‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth. A richly detailed retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale, weaving together the lives of three different women from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles to Renaissance Venice, this historical fiction is filled with dark magic and evocative descriptions. For lovers of fairy tales and historical fiction.
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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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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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