Fiction - Mystery - Historical

Vala's Bed

By Joyce Faulkner

Vala's Bed by Joyce Faulkner is a historical fiction novel that looks at the aftermath of the Second World War from a refreshingly unique angle. A young German girl, Vala Hess, finds herself alone with her two little boys, Emo and Milo, when Germany lost...

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The Empress Holds The Key

A historical mystery thriller (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 1)
By Gabriel Farago

The Empress Holds the Key begins in 1944 with the scene where two Jewish boys were taken and murdered by high-ranking Nazi officers. A picture of this gruesome event falls into the hands of Jack Rogan and this ignites a quest to identify and prosecute...

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A Gathering For Claudette

By Robert Fortune

Dark family secrets, a powerful dilemma, and hard choices are some of the elements that make A Gathering for Claudette by Robert Fortune an engrossing, somewhat hypnotic read. A break-in by a handsome man sets Jennifer Drake on a path to uncovering her family’s past....

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Target of Fear

A Joshua Oates Adventure
By Steve Leshin

In 1919, Boston City, Joshua Oates is a hard-drinking former police captain and WWI veteran who now works as a private investigator. His trouble starts when a woman named Beverly Bennett walks into his office and hires him for a case. Next thing he knows,...

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T.T. Mann, Ace Detective

By Gerald W. McFarland

T.T. Mann, Ace Detective by Gerald W. McFarland is a fun throwback to the days of film noir, with private eyes, gangsters and femmes fatales. The main character, Thin Mann, along with his brother, Flat Mann, brings a touch of fantasy to these cozy mysteries...

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Ratlined

First in the Inspector O'Leary Series
By Shane McCartney

Ratlined is the first book in the Inspector O’Leary Series by Shane McCartney, a gripping crime novel with historical underpinnings and a setting in the period following the fall of Germany. We are introduced to a clandestine network of criminals from the fallen Nazis, running...

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The Antiquities Dealer

By Ed Protzel

The Antiquities Dealer by Ed Protzel is a mixture of religious fanaticism and science fiction. Twenty years ago, Miriam Solomon was David Greenberg’s only love. She repaid him by running away to Israel, taking Solly, his best friend, with her. Solly was one of the...

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The Last Oracle

A Climate Change Fiction Thriller
By Christopher Hepworth

The Last Oracle by Christopher Hepworth is a conspiracy thriller, the third in the Sam Jardine series. Rex Dangerfield’s fracking company is aiming to tap into a gas seam in the Greenland ice shelf, a move that will cause untold damage to the environment and...

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Shadow Mountain

By Tess Collins

Shadow Mountain by Tess Collins follows the life of one strong woman, Delta Wade, who holds on to the possibility of her husband’s return with every shred of strength left in her. Her son, Lafette, will soon take up the position of “Watcher” of the...

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Death, Unchartered

By Dorothy Van Soest

Death, Unchartered by Dorothy Van Soest is the second book in the Sylvia Jensen mystery series. When a skeleton is found at the site where a new charter school is being built, Sylvia digs into her past as a teacher during the teachers' strike of...

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