Historical Fiction Club

For the reader who delights in historical fiction, almost always historical mystery though we’ve been known to sneak one or two great historical fictions into the lineup. Picks are often UK. eds. One Signed First per Month.


January: Lawhon, Ariel. Frozen River.

February: Choo, Yangsze. The Fox Wife.

March: McDonough, Patrice. Murder by Lamplight.

April: Shen Yen Nee, John and S.J. Rozan. Murder of Mr Ma.

May: Dugoni, Robert. A Killing on the Hill


January: Blauner, Peter. Picture in the Sand (St Martins Press, $27.99).

February: Lasky, Virginia. Light on Bone

March: Black, Cara. Night Flight to Paris

April: Lumsden, Katie. Secrets of Lumsden Hall

May: Mason, Tim. The Nightingale Affair

June: See, Lisa. Lady Tan’s Circle of Women.

July: McGarrity, Michael. The Long Ago.

August: DiVello, Sara. Broadway Butterfly.

September: James R Benn. Proud Sorrows

October: Mukerji, Ritu. Murder by Degrees

November: Pattison, Eliot. Freedom’s Ghost

December: Epstein, Allison. Let the Dead Bury the Dead.


Jan.:  Mann, Peter. The Torqued Man

Feb: Davis, Fiona. The Magnolia Palace

March: Quinn, Kate. The Diamond Eye

April. Gelernter, JH. Captain Grey’s Gambit

May: Maz, William. The Bucharest Dossier

June: Morrison, Boyd/Beth. The Lawless Land

July:  Martin, William. December ‘41

Aug: Pryor, Mark. Die Around Sundown

Sept: King, Laurie R. Back to the Garden

Oct  MacNeal, Susan Elia. Mother, Daughter, Traitor, Spy

Nov: Fredericks, Mariah. The Lindbergh Nanny

December: Hulme, Katie. The Thirty-One Doors (Constable, $30.00).


Jan.:  Graves, Stephanie. Olive Bright, Pigeoneer

Feb.:  Epstein, Allison. A Tip for the Hangman

March: Penner, Sarah. The Lost Apothecary

April: Scottoline, Lisa. Eternal

May: Hunter, Stephen. Basil’s War

June: Tapper, Jake. The Devil May Dance

July: MacNeal, Susan Elia. The Hollywood Spy

Aug. Hirahara, Naomi. Clark and Division

Sept: Schaffert, Timothy. The Perfume Thief

Oct: Robb, Candace. The Riverwoman’s Dragon

Nov.: Cambridge, Colleen. Murder at Mallowan Hall


Jan.:  Montgomery, Jess. The Hollows

Feb.: Hornby, Gill. Miss Austen

March: Watson, Sterling. The Committee

April. Pattison, Eliot. The King’s Beast

May: Quick, Amanda. Close Up

June: Edwards, Martin. Mortmain Hall

July: Wade, James. All Things Left Wild

Aug: Hart, Elsa. The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

Sept: Clarke, Susanna. Piranesi

Oct. Spotswood, Stephen. Fortune Favors the Dead

Nov: March, Nev. Murder in Old Bombay

Dec.: Goodwin, SW. Absence of Mercy