Peter James writes a very detailed and riveting plot that keeps you wondering throughout the book. He kept me thinking how he managed to put together such an intricate web of clues to reach an intense conclusion.
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Peter Tremayne is a historian who writes mysteries set in mid-seventh century Ireland. His central character is Sister Fidelma who is both a religieuse & advocate of the law courts. The books give intriguing detail of life in Ireland at that time.
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Charles Todd is a mother and son writing team with 2 main series set during and after WWI. My favourite is the one about Bess Crawford which employs all the elements of a satisfying mystery, with an absorbing plot and a charismatic heroine.
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Matthew Bartholomew is a physician in medieval Cambridge when the Bubonic plague strikes. In addition he must investigate some mysterious murders. An absorbing mystery with great attention to historical detail.
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The imaginative “Peter Grant” series cleverly juxtaposes the magic and the mundane. Peter Grant, police officer and apprentice wizard, solves cases with elements drawn from the historical and mythological background of London. Start with “Rivers of London”.
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In 1929 London, former servant Maisie Dobbs starts her own business as a psychologist and investigator in a unique and gripping historical mystery series. There are now 13 books in the series by Jacqueline Winspear, each one as interesting as the last.
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