Books to Read if You Like Anne Perry

12 Apr 2016

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of over 50 popular historical mystery novels. Her writing is typically set in Victorian England, so think Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre with a little less romance and a lot more murder. Perry has been writing books since 1979, and much or her writing has received critical acclaim. If you’re looking for some great historical mysteries, you’ll love this list of books to read if you like Anne Perry.

If you want to find more books like this, check out our post on new historical mystery releases.

Books to Read if You Like Anne Perry

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For Dead Men Only

Paula Paul

Release Date: April 12, 2016

For Dead Men Only

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The Temple of the Ninth Daughter is a mysterious monument that towers over other buildings and is protected by the local Freemasons. Dr. Alexandra Gladstone didn’t think much of it until the Freemasons started dying without a trace of evidence. As the crisis comes to a head, Alexandra reaches out to her friend, Nicholas Forsythe, to try to solve this strange mystery.

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A Fine Summer’s Day

Charles Todd

Release Date: January 6, 2015

In England around the beginning of World War I, the death of a widow sets off a series of murders across the country. These crimes seem to be unrelated, but detective Ian Rutledge is dead set on solving this mystery before it’s too late. Little does he know, their world is about to be transformed after the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo.

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Journey to Munich

Jacqueline Winspear

Release Date: March 29, 2016

In Maisie Dobbs’ most recent adventure, she works with the British Secret Service to retrieve a British subject from the heart of Nazi Germany. Along the way, she encounters many unexpected dangers that make her question whether or not she wants to continue doing the risky work that she loves so much.

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The Marriage of Mary Russell

Laurie R. King

Release Date: March 15, 2016

This novella is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. Throughout their time as partners-in-crime, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes have fallen in love. When Holmes proposed to Mary, he expressed that he wanted to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. Unfortunately, he doesn’t really own the house and isn’t welcome there. Will their wedding be the most difficult adventure that they’ve embarked upon so far?

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Time of Fog and Fire

Rhys Bowen

Release Date: March 1, 2016

The police commissioner of New York City wants Molly Sullivan’s husband off of the force, so Daniel jumps at the opportunity to work on an assignment from the secret service. But when Molly sees him in a movie news segment from San Fransisco, she knows that he’s in trouble. When she receives a cryptic letter from him, she puts her life at risk to join him in San Fransisco and figure out what’s going on.

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Jane Steele

Lyndsay Faye

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Orphan Jane Steele had to fight for her life in order to escape from her many tormentors, and she wasn’t afraid to get a little blood on her hands in the process. After years of hiding from the ramifications of her crime, Jane finds out that her aunt passed away and the new master of her childhood home is looking for a governess. Will Jane be able to woo him without revealing her murderous past?

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Sarah Pannenberg