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Mystery Fiction: Historical Sleuths

Description of Historical Mysties

Historical mysteries are set in an earlier time frame than the present.  This is not to be confused with an author that wrote a book in 1945 and the book is set in 1945. That book would be considered a classic. 

Notable Historical Authors

Ellis Peters

P. C. Doherty

Fiona Buckley

C. J. Sansom

Sharan Newman

Sharon Kay Penman

Margaret Frazer

Candace Robb

Anne Perry 

Deanna Raybourn

Miriam Grace Monfredo

Barbara Hambly

Laura Joh Rowland

Steven Saylor

Jacqueline Winspear

Charles Todd

Elizabeth Peters

Suzanne Arruda

Carola Dunn

Rhys Bowen

Lindsey Davis

Ruth Downie

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