Recommendations For Historical Fiction With a Side of Thriller #WhatsOnYourBookshelfChallenge #WOYBC

June 17, 2022

Do you have a histfic with a side of thriller on your bookshelf?

Historical Fiction With a Side of Thriller (white text over a background picture of a stack of hardback books)

Today for the June #WhatsOnYourBookshelfChallenge I’m focusing on Historical Fiction with a side of Thriller.

First, thrillers are not my go-to genre. I’m an HSP (highly sensitive person/reader) and susceptible to nightmares. However, I don’t mind a side of a gentle thriller as a mashup with another genre.

(Kate Quinn is the queen of histfic/thriller mashup!)

***Titles in this post are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links.

Recommendations For Historical Fiction With a Side of Thriller

(in no particular order)

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (cover) grayscale cover....a woman in a dark long coat walks into a grove of tall trees (red and black text)

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The Huntress by Kate Quinn (cover) Image: black and white image of a woman with her back to the camera walking into a shadowy room

Rose Code by Kate Quinn

a woman dressed in a rose dress stands with her back to the camera overlooking a balcony and a gold wall

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner (cover) Image: blue-toned picture of a woman and young girl holding hands and walking down railroad tracks with backs to camerai

The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

The Invisible Woman by Erica Robuck (cover) Image: a woman stands with her back to the camera and shadows of airplanes on the ground surround her

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (cover)

Woman 99 by Greer Macallister

Woman 99

Mrs. England by Stacey Halls

Mrs. England by Stacey Halls (cover) Image: a young woman in a long white dress peeks around the corner of an open door

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (cover) Image: grayscale image of a man standing outside a building holding a blue/yellow/red torn flag



QOTD:

Do you have a favorite histfic with a side of thriller to share?



 I’m linking up with Deb @ Deb’s World and Sue @ Women Living Well After 50, Donna @ Retirement Reflections, and Jo @ And Anyways…. for the June installment of #WhatsOnYourBookShelfChallenge.

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34 thoughts on “Recommendations For Historical Fiction With a Side of Thriller #WhatsOnYourBookshelfChallenge #WOYBC

  1. Hello Carol thanks so much for joining us for the #WOYBS challenge. I have read the Rose Code and have The Diamond Eye downloaded. I’ve not read or heard of the others but I do enjoy a HistFic with a side of thriller. Thanks so much for the recommendations and look forward to you joining us next month. x

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    • I can’t read a straight thriller so I need to consume it in small measured doses! The Huntress was the first by Quinn where I realized that her stories contain aspects of a thriller! Thanks for commenting and sharing the Quinn love!

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  2. Kate Quinn is one of my favourite authors and The Diamond Eye is on my list for my upcoming holiday. I’ll keep my eye out for your other recommendations too. Thanks for linking up…

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  3. Hi, Carol – I am also a sensitive reader and screen viewer and have difficulty with horror or violence. I still have nightmares about The Devil in the White City which I read five years ago for book club. I did read The Huntress and could handle that. Maybe there’s hope for me yet! 🙂

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  4. I do enjoy Kate Quinn’s books and must look at some of these that I haven’t read yet. I do like some historical fiction with a side of thriller genre. Maybe Karen Brooks fits in??

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  5. Carol like you I am muchly affected by scary movies or books. I have never thought of historical fiction (my most favourite genre) having some thriller in it so I have to think about it. Bernie

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  6. I love historic fiction and especially when real characters are added into a novel. Like you I’m not really into thrillers but quite enjoy it when it’s mixed into historical fiction. Add WW2 into the mix and that’s a perfect read for me

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