Best Historical Thrillers - 2020

A GENTLEMAN IN

MOSCOW

by AMOR TOWLES

"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal

TOMBLAND
by C.J. SANSOM

 "one of the best ongoing mystery series" for fans of Hilary Mantel (Christian Science Monitor)."

WHERE THE 
CRAWDADS SING

by DELIA OWENS

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

ONE GOOD DEED

by DAVID BALDACCI

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran .

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THE NEW GIRL
by DANIEL SILVA

Now you see her.

Now you don’t.  THE NEW GIRL.  A thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance.

LABYRINTH

by CATHERINE COULTER

The #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series returns with another tour de force in which agents Savich and Sherlock stumble into a bizarre case.

DARK AGE
by PIERCE BROWN

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

BLEECKER STREET

by TED LAMPRON

A thrilling sensuous historical suspense romance blended with elements of murder, mystery, and crime.

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CRIME READS

 

Historical fiction fulfills many needs in our lives. It educates us and entertains us, soothes us and challenges us. It can help us forget the present, or find new ways to understand our world today. This spring features a stellar line-up of historical whodunnits, from murder the Massachusetts Bay Colony to intrigue in Indochine. Whether you’re looking for a work of historical fiction that highlights the resonances between the past and the present, or pure escapism into the past so that you don’t have to think about the present at all, we’ve got a recommendation for you!