Books by Simon Beaufort

MIND OF A KILLER by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"In this series kickoff, Beaufort (The Killing Ship, 2016, etc.) introduces an intriguing new sleuth and an eerie mystery, cleverly mixing historical figures and crackpot theories that are still around to this day."
A chance encounter leads a reporter into grave danger. Read full book review >
THE KILLING SHIP by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Beaufort leaves both 12th-century and modern England (The Murder House, 2014, etc.) far behind in a breathtaking tale of intrigue and fortitude reminiscent of the vintage adventure tales of Alistair MacLean."
A group of scientists about to leave Antarctica is overtaken by horrifying events. Read full book review >
THE MURDER HOUSE by Simon Beaufort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Taking a break from his historical mysteries (A Dead Man's Secret, 2011, etc.), Beaufort produces a keen psychological thriller along the lines of Ruth Rendell. Although readers know the killer from the start, Beaufort deftly explores just how far someone will go to protect herself."
A police constable looks at murder from more angles than she's ever wanted to. Read full book review >
A DEAD MAN'S SECRET by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Beaufort's series (The Bloodstained Throne, 2010, etc.), based on real people and events, continues to supply a pleasing combination of historical detail and mystery.

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Life in 12th-century England is often brutal and short, especially when you're at the mercy of a devious, capricious monarch. Read full book review >
THE BLOODSTAINED THRONE by Simon Beaufort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The final score: one clever twist and a truly overwhelming richness of historical detail."
An aspiring pilgrim's efforts to leave England for a return trip to the Holy Land seem to be cursed. Read full book review >
A HEAD FOR POISONING by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 1999

"Who would have thought the old 11th century had so much talk in it?"
The second in a series by the pseudonymous Beaufort (—an acclaimed mystery writer—). Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE HOLY CITY by Simon Beaufort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Puzzle fans must contend with an endlessly repetitive, confusing, and dull slog."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre, this set, in 1100, in a Jerusalem occupied by conquering Crusaders. Read full book review >