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Subject: Death Comes as the End...
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 6:42 PM ET
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I love Agatha Christie's books and just finished rereading Death Comes as the End  - I absolutely loved it.

I'm wanting to read more mysteries like this that have ancient settings and, preferably, read like one of Christie's, but I'm having a difficult time finding other books like this one.

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks! :)

Date Posted: 9/28/2010 10:43 PM ET
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It depends on how far back you want to go.  Ellis Peters has the Caedfal series set in 12th century England in the time of King Steven vs Empress Maude.  these are all mysteries mostly murder where the monk Caedfal solves them.

Date Posted: 9/29/2010 12:29 PM ET
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Medieval Mystery Novels

http://pages.uoregon.edu/midages/mystery.shtml

-RD

Date Posted: 9/29/2010 5:29 PM ET
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Ngaio Marsh has a series that is very close to Agatha Christie in type.  There are several that have the MC going to other destinations other than England, I think Italy and New Zealand are a couple that I can remember.  This is a closed series, like Christies, but there are quite a few books in the series and they are generally available here to request. 

Date Posted: 9/29/2010 10:47 PM ET
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I read up on Peters' Caedfal series, and they look good. So, I'm going to give those a try.

Ngaio Marsh has the Alleyn series, I think. I wasn't aware that those books were like Christie's, so I'll definitely have to read those also. I looked up her books, and I saw

that Dorothy Sayers was recommended also. Are her books similar to Marsh's and Christie's?

And, I checked the link for the medieval mystery novels, and I saw a series by P. C. Doherty and one by Mary Devlin that are set during pilgrimages to Canterbury

(they caught my attention because I just finished the Canterbury Tales). 

Thank you all for the recommendations!! :)

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 9:49 AM ET
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If you want mysteries set in ancient Egypt, I highly recommend Lynda S. Robinson's "Lord Meren" series.  You might also try Anton Gill's "Huy the Scribe" series.

Other writers who set their books in ancient Egypt include Lauren Haney and P.C. Doherty.  I didn't care for those, but YMMV.

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 11:04 AM ET
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This one is set in Ancient Egypt and you can find it on my Bookshelf.
-RD

River God (Ancient Egyptian, Bk 1)
Author: Wilbur Smith
Book Type: Paperback
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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