Combine suspense, action and intrigued with a historical setting, and you’ve got an unforgettable book! Go back in time with one of these fast-paced thrillers.
The Abstainer by Ian McGuire
A tale of the underground war for Irish independence. Two men’s lives intersect in this gripping novel about an Irish-American Civil War veteran who joins the Fenians, and the head constable whose job is to thwart the Fenians’ plans to end British rule.
The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon
Aaron Wiley, an American CIA desk analyst, is asked by his uncle, a Holocaust survivor, to track down the concentration camp doctor who sent his family to the gas chambers. Aaron travels to Argentina and integrates himself with the Nazi’s daughter in an attempt to bring him to justice.
The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
A psychological thriller! Viktor Kosárek, a psychiatrist in Czechoslovakia, intends to prove that six inmates at a famous asylum share a common archetype of evil. Meanwhile, a phantom serial killer emerges in Prague. A city police investigator turns to Viktor for his expertise in the mind of psychotic criminals. Soon, he finds himself embroiled in a case more horrifying than he realized.
The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch
On his mission to solve his father’s murder, a young New York City lawyer exposes a massive Wall Street fraud with deadly consequences – for himself and the newly created United States.
The Eagle and the Viper by Loren D. Estleman
On Christmas Eve in 1800, a bomb explodes in a busy Parisian street: a failed attempt to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte. When the plot fails, the conspiracy takes an even more diabolical turn.
The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips
As Queen Elizabeth I is dying, her spymasters recruit a Muslim physician to spy on King James VI of Scotland, the leading candidate for the throne after Elizabeth.
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
In Baltimore in 1966, a housewife turned reporter pursues the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a city park lake.
How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann
Thirty-year-old Elisabeth lives in a tiny Alaskan town in the early 1940s. She’s far from the home where her twin sister disappeared twenty years ago. One day, a mysterious stranger arrives in town and offers Elisabeth a startling revelation: he can tell her what happened to her sister, but only if she grants him three requests.
A Single Spy by William Christie
Sixteen-year-old Alexsi – an orphan and a thief – is caught by the NKVD and forced to be a spy in Nazi Germany. Over the course of seven years, he must pretend to be the devoted nephew of a high-ranking Nazi official.
Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black
A young American markswoman is recruited by British intelligence to carry out a highly dangerous mission: assassinate Hitler.
Under Occupation by Alan Furst
In Nazi-occupied Paris, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands novelist Paul Ricard a strange blueprint for part of a weapon. Paul decides he’ll go to almost any length to get the diagram into the hands of the city’s resistance network.