historical mystery

The Lost Letter

By Jillian Cantor
4
Rated by Hannah Jane W.
Feb 11, 2019

The Lost Letter is an incredibly absorbing story that begins with a daughter who inherits her father’s stamp collection when he begins to lose his memory and goes into a nursing home. The daughter, Katie, has the stamp collection appraised, and an unusual stamp on an unopened letter is found in the collection.  An unopened letter! With this discovery, the author, Jillian Cantor, introduces the story of Kristoff, an apprentice of a Jewish stamp engraver, Frederick Faber, and Frederick’s family, all of whom lived in a small town in Austria prior to Germany’s invasion. The Lost Letter continues

The Black Country

By Alex Grecian
3
Rated by Helen H.
Nov 21, 2014

Second in The Walter Day series, The Black Country finds Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad called to a small mining town to investigate the disappearance of a child and his parents. Secrets, superstition, and massive amounts of snow are only a few of the challenges Day and his colleagues face once they arrive in The British Midlands. The town is in the grips of a plague, calling on Dr. Kingsley to not only treat the ill but also re-educate the town doctor as well. As the city slowly sinks into the elaborate network of mines beneath, The Murder Squad races for clues, never knowing who is friend and

Oct 27, 2010

A Duty to the Dead by Charles ToddBess Crawford, battlefield nurse, is witness to the devastating casualties of WWI, and her dedication and compassion for the wounded and dying in her care prompt her to agree to the deathbed request of one patient she has grown particularly fond of, Arthur Graham. She is then duty-bound to personally deliver his cryptic message—“Tell Jonathan I lied. I did it for Mother’s sake. But it has to be set right.”—to one of his brothers in England. Delivering his message introduces her to a prominent family who obviously has something to hide and eventually resents her intrusion into their family