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Civil War Mysteries


The period of the United States Civil War [1861-1865] has proven to be a popular setting for fiction in recent years. This booklist highlights recent additions to the Lincoln City Libraries’ fiction collection in the particular subgenre of Civil War Mysteries, primarily focusing on books printed from 1998 or more recently, but with a few prominent older titles thrown in for good measure. All of the following titles which are hotlinked are owned by the library system, and clicking on the hotlink will take you to that title’s entry in our on-line catalog, where you can find more information about the book, including reviews and brief plot descriptions for many titles. There are many more novels set in the Civil War in our collection, including other mysteries. To see a more complete list, visit our catalog using the following subject search: United States — History — 1861-1865 (Civil War) — Fiction.

whitedovesatmorningJames Lee Burke

White Doves at Morning [2002]

cuttotheheartDiane Day

Cut to the Heart: Clara Barton and the Darkness of Love and War [2002]

murderatmanassasMichael Kilian

Murder at Manassas: A Harrison Raines mystery [2000] A Killing at Ball’s Bluff: A Harrison Raines mystery [2001] The Ironclad Alibi: A Harrison Raines mystery [2002]

civilbloodAnn McMillan

Dead March [1996] Angel Trumpet [1999] Civil Blood [2001] Chickahominy Fever [2003]

lucifercontractMaan Meyers

The Lucifer Contract [1998]

sistersofcainMiriam Grace Monfredo

The Stalking Horse [1998] Must the Maiden Die [1999] The Cain Trilogy
Sisters of Cain [2000] Brothers of Cain [2001] Children of Cain [2002]

stonewallsgoldRobert Mrazek

Stonewall’s Gold [1999] [large print edition only] Unholy Fire [2004]

calleachriverjordanOwen Parry (a.k.a. Ralph Peters)

The Rebels of Babylon [2005] Abel Jones series
Faded Coat of Blue [1999] Shadows of Glory [2000] Call Each River Jordan [2001] Honor’s Kingdom [2002] Bold Sons of Erin [2003]

slavesofobsessionAnne Perry

Slaves of Obsession [2000]

presented as a book talk September 2004 rs | Updated for the web November 2005 sdc | last updated June 2016 sdc