Книги в жанре «Исторический детектив» (312 книг)

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01. The Whitechapel Conspiracy Читать →

Автор: It is spring, 1892. Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The Prince of Wales outrages decent people with his mistresses and profligate ways. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is…

02. The Da Vinci Code Читать →

Автор: First and foremost, to my friend and editor, Jason Kaufman, for working so hard on this project and for truly understanding what this book is all about. And to the incomparable Heide Lange – tireless champion of The Da Vinci Code, agent extraordinaire, and trusted friend. I cannot fully express my gratitude to the…

03. The Amorous Nightingale Читать →

Автор: «Moll Davis performed the song (My Lodging is on the Cold Ground) so charmingly that, not long after, it raised her from a bed on the Cold Ground, to a Bed Royal. John Downes, Roscius Anglicanus

04. Trip to Jerusalem Читать →

Автор: «Dat poenas laudata fides To Lord Lucas of Ormeley I know not how I shall offend in dedicating my unpolisht lines to your Lordship, nor how the worlde will censure mee for choos ing so strong a proppe to support so weake a burthen, onelye if your Honour seeme but pleased, I account my selfe highly praised, and vowe…

05. An Instance of the Fingerpost Читать →

Автор: We are in Oxford in the 1660s—a time, and place, of great intellectual, scientific, religious and political ferment. Robert Grove, a fellow of New College is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A young woman is accused of his murder. We hear about the events surrounding his death from four witnesses—Marco da Cola, a Venetian Catholic…

06. The Portrait Читать →

Автор: A perfectly rendered short novel of suspense about a painter driven to extremes.  An influential art critic in the early years of the twentieth century journeys from London to the rustic, remote island of Houat, off France's northwest coast, to sit for a portrait painted by an old friend, a gifted but tormented artist living…

07. Temple Of Muses Читать →

Автор: «I have never been among those who think that it is better to be dead than to leave Rome. In fact, I have fled Rome many times in order to preserve my life. For me, however, life away from Rome is usually a sort of living death, a trans-Styxian suspension of the processes of living…

08. Noche Sobre Las Aguas Читать →

Автор: A finales del verano de 1939, la declaraciГіn de guerra de Inglaterra contra Alemania obliga a la aristocrГЎtica familia de los Oxenford a un precipitado viaje a los Estados Unidos. El marquГ©s habrГ­a manifestado con excesivo ardor sus simpatГ­as hacia Hitler y la nueva situaciГіn hace aconsejable desaparecer del paГ­s. El medio de transporte elegido…

09. Noc Nad Oceanem Читать →

Автор: We wrzeЕ›niu 1939 roku, kilka dni po napaЕ›ci Niemiec na PolskД™, luksusowy hydroplan Boeing 314 linii Pan American wyrusza w swГіj ostatni rejs pasaЕјerski przez Atlantyk. Na jego pokЕ‚adzie znajduje siД™ grupa ludzi, ktГіrzy uciekajД… przed wojnД… oraz swojД… wЕ‚asnД… przeszЕ‚oЕ›ciД…. W trakcie trwajД…cego blisko trzydzieЕ›ci godzin rejsu napiД™cie w kabinie siД™gnie zenitu. PasaЕјerowie i…

10. Bundori: A Novel Of Japan Читать →

Автор: From Publishers Weekly Brutal murders linked to an ancient betrayal send late 17th-century Tokyo into a panic. They also spell big trouble for the Shogun's special investigator, Sano Ichiro, in this sequel to Rowland's well-received first novel, Shinju. The killings are made known when the severed heads…

11. ShinjЕ« Читать →

Автор: Sano IchirЕЌ Samurai Detective 01…

12. The Cloud Pavilion Читать →

Автор: «Edo Genroku Year 14, Month 5 (Tokyo, June 1701) Prologue The pain pierced like knives into her breast and jarred her out of black unconsciousness. A gray blur swirled across her vision, as if she were looking up at a sky filled with windblown mist and clouds. Through dizzying nausea flashed pure, visceral terror. Where was she? How…

13. A dying light in Corduba Читать →

Автор: «Nobody was poisoned at the dinner for the Society of Olive Oil Producers of Baetica – though in retrospect, that was quite a surprise. Had I realised Anacrites the Chief Spy would be present, I would myself have taken a small vial of toad's blood concealed in my napkin and ready for use. Of course he…

14. Nemesis Читать →

Автор: «NEMESIS Lindsey Davis PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS Marcus Didius Falco a man of mixed fortunes and seeker after truth Helena Justina his true love, sought and won Falco’s family low grade, but not as bad as they seem: Junilla Tacita formidable wife to the deplorable Geminus Maia Favonia Falco’s sister, the best of the bunch Flavia Albia heart-broken and ready to break heads Katutis Falco’s secretary,…

15. The Dante Club Читать →

Автор: In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses of the Dante Club—poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields—are finishing America’s first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante’s remarkable visions to the New World. The powerful Boston Brahmins at Harvard…

16. The Poe Shadow Читать →

Автор: MATTHEW PEARL”S second novel is based on what he calls “one of literary history”s most persistent gaps.” Edgar Allan Poe died, Pearl tells us, “at the age of 40 in a Baltimore hospital on Oct. 7, 1849, four days after being found in distress at Ryan”s inn and tavern.” The stubbornly unexplained gap occurred in…

17. A Moorland Hanging Читать →

Автор: «Clambering up the long, shallow gradient to the mass of rock at the summit, the last thing on Thomas Smyth’s mind was the man who was shortly to die. Smyth was concentrating solely on the dull pain of his strained muscles, and wondering how much farther he must go. Just before the last slope he had…

18. The Last Templar Читать →

Автор: «There was a subdued feeling in the crowd in front of the great cathedral of Notre Dame that morning, an air of tense expectancy, as if the people knew that this was not just another public humiliation of a criminal. It was more important even than an execution, and it seemed as if the people…

19. The leper's return Читать →

Автор: «Walter Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter, watched the sky with a sense of foreboding, trying not to wince as his horse rocked gently beneath him. “It looks like rain, doesn’t it, my Lord?” The Bishop grunted non-committally. Those few words summed up the animosity with which people viewed the weather. During the disastrous years of 1315 and 1316,…

20. The Merchant’s Partner Читать →

Автор: «It was not until much later, when winter had relaxed its grip and spring had touched the land with the fresh, yellow-green shades of renewal, that the feelings of horror and revulsion began to fade. The knight knew full well that they were not gone entirely but merely superseded for a time by the pragmatic concerns…