Last week, during the Q&A section of a book event with Tasha Alexander and Deanna Raybourn, someone asked us what our favorite historical mysteries were. And we all looked at each other and said, “Uh….” Because, of course, you never remember these things when put on the spot.
So, to make up for that, if you like historical mystery series, you’ll probably like….
— Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily books, starting with And Only to Deceive (Victorian);
— Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia books, starting with Silent in the Grave (Victorian);
— Carole Nelson Douglas’ Irene Adler series, starting with Good Night, Mr. Holmes;
— Kate Ross’ Julian Kestrel books, starting with Cut to the Quick (Regency);
— C.S. Harris’ Sebastian St. Cyr books, starting with What Angels Fear (Regency);
— Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen mysteries, starting with Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Regency);
— Tracy Grant’s Charles & Melanie mysteries, starting with Secrets of a Lady (Regency);
— Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody novels, starting with Crocodile on the Sandbank (Victorian and onward);
— Laurie King’s Mary Russell novels, starting with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Edwardian and on);
— Rhys Bowen’s Lady Georgiana series, starting with Her Royal Spyness (1930s);
— Bruce Alexander’s Sir John Fielding mysteries, starting with Blind Justice (Georgian);
— Patricia Wynn’s Blue Satan books, starting with The Birth of Blue Satan (Georgian);
— Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael books, starting with A Morbid Taste for Bones (medieval);
— Susanna Gregory’s Matthew Bartholomew books, starting with A Plague on Both Your Houses (medieval).
What are your favorite historical mystery series?