Medieval and Renaissance Mysteries


Medieval, "belonging to the Middle Ages," is used here to refer to...from the period following upon the fall of Rome in 476...to the end of the 15th century . The History of Western Literature: ANCIENT LITERATURE" Britannica Online.  <http://www.eb.com:180/cgi-bin/g?DocF=macro/5003/82/0.html> [Accessed 19 June 1998]. "Renaissance:  the transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times beginning in the 14th century in Italy, lasting into the 17th century."   < http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mweb> [accessed 16 August 1998]  Even though the terms are usually used for Europe, for this document I am using the time periods in a general way and applying them to all geographical areas.
 
 
AUTHOR
TITLE/COPYRIGHT
WHERE/WHEN
Alison, E.M.A. Through the Valley of Death (1983) 1379 UK
Ashley, Mike Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits (1993)  all times; all places
  Royal Whodunnits all times; all places
  Shakespearean Detectives (1998) England
  Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) England
Baldwin, Michael Dark Lady (1998) Renaissance London
Beaufort, Simon Head for Poisoning (1998) Rome 1100
  Murder in the Holy City (1997) Rome 1100
Begiebing, Robert Strange Death of Mistress Coffin (1991) 1648 New Hampshire, USA
Benson, Ann Burning Road (1999) 1358 France
  Plague Tales (1997) 1358 England
Berckman, Evelyn Crown Estate (1976) 1200s England
Bingham, Caroline Robert the Bruce  
Birkhead, Margaret Trust and Treason (1991)   1500 England
Boast, Philip Deus (1998)  
  Resurrection  (1997) 12th Century UK
Borchardt, Alice Silver Wolf (1998) Medieval Rome
  Wolf King(2001) Medieval Rome
Brown, Molly Invitation to a Funeral (1995) Restoration England
Buckley, Fiona The Doublet Affair (1998) Elizabethan England
  Pawn for a Queen (2002) 1560's England
  Queen of Ambition (2001) 1560's England
  Queen's Ransom (2000) 1560's England
  To Shield the Queen (The Robsart Affair) (1997) Elizabethan England
  To Ruin a Queen (2001) 1560's England
Burgess, Anthony A Dead Man in Deptford (1996) 16th Century England
Carr, John Dickson The Devil in Velvet (1951) Restoration England
  Most Secret (1964) 1670's England
  The Murder of Sir Edward Godfrey  
Carr, Phillipa Lion Triumphant (1973) 1500's England
  Miracle at St. Bruno's (1972) 1500's England
  Witch from the Sea  (1975) 1500's England
Chamberlain, Elinor Snare for Witches (1948) 1663 Massachusetts, USA
Chevalier, Tracy Virgin Blue (1997) 1490/1990 England
Chisholm, P.F. (Patricia Finney) A Famine of Horses (1995) 1592 Carlisle
  A Plague of Angels   
  Season of Knives (1996) Scottish/English Border
  Surfeit of Guns (1997) 1592 West March
Clancy, Gertrude Death is a Pilgrim (1993) 1387 Canterbury
Clare, Alys Ashes of the Elements (2001) Medieval England
  Fortune like the Moon (2000) Medieval England
  Tavern in the Morning (2002) Medieval England
Clynes, Michael (P.C. Doherty) Brood of Vipers (1996) Henry VIII's England
  Gallows Murders (1996) London
  Grail Murders (1994) Henry VIII's England
  Poisoned Chalice (1994) 1552 London
  White Rose Murders (1993)  
Comber, Leon Strange Case of Magistrate Pao (1970) 1100 China
Cook, Judith Blood on the Borders (1999) 1592 Edinburgh
  Death of a Lady's Maid (1997) 1591 London
  Kill the Witch  (1999) 1592
  Murder at the Rose (1998)  
  Slicing Edge of Death (1993( Elizabethan England
Cooney, Eleanor Court of the Lion (1989) 8th Century China
  Deception (1993) 8th Century China
Cowan, James Mapmaker's Dream (1996) 15th Century Italy
  Troubadour's Testament (1998) 12th Century Provence
Crichton, Michael Eaters of the Dead (1997) 922 Russia
Crowley, Duane Riddle me a Murder (1986) 1365 UK
Davidson, Diane Feversham (1969) Renaissance UK
Doherty, P.C. (see also Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C.L. Grace, Paul Harding,  Ancient Evil (1995) 1350 Oxford
  Angel of Death (1990) 1298 London
  Assassin in the Greenwood (1993) 1302 Nottingham
  Crown in Darkness (1988) 1286 Scotland
  Death of a King (1985) 1344 Europe
  Demon Archer (1999) 1300's Oxford
  Devil's Hunt (1996) 1303 Oxford
  Dove among the Harts (1990)
  Fate of Princes (1990) Medieval UK
  Ghostly Murders (1998) Medieval UK
  Masked Man (1991)
  Murder Wears a Cowl (1992) 1302 London
  Prince of Darkness (1992) 1301 London
  Satan in St. Mary's (1986) 1284 London
  Satan's Fire (1995) 1303 York
  Serpent Among the Lilies 1429 England
  Song of a Dark Angel (1994) 1302 Norfolk
  Soul Slayer
  Spy in Chancery (1988) 1286 Paris
  Tapestry of Murders (1995)
  Tournament of Murders (1996)
  Whyte Harte (1988) 1404 England
Dukthas, Ann (P.C. Doherty) In the Time of the Poisoned Queen (1998) 1558 England
  Prince Lost to Time (1995) 1567 Scotland
  A Time for the Death of a King (1995) 16th Century England
Dunnett, Dorothy Checkmate (1975) 1547 Scotland
  Disorderly Knights (1966) 1547 Scotland
  Game of Kings (1961) 1547 Scotland
  Pawn in Frankincense (1969) 1547 Scotland
  Queen's Play (1964) 1547 Scotland
  Ringed Castle (1971) 1547 Scotland
Eco, Umberto Name of the Rose (1980) 1327 Italy
Emerson, Kathy Lynn Face Down Across the Western Sea (2002) 1560's England
  Face Down Before Rebel Hooves (2001) 1560s England
  Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross (2000) 1560sEngland
  Face Down in the Marrow Bone Pie (1997) 1559 England
  Face Down in the Winchester Geese (1999) 1560's Glouschestershire
  Face Down under the Wych Elm (2002)1560s England
  Face Down upon an Herbal (1998) 1561 Glouschestershire
Eyre, Elizabeth (Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey) Axe of an Abbot (1995) 15th Century Italy
  Bravo for the Bride (1994) 15th Century Italy
  Curtains for the Cardinal (1993) 15th Century Italy
  Death of a Duchess (1992) 15th Century Italy
  Dirge for the Doge (1996) 15th Century Italy
  Poison for the Prince (1994) 15th Century Italy
Frazer, Margaret (Mary Monica Pulver & Gail Frazer) Bishop's Tale (1994) 1434 England
  Boy's Tale (1995) 1435 England
(Gail Frazer alone) Clerk's Tale (2002)England
(Gail Frazer alone) Maiden's Tale (1998) 1439 England
Murderer's Tale (1996) 1437 England
  Novice's Tale (1992)  1431 England
    Outlaw's Tale (1994) 1434 England
(Gail Frazer alone) Prioress' Tale (1997) 1439 England
(Gail Frazer alone) Reeve's Tale (1999) England
   Servant's Tale (1993) 1434 England
   Squire's Tale (2001)England
Furutani, Dale Assassinate the Shogun (2000) 17th Century Japan
   Death at the Crossroads (1998) 1603 Japan
   Death at the Jade Pavilion (1999) 17th Century Japan
Garrett, George Death of the Fox (1991) UK
   Entered from the Sun 1595
  Succession (1991)  
Gellis, Roberta A Mortal Bane (1999) 12th Century London
Gibbs, Tony The Shadow Queen (1993)
Gordon, Alan Thirteenth Night (1999)1200 Italy
 Jester Leaps In (2000)1202 Constantinople
Grace, C. L. (P.C. Doherty) Book of Shadows (1996) 1471 UK
Eye of God (1994) 1471 UK
Merchant of Death (1995) 1471 UK
Shrine of Murders (1993) 1471 UK
Gregory, Susanna Bones of Contention (1997) 1352 Cambridge
  Deadly Brew (1998)  
  Plague on Both Your Houses (1995) 1348 Cambridge
  Unholy Alliance (1996) 1348 Cambridge
  Wicked Deed (1999) Cambridge
Hall, Daniel Kemp:  Passage at Arms (1996) 14th Century UK
  Kemp:  Road to Crecy (1997) 1346 England/France
Hall, John Special Commission (1999) Medieval Europe
Harding, Paul (P.C. Doherty) Anger of God (1993) 1379 London
  Assassin's Riddle (1996) 1380 London
   By Murder's Bright Light (1994) 1379 London
   Devil's Domain (1998)   
   House of Crows (1995) 1380 London
   House of the Red Slayer (1992) 1377 London
   Murder Most Holy (1992) 1379 London
  Nightingale Gallery (1991) 1377 London
  Red Slayer (1994)  
Harper, Karen Poyson Garden (1998) Tudor England
  Queene's Cure (2002) Tudor England
  Tidal Poole (2000) Tudor England
  Twylight Tower (2002) Tudor England
Hathaway-Nayne, Anne Forever Knight:These our Revels (1998) 1599 England
Herman, George A Carnival of Fools (1994) 15th Century Venice
  Comedy of Murders (1994) 15th Century Venice
  Tears of the Madonna (1996) Leonardo da Vinci
Highsmith, Domini Guardian at the Gate (1996) 1190 Yorkshire
  Keeper at the Shrine (1995) 1189 Yorkshire
  Master of the Keys (1997) 1191 Yorkshire
Holman, Sheri Stolen Tongue (1996) 1483 UK
Jakubowski, Maxim Chronicle of Crime: Ellis Peters Memorial vol. 2 Medieval
  Past Poisons: Ellis Peters Memorial vol. 1 (1998) Medieval
Jecks, Michael Abbot's Gibbet (1998) 14th Century Devon
  Belladonna at Bellstone (2000) 1300's Devon
  The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker (2001) 1321Exeter
  Crediton Killings (1997)   
  Last Templar (1994) 1316 Devon
  Lepers Return (1993) 1320 Devon
  Merchant's Partner (1995) 1317 Devon
  Moorland Hanging (1996) 1318 Devon
  Squire Throwleigh's Heir (1999) 1300's Devon
  Sticklepath Strangler (2002) 1300's Devon
  Tournament of Blood (2001) 1300's Devon
  Traitor of St. Giles (2001) 1300's Devon
Kellerman, Faye The Quality of Mercy (1992) Elizabethan England
King, Ross Ex Libris (1998) 1593 England
Knight, Bernard Awful Secret (1999) 1194 Devon
  Crowner's Quest (1999) 1194 Devon
  Poisoned Chalice (1998) 1194 Exeter
  Sanctuary Seeker (1998) 1194 Exeter
McReynolds, Glenna The Chalice and the Blade (1998) Wales
Marston, A. E.  Dragons of Archenfield (1995) 1086 Hereford
  Fair Maid of Bohemia (1997) England and Europe
  Foxes of Warwick (1999) 1086 Warwick
  Hawks of Delamer (1998)  
  King's Evil (1999) 1600's London
  Laughing Hangman (1996) London
  Lions of the North (1996) 1086 Yorkshire
  Mad Courtesan (1992) London
  Merry Devils (1989) London
  Nine Giants (1991) London
  Queen's Head (1988) London
  Ravens of Blackwater (1994) 1086 Essex
  Roaring Boy (1995) 1594 London
  Serpents of Harbleton (1997) 1086 Canterbury
  Silent Woman (1994)  
  Trip to Jerusalem (1990)  
  Wanton Angel (1999) London
  Wildcats of Exeter (1998) Exeter
  Wolves of Savernake (1993) 1086
Mason, A. E. W.  Fire over England (1936) 1588 England & Spain
Morson, Ian Falconer & the Face of God (1996) 1264 Oxford
  Falconer & the Great Beast (1998)
  Falconer's Crusade (1994) 1264 Oxford
  Falconer's Judgement (1995) 1263 Oxford
  Psalm for Falconer (1997) 1265 Lancaster
Newman, Gavin Unholy Way to Die (1999) 16th Century England
Newman, Sharan Cursed in the Blood (1998) 12th Century Scotland
  Death comes as Epiphany (1993) 1139 France
  Devil's Door (1994) 1140 France 
  Difficult Saint (1999) 12th Century France & Germany
  Strong as Death (1996) 1142 France
  Wandering Arm (1995) 1141 France & Spain 
Newman, Sharan & Miriam Grace Monfredo, editors. Crime Through Time (1997) all times; all places
  Crime Through Time II (1998) all times; all places
Oldenbourg, Zoe Cornerstone (1955/1998) 13th Century France
  The World is not Enough (1948/1998) 12th Century France
O'Neal, Kathleen People of the Mist (1997) 13th Century USA
Pears, Iain An Instance of the Fingerpost (1998) 17th Century England
Penman, Sharon Cruel as the Grave (1998) 1193 England
  Queen's Man (1996) 1193 England
Perez-Revente, Arturo Flanders' Panel (1990) 1471/1990 Spain
Peters, Elizabeth The Murders of Richard III (1991) 1980s/15th Century England
Peters, Ellis Brother Cadfael's Penance (1994) 1138-1154 Shrewsbury
  Confession of Brother Haluin (1988) 1142 Shrewsbury
  Dead Man's Ransom (1984) 1141 Shrewsbury
  Devil's Novice (1983) 1140 Shrewsbury
  Excellent Mystery (1984) 1141 Shrewsbury
  Heretic's Apprentice (1990) Shrewsbury
  Hermit of Eyton Forest (1987) Shrewsbury
  Holy Thief (1992) Shrewsbury
  Leper of St. Giles (1981) 1139 Shrewsbury
  Monk's Hood (1980) 1138 Shrewsbury
  Morbid Taste for Bones (1977) Shrewsbury & Wales
  One Corpse Too Many (1979) 1138 Shrewsbury
  Pilgrim of Hate (1984) 1141 Shrewsbury
  Potter's Field (1990) 1143 Shrewsbury
  Rare Benedictine (1988) Shrewsbury
  Raven in the Foregate (1986) 1141 Shrewsbury
  Rose Rent (1987) 1142 Shrewsbury
  St. Peter's Fair (1981) 1139 Shrewsbury
  Sanctuary Sparrow (1983) 1140 Shrewsbury
  Summer of the Danes (1991) Shrewsbury & Wales
  Virgin in the Ice (1139) 1139 Shrewsbury
Potter, Jeremy Disgrace and Favor (1997) Medieval UK
  Trial of Blood (1970) 1536 England
Price, Tim Serpent's Kiss (1998) 1699 England
Radley, Sheila New Blood from Old Bones (1998) Tudor England
Reed, Mary & Eric Mayer One for Sorrow (1999) 6th Century Byzantine
Riley, Judith In Pursuit of the Green Lion (1990) 1356 France
  Vision of Light ((1989) 1300's England
Robb, Candace Apothecary Rose (1994) 14th Century York
  Gift of Sanctuary (1998) 14th Century Wales
  King's Bishop (1996) 1367 York
  Lady Chapel (1994) 1365 York
  Nun's Tale (1995) 1365 York
  Riddle of St. Leonard's (1997) 1369 York
  Spy for the Redeemer (1999) 1371 York
Roe, Caroline Antidote for Avarice (1999) 1353 Spain
  Cure for a Charlatan (1999) 1353 Catalonia
  Remedy for Treason (1998) 1353 Spain
Roessner, Michelle Stars Dispose (1997) 1520's Florence
Rowland, Laura Joh Bundori (1996) 17th Century Japan 
  Concubine's Tattoo (1998) 17th Century Japan 
  Irizumi (1998) 17th Century Japan 
  Johirizumi 17th Century Japan 
  Shinju (1994) 17th Century Japan 
  Way of the Traitor (1997) 17th Century Japan 
Sedley, Kate Brothers of Glastonbury (1997) 1476 England
  Death and the Chapman (1991) 1471 England
  Eve of St. Hyacinth (1996) 1475 England
  Holy Innocents  (1993) 1475 England
  Plymouth Cloak  (1993) 1473 England
  Weaver's Inheritance (1998) England
  Weaver's Tale (Hanged Man) 1994 1474 England
  Wicked Winter (1997) 1476 England
Smith, Wilbur Birds of Prey (1997) 1667 At Sea
Somerset, Anne Unnatural Murder (1998) Renaissance England
Stevermer, C. J. The Alchemist: Death of a Borgia 1400's Italy
  The Duke and the Veil  
Tannahill, Reay Fatal Majesty (1998) 1542 UK
Tey, Josephine Daughter of Time (1952) 1950s/1480's England
Thompson, David Mirror Maker  16th Century Venice
Tourney, Leonard Bartholomew Fair (1986) 16th Century England
  Familiar Spirits  (1984) 16th Century England
  Frobisher's Savage (1994) 16th Century England
  Knaves Templar  (1991) 16th Century England
  Low Treason (1982) 16th Century England
  Old Saxon Blood (1988) 16th Century England
  The Player's Boy is Dead (1980) 16th Century England
  Witness of Bones (1994) 16th Century England
Towsend To Prove a Villain (1998) 15th Century UK
Tremayne, Peter Absolution by Murder (1993) 664 Northumbria
  Act of Mercy (1999) Ireland
  Hemlock at Vespers (2000)  
  Monk who Vanished (1999)  
  Shroud for the Archbishop (1994) 664 Rome
  Spider's Web (1997) 666 Ireland
  Subtle Serpent (1996) 666 Ireland
  Suffer Little Children (1995) 665 Ireland
  Valley of the Shadow (1998) Ireland
Unsworth, Barry Morality Play (1995) Medieval UK
Van de Wetering, Janwillem Judge Dee Plays his Lute (1998) 7th Century  China
Van Gulik, Robert Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (1967) 7th Century  China
  Chinese Bell Murders (1958) 7th Century  China
  Chinese Gold Murders  (1959) 7th Century  China
  Chinese Lake Murders  (1960) 7th Century  China
  Chinese Maze Murders (1962) 7th Century  China
  Chinese Nail Murders (1961) 7th Century  China
  Emperor's Pearl (1963) 7th Century  China
  Haunted Monastery (1963) 7th Century  China
  Judge Dee at Work (1992) 7th Century  China
  Lacquer Screen (1964) 7th Century  China
  Monkey and the Tiger (1965) 7th Century  China
  Murder in Canton (1966) 7th Century  China
  Necklace & Calabash  (1967) 7th Century  China
  Phantom of the Temple (1966) 7th Century  China
  Poets and Murder (1968) 7th Century  China
  Red Pavilion (1964) 7th Century  China
  Willow Pattern (1965) 7th Century  China
Williams, Jim Scherzo (1998) 1700's Venice
Wilson, Derek Swarm of Heaven  (1999) 1400's Rome
Woodward, Ann Exile Way (1996) 11th Century Japan
  Of Death & Black Rivers (1998) 11th Century Japan
Yarbro, Chelsea Blood Roses (1998) 1345 France
  Communion Blood (1999) 1600's Rome
  Mansions of Darkness (1996) 1640 Peru
  Path of the Eclipse (1981) 13th  Century Asia
Zimler, Richard The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon Spain

 


 









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