These nine books by Ian Morson depict the career of William Falconer, regent of Oxford in 13th Century Great Britain. He is an uncanny scholar and scientific detective, whose unorthodox methods can be compared to that modern day nonconformist, Inspector Morse.

These nine books by Ian Morson depict the career of William Falconer, regent of Oxford in 13th Century Great Britain. He is an uncanny scholar and scientific detective, whose unorthodox methods can be compared to that modern day nonconformist, Inspector Morse.

The year is 1921. A passionate affair between a romantic woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, when a murder occurs aboard ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to investigate. An ingeniously plotted mystery by crime master, Peter Lovesey.

The year is 1921. A passionate affair between a romantic woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and the dentist takes the name of Inspector Dew, the detective who arrested the notorious Dr. Crippen. But, in a disquieting twist, when a murder occurs aboard ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to investigate. An ingeniously plotted mystery by crime master, Peter Lovesey.

Len Deighton is a celebrated British aviator and novelist whose espionage fiction rivals that of John LeCarre in detail and rich suspense.. In nine intense thrillers, Deighton takes his hero, Bernard Sampson, a jaded, cynical intelligence agent, through tenuous encounters in the icy atmosphere of post war England and the beginning of the Cold War. His loyalties are tested and his alliances are regarded with suspicion.

Len Deighton is a celebrated British aviator and novelist whose espionage fiction rivals that of John LeCarre in detail and rich suspense.. In nine intense thrillers, Deighton takes his hero, Bernard Sampson, a jaded, cynical intelligence agent, through tenuous encounters in the icy atmosphere of post war England and the beginning of the Cold War. His loyalties are tested and his alliances are regarded with suspicion.

Gervase Fen was an Oxford Don in the 1940's, who was eccentric, absent minded, but surprisingly accurate in any deduction of wrongdoing. His character is featured in 11 adventures by Bruce Montgomery, noted composer (AKA Edmund Crispin, named after a character in another English theatrical mystery)

Gervase Fen was an Oxford Don in the 1940's, who was eccentric, absent minded, but surprisingly accurate in any deduction of wrongdoing. His character is featured in 11 adventures by Bruce Montgomery, noted composer (AKA Edmund Crispin, named after a character in another English theatrical mystery)

William F Buckley fashioned these twelve book chronicles about Blackford Oakes, a CIA agent with an independent streak but who is the ultimate patriotic Cold War warrior.

William F Buckley fashioned these twelve book chronicles about Blackford Oakes, a CIA agent with an independent streak but who is the ultimate patriotic Cold War warrior.

In 1910 England, Nell Bray, a feminist, suffragette and admitted anti Royalist dissident begins a detective agency to solve crimes the ordinary police would not want to touch. Under the authorship of Gillian Linscott, Nell discovers wrongdoing in places where only she can enter and be assured of coming out alive. There are 11 novels in this series.

In 1910 England, Nell Bray, a feminist, suffragette and admitted anti Royalist dissident begins a detective agency to solve crimes the ordinary police would not want to touch. Under the authorship of Gillian Linscott, Nell discovers wrongdoing in places where only she can enter and be assured of coming out alive. There are 11 novels in this series.

Anne Perry is a fun historical mystery author with several series out. I am currently reading and enjoying the Pitt series.

Anne Perry is a fun historical mystery author with several series out. I am currently reading and enjoying the Pitt series.

These are two dime novels written in 1872 and 1881 not only written by an African American, but having the first African American detectives in print. The setting is  Post Reconstruction period in the South.

These are two dime novels written in 1872 and 1881 not only written by an African American, but having the first African American detectives in print. The setting is Post Reconstruction period in the South.

Joseph Comming"s hero, the blustery, pompous Senator Brooks U Banner not only occupied a prominent position in Congress in the late 1940s  to the early 1950s, but a permanent place around any banqueting table. These locked room puzzlers will defy the deductive abilities of even the most seasoned armchair detective

Joseph Comming"s hero, the blustery, pompous Senator Brooks U Banner not only occupied a prominent position in Congress in the late 1940s to the early 1950s, but a permanent place around any banqueting table. These locked room puzzlers will defy the deductive abilities of even the most seasoned armchair detective

Lauren Haney, a former technical writer,has painstakingly researched and composed eight historical mysteries taking place in the 18th Dynasty of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmos III in ancient Egypt. Lieutenant Bak Commander of the Medjay Police must constantly try and thwart crimes against both the Royal House and the tombs of past Egyptian rulers.

Lauren Haney, a former technical writer,has painstakingly researched and composed eight historical mysteries taking place in the 18th Dynasty of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmos III in ancient Egypt. Lieutenant Bak Commander of the Medjay Police must constantly try and thwart crimes against both the Royal House and the tombs of past Egyptian rulers.

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