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  • The Midwife's Tale
    Sam Thomas
    Paperback: 12/10/2013
     
    In the tradition of Arianna Franklin and C. J. Sansom comes Samuel Thomas's remarkable debut, The Midwife...
  • The Malice of Fortune
    Michael Ennis
    Paperback: 06/04/2013
     
    Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to ...
  • The Beggar King : A Hangman's Daughter Tale
    Oliver Potzsch
    Paperback: 01/08/2013
     
    Chock-full of fascinating historical detail, The Beggar King brings to vibrant life another tremendous tale of...
  • The English Monster : or, The Melancholy Transactions of William Ablass
    Lloyd Shepherd
    Paperback: 05/29/2012
     
    Based on the true story of the gruesome Ratcliffe Highway murders, The English Monster is a breathtaking ...
  • The Killing Way
    Tony Hays
    Paperback: 03/02/2010
     
    When a young woman is brutally murdered and the blame is placed at Merlin’s feet, Arthur’s ...
  • Revelation
    C.J. Sansom
    Paperback: 02/23/2010
     
    Spring, 1543. When an old friend is horrifically murdered, Shardlake promises his widow to bring the killer ...
  • The Serpent's Tale
    Ariana Franklin
    Paperback: 02/03/2009
     
    Ariana Franklin combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of historical fiction in her ...

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