This Riot Recommendation collecting your favorite historical thrillers is sponsored by David Baldacci’s One Good Deed.
It’s 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he’s sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do’s and a much longer list of don’ts. But the small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer’s years serving in the war or his time in jail. When a murder takes place right under Archer’s nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn’t use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.
We love when two favorite genres overlap, and we are all in for thrills in history! That’s why we’re sharing your favorite historical thrillers! We’re all strapped in and ready for the suspense and the intrigue. Ready? Here we go!
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce mystery) by Alan Bradley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
City of Thieves by David Benioff
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
An Extraordinary Union by Tess Gerritsen
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins