Historical
Mystery Fiction

 

A checklist of crime fiction series set in time periods before 1918
Updated February 2007


New entries are listed with two asterisks  **.

Anthology series, and a selection of series set between the Wars (1918 to 1939)

 Adamson, Mary Jo 
Michael Merrick (USA, 19th c. Boston)
1 2000 The Blazing Tree
2 2001 The Elusive Voice 

Akunin, Boris
Erast Fandorin (late 1800s Russia and Europe)
Dates given are for the translations into English
1 2003 The Winter Queen (first published 1998)
2 2004 Leviathan (US: Murder in the Leviathan)
3 2004 Turkish Gambit
4 2005 The Death of Achilles
5 2007 Special Assignments (two novellas) **
Sister Pelagia (Russia late 19th century) **
1 2006 Pelagia and the White Bulldog
2 2007 Pelagia and the Black Monk

Albert, Susan Wittig
(see also Robin Paige)
Beatrix Potter (Edwardian & Wartime England)
1 2004 The Tale of Hill Top Farm
2 2005 The Tale of Holly How
3 2006 The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood **

Alexander, Bruce
Sir John Fielding (Georgian-Regency England)
1 1994 Blind Justice
2 1995 Murder in Grub Street
3 1996 Watery Grave
4 1997 Person or Persons Unknown
5 1998 Jack, Knave and Fool
6 1999 Death of a Colonial
7 2000 The Color of Death
8 2001 Smuggler's Moon 
9 2002 An Experiment in Treason
10 2003 The Price of Murder   
11 2005 Rules of Engagement

Alexander, Lawrence
Teddy Roosevelt (1890s USA)
1 1986 The Big Stick [mid 1890s]
2 1987 Speak, Softly
3 1992 The Strenuous Life

Alexander, Tasha **
Lady Emily (late-Victorian England)
1 2005 And Only To Deceive
2 2007 A Poisoned Season

Allen, Conrad
George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield, ship detectives
1 1999 Murder on the Lusitania (set in 1907)
2 2000 Murder on the Mauretania (1907)
3 2002 Murder on the Minnesota (1908)
4 2003 Murder on the Caronia (1908)
5 2004 Murder on the Marmora (1908)
6 2005 Murder on the Salsette (1909)
7 2006 Murder on the Oceanic (1910)
8 2007 Murder on the Celtic (1910) **

Apostolou, Anna (pseudonym) - see Paul Doherty: Alexander the Great series

Banks, T.F.  
Henry Morton and the Bow Street Runners (Regency England)
1 2001 The Thief-Taker
2 2003 The Emperor's Assassin 

Barron, Stephanie
Jane Austen (Regency England)
1 1996 Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
2 1997 Jane and the Man of the Cloth
3 1998 Jane and the Wandering Eye
4 1999 Jane and the Genius of the Place
5 2000 Jane and the Stillroom Maid
6 2001 Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
7 2003 Jane and the Ghosts of Netley 
8 2005 Jane and His Lordship's Legacy
9 2006 Jane and the Barque of Fraility **

Bastable, Bernard (pseud of Robert Barnard)
Wolfgang Mozart (Regency England)
1 1995 Dead, Mr. Mozart
2 1995 Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart

Beaufort, Simon
Pseudonym of Susanna Gregory and
Beau Riffenburgh
Sir Geoffrey de Mappestone (Crusades)
see also The Tainted Relic

1 1998 Murder in the Holy City
2 1999 A Head for Poisoning
3 2003 The Bishop's Brood 
4 2004 The King's Spies
5 2004 The Coiners' Quarrel

Bebris, Carrie A.
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy (Regency England)
1 2004 Pride and Prescience
2 2005 Suspense and Sensibility
3 2006 North by Northanger **

Black, Michelle 
Eden Murdoch (1870s-1880s Central USA)
1 2001 An Uncommon Enemy  **
2 2002 Solomon Spring
3 2003 The Second Glass of Absinthe

Bowen, Rhys 
Molly Murphy (USA, 1890's New York City)
1 2001 Murphy's Law
2 2002 Death of Riley
3 2003 For the Love of Mike
4 2005 In Like Flynn
5 2006 Oh Danny Boy
6 2007 In Dublin's Fair City **

Brewer, James D.
Masey Baldridge and Luke Williamson (Civil War aftermath USA)
1 1994 No Bottom
2 1995 No Virtue
3 1996 No Justice
4 1997 No Remorse
5 1998 No Escape

Brightwell, Emily
Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon (Victorian England)
1 1993 The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
2 1993 Mrs. Jeffries Dusts For Clues
3 1993 The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries
4 1994 Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock
5 1994 Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball
6 1995 Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail
7 1995 Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook
8 1996 Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi
9 1996 Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected
10 1997 Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage
11 1997 Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer
12 1998 Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art
13 1998 Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake
14 1999 Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat
15 2000 Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot
16 2001  Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post  
17 2003 Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case 
18 2003 Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney 

19 2004 Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter
20 2005 Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight
2005 Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade (omnibus of the first three books)
21 2006 Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict **

Bryan, Kate
Maggie Maguire, Discreet Inquiries (1870s USA)
1 1998 Murder at Bent Elbow
2 1998 A Record of Death
3 1999 Murder on the Barbary Coast

Buckley, Fiona
Ursula Blanchard (Elizabethan England)
1 1997 The Robsart Mystery (US: To Shield the Queen)
2 1998 The Doublet Affair
3 2000 Queen's Ransom 
4 2000 To Ruin A Queen 
5 2001 Queen of Ambition 
6 2002 A Pawn For A Queen 
7 2003 The Fugitive Queen 
8 2004 The Siren Queen

Burns, Ron
Harrison Hull (early 19th USA)
1 1993 The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis
2 1994 Enslaved
Livinius Severus Family (Ancient Rome)
1 1991 Roman Nights
2 1992 Roman Shadows

Butler, Raymond Ragan
Captain Nash (Georgian England)
1 1975 Captain Nash and the Wroth Inheritance
2 1977 Captain Nash and the Honour of England

Carr, Caleb
Dr Laszlo Kriezler (New York City 1890s)
1 1994 The Alienist
2 1997 The Angel of Darkness

Casey, Donis **
Alafair Tucker (Oklahoma Frontier, early 1900s)
1 2005 The Old Buzzard Had It Coming
2 2006 Hornswoggled

Cercone, Karen Rose
Helen Sorby & Milo Kachigan (Pittsburgh, USA, early 20th century)
1 1997 Steel Ashes
2 1998 Blood Tracks
3 1999 Coal Bones

Chesney, Marion  (also writes as M.C. Beaton)
Captain Harry Cartwright (Edwardian England)
1 2002 Snobbery With Violence  
2 2004 Hasty Death
3 2005 Sick of Shadows
4 2006 Our Lady of Pain **

Chisholm, P. F. (see also Patricia Finney)
Sir Robert Carey (Elizabethan England)
1 1994 A Famine of Horses
2 1995 A Season of Knives
3 1996 A Surfeit of Guns
4 1998 A Plague of Angels 

Clare, Alys
Hawkenlye Mystery (Richard the Lionhearted)
1 1999 Fortune Like the Moon
2 2000 Ashes of the Elements
3 2000 The Tavern in the Morning
4 2001 The Chatter of the Maidens 
5 2002 The Faithful Dead 
6 2003 A Dark Night Hidden  
7 2004 Whiter Than the Lily
8 2005 Girl in a Red Tunic
9 2006 Heart of Ice **

Clynes, Michael (pseudonym) - see Paul Doherty: Roger Shallot series 

Collier, Iris 
Nicholas Peverell (England, Henry VIII)
1 2001 Day Of Wrath
2 2002 Reluctant Spy
3 2004 Death at Candlemas

Cook, Judith   web site
Dr Simon Forman (Elizabethan England)
1 1997 Death of a Lady's Maid
2 1998 Murder at the Rose
3 1999 Blood on the Borders
4 1999 Kill the Witch
5 2000 School of the Night

Crabbe, Richard E. 
Tom Braddock  (1880s USA)
1 2000 Suspension
2 2003 The Empire of Shadows

Crowleigh, Ann
Clively Close (Victorian England)
1 1993 Dead as Dead Can Be
2 1993 Wait for the Dark

Dams, Jeanne M.
Hilda Johansson (USA)
1 1999 Death in Lacquer Red
2 2000 Red, White and Blue Murders
3 2001 Green Grow the Victims 
4 2002 Silence Is Golden 
5 2005 Crimson Snow

Davis, Lindsey    web site 1   web site 2
Marcus Didius Falco (Ancient Rome)
1 1989 The Silver Pigs
2 1990 Shadows in Bronze
3 1991 Venus in Copper
4 1992 The Iron Hand of Mars
5 1993 Poseidon's Gold
6 1994 Last Act in Palmyra
7 1995 Time to Depart
8 1996 A Dying Light in Corduba
9 1997 Three Hands in the Fountain
10 1998 Two For the Lions
11 1999 One Virgin Too Many
12 2000 Ode to a Banker
13 2001 The Body In The Bath House 
14 2002 The Jupiter Myth 
15 2003 The Accusers 
16 2004 Scandal Takes a Holiday
17 2005 See Delphi and Die
18 2007 Saturnalia **

Davisson, Melville Post
Uncle Abner (Pre Civil War USA)
ss 1918 Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries
ss 1974 The Methods of Uncle Abner
(both coll as The Complete Uncle Abner, 1977)

Day, Dianne
Fremont Jones (pre-war USA)
1 1995 The Strange Files of Fremont Jones
2 1996 Fire and Fog
3 1997 The Bohemian Murders
4 1998 Emperor Norton's Ghost
5 1999 Death Train to Boston
6 2000 Beacon Street Mourning

De La Torre, Lillian
Dr Sam: Johnson (Hanovarian England)
1 1946 Dr Sam: Johnson, Detector (ss)
2 1960 The Detections of Dr Sam: Johnson (ss)
3 1985 The Return of Dr Sam: Johnson, Detector (ss)
4 1987 The Exploits of Dr Sam: Johnson, Detector (ss)

DeAndrea, William L.
Lobo Blacke and Quinn Booker (1890s USA)
1 1995 Written in Fire
2 1997 The Fatal Elixir

DeFelice, Jim
Jake Gibbs, Patriot Spy (Colonial -Revolutionary USA)
1 1995 The Silver Bullet
2 1995 The Iron Chain
3 1996 The Golden Flask

Dickinson, David  
Lord Francis Powerscourt (Victorian England)
1 2002 Goodnight Sweet Prince
2 2003 Death and the Jubilee
3 2004 Death of an Old Master 
4 2005 Death of a Chancellor
5 2006 Death Called to the Bar **

Doherty, Paul 
(Paul (P.C.) Doherty has written under many pseudonyms, but, apart from "C.L. Grace" and "Ann Dukthas", all are now being published or re-issued as by "Paul Doherty". The original pseudonyms are listed against the relevant series below)
Alexander the Great
1 1997 A Murder in Macedon (as Anna Apostolou)
2 1998 A Murder in Thebes (as Anna Apostolou)
3 2001 The House of Death (hereafter as by Paul Doherty) 
4 2002 The Godless Man
5 2003 The Gates of Hell 
6 2004 Death of Alexander
Amerotke - Judge (Egypt c1479BC, reign of the Pharoah Hatusu)
1 1998 The Mask of Ra
2 1999 The Horus Killings

3 2000 The Anubis Slayings
4 2001 The Slayers of Seth 
5 2004 The Assassins of Isis
6 2007 The Poisoner of Ptah **
Brother Athelstan (Plantagenet England) - first published as by Paul Harding to #7; thereafter as by Paul Doherty
1 1991 The Nightingale Gallery
2 1992 The House of the Red Slayer (US: Red Slayer)
3 1992 Murder Most Holy
4 1993 The Anger of God
5 1994 By Murder's Bright Light
6 1995 The House of Crows
7 1996 The Assassin's Riddle
8 1998 The Devil's Domain 
9 1999 The Field of Blood  
10 2003 The House of Shadows 

Canterbury Tales
1 1994 An Ancient Evil
2 1994 A Tapestry of Murders
3 1996 A Tournament of Murders
4 1997 Ghostly Murder
5 2001 Hangman's Hymn 
6 2002 A Haunt of Murder 
Claudia (Imperial Rome) **
2003 Murder Imperial
2004 The Song of the Gladiator
2006 The Queen of the Night
Hugh Corbett (Plantagenet England)
1 1986 Satan in St. Mary's
2 1988 The Crown in Darkness
3 1989 Spy in Chancery
4 1992 The Angel of Death
5 1992 The Prince of Darkness
6 1992 Murder Wears a Cowl
7 1993 The Assassin in the Greenwood
8 1993 The Song of a Dark Angel
9 1995 Satan's Fire
10 1996 The Devil's Hunt
11 1999 The Demon Archer
12 2000 The Treason of the Ghosts
13 2001 Corpse Candle  
14 2004 The Magician's Death
15 2006 The Waxman Murders **
Drakulya (Central Europe)
1 1986 The Prince Drakulya
2 1986 The Lord Count Drakulya
Mahu, Chief of Police (Egypt, reigns of Akenhaten and Tutankhamun) **
1 2003 Evil Spirit Out of the West
2 2005 The Season of the Hyena
3 2006 The Year of the Cobra
Mathilde of Westminster (England Edward II, 1320s)
1 2005 The Cup of Ghosts
Matthew Jankyn (Lancastrian England, France)
1 1988 The Whyte Hart
2 1990 The Serpent Among the Lilies
Nicholas Segalla (various time periods) - published as by Ann Dukthas
1 1994 A Time for the Death of a King
2 1995 The Prince Lost to Time
3 1996 The Time of Murder at Mayerling
4 1998 In the Time of the Poisoned Queen
Roger Shallot (Tudor England) - series first published as by Michael Clynes. Being reissued in the UK as by Paul Doherty)
1 1991 The White Rose Murders
2 1992 The Poisoned Chalice
3 1993 The Grail Murders
4 1994 A Brood of Vipers
5 1995 The Gallows Murders
6 1996 The Relic Murders
Kathryn Swinbrooke (House of York, England) - published as by C. L. Grace
1 1993 A Shrine of Murders
2 1994 The Eye of God
3 1995 The Merchant of Death
4 1996 The Book of Shadows 
5 2001 Saintly Murders 
6 2003 A Maze of Murders 
7 2004 A Feast of Poisons

Donachie, David
Harry Ludlow (Georgian England)
1 1991 The Devil's Own Luck
2 1993 The Dying Trade
3 1994 A Hanging Matter
4 1995 An Element of Chance
5 1996 The Scent of Betrayal
6 1997 A Game of Bones

Doody, Margaret  
Aristotle (Ancient Greece)
1 1978 Aristotle Detective
2 2002 Aristotle and Poetic Justice
3 2003 Aristotle and the Secrets of Life (paperback as The Secrets of Life)
4 2004 Poison in Athens  
5 2005 Mysteries of Eleusis

Douglas, Carole Nelson   
Irene Adler (Victorian England)
1 1990 Good Night Mr. Holmes
2 1991 Good Morning, Irene (reissued as The Adventuress)
3 1992 Irene at Large (reissued as A Soul Of Steel)
4 1994 Irene's Last Waltz (reissued as Another Scandal In Bohemia)
5 2001 Chapel Noir 
6 2002 Castle Rouge 
7 2003 Femme Fatale
8 2004 Spider Dance

Druett, Joan  web site **
William 'Wiki' Coffin Jr of the United States South Seas Exploring Expedition 1838-42
1 2004 A Watery Grave
2 2005 Shark Island
3 2006 Run Afoul **

Dukthas, Ann (pseudonym) - see Paul Doherty: Nicholas Segalla series

Emerson, Kathy Lynn  web site
Diana Spaulding, Journalist (USA 1880s)
1 2005 Fatal as a Fallen Woman
2 2005 Deadlier Than the Pen
Susanne, Lady Appleton (Elizabethan England)
1 1997 Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie
2 1998 Face Down Upon a Herbal
3 1999 Face Down Among the Winchester Geese
4 2000
Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross
5 2000 Face Down Under the Wych Elm 
6 2001 Face Down Before Rebel Hooves
7 2002 Face Down Across the Western Sea
2004 Murders and Other Confusions (short story collection)
8 2005 Face Down Below the Banqueting House
9 2006 Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well **

Eyre, Elizabeth
Sigismondo (Renaissance Italy)
1 1991 Death of a Duchess
2 1992 Curtains for the Cardinal
3 1993 Poison for the Prince
4 1994 Bravo for the Bride
5 1995 Axe for an Abbot
6 1996 Dirge for a Doge

Falkirk, Richard
Edmund Blackstone (Georgian-Regency England)
1 1972 Blackstone
2 1973 Blackstone's Fancy
3 1973 Beau Blackstone
4 1974 Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe
5 1976 Blackstone Underground
6 1977 Blackstone on Broadway

Farrington, Robert
Henry Morane (Richard III & Tudor England)
1 1971 The Killing of Richard III
2 1974 Tudor Agent
3 1978 The Traitors of Bosworth
 
Fawcett, Quinn (pseuds of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Bill Fawcett)
Mycroft Holmes
1 1994 The Adventures of Mycroft Holmes (Reissued 1997 as Against the Brotherhood)
2 1998 Embassy Row
3 1999 The Flying Scotsman
4 2000 The Scottish Ploy
Mme Vernet (Napoleonic France)
1 1993 Napoleon Must Die
2 1993 Death Wears a Crown

Finney, Jack
Simon Morley (late 19th and pre-War USA)
1 1970 Time and Again
2 1995 From Time to Time

Finney, Patricia (also writes as P F Chisholm)
Simon Ames (Elizabethan England)
1 1992 Firedrake's Eye
2 1998 Unicorn's Blood
3 2003 Gloriana's Torch 

Foxall, Raymond
Harry Adkins (Georgian-Regency England)
1 1962 The Dark Forest
2 1968 The Little Ferret
3 1970 Brandy for the Parson
4 1974 The Silver Goblet

Frazer, Margaret   web site
Sister (later Dame) Frevisse (Lancastrian England)
1 1992 The Novice's tale
2 1993 The Servant's Tale
3 1994 The Outlaw's Tale
4 1994 The Bishop's Tale
5 1995 The Boy's Tale
6 1996 The Murderer's Tale
7 1997 The Prioress' Tale
8 1998 The Maiden's Tale
9 1999 The Reeve's Tale
10 2000 The Squire's Tale
11 2002 The Clerk's Tale 
12 2003 The Bastard's Tale  
13 2004 The Hunter's Tale 
14 2005 The Widow's Tale
15 2006 The Sempster's Tale
16 2007 The Traitor's Tale **
The Player Joliffe (who first appeared in the Dame Frevisse series)
1 2004 A Play of Isaac
2 2005 A Play of Dux Moraud
3 2006 A Play of Knaves **

Frost, Mark
Arthur Conan Doyle (Victorian England, USA)
1 1993 The List of Seven
2 1995 The 6 Messiahs

Furutani, Dale   web site
Matsuyama Kaze (feudal Japan)
1 1998 Death at the Crossroads
2 1999 Jade Palace Vendetta
3 2000 Kill the Shogun

Gardner, Ashley
Pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley  web site
Gabriel Lacey, former cavalry officer (Regency England)

1 2003 The Hanover Square Affair
2 2004 A Regimental Murder
3 2004 The Glass House
4 2005 The Sudbury School Murders
5 2005 A Body in Berkeley Square
6 2006 A Covent Garden Mystery **

Geagley, Brad
Semerket, Clerk of Investigations and Secrets (Egypt, c1153 BC Ramses III)
1 2005 Year of the Hyenas
2 2006 Day of the False King **

Gellis, Roberta    web site
Old Priory Guesthouse (medieval London)
1 1999 A Mortal Bane
2 2001 A Personal Devil
3 2002 Bone Of Contention 
4 2006 Chains of Folly **

Gill, Anton
Huy the Scribe (Ancient Egypt)
1 1991 City of the Horizon
2 1993 City of Dreams
3 1994 City of the Dead

Gleeson, Janet  
Series about artisans (Georgian England)
1 2002 The Grenadillo Box (featuring cabinet maker Nathaniel Hopson)
2 2003 The Serpent in the Garden (featuring portrait painter Joshua Pope)
3 2004 The Thief Taker (Agnes Meadows, cook to silversmiths the Blanchards of Foster Lane)

Gooden, Philip
Nick Revill (Elizabethan England)
see also The Tainted Relic
1 2000 Sleep of Death
2 2001 Death of Kings
3 2002 The Pale Companion 
4 2003 Alms For Oblivion 
5 2004 Mask of Night
6 2005 An Honorable Murderer

Gordon, Alan 
Theophilos, a Jester  (Italy & Europe 1200)
1  1999 Thirteenth Night
2 2000 Jester Leaps In
3 2002 A Death in the Venetian Quarter 
4 2003 Widow of Jerusalem 
5 2004 An Antic Disposition

Grace, C. L. (pseudonym) - see Paul Doherty: Kathryn Swinbrooke series

Graham, Mark
Wilton McCleary (Philadelphia, USA, 1870s)
1 1998 The Killing Breed
2 1999 The Resurrectionist
3 2000 Black Maria

Grant, Tracy 
Melanie and Charles Fraser (Regency England)
1 2002 Daughter of the Game
2 2003 Beneath a Silent Moon

Grayson, Richard
Jean-Paul Gautier (Turn of the century France)
1 1978 The Murders at Impasse Louvain
2 1980 The Monterant Affair
3 1981 The Death of Abbe Didier
4 1982 The Montmartre Murders
5 1983 Crimes Without Passion
6 1986 Death en Voyage
7 1988 Death on the Cards
8 1992 Death Off Stage
9 1994 Death Au Gratin
 
Gregory, Susanna    web site
Also writes with Beau Riffenburgh as "Simon Beaufort"
Matthew Bartholomew (Plantagenet England)
See also The Tainted Relic
1 1996 A Plague on Both Your Houses
2 1996 An Unholy Alliance
3 1997 A Bone of Contention
4 1998 A Deadly Brew
5 1999 A Wicked Deed
6 2000 A Masterly Murder
7 2001 An Order For Death 
8 2002 A Summer of Discontent 
9 2003 A Killer In Winter 
10 2004 The Hand of Justice
11 2005 The Mark of a Murderer
12 2006 The Tarnished Chalice **
Thomas Chaloner (Restoration London) **
1 2006 A Conspiracy of Violence
2 2007 Blood on the Strand

Gulik, Robert van see Van Gulik, Robert

Gutteridge, Don 
Marc Edwards (Canada, 1830s)
1 2003 Turncoat
2 2003 Solemn Vows

Hall, Oakley  
Ambrose Bierce  (San Francisco, 1870s to 1890s)
1 1998 Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades
2 2001 Ambrose Bierce and the Death of Kings
3 2003 Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks 
4 2004 Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls
5 2005 Ambrose Bierce and the Ace of Shoots

Hall, Robert Lee
Ben Franklin (in Hanoverian England)
1 1988 Benjamin Franklin Takes the Case
2 1991 Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder
3 1992 Murder at Drury Lane
4 1994 Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Artful Murder
5 1995 Murder by the Waters
6 1997 London Blood

Hambly, Barbara   web site
Benjamin January (1830s New Orleans, USA)
1 1997 A Free Man of Color
2 1998 Fever Season
3 1999 Graveyard Dust
4 2000 Sold Down the River
5 2001 Die Upon a Kiss 
6 2002 Wet Grave 
7 2003 Days of the Dead 
8 2004 Dead Water

Hamilton, Sylvian 
Sir Richard Straccan, ex-crusader (Britain during the reign of King John 1199-1216)
1 2000 The Bone Pedlar
2 2001 The Pendragon Banner
3 2004 The Gleemaiden

Haney, Lauren
Lieutenant Bak (Egypt 18th Dynasty, c1463BC)
1 1997 The Right Hand of Amon
2 1999 A Face Turned Backward

3 1999 A Vile Justice
4 2000 A Curse of Silence
5 2001 A Place of Darkness 
6 2002 A Cruel Deceit 
7 2003 Flesh Of The God 
8 2003 A Path of Shadows

Harding, Paul (pseudonym) - see Paul Doherty: Brother Athelstan series

Harper, Karen
Princess Elizabeth later Elizabeth I (Tudor/Elizabethan England)
1 1999 The Poyson Garden
2 2000 The Tidal Poole
3 2001 The Twylight Tower 
4 2002 The Queene's Cure 
5 2003 The Thorne Maze 
6 2003 The Queene's Christmas 
7 2005 The Fyre Mirror
8 2006 The Fatal Fashione **
9 2007 The Hooded Hawke **

Harper, Tom
Demetrios the Apokalyptor (Byzantine, the First Crusade)
1 2004 The Mosaic of Shadows
2 2005 Knights of the Cross
3 2006 Siege of Heaven **

Harris, C.S. **
Sebastian St. Cyr (Georgian England)
1 2005 What Angels Fear
2 2006 When Gods Die

Harrison, Ray
Detective Joseph Bragg and Constable Morton (Victorian England)
1 1983 French Ordinary Murder (USA: Why Kill Arthur Potter?)
2 1984 Death of an Honourable Member
3 1985 Death of a Dancing Lady
4 1986 Deathwatch
5 1986 Counterfeit of Murder
6 1987 A Season of Death
7 1988 Harvest of Death
8 1989 Tincture of Death
9 1990 Sphere of Death
10 1991 Patently Murder
11 1992 Akin to Murder
12 1993 Murder in Petticoat Square
13 1995 Hallmark of Murder
14 1996 Murder by Design
15 1997 Facets of Murder
16 1998 Draught of Death

Hawke, Simon  
Will Shakespeare and Symington "Tuck" Smythe (Elizabethan England)
1 2000 A Mystery of Errors
2 2001 The Slaying of the Shrew
3 2002 Much Ado About Murder 
4 2003 The Merchant of Vengeance 

Heck, Peter J.   web site
Mark Twain (post Civil War USA)
1 1995 Death on the Mississippi
2 1996 A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court
3 1997 The Prince and the Prosecutor
4 1999 The Guilty Abroad
5 2000 The Mysterious Strangler
6 2001 Tom's Lawyer 

Heller, Keith
George Man (Early Hanoverian England)
1 1984 Man's Illegal Life
2 1985 Man's Storm
3 1986 Man's Loving Family

Herman, George
Leonardo da Vinci (Renaissance Italy)
1 1994 A Comedy of Errors
2 1996 The Tears of the Madonna
3 2000 The Florentine Murders 
4 2001 The Toys Of War 

Hervey, Evelyn (pseud of H R F Keating)
Miss Harriet Unwin (Victorian England)
1 1983 The Governess
2 1985 The Man of Gold
3 1986 Into the Valley of Death

Highsmith, Domini
Simon de Beverley (Angevin England)
1 1994 Keeper at the Shrine
2 1995 Guardian at the Gate
3 1996 Master of the Keys

Hilton, John Buxton
Detective-Constable Brunt (Victorian to Edwardian England)
1 1976 Rescue from the Rose
2 1976 Gamekeeper's Gallows
3 1977 Dead-Nettle
4 1983 Mr Fred (USA: Mr Fred's Leap)
5 1985 The Quite Stranger
6 1987 Slickensides

Hosier, Sydney
Mrs. Hudson (Victorian England)
1 1996 Elementary, Mrs. Hudson
2 1997 Murder, Mrs Hudson
3 1998 Most Baffling, Mrs. Hudson
4 1998 The Game's Afoot, Mrs Hudson

Humphreys, C.C.
Jack Absolute (England and the Colonies, 1760s)
1 2004 Jack Absolute
2 2005 The Blooding of Jack Absolute (prequel)
23 2006 Absolute Honour **

Jackson, Marian J. A.
Miss Danforth (pre-war USA)
1 1990 The Punjat's Ruby
2 1990 The Arabian Pearl
3 1991 The Cat's Eye
4 1992 Diamond Head
5 1994 The Sunken Treasure

Jacq, Christian
Judge of Egypt (Ancient Egypt; Ramses the Great)
1 2004 Beneath the Pyramid
2 2004 Secrets of the Desert
3 2004 Shadow of the Sphinx
The Mysteries of Osiris (Egypt, reign of Senusret III) **
1 2005 The Tree of Life
2 2005 The Conspiracy of Evil
3 2005 The Way of Fire
4 2005 The Great Secret

Jakeman, Jane
Lord Ambrose (UK & Europe, 1830s)
1 1996 Let There Be Blood
2 1997 The Egyptian Coffin
3 1999 Fool's Gold

Jecks, Michael   web site
Simon Puttock & Sir Baldwin Furnshill / Knights Templar mysteries (Plantagenet England)
See also The Tainted Relic
1 1995 The Last Templar
2 1995 The Merchant's Partner
3 1996 A Moorland Hanging
4 1997 The Crediton Killings
5 1998 The Abbot's Gibbet
6 1998 The Leper's Return
7 1999 Squire Throwleigh's Heir

8 1999 Belladonna at Belstone
9 2000 The Traitor of St Giles
10 2000 The Boy Bishop's Glovemaker
11 2001 The Tournament of Blood 
12 2001 The Sticklepath Strangler 
13 2002 The Devil's Acolyte 
14 2002 The Mad Monk Of Gidleigh 
15 2003 The Templar's Penance 
16 2003 The Outlaws of Ennor  
17 2004 The Tolls of Death
18 2004 The Chapel of Bones
19 2005 The Butcher of St. Peter's
20 2005 A Friar's Bloodfeud
21 2006 The Death Ship of Dartmouth **
22 2006 The Malice of Unnatural Death **
23 2007 Dispensation of Death (June)

Jefferys, J. G. see Jeremy Sturrock

Jennings, Maureen   web site
William Murdoch (Canada, 1890s)
1 1997 Except the Dying
2 1998 Under the Dragon's Tail
3 2001 Poor Tom is Cold 
4 2003 Let Loose The Dogs 
5 2005 Night's Child
6 2006 Vices of my Blood 

Kilian, Michael
Harrison Raines (USA Civil War)
1 2000 Murder at Manassas
2 2001 A Killing at Ball's Bluff 
3 2002 The Ironclad Alibi 
4 2003 A Grave at Glorietta  
5 2004 The Shiloh Sisters
6 2005 Antietam Assassins

King, Peter  
Jack London (1890s San Francisco)
1 2001 The Jewel Of The North
2 2002 Dead Man's Coast
3 2002 The Golden Gate Murders

Kingsbury, Kate
Pennyfoot Hotel (Edwardian England)
1 1993 Room With a Clue
2 1994 Do Not Disturb
3 1994 Service for Two
4 1994 Eat, Drink and be Buried
5 1995 Check-out Time
6 1995 Grounds For Murder
7 1996 Pay the Piper
8 1996 Chivalry is Dead
9 1997 Ring For Tomb Service
10 1998 Death With Reservations
11 1998 Dying Room Only
12 1999 Maid to Murder
13 2006 Slay Bells **

Knight, Alanna
Jermy Faro (Victorian Scotland)
1 1988 Enter Second Murderer
2 1989 Blood Line
3 1989 Deadly Beloved
4 1990 Killing Cousins
5 1991 A Quiet Death
6 1992 To Kill a Queen
7 1993 The Evil That Men Do
8 1994 The Missing Duchess
9 1995 The Bull Slayers
10 1996 Murder by Appointment
11 1998 The Coffin Lane Murders
12 2001 The Final Enemy 
13 2004 Unholy Trinity
2005 Faro and the Royals (omnibus of The Bull Slayers; The Missing Duchess; The Final Enemy) **
Rose McQuinn, Inspector Faro's daughter (Victorian Scotland)
1 2000 The Inspector's Daughter
2 2002 Dangerous Pursuits 
3 2003 An Orkney Murder
4 2004 Ghost Walk
Tam Eildor, travelling through time to solve mysteries
1 2001 The Dagger in the Crown (Mary Queen of Scots)
2 2004 The Gowrie Conspiracy (Scotland, 1600)
3 2005 The Stuart Sapphire (Regency Brighton)

Knight, Bernard
Crowner John (12th Century Britain)
See also The Tainted Relic

1 1998 The Sanctuary Seeker
2 1998 The Poisoned Chalice
3 1999 Crowner's Quest
4 2000 The Awful Secret
5 2001 The Tinner's Corpse 
6 2002 The Grim Reaper 
7 2003 Fear in the Forest 
8 2004 The Witch Hunter
9 2005 Figure of Hate
10 2006 The Elixir of Death **

Kruger, Mary
Gilded Age Mystery (1890s USA)
1 1994 Death on the Cliff Walk [1895]
2 1995 No Honeymoon for Death
3 1996 Masterpiece of Murder

Lake, Deryn   web site
John Rawlings (Early Hanovarian England)
1 1994 Death in the Dark Walk
2 1996 Death at the Beggar's Opera
3 1996 Death at the Devil's Tavern
4 1998 Death on the Romney Marsh
5 1999 Death in the Peerless Pool
6 2000
Death at Apothecaries' Hall
7 2001 Death in the West Wind 
8 2002 Death at St. James Palace 
9 2003 Death in the Valley of Shadows 
10 2004 Death in the Setting Sun
11 2006 Death and the Cornish Fiddler **

Laurence, Janet
Canaletto (London, 1740s)
1 1997 Canaletto and the Case of Westminster Bridge
2 1999 Canaletto and the Case of the Privy Garden
3 2002 Canaletto and the Case of Bonnie Prince Charlie 

Lawrence, Margaret
Hannah Trevor (Colonial America, 1780s)
1 1996 Hearts and Bones
2 1997 Blood Red Roses
3 1998 The Burning Bride
Jennet Trevor, daughter of Hannah (America, early 1800s)
1 2000 The Iceweaver 

Ledbetter, Suzann 
Josephine 'Joby' Sawyer, private-eye (1870s Denver, Colorado, USA)
1 2003 A Lady Never Trifles With Thieves
2 2004 A Lady Never Meddles In Murder

Lewis, Stephen   web site
Catherine Williams (Colonial America, 1630s)
1 1999 The Dumb Shall Sing
2 2000 The Blind in Darkness
3 2001 The Sea Hath Spoken 

Ley, Alice Chetwynd
Anthea and Justin Rutherford (Regency England)
1 1984 A Reputation Dies
2 1987 A Fatal Assignation
3 1989 Masquerade of Vengeance

Linscott, Gillian
Nell Bray (Edwardian & Post-War England)
1 1991 Sister Beneath the Sheet
2 1992 Hanging on the Wire
3 1993 Stage Fright
4 1994 Widow's Peak (US: An Easy Day for a Lady)
5 1995 Crown Witness
6 1996 Dead Man's Music (US: Dead Man's Sweetheart)
7 1998 Dance on Blood
8 1999 Absent Friends
9 2001 A Perfect Daughter 
10 2002 Dead Man Riding 
11 2003 Blood on the Wood 

Linsley, Clyde 
Josiah Beede, retired lawyer and military her (USA, 1830s)
1 2002 Death of a Mill Girl
2 2003 Saving Louisa
3 2005 Die Like a Hero

Long, Martin
Wellington Cotter (late-Victorian Australia)
1 1987 The Dark Gateway
2 1989 The Garden House
3 1990 The Music Room

Lovesey, Peter
Bertie, Prince of Wales (Victorian England)
1 1987 Bertie and the Tinman
2 1990 Bertie and the Seven Bodies
3 1993 Bertie and the Crime of Passion
Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray (Victorian England)
1 1970 Wobble to Death
2 1971 The Detective Wore Silk Drawers
3 1972 Abracadaver
4 1973 Mad Hatter's Holiday
5 1974 Invitation to a Dynamite Party (US: The Tick of Death)
6 1975 A Case of Spirits
7 1976 Swing, Swing Together
8 1978 Waxwork

MacLean, Anna
Louisa May Alcott (USA, 1850s)
1 2004 Louisa and the Missing Heiress 
2 2005 Louisa and the Country Bachelor
3 2006 Louisa and the Crystal Gazer **

March, Hannah
Robert Fairfax (Georgian England)
1 1999 The Complaint of the Dove
2 1999 The Devil's Highway

3 2000 A Distinction of Blood
4 2000 Death Be My Theme
5 2001 A Necessary Evil 

Marshall, William
Virgil Tillman (late 19th USA)
1 1989 New York Detective
2 1991 Faces in the Crowd

Marston, Edward (A.E.) (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
Domesday Books (Norman England)
1 1993 The Wolves of Savernake
2 1994 The Ravens of Blackwater
3 1995 The Dragons of Archenfeld
4 1996 The Lions of the North
5 1996 The Serpents of Harbledown
6 1998 The Stallions of Woodstock
7 1998 The Hawks of Delamere
8 1999 The Wild Cats of Exeter
9 1999 The Foxes of Warwick

10 2000 The Owls of Gloucester
11 2000 The Elephants of Norwich
Nicholas Bracewell (Elizabethan England)
1 1988 The Queen's Head
2 1989 The Merry Devils
3 1989 The Trip to Jerusalem
4 1991 The Nine Giants
5 1992 The Mad Courtesan
6 1993 The Silent Woman
7 1995 The Roaring Boy
8 1996 The Laughing Hangman
9 1997 The Fair Maid of Bohemia
10 1999 The Wanton Angel
11 2001 The Devil's Apprentice 
12 2002 The Bawdy Basket 
13 2003 The Vagabond Clown 
14 2004 The Counterfeit Crank
15 2005 The Malevolent Comedy
Christopher Redmayne & Jonathan Bale (Restoration England)
1 1999 The King's Evil
2 2000 The Amorous Nightingale
3 2001 The Repentant Rake 
4 2003 The Frost Fair 
5 2006 The Parliament House **
6 2007 The Painted Lady **
Inspector Robert Colbeck (London, 1850s)
1 2004 The Railway Detective
2 2005 The Excursion Train
3 2006 The Railway Viaduct **

Martin, Andrew **
Jim Stringer, railway detective (England and USA, early 1900s)
1 2002 The Necropolis Railway
2 2005 The Blackpool Highflyer
3 2006 The Lost Luggage Porter

McCarver, Sam  web site
John Darnell (pre-and post- World War I Europe)
1 1999 The Case of Cabin 13
2 2000 The Case of Compartment 7
3 2000 The
Case of the 2nd Séance 
4 2001 The Case of the Ripper's Revenge 
5 2002 The Case of the Uninvited Guest 
6 2003 To Die, Or Not To Die 

McGee, James (pseudonym of Glen Moy) **
Matthew Hawkwood, Bow Street Runner (Regency England)
1 2006 Ratcatcher
2 2007 Resurrectionist

McIntosh, Pat
Gil Cunningham (Scotland 1490s)
1 2004 The Harper's Quine
2 2005 The Nicholas Feast
3 2006 The Merchant's Mark **
4 2007 St. Mungo's Robin **

McMillan, Ann
Narcissa Powers and Judah Daniel (American Civil War 1860s)
1 1998 Dead March
2 1999 Angel Trumpet
3 2001 Civil Blood 
4 2003 Chickahominy Fever 

Medawar, Mardi Oakley
Tay-Bodal (of the Cherokee Nation, 1860s)
1 1996 Death at Rainy Mountain
2 1997 Witch of the Palo Duro
3 1999 Murder at Medicine Lodge
4 2000 Ft. Larned Incident

Meyers, Mann (pseud)   web site
Pseudonym of Annette Meyers and Martin Meyers
Tonneman Family (Manhatten Island settlement to late 19th USA)
1 1992 The Dutchman
2 1993 The Kingsbridge Plot
3 1994 The High Constable
4 1995 The Dutchman's Dilemma
5 1996 The House on Mulberry Street
6 1998 The Lucifer Contract

Miles, Margaret
Charlotte Willett (USA, 1760s)
1 1998 A Wicked Way to Burn
2 1999 Too Soon For Flowers

3 2000 No Rest for the Dove
4 2001 Mischief in the Snow 

Monahan, Brent  
John Le Brun (USA & UK early 1900s)
1 2002 The Jekyl Island Club
2 2002 The Sceptred Isle Club
3 2003 The Manhattan island Clubs 

Monfredo, Miriam Grace   web site
Glynis Tyron (post Civil War USA)
1 1992 Senecca Falls Inheritance
2 1993 North Star Conspiracy
3 1995 Blackwater Spirits
4 1996 Through a Gold Eagle
5 1998 The Stalking Horse
6 1999 Must the Maiden Die
7 2000 Sisters of Cain
8 2001 Brothers of Cain
9 2002 Children Of Cain 

Moore, Viviane 
Chevalier Galeran de Lesnevan  (France, 1100s)
This series was first published in France, commencing in 1997. Several titles are yet to be translated into English. Dates shown are the UK publication dates
1 2000 Blue Blood
2 2000 A Black Romance
3 2001 The Darkest Red
4 2002 The White Way 

Morgan, Fidelis 
Ashby de la Zouche (England in the reign of William & Mary, late 1600s)
1 2000 Unnatural Fire
2 2001 The Rival Queens
3 2002 The Ambitious Stepmother
4 2004 Fortune's Slave 

Morson, Ian   web site
William Falconer (Plantagenet England)
See also The Tainted Relic
1 1994 Falconer's Crusade
2 1995 Falconer's Judgement
3 1996 Falconer and the Face of God
4 1997 A Psalm for Falconer
5 1998 Falconer and the Great Beast

Myers, Amy
Auguste Didier (Victorian England)
1 1986 Murder in Pug's Parlour
2 1987 Murder in the Limelight
3 1989 Murder at Plum's
4 1991 Murder at the Masque
5 1992 Murder Makes an Entrée
6 1992 Murder Under the Kissing Bough
7 1994 Murder in the Smokehouse
8 1994 Murder at the Music Hall
9 1996 Murder in the Motor Stable
10 1999 Murder With Majesty 
11 2000 Murder in the Queen's Boudoir 

Myers, Beverle Graves **
Baroque mysteries (18th century Italy)
1 2004 Interrupted Aria
2 2005 Painted Veil
3 2006 Cruel Music

Newman, Sharan   web site
Catherine LeVendeur (Medieval France)
1 1993 Death Comes as Epiphany
2 1995 The Devil's Door
3 1995 The Wandering Arm
4 1996 Strong as Death
5 1998 Cursed in the Blood
6 1999 The Difficult Saint
7 2000 To Wear the White Cloak
8 2002 Heresy 
9 2003 The Outcast Dove 
10 2004 The Witch in the Well

O'Brien, Charles  
Anne Cartier and Colonel Paul de Saint-Martin (France and England, 1780s)
1 2000 Mute Witness
2 2002 Black Gold
3 2004 Noble Blood **
4 2005 Lethal Beauty **
5 2006 Fatal Carnival **

Paige, Robin (pseud of Susan Wittig Albert and Bill Albert)  web site
Kathryn Ardleigh (Victorian England)
1 1994 Death at Bishop's Keep
2 1995 Death at Gallows Green
3 1997 Death at Daisy's Folly
4 1998 Death at Devil's Bridge
5 1999 Death at Rottingdean
6 2000 Death at Whitechapel
7 2001 Death at Epsom Downs 
8 2002 Death at Dartmoor 
9 2003 Death at Glamis Castle 
10 2004 Death in Hyde Park
11 2005 Death in Blenheim Palace
12 2006 Death on the Lizard **

Palmer, William J.
Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens (Victorian England)
1 1990 The Detective and Mr. Dickens
2 1992 The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens
3 1997 The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens
4 2000 The Dons and Mr. Dickens

Parker, I.Jweb site
Akitada Sugawara (11th Century Japan)
1 2002 Rashomon Gate
2 2003 The Hell Screen
3 2005 The Dragon Scroll
4 2006 Black Arrow **

Parry, Owen
Abel Jones (US Civil War)
1 1999 Faded Coat of Blue
2 2000 Shadows of Glory 
3 2001 Call Each River Jordan
4 2002 Honor's Kingdom 
5 2003 Bold Sons of Erin 
6 2005 Rebels of Babylon

Paul, Barbara   web site
Enrico Caruso (pre-&-post war USA)
1 1984 A Cadenza for Caruso
2 1985 Prima Donna at Large
3 1987 A Chorus of Detectives

Paul, Paula  
Alexandra Gladstone (Victorian England)
1 2002 Symptoms of Death 
2 2002 An Improper Death 
3 2003 Half a Mind to Murder 

Paul, Raymond
Lon Quincannon (pre Civil War USA)
1 1982 The Thomas Street Horror [1835]
2 1984 The Tragedy at Tiverton
3 1987 The Bond Street Burlesque 

Peale, Cynthia  
Beacon Hill  (Boston, USA early 1890s)
1 2000 The Death of Colonel Mann
2 2001 Murder at Bertram's Bower
3 2002 The White Crow 

Pearce, Michael
Dmitri Kameron (Tsarist Russia)
1 1997 Dmitri and the Milk Drinkers
2 1999 Dmitri and the One-Legged Lady

Mamur Zapt (Pre-War Egypt)
1 1988 The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet
2 1989 The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the Dog
3 1990 The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-Vous
4 1991 The Mamur Zapt and the Men Behind
5 1992 The Mamur Zapt and the Girl in the Nile
6 1993 The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt
7 1993 Mamur Zapt and the Camel of Destruction (aka: The Camel of Destruction)
8 1994 The Snake-Catcher's Daughter
9 1995 The Mingrelian Conspiracy
10 1996 The Mamur Zapt and the Fig Tree Murder (aka: The Fig Tree Murders)
11 1998 The Last Cut
12 1999 Death of an Effendi
13 2000 A Cold Touch of Ice
14 2001 The Face in the Cemetery 
15 2005 The Point in the Market **
Seymour of Special Branch (Europe, early 1900s)
1 2004 Murder in Trieste (US: A Dead Man in Trieste)
2 2005 A Dead Man in Istanbul
3 2006 A Dead Man in Athens **

Penman, Sharon   web site
Justin de Quincey (Richard the Lionhearted, England 1190s)
1 1996 The Queen's Man
2 1998 Cruel as the Grave
3 2003 Dragon's Lair 
4 2005 Prince of Darkness

Perkins, Wilder  
Bartholomew Hoare, Royal Navy Investigator (England, George III)
1 1998 Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocity
2 2000 Hoare and the Headless Captains
3 2001 Hoare and the Matter of Treason

Perowne, Barry
Raffles (Victorian to Edwardian England)
ss 1974 Raffles revisited
ss 1976 Raffles of the Albany
ss 1979 Raffles of the M. C. C.

Perry, Anne  web site
William Monk (Victorian England)
1 1990 The Face of a Stranger
2 1991 A Dangerous Mourning
3 1992 Defend and Betray
4 1993 A Sudden, Fearful Death
5 1994 Sins of the Wolf
6 1995 Cain, His Brother
7 1996 Weighed in the Balance
8 1997 The Silent Cry
9 1998 Whited Sepulchres (US: Breach of promise)
10 1999 The Twisted Root
11 2000 Slaves of Obsession
12 2001 A Funeral in Blue 
13 2002 Death of a Stranger 
14 2004 The Shifting Tide 
15 2006 Dark Assassin **
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (Victorian England)
1 1979 The Cater Street Hangman
2 1980 Callander Square
3 1981 Paragon Walk
4 1981 Resurrection Row
5 1983 Rutland Place
6 1984 Bluegate Fields
7 1985 Death in the Devil's Acre
8 1987 Cardington Crescent
9 1988 Silence in Hanover Close
10 1990 Bethlehem Road
11 1991 Highgate Rise
12 1992 Belgrave Square
13 1993 Farrier's Lane
14 1994 The Hyde Park Headsman
15 1995 Traitor's Gate
16 1996 Pentecost Alley
17 1997 Ashworth Hall
18 1998 Brunswick Gardens
19 1999 Bedford Square
20 2000 Half Moon Street
21 2001 The Whitechapel Conspiracy 
22 2002 Southampton Row 
23 2003 Seven Dials 
24 2005 Long Spoon Lane
Pitt series: novellas
1 2003 A Christmas Journey (featuring Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould )
2 2004 A Christmas Visitor (featuring Henry Rathbone)
3 2005 A Christmas Guest (featuring Grandmama) **
4 2006 A Christmas Secret (featuring Dominic and Clarice Corde) **
Joseph Reavley (Cambridge and London, just before and during World War I) 
1 2003 No Graves As Yet
2 2004 Shoulder the Sky
3 2005 Angels in the Gloom
4 2006 At Some Disputed Barricade **

Peters, Elizabeth    web site 1   web site 2
Amelia Peabody (Victorian and Edwardian England and Egypt)
1 1975 Crocodile on the Sandbank
2 1981 The Curse of the Pharoahs
3 1981 The Mummy Case
4 1986 The Lion in the Valley
5 1988 The Deeds of the Disturber
6 1991 The Last Camel Died at Noon
7 1992 The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog
8 1996 The Hippopotamus Pool
9 1997 Seeing a Large Cat
10 1998 The Ape Who Guards the Balance
11 1999 The Falcon at the Portal
12 2000 He Shall Thunder in the Sky (UK: Thunder in the Sky)
13 2001 Lord of the Silent 
14 2002 The Golden One 
15 2003 Children of the Storm 
16 2004 Guardian of the Horizon
17 2005 Serpent on the Crown
18 2006 The Tomb of the Golden Bird **

Peters, Ellis    web site 1      web site 2   
Brother Cadfael (later Norman England)
1 1977 A Morbid Taste for Bones
2 1979 One Corpse Too Many
3 1980 Monk's Hood
4 1981 Saint Peter's Fair
5 1981 The Leper of St Giles
6 1982 The Virgin in the Ice
7 1983 The Sanctuary Sparrow
8 1983 The Devil's Novice
9 1984 Dead Man's Ransom
10 1984 The Pilgrim of Hate
11 1985 An Excellent Mystery
12 1986 The Raven in the Foregate
13 1986 The Rose Rent
14 1987 The Hermit of Eyton Forest
15 1988 The Confession of Brother Haluin
ss 1988 A Rare Benedictine
16 1989 The Heretic's Apprentice
17 1989 The Potter's Field
18 1991 The Summer of the Danes
19 1992 The Holy Thief
20 1994 Brother Cadfael's Penance

Pirie, David 
Dr. Joseph Bell and Arthur Conan Doyle (Victorian England)
1 2002 The Patient's Eyes
2 2002 The Night Calls
3 2004 The Dark Water

Poore, Dawn Aldridge
Miss Roxanne Sydney (Regency England)
1993 The Secret Scroll
1994 The Cairo Cats
1995 The Mummy's Mirror

Pronzini, Bill
John Quincannon (1890s USA)
1 1985 Quincannon [1893]
2 1986 Beyond the Grave (with Marcia Muller)
1998 Carpenter and Quincannon: Professional Detective Services (ss) 

Reed, Mary and Eric Mayer web site
John the Eunuch (Byzantine Roman Empire)
1 1999 One For Sorrow
2 2001 Two For Joy
3 2001 Three for a Letter 
4 2003 Four For a Boy 
5 2004 Five For Silver
6 2005 Six For Gold

Richards, Kel
Ben Bartholomew (Roman-occupied Palestine)
1 1990 The Case of the Vanishing Corpse
2 1992 The Case of the Secret Assassin
3 1994 The Case of the Damascus Dagger
4 1995 The Case of the Dead Certainty

Rizzolo, S.K.  
John Chase and Penelope Wolfe (Regency England)
1 2002 The Rose in the Wheel
2 2003 Blood for Blood

Robb, Candace M.   web site
Margaret Kerr (Scotland, 1290's, at the time of Robert the Bruce)
1 2000 A Trust Betrayed
2 2003 The Fire in the Flint 
3 2004 A Cruel Courtship
Owen Archer (Plantagenet England)
1 1993 The Apothecary Stone
2 1994 The Lady Chapel
3 1995 The Nun's Tale
4 1996 The King's Bishop
5 1997 The Riddle of St. Leonard's
6 1998 A Gift of Sanctuary
7 1999 A Spy for the Redeemer
8 2002 The Cross-Legged Knight 
9 2007 The Guilt of Innocents **

Roberts, John Maddox
Decius Caecilius Metellus (Ancient Rome)
1 1990 SPQR (reissued as The King's Gambit)
2 1991 The Cataline Conspiracy
3 1992 The Sacrilege
4 1992 The Temple of the Muses
5 1999 Saturnalia (first published in German 1993)
6 2001 Nobody Loves a Centurian 
7 2003 The Tribune's Curse 
8 2004 The River God's Vengeance
9 2005 The Princess and the Pirates
10 2006 A Point of Law **

Robinson, Lynda S.   web site
Lord Meren (Ancient Egypt)
1 1994 Murder in the Place of Anubis
2 1995 Murder at the God's Gate
3 1996 Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing
4 1997 Eater of Souls
5 1998 Drinker of Blood
6 2001 Slayer of Gods 

Roe, Caroline
Isaac of Girona (Spain, 1350s)
1 1998 Remedy for treason
2 1999 Cure for a Charlatan
3 1999 Antidote for Avarice
4 2000 Solace For a Sinner 
5 2001 A Potion For a Widow 
6 2002 A Draught For A Dead Man 
7 2003 A Poultice For a Healer 
8 2004 Consolation For An Exile

Rogow, Roberta
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Reverend Charles Dodgson
1 1998 The Problem of the Missing Miss (UK: The Problem of the Missing Hoyden)
2 1999 The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist

3 2000 The Problem of the Evil Editor
4 2001 The Problem of the Surly Servant 

Ross, Kate   web site
Julian Kestral (Regency England)
1 1993 Cut to the Quick
2 1994 A Broken Vessel
3 1995 Whom the Gods Love
4 1997 The Devil in the Music

Rowe, Rosemary
Libertus (Roman Britain)
1 1999  The Germanicus Mosaic
2 2000 A Pattern of Blood
3 2001 Murder in the Forum 
4 2002 The Chariots of Calyx 
5 2003 The Legatus Mystery 
6 2004 The Ghosts of Glevum
7 2005 Enemies of the Empire
8 2006 A Roman Ransom **
9 2007 A Coin for the Ferryman (April) **

Rowland, Laura Joh  web site
Ichiro Sano (medieval Japan)
1 1994 Sinju
2 1996 Bundori
3 1997 The Way of the Traitor
4 1998 The Concubine's Tattoo
5 2000 The Samurai's Wife 
6 2001 Black Lotus 
7 2002 The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria 
8 2003 The Dragon King's Palace 
9 2004 The Perfumed Sleeve
10 2005 The Assassin's Touch
11 2006 The Red Chrysanthemum **

Royal, Priscilla
Eleanor of Wynethorpe (1270's England)
1 2003 Wine of Violence
2 2004 Tyrant of the Mind
3 2006 Sorrow Without End **

Ryan, P.B
Nell Sweeney (1860's USA)
1 2003 Still Life With Murder
2 2004 Murder In A Mill Town
3 2005 Death on Beacon Hill
4 2005 Murder on Black Friday **

St. James, Bernard
Chief Inspector Blanc (late-19th century France)
1 1978 April Thirtieth
2 1982 The Seven Dreamers

Sansom, C.J.
Matthew Shardlake (England, reign of Henry VIII)
1 2003 Dissolution
2 2004 Dark Fire
3 2006 Sovereign **

Saylor, Steven   web site
Gordianus the Finder (Ancient Rome)
1 1991 Roman Blood
2 1992 Arms of Nemesis
3 1993 Catalina's Riddle
4 1995 The Venus Throw
5 1996 A Murder on the Appian Way
1997 The House of the Vestals (short story collection)
6 1999 Rubicon
7 2000 Last Seen in Massilia
8 2002 A Mist of Prophecies 
9 2004 The Judgement of Caesar
2005 A Gladiator Dies Only Once (short story collection)

Scarrow, Simon
Macro & Cato, Centurians (Britain & Rome AD 40s)
(historical novels with mystery elements)
1 2000 Under the Eagle
2 2001 The Eagle's Conquest
3 2002 When the Eagle Hunts
4 2003 The Eagle and the Wolves
5 2004 The Eagle's Prey
6 2005 The Eagle's Prophecy
7 2006 The Eagle in the Sand **
Revolution (France and England, Napoleonic era) **
1 2006 Young Bloods
2 2007 The Generals

Schecter, Harold 
Edgar Allan Poe (New York City 1840s)
1 1999 Nevermore
2 2001 The Hum Bug
3 2004 The Mask of Red Death

Sedley, Kate
Roger the Chapman (House of York, England)
1 1991 Death and the Chapman
2 1992 The Plymouth Cloak
3 1993 The Hanged Man (US: The Weaver's Tale)
4 1994 The Holy Innocents
5 1995 Eve of St Hyacinth
6 1996 The Wicked Winter
7 1998 The Brothers of Glastonbury
8 1998 The Weaver's Inheritance
9 1999 The Saint John's Fern
10 2001 The Goldsmith's Daughter 
11 2002 The Lammas Feast 
12 2003 Nine Men Dancing 
13 2004 The Midsummer Rose
14 2005 The Burgundian's Tale
15 2006 The Prodigal Son **
16 2007 The Three Kings of Cologne (April) **

Selwyn, Francis
Sergeant Verity (Victorian England)
1 1974 Cracksman on Velvet (US: Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman)
2 1975 Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond
3 1977 Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
4 1979 Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal
5 1981 Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob

Sherburne, James
Paddy Moretti (1890s USA)
1 1980 Death's Pale Horse
2 1981 Death's Gray Angel
3 1982 Death's Clenched Fist
4 1987 Death's White City
5 1989 Death's Bright Arrow

Silvis, Randall  
Edgar Allan Poe (USA 1840s)
1 2001 On Night's Shore
2 2002 Disquiet Heart (reprinted as Doubly Dead )

Smith, Sarah   web site
Alexander Von Reisden (Pre-War USA and France)
1 1992 The Vanished Child [1905]
2 1996 The Knowledge of Water 
3 2000 A Citizen of the Country 

Soos, Troy  
Mickey Rawlings (pre & post war USA)
1 1994 Murder at Fenway Park
2 1995 Murder at Ebberts Field
3 1996 Murder at Wrigley Field
4 1997 Hunting a Detroit Tiger
5 1998 The Cincinnati Red Stalkings
6 1999 Hanging Curve
Marshall Webb (1890s New York City) 
1 2001 Island of Tears
2 2002 The Gilded Cage

3 2004 Burning Bridges

Stashower, Daniel   
Harry Houdini (New York City, 1890s)
1 1999 The Dime Museum Murders
2 2000 The Floating Lady Murder
3 2001 The Houdini Specter

Stervermer, C. J.
Nicholas Coffin (Renaissance Italy)
1 1980 Death of a Borgia
2 1981 The Duke and the Veil

Stephen, Martin
Henry Gresham, Gentleman Spy (Jacobean England)
1 2003 Desperate Remedy: Henry Gresham and the Gunpowder Plot
2 2004 The Conscience of the King
3 2005 The Galleon's Grave (prequel set in Elizabethan England)

Stevens, Rosemary   web site
Beau Brummell (Regency England)
1 2000 Death on a Silver Tray
2 2001 The Tainted Snuff Box
3 2002 The Bloodied Cravat 
4 2003 Murder In The Pleasure Gardens 

Stubbs, Jean
Inspector Lintott (Victorian England, France and USA)
1 1973 Dear Laura
2 1974 The Painted Face
3 1976 Golden Crucible

Sturrock, Jeremy
Jeremy Sturrock (Georgian-Regency England)
Note: series published in the USA as by J G Jeffreys, both names are pseudonyms of Ben Healey)
1 1972 The Village of Rogues
2 1973 A Wicked Way to Die
3 1975 The Wilful Lady
4 1977 A Conspiracy of Poisons
5 1981 Suicide Most Foul
6 1982 Captain Bolton's Corpse
7 1983 The Pangersbourne Murders

Swinson, Arthur
Sergeant Cork (Victorian England)
1965 Sergeant's Cork Casebook (short stories)
1966 Sergeant Cork's Second Casebook (short stories)

Tallis, Frank
Dr. Max Liebermann, psychoanalyst (Europe, turn of the century)
1 2005 Mortal Mischief
2 2006 Vienna Blood **

Tallman, Shirley
Sarah Woolson (San Francisco 1880s)
1 2004 Murder on Nob Hill
2 2005 The Russian Hill Murders
3 2007 The Cliff House Strangler **

Temple, Lou Jane **
Spice Box culinary mysteries (various time periods)
1 2005 The Spice Box (New York City, Civil War)
2 2006 Death Du Jour (Revolutionary France, 1790s)

Thomas, Donald
Alfred Swain (Victorian England)
1 1983 Belladonna (US: Mad Hatter Summer)
2 1986 The Ripper's Apprentice
3 1988 Jekyll, Alias Hyde

Thompson, Victoria
Sarah Brandt (New York City, 1890s)
1 1999 Murder on Astor Place
2 2000 Murder at St. Mark's Place
3 2001 Murder on Gramercy Park 
4 2002 Murder on Washington Square 
5 2003 Murder on Mulberry Bend 
6 2004 Murder on Marble Row
7 2005 Murder on Lenox Hill
8 2006 Murder in Little Italy **
9 2007 Murder in Chinatown (June) **

Thornton, Francis John
Dr. Ian Blakeley
1 1991 Ceremony in Scarlet
2 1992 Green Lorelei

Todd, Marilyn
Claudia and Marcus Orbilio (Ancient Rome)
1 1995 I, Claudia
2 1996 Virgin Territory
3 1997 Man Eater
4 1998 Wolf Whistle
5 1999 Jail Bait
6 2000 Black Salamander
7 2001 Dream Boat 
8 2002 Dark Horse 
9 2003 Second Act 
10 2004 Widow's Pique
11 2005 Stone Cold
12 2006 Sour Grapes **
13 2006 Scorpion Rising **

Tone, Teona
Kyra Keaton (pre-war USA)
1 1983 Lady on the Line
2 1985 Full Cry

Tonkin, Peter  
Tom Musgrave (Elizabethan England)
1 2001 The Point Of Death
2 2002 One Hand Too Many
3 2003 The Hound of the Borders 

Tourney, Leonard   
Matthew Stock (Elizabethan England)
1 1980 The Player's Boy is Dead
2 1982 Low Treason
3 1984 Familiar Spirits
4 1986 The Bartholomew Fair Murders
5 1988 Old Saxon Blood
6 1991 Knaves Templar
7 1992 Witness of Bones
8 1994 Frobisher's Savage

Tremayne, Peter   Web Site  
Sister Fidelma (Anglo-Saxon Britain)
1 1994 Absolution by Murder
2 1995 Shroud for the Archbishop (US: Shroud for a Bishop)
3 1995 Suffer Little Children
4 1996 The Subtle Serpent
5 1997 Spider's Web
6 1998 Valley of the Shadow
7 1999 The Monk Who Vanished
8 1999 Act of Mercy

2000 Hemlock at Vespers (short story collection)
9 2000 Our Lady of Darkness
10 2001 Smoke in the Wind 
11 2002 The Haunted Abbot 
12 2003 Badger's Moon  
2004 Whispers of the Dead (short story collection)
13 2004 The Leper's Bell
14 2005 Master of Souls
15 2006 A Prayer for the Damned **

Trow, M. J.
Inspector Lestrade (Victorian England)
1 1985 The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (US: The Supreme Adventure of Inspector Lestrade)
2 1986 Brigade
3 1987 Lestrade and the Hallowed House
4 1987 Lestrade and the Leviathan
5 1988 Lestrade and the Brother of Death
6 1988 Lestrade and the Ripper
7 1990 Lestrade and the Guardian Angel
8 1990 Lestrade and the Deadly Game
9 1991 Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince
10 1991 Lestrade and the Magpie
11 1992 Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand
12 1992 Lestrade and the Sign of Nine
13 1993 Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring
14 1993 Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder
15 1995 Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus
16 1996 Lestrade and the Devil's Own

van Gulik, Robert   web site
Judge Dee (China)
1 1949 Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (translated by Robert van Gulik)
2 1962 The Chinese Maze Murders
3 1958 The Chinese Bell Murders
4 1959 The Chinese Gold Murders
5 1960 The Chinese Lake Murders
6 1961 The Chinese Nail Murders
7 1961 The Red Pavilion
8 1961 The Haunted Monastery
9 1962 The Lacquer Screen
10 1963 The Emperor's Pearl
11 1965 The Willow Pattern
12 1965 The Monkey and the Tiger
13 1966 The Phantom of the Temple
14 1966 Murder in Canton
15 1967 Judge Dee at Work
16 1967 Necklace and Calabash
17 1968 Poets and Murder (The Fox-Magic Murders)

Walker, Jim
Mysteries in Time (various periods)
1998 Murder on the Titanic
1998? Voices from the Titanic
1999 Murder at Gettysburg

White, R. J.
Inspector David Brock (Edwardian England)
1 1961 The Smartest Grave
2 1969 The Women of Peasonhall

Wishart, David
Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
1 1995 Ovid
2 1997 Germanicus
3 1998 Sejanus
4 1999 The Lydian Baker
5 2000 Old Bones 
6 2001 Last Rites 
7 2002 White Murder 
8 2003 A Vote For Murder 
9 2004 The Parthian Shot
10 2005 Food for the Fishes
11 2007 In at the Death **

Wolf, Joan   web site
Hugh de Leon (later Norman England c1140s)
1 1999 No Dark Place
2 2000 The Poisoned Serpent

Woodward, Ann
Lady Aoi (Heian Period (early 11th century), Japan )
1 1996 The Exile Way
2 1998 Of Death and Black Rivers

Zellnik, M.J.
Libby Seale (Portland, Oregon, 1890s)
1 2005 Murder at the Portland Variety
2 2006 Death at the Rose Paperworks **

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Anthology series

Ashley, Mike (editor)
1993 The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits (first collection)
1995 The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives
1996 Classical Whodunnits
1997 Shakespearian Whodunnits
1998 Shakespearian Detectives
1999 Royal Whodunnits
2001 The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits (second collection)
2002 The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits
2003 The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits
2004 The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits
2005 The Mammoth Book of  Historical Whodunnits (third collection)

Crime Through Time series
1997 Crime Through Time, edited by Miram Grace Monfredo
1998 Crime Through Time II, edited by Miram Grace Monfredo
2000 Crime Through Time III, edited by Sharan Newman

Hutchings, Janet (editor)
1994 Once Upon a Crime
1996 Once Upon a Crime II

Jakubowski, Maxim (editor)
1998 Past Poisons: an Ellis Peters Anthology of Historical Crime
1999 Chronicles of Crime: the Second Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historical Crime
2000 Murder Through the Ages: a Bumper Anthology of Historical Mysteries

The Medieval Murderers
2005 The Tainted Relic
- interlinked short stories about a cursed holy relic as it travels through the ages, featuring the series characters of Simon Beaufort (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone), Bernard Knight (Crowner John), Ian Morson (William Falconer), Michael Jecks (Sir Baldwin Furnshill), Susanna Gregory (Matthew Bartholomew), and Philip Gooden (Nick Revill)
2006 Sword of Shame **
- interlinked stories about a sword's history through the ages. Authors are Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden

Between the Wars (1918-1939)

a selection of series by contemporary authors set between 1918 and 1939. It is not exhaustive, and more will be added from time to time

Cleverly, Barbara
Commander Joe Sandilands (India and England, 1920s)
1 2001 The Last Kashmiri Rose
2 2002 Ragtime in Simla
3 2003 The Damascened Blade
4 2004 The Palace Tiger
5 2005 The Bee's Kiss
6 2006 Tug of War **

Dunn, Carola
Hon. Daisy Dalrymple (1920's England)
1 1994 Death at Wentwater Court
2 1995 The Winter Garden Mystery
3 1996 Requiem for a Mezzo
4 1997 Murder on the Flying Scotsman
5 1997 Damsel in Distress
6 1998 Dead in the Water
7 1999 Styx and Stones
8 2000 Rattle His Bones
9 2001 To Davy Jones Below
10 2002 The Case of the Murdered Muckraker
11 2003 Mistletoe and Murder
12 2003 Die Laughing
13 2004 Mourning Wedding
14 2005 Fall of a Philanderer
15 2006 Gunpowder Plot **

Greenwood, Kerry  web site
Phryne Fisher (Melbourne, Australia, 1920s)
1 1989 Cocaine Blues
2 1990 Flying Too High
3 1991 Murder on the Ballarat Train
4 1992 Death at Victoria Dock
5 1993 The Green Mill Murder
6 1994 Blood and Circuses
7 1995 Ruddy Gore
8 1996 Urn Burial
9 1997 Raisins and Almonds
10 1999 Death Before Wicket
11 2001 Away with the Fairies
12 2002 Murder in Montparnasse
13 2003 The Castlemaine Murders
14 2004 Queen of the Flowers
15 2005 Death by Water
16 2006 Murder in the Dark **

Kilian, Michael
Jazz Age Mysteries (New York City & the world, 1920s)
1 2001 The Weeping Woman
2 2002 The Uninvited Countess
3 2003 Sinful Safari

King, Laurie R. web site
Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes (England, Near East, India, USA)
1 1994 The Beekeeper's Apprentice
2 1995 A Monstrous Regiment of Women
3 1996 A Letter of Mary
4 1998 The Moor
5 1999 O Jerusalem
6 2002 Justice Hall
7 2004 The Game
8 2005 Locked Rooms

Roberts, David
Lord Edward Corinth & Verity Browne (Britain, 1930s)
1 2001 Sweet Poison
2 2001 Bones of the Buried
3 2002 Hollow Crown
4 2003 Dangerous Sea
5 2004 The More Deceived
6 2005 A Grave Man
7 2006 The Quality of Mercy **

Todd, Charles  web site
Inspector Ian Rutledge (Britain, post WWI and early 1920s)
1 1996 A Test of Wills
2 1998 Wings of Fire
3 1999 Search the Dark
4 2000 Legacy of the Dead
5 2001 Watchers of Time
6 2002 A Fearsome Doubt
7 2005 A Cold Treachery
8 2006 A Long Shadow **

Winspear, Jacqueline  web site
Maisie Dobbs, private investigator (Britain, 1920s)
1 2003 Maisie Dobbs
2 2004 Birds of a Feather
3 2005 Pardonable Lies
4 2006 Messenger of Truth **

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