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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308 resenhas
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35 Members
Aquila, janoorani24, paradoxosalpha, EerierIdyllMeme, TedWitham, kleo, BooksPlease, abbottthomas, wdwilson3, Caesia, FAMeulstee, accessit, CarltonC, elenchus, birder4106, Stewdar, dallenbaugh, vwinsloe, zmeischa, Michael.Rimmer, MTCDBIBLIO, Boand, RODNEYP, CeskaDiana, NitinKhanna, Thelamon1, Monty_Grover, feanor451, MyFathersDragon, dkidwell, 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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19 Members
LadyUndomiel, TeresaInTexas, jeshakespeare, njtrout, merrystar, birder4106, perennialreader, zmeischa, SF_fan_mae, Dayclear, 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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80 resenhas
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andyl, lorax, janoorani24, MajorRakal, charl08, lizzy50usa, Caesia, CarltonC, nessreader, RBeffa, DidIReallyReadThat, Maddz, MTCDBIBLIO, srsrhs, JoeB1934, Bookladycma,CeskaDiana
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Maddz: The 1st of the Falco series - a hard-boiled detective in Vespasian's Rome.
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130 resenhas
½ 3.7
14 Members
tardis, Euryale, lahochstetler, jeshakespeare, raidergirl3, lizzy50usa, Caesia, dallenbaugh, bookcookie1920, SF_fan_mae, Dayclear, JoeB1934, lovelybookishthings, john654
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lizzy50usa: The book that introduced the inimitable Phryne Fisher.
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7,801 membros
656 resenhas
3.8
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252 resenhas
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11 Members
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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4,617 membros
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1,618 membros
118 resenhas
3.8
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538 resenhas
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12,915 membros
338 resenhas
4.1
10 Members
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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70 resenhas
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5,498 membros
149 resenhas
½ 4.3
10 Members
Herenya, lizzy50usa, saskia17, Caesia, merrystar, robenc, Andrew_Orange, slimikin, Paulasmithy, SuSu2,andyl ,feanor451
Explicações
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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21 resenhas
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38 resenhas
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251 resenhas
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28,106 membros
1,040 resenhas
4.1
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2,617 membros
99 resenhas
3.8
8 Members
karenb, LadyUndomiel, Euryale, wdwilson3, sturlington, Onilyn, JoeB1934, skid0612
Explicações
skid0612: The first novel in the marvelous Easy Rawlins series starts with a bang in late 40s Los Angeles
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258 resenhas
3.9
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9,569 membros
249 resenhas
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2,088 membros
48 resenhas
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7 Members
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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1,795 membros
66 resenhas
½ 3.7
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4,425 membros
116 resenhas
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7 Members
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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3.8
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15,488 membros
301 resenhas
3.9
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12,985 membros
189 resenhas
3.8
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1,757 membros
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347 membros
22 resenhas
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1,120 membros
42 resenhas
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14 resenhas
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1,300 membros
32 resenhas
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163 resenhas
4
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3,220 membros
172 resenhas
½ 3.6
4 Members
libraryfan, Lisa.Domke, ManWithAnAgenda, Boand
Explicações
Boand: Wonderful mystery set in Victorian England, full of mists, magic, myths and murder.
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5,268 membros
137 resenhas
3.9
4 Members
Imprinted, libraryfan, cbl_tn, Paulasmithy
Explicações
Imprinted: An elegantly constructed mystery novel about a murder in 17th century Oxford, England, told from conflicting points of view.
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4,923 membros
175 resenhas
½ 3.7
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1,328 membros
47 resenhas
½ 3.6
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1,208 membros
54 resenhas
½ 3.6
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1,592 membros
114 resenhas
3.9
5 Members
andyl, Aquila, anglemark, sturlington, JoeB1934,lorax
Explicações
lorax : This is an alternate history, not set in the actual historical past.
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7,065 membros
173 resenhas
3.8
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2,441 membros
90 resenhas
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453 membros
25 resenhas
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5,079 membros
247 resenhas
3.8
3 Members
Aquila, charl08, EMS_24
Explicações
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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2,884 membros
174 resenhas
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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10,878 membros
248 resenhas
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1,983 membros
48 resenhas
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952 membros
23 resenhas
3.8
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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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856 membros
45 resenhas
3.8
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271 membros
21 resenhas
½ 3.7
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425 membros
19 resenhas
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50 resenhas
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17 resenhas
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933 membros
32 resenhas
½ 3.5
3 Members
andyl, AbigailAdams26, SF_fan_mae
Explicações
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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1,536 membros
42 resenhas
3.8
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166 membros
½ 3.4
3 Members
tardis, Maddz, Bookladycma
Explicações
Maddz: A kidnapping in 2nd century Rome.
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509 membros
6 resenhas
½ 3.6
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2,266 membros
137 resenhas
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373 membros
20 resenhas
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1,274 membros
70 resenhas
½ 3.6
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48 resenhas
3.8
3 Members
Caesia, cbl_tn, Mweb
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557 membros
39 resenhas
4
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71 membros
3 resenhas
½ 3.3
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3,134 membros
100 resenhas
4
3 Members
wdwilson3, Tosta, SuSu2
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89 membros
3 resenhas
½ 3.5
2 Members
EMS_24, Rommert
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1,568 membros
67 resenhas
½ 3.4
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599 membros
24 resenhas
½ 3.5
2 Members
andyl, MajorRakal
Explicações
andyl: First in the Matthew Bartholomew series set (mostly) in Cambridge University in the 14th century.
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874 membros
36 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
terran, saskia17
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5,437 membros
188 resenhas
½ 3.5
4 Members
CarltonC, Stewdar, perennialreader, AndreaLP,Porua ,themulhern
Explicações
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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1,309 membros
42 resenhas
3.8
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300 membros
25 resenhas
4.2
2 Members
dara85, Carrieida
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7,562 membros
171 resenhas
½ 3.4
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95 resenhas
4.1
2 Members
msjudy, mrswebster
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575 membros
29 resenhas
½ 3.7
2 Members
BooksPlease, Dave_Perry
Explicações
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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239 membros
16 resenhas
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121 resenhas
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259 membros
9 resenhas
½ 3.5
2 Members
andyl, MajorRakal
Explicações
andyl: Thomas Chaloner series set just after the restoration of Charles II.
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1,721 membros
34 resenhas
3.9
2 Members
SF_fan_mae, msjudy
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907 membros
22 resenhas
3.9
2 Members
Tosta, lsnrtn
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1,775 membros
81 resenhas
½ 3.6
88
4,155 membros
100 resenhas
½ 3.7
2 Members
TeresaInTexas, themulhern
Explicações
themulhern: A mystery set in Victorian England, clearly inspired by "The Sign of Four".
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1,028 membros
49 resenhas
3.9
2 Members
CarltonC, Tosta
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814 membros
38 resenhas
½ 3.7
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267 membros
8 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
zmeischa, skid0612
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67 membros
7 resenhas
½ 4.4
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4,792 membros
292 resenhas
3.9
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410 membros
19 resenhas
4.1
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83 resenhas
½ 3.7
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1,284 membros
84 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
nrmay, MBAdams
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4,387 membros
95 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
Porua, hthacher
Explicações
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
53 resenhas
½ 3.7
2 Members
navelos, Carrieida
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175 membros
13 resenhas
½ 3.7
2 Members
tardis, karenb
Explicações
tardis: Set in Singapore before WW2. The series continues on through WW2.
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1,310 membros
94 resenhas
½ 3.7