(From the publisher):
A feast of historical detective stories, from the earliest known locked-room mystery (35,000 BC), through ancient Rome and China to medieval England, the Wild West, the Indian Raj and Victorian London:
Ellis Peters unravels a fourteenth-century witch trial.
Robert van Gulik's real-life magistrate Judge Dee, in seventh-century China.
A new story by Peter Tremayne featuring Sister Fidelma, in Dark Age Ireland.
Edward Hoch turns Ben Snow, his cowboy-investigator, loose on the range.
Margaret Frazer's Sister Frevisse, and a medieval Oxford murder mystery.
The Roman detective Gordianus cracks a theatrical case with the help of Steven Saylor.
Lillian de la Torre, the great Dr Sam: Johnson and his faithful Watson, James Boswell.
Roger the Chapman, Kate Sedley's traveller-detective, has only one night to solve a murder.
And introducing two new historical detectives, Captain Cook and William Shakespeare, and many more...
- Part I: The Ancient World
- Death in the Dawntime (1995) by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
- Judgement of Daniel Anonymous
- Death Wears a Mask (1992) by Steven Saylor
- The King of Sacrifices (1995) by John Maddox Roberts
- The Three Travellers (1976) by R.L. Stevens
- The Case of the Murdered Senator (1950) by Wallace Nichols
- A Mithraic Mystery (1995) by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer
- Abbey Sinister (1995) by Peter Tremayne
- The Two Beggars (1967) by Robert van Gulik
- Part II: The Middle Ages
- The Investigation of Things (1991) by Charles Ardai
- The Midwife’s Tale (1995) by Margaret Frazer
- The Duchess and the Doll (1950) by Edith Pargeter
- Ordeal by Fire (1995) by Mary Monica Pulver
- The Chapman and the Tree of Doom (1995) by Kate Sedley
- Part III: The Age of Discovery
- The Murder of Innocence (1995) by P.C. Doherty
- Cassandra’s Castle; or, The Devious Disappearances (1975) by J.F. Peirce
- Man’s Inherited Death (1987) by Keith Heller
- The Curse of the Connecticut Clock (1979) by S.S. Rafferty
- The Scent of Murder (“Captain Cook, Detective”, 1958) by Theodore Mathieson
- The Inn of the Black Crow (1915) by William Hope Hodgson
- The Spirit of the ’76 (1977) by Lillian de la Torre
- Part IV: Regency and Gaslight
- Deadly Will and Testament (1995) by Ron Burns
- The God of the Hills (1927) by Melville Davisson Post
- The Admiral’s Lady (1995) by Joan Aiken
- The Eye of Shiva (1995) by Peter MacAlan
- The Trail of the Bells (1985) by Edward D. Hoch
- Murdering Mr Boodle (1995) by Amy Myers
- Part V: Holmes and Beyond
- The Phantom Pistol (1989) by Jack Adrian
- The Adventure of the Frightened Governess (1995) by Basil Copper
Original title: The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Historical→ North America
Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
The following works are contained within this one:
Two Beggars, the (1967) [Short Story]
Author: Robert van Gulik
Three Travellers, the (1976) [Short Story]
Author: R.L. Stevens
Trail of the Bells, the (1985) [Short Story]
Author: Edward D. Hoch
Mithraic Mystery, a (1995) [Short Story]
Authors: Mary Reed
, Eric Mayer
Admiral's Lady, the (1995) [Short Story]
Author: Joan Aiken
Judgement of Daniel (1995) [Short Story]
Author: Unknown Author