Historical Thriller Books

The best historical thriller eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including fact-based mysteries, history mysteries, crime thrillers and more.

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Book Review – Code Name: Papa: My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight

The Bottom Line: This rollicking spy memoir reads like a political thriller and takes no prisoners along the way. Told in the first person, Code Name: Papa is the story of a covert operative who worked for various government agencies, including those in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. Beginning with Papa’s induction into the United […]

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Echoes of November

Echoes of November, a Political Thriller by John Vance

JFK researcher Mark Kemble becomes tangled in a violent series of events that eventually lead him to Dallas and a confrontation with the president’s assassin. Poll results from the past two decades demonstrate that nearly two-thirds of Americans, Canadians, and Europeans believe that John Kennedy was murdered as a result of a conspiracy in November […]

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Gallery Pieces by Larry Witham

Book Review – Gallery Pieces: An Art Mystery, by Larry Witham

The Bottom Line: A thoroughly absorbing and masterfully crafted mystery about stolen art, family and greed. After a failed sting operation to nab Russian art smugglers in SoHo, a collection of curiously marked art catalogs is discovered. Julian Peale, the budding art sleuth at the heart of Gallery Pieces, finds himself immersed in a historically significant investigation […]

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The Nightingale, a Historical Thriller by Kristin Hannah

FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon […]

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Book Review: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, by Diana Gabaldon

The Bottom Line: The newest entry in the Outlander series is equal parts fresh, familiar and frenetic. A must for fans of the series. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery […]

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A Company of Roses by Meagan Goodenough

Book Review: A Company of Roses, a Historical Thriller by Megan Goodenough

Bottom Line: A highly original historical scavenger hunt with roots in the Elizabethan period, this cozy mystery is highly recommended for Steve Berry fans. 1563, London. Lady Blanche ap Harry leads a band of thieves out of the palace and to a ferry waiting on the Themes. Their cargo? A box containing a “treasure” known […]

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Book Review: The Lost Prophet, a Religious Thriller by James B. McPike

The Bottom Line: A well-researched and entertaining religious thriller set in the Holy Land. Recommended for fans of Joel C. Rosenberg. As the second installment in James B. McPike’s Vince Ramsey series opens, a tour group is heading ever deeper into Israel’s Tomb of the Prophets Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. At last they come upon […]

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The Einstein Prophecy, a Historical Thriller by Robert Masello

As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy—or fulfill—the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself. Struggling to decipher […]

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The Lost Prophet, a new Christian Thriller by James B. McPike

After one of the Holy Land’s most sacred monuments is destroyed, the Ministry has to turn to their most prolific investigator to solve the case – Vince Ramsey. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1508420726″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jK5OD0GLL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”333″]He soon discovers that they are facing a graver threat than any of them could’ve […]

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The Fifth Gospel, a Historical Thriller by Ian Caldwell

A lost gospel, a contentious relic, and a dying pope’s final wish converge to send two brothers—both Vatican priests—on an intellectual quest to untangle Christianity’s greatest historical mystery. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1451694148″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NNYQmR5JL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”337″]Ten years ago, Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason’s The Rule of Four became a literary phenomenon that […]

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