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If historical fiction is your thing then you came to the right place. Here you’ll find the very best stories blending fact and fiction, everything from criminal investigations in Ancient Rome to the survival of love in the shadows of war, historical narratives that bring the past alive in a way nothing else can.

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The Plague Charmer

Karen Maitland

The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars – her first novel of the plague – will chill and delight fans of Kate Mosse and C.J. Sansom in equal measure. 'A compelling blend of historical grit and su…

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The Hidden People

Alison Littlewood

The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery – where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own heart…

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Inspector of the Dead

David Morrell

The year is 1855. The Crimean war is raging. The British government has fallen. The Empire itself hangs in the balance. And then the murders start… Someone is targeting members of London's elite – leaving with each corpse the names of…

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Smoke and Mirrors

Elly Griffiths

Brighton, 1950s, mid-winter. Two missing children are found buried under snow in this chilling new case for DI Stephens and Max Mephisto. Max's star turn in Aladdin has been overshadowed by the murder ­­of two local children. With fairy…

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The Hamilton Affair

Elizabeth Cobbs

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The epic love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler, perfect for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash-hit Hamilton: An American Musical. He is the son of tragedy Born a bastard and raised an…

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The Other Side of Silence

Philip Kerr

The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving one of the…

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The Butcher's Hook

Janet Ellis

'KNOWS HOW TO KEEP HER AUDIENCE HOOKED' The Times 'A MASTERFUL STORYTELLER' Clare Mackintosh 'DARK, WEIRD AND GLORIOUSLY FEMINIST' Elle Georgian London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob, the elder daug…

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The Black Friar

S.G. MacLean

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his ab…

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Inferno

Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story – 'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' Guardian 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has…

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Fiction

The Black Friar

S.G. MacLean

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his ab…

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