From the ancient world to medieval Europe, enigmatic mysteries to enthrall and enchant
Divided into three main sections, "The Ancient World", "The Middle Ages" and "Regency and Gaslight", The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits includes:
The Thief versus Rhampsinitus by Herodotus - probably the earliest detective story ever written.
The Locked Tomb Mystery, set in ancient Egypt, by Elizabeth Peters.
A new story by John Maddox Roberts featuring the young Roman detective Decius Metellus.
Robert van Gulik's ingenious He Came With the Rain featuring Judge Dee, a real-life character who lived inseventh-century China.
A new story by Peter Tremayne, set in seventh-century Ireland and featuring Sister Fidelma.
Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael story The Price of Light.
Paul Harding's The Confession of Brother Athelstan.
A classic locked-room mystery featuring Lillian de la Torre's popular detective Sam Johnson.
A story by Michael Harrison featuring August Dupin, the detective created by Edgar Allan Poe and the inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes.
John Dickson Carr's acclaimed The Gentleman from Paris.
...and many more!