Best Mysteries With a Historical Setting

List of the Month
Maio 2024 (see all)
Descrição
May is Mystery Month, and in honor of the occasion our List of the Month this time around is devoted to the Best Mysteries With a Historical Setting. The books themselves can be published during any period, including contemporaneously. For the purpose of this list, "historical" is defined as anything set during or before the 1950s. Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme, and are either not mysteries or not historical in setting.
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Aquila, janoorani24, paradoxosalpha, EerierIdyllMeme, TedWitham, kleo, BooksPlease, abbottthomas, wdwilson3, Caesia, FAMeulstee, accessit, CarltonC, elenchus, birder4106, Stewdar, dallenbaugh, vwinsloe, zmeischa, Michael.Rimmer, MTCDBIBLIO, Boand, RODNEYP, NitinKhanna, Thelamon1, Monty_Grover, feanor451, MyFathersDragon, lovelybookishthings, Mnmwi7, fricksalad, hthacher, john654
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Boand: Fascinating history and a very twisted tale that keeps you guessing right until the end. Life in a European monastery and the process of writing books is beautifully described.
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andyl, lorax, janoorani24, MajorRakal, charl08, lizzy50usa, Caesia, CarltonC, nessreader, RBeffa, DidIReallyReadThat, Maddz, MTCDBIBLIO, srsrhs, JoeB1934, Bookladycma
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Maddz: The 1st of the Falco series - a hard-boiled detective in Vespasian's Rome.
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LadyUndomiel, TeresaInTexas, jeshakespeare, njtrout, merrystar, birder4106, perennialreader, zmeischa, SF_fan_mae, Andrew_Orange, Boand, RODNEYP, skid0612, Thelamon1, SaraElizabeth11, Mnmwi7, fricksalad, hthacher,andyl ,lilithcat ,Sarielle , , ,feanor451
Explicações
lilithcat : Not an historical mystery, as it was set during the era in which it was written.
merrystar: List description specifies that the story need only be set prior to the 1950s; publication date does not matter
: Not an historical mistery
Boand: Simply one of the best crime mysteries ever written with the most shocking denouement if you’re reading it for the first time. Set in 1934, the year it was written so qualifies for this list!
feanor451: Virtually no historical elements in the story. I think The Secret Adversary would have been a more fitting Agatha Christie novel for this list.
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130 críticas
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tardis, Euryale, lahochstetler, jeshakespeare, raidergirl3, lizzy50usa, Caesia, dallenbaugh, bookcookie1920, SF_fan_mae, JoeB1934, lovelybookishthings, john654
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lizzy50usa: The book that introduced the inimitable Phryne Fisher.
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4,020 membros
251 críticas
3.9
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ReshiBec, charl08, raidergirl3, claire.rivers, DidIReallyReadThat, gypsysmom, al.vick, ccreads247, Abcdarian, Boand, CatotheElder
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al.vick: love that this one has a woman as the detective when it is set so long ago.
ccreads247: Enjoyed reading a well written medieval mystery featuring a woman sleuth. No shrinking violets here!
Boand: My favourite from this wonderful series set in medieval Europe describing medical practices and herbal healing as well as a cracking murder mystery.
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227 críticas
3.9
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12,882 membros
338 críticas
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ReshiBec, perennialreader, Mweb, Tess_W, Onilyn, RODNEYP, Carrieida, SuSu2, SaraElizabeth11, lovelybookishthings,Porua
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Porua: In my opinion, "The Woman in White" cannot be categorized as a "mystery" per se. Collins' "The Moonstone" fits more into this category but not this book.
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21,449 membros
539 críticas
4.2
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1,162 membros
70 críticas
3.8
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5,486 membros
150 críticas
½ 4.3
10 Members
Herenya, lizzy50usa, saskia17, Caesia, merrystar, robenc, Andrew_Orange, slimikin, Paulasmithy, SuSu2,andyl ,feanor451
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merrystar: Set before 1950; list description says that books can be published contemporaneously and need only be set before or during the 1950s.
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120 críticas
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616 críticas
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453 críticas
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410 membros
21 críticas
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920 membros
38 críticas
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5,456 membros
250 críticas
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28,055 membros
1,044 críticas
4.1
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99 críticas
3.8
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karenb, LadyUndomiel, Euryale, wdwilson3, sturlington, Onilyn, JoeB1934, skid0612
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skid0612: The first novel in the marvelous Easy Rawlins series starts with a bang in late 40s Los Angeles
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9,544 membros
250 críticas
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2,080 membros
48 críticas
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scriveling, TeresaInTexas, Caesia, gypsysmom, SF_fan_mae, Boand, JoeB1934
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Boand: Very hard to choose just one of Ellis Peters’ books, but this is a favourite set in a little known period of English history.
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1,794 membros
67 críticas
½ 3.7
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4,421 membros
116 críticas
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scriveling, janoorani24, Caesia, CarltonC, Andrew_Orange, llarsson7, SuSu2,feanor451
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CarltonC: I keep saving Gaudy Night, so may change my opinion once I have read, but love Lord Peter Wimsey’s characterisation and the setting of winter in the fens.
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533 membros
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15,464 membros
303 críticas
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12,993 membros
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1,744 membros
148 críticas
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165 críticas
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3,196 membros
175 críticas
½ 3.6
4 Members
libraryfan, Lisa.Domke, ManWithAnAgenda, Boand
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Boand: Wonderful mystery set in Victorian England, full of mists, magic, myths and murder.
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5,261 membros
139 críticas
3.9
4 Members
Imprinted, libraryfan, cbl_tn, Paulasmithy
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Imprinted: An elegantly constructed mystery novel about a murder in 17th century Oxford, England, told from conflicting points of view.
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4,917 membros
176 críticas
½ 3.7
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1,328 membros
47 críticas
½ 3.6
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54 críticas
½ 3.6
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1,589 membros
114 críticas
3.9
5 Members
andyl, Aquila, anglemark, sturlington, JoeB1934,lorax
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lorax : This is an alternate history, not set in the actual historical past.
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7,056 membros
173 críticas
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91 críticas
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249 críticas
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3 Members
Aquila, charl08, EMS_24
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EMS_24: During the goldrush in New Zealand. Each chapter from another protagonist's point of view, in each chapter a changing view on current days and the days around the crime; roles and what happened.
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2,880 membros
174 críticas
½ 3.6
3 Members
Euryale, ijustgetbored, al.vick
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al.vick: an excellent series, not sure which is my favorite.
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10,873 membros
251 críticas
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48 críticas
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951 membros
23 críticas
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Stewdar, Boand, Paulasmithy
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Boand: SO hard to choose just one of Lindsey’s books but this one also makes me laugh and reminds me that the art of plumbers hasn’t changed in 2000 years!
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855 membros
45 críticas
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272 membros
21 críticas
½ 3.6
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424 membros
20 críticas
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50 críticas
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17 críticas
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32 críticas
½ 3.5
3 Members
andyl, AbigailAdams26, SF_fan_mae
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andyl: First in the Sister Fidelma series. Future books in the series are probably better than this one, but listed because it is the first.
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42 críticas
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½ 3.4
3 Members
tardis, Maddz, Bookladycma
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Maddz: A kidnapping in 2nd century Rome.
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509 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.6
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137 críticas
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439 membros
24 críticas
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70 críticas
½ 3.6
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2,068 membros
48 críticas
3.8
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Caesia, cbl_tn, Mweb
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557 membros
39 críticas
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4 críticas
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3,131 membros
101 críticas
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wdwilson3, Tosta, SuSu2
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89 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
EMS_24, Rommert
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1,565 membros
66 críticas
½ 3.4
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600 membros
25 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
andyl, MajorRakal
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andyl: First in the Matthew Bartholomew series set (mostly) in Cambridge University in the 14th century.
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873 membros
36 críticas
3.8
2 Members
terran, saskia17
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5,425 membros
191 críticas
½ 3.5
4 Members
CarltonC, Stewdar, perennialreader, AndreaLP,Porua ,themulhern
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CarltonC: Although certainly a great adventure yarn, I have always thought of it as a mystery as well, and although only slightly historical when written (1915) about pre-WW1 Britain, it is now historical, as allowed in the description for the list.
Porua: In my opinion, "The Thirty-Nine Steps" cannot be categorized as a mystery. It's more of an adventure/spy novel.
themulhern : I'm pretty sure this is contemporary with the time it was written.
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1,306 membros
42 críticas
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295 membros
25 críticas
4.2
2 Members
dara85, Carrieida
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7,560 membros
171 críticas
½ 3.4
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95 críticas
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msjudy, mrswebster
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572 membros
29 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
BooksPlease, Dave_Perry
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Dave_Perry: Remarkable account of the aftermath of the fire of London. Mystery solved by pair with exquisite detail of living conditions at the time.
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240 membros
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121 críticas
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259 membros
9 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
andyl, MajorRakal
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andyl: Thomas Chaloner series set just after the restoration of Charles II.
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1,716 membros
36 críticas
3.9
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SF_fan_mae, msjudy
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878 membros
31 críticas
3.9
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Tosta, lsnrtn
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1,776 membros
82 críticas
½ 3.6
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4,148 membros
101 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
TeresaInTexas, themulhern
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themulhern: A mystery set in Victorian England, clearly inspired by "The Sign of Four".
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1,020 membros
49 críticas
3.9
2 Members
CarltonC, Tosta
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812 membros
38 críticas
½ 3.7
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267 membros
8 críticas
3.8
2 Members
zmeischa, skid0612
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61 membros
8 críticas
½ 4.4
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4,779 membros
293 críticas
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405 membros
20 críticas
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83 críticas
½ 3.7
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1,284 membros
84 críticas
3.8
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nrmay, MBAdams
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4,391 membros
95 críticas
3.8
2 Members
Porua, hthacher
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hthacher: Set at the time of publication in the thirties, which is clearly in accordance with the rules.
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1,052 membros
55 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
navelos, Carrieida
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173 membros
13 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
tardis, karenb
Explicações
tardis: Set in Singapore before WW2. The series continues on through WW2.
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1,304 membros
94 críticas
½ 3.7