Thursday, January 8, 2009

Historical Mysteries

Historical mysteries are mysteries that are set during a period of time prior to when it was written. The Case of the Missing Marquess is a historical mystery because it is a true mystery (Enola must solve the mystery of her missing mother), it is set in Victorian London and was written in 2006. Historical mysteries are very popular because they combine two very popular fiction genres: historical fiction and mystery.

Here are some other historical mysteries you might like:

Assassin by Patricia Finney - Lady Grace Mystery, Book 1

Thirteen-year-old Lady Grace Cavendish, favorite maid of honor of Elizabeth I, must solve a murder mystery and clear the name of her betrothed.

The Smuggler's Treasure by Sarah Masters Buckey - American Girl History Mysteries, Book 1

Sent to live with relatives in New Orleans during the War of 1812, eleven-year-old Elisabet determines to find a smuggler's treasure to ransom her imprisoned father.

Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

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