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The Murders of Richard III, by Elizabeth Peters. From the author of the Amelia Peabody series, this is a mystery that centers around a group of Ricardians, who gather for a house party, where a prankster begins to emulate Shakespeare’s account of Richard’s crimes.

The Needle in the Blood, by Sarah Bowers. Historical fiction set around the Bayeaux Tapestry. Recommendation comes to me courtesy of A Work in Progress.

The following are from the list of 100 Favorite Mysteries from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association:

A Broken Vessel, by Kate Ross. Mystery set in 1820s London.

The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Published in 1908, the book features a spinster who takes a house in the country. Soon, a murder occurs.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Laurie King. Historical whodunit featuring Sherlock Holmes and his new apprentice.

An English Murder, by Cyril Hare. “Warbeck Hall is an old-fashioned English country house and the scene of equally English murders. All the classic ingredients are there: Christmas decorations, tea and cake, a faithful butler, a foreigner, snow falling and an interesting cast of characters thrown together. The murders and detective work are far from conventional though...”

The Tiger in the Smoke, by Margery Allingham. “Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose. It falls to Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city’s November smog before it is too late.” Allingham has been compared to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.

Comments

Terri B. said…
I read Tiger in the Smoke recently. I had to have my library pull it from their storage facility! I really enjoyed it and might try tracking down a used copy to own. When I checked a few months ago, it didn't look like it was currently in print. Darn!

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