with these detectives to see how they solved crimes using the technology of the time.

A burial at sea / Charles Finch

A burial at sea / Charles Finch

In 1873, retired detective and current Member of Parliament Charles Lenox sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government involving a string of English spy murders pertaining to the newly dug Suez Canal.

 

City of dragons / Kelli Stanley

City of dragons / Kelli Stanley

Discovering a murdered body during San Francisco's 1940 Chinese New Year celebration, private investigator Miranda Corbie ignores a precinct edict to cover up the case and pursues leads in Chinatown tenements, a Little Osaka tailor shop and a high-class bordello.

Egypt : the book of chaos / Nick Drake

Egypt : the book of chaos / Nick Drake

The young widow of King Tutankhamen struggles to maintain power by dispatching loyal chief detective Rahotep to forge a dubious alliance with the militant Hittites.

The Ionia sanction / Gary Corby

The Ionia sanction / Gary Corby

Hired by Pericles to investigate the murder of a proxenos to Ephesus, fifth-century private investigator Nicolaus discovers a sobering plot to invade and destroy Athens and rescues the enslaved daughter of a powerful diplomat and infamous traitor.

Murder on Fifth Avenue / Victoria Thompson

Murder on Fifth Avenue / Victoria Thompson

High society member Felix Decker, who belongs to one of New York's oldest families, resigns himself to partnering up with Irish Catholic police detective Frank Malloy when a member of his private club is murdered in nineteenth-century Manhattan.

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Summaries from publisher materials.

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