Our atmosphere is warm and friendly, with oak/cherry bookcases labeled with the historical era, international to local mysteries or other subject matter of the books on the shelves, and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject.   If you're unsure where to start, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to act as your guide through fact or fiction, history or mystery, adults' or childrens' books.

 

 

Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with other like-minded (or not) readers,or even the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, or maybe dissent, because C&S has frequent  signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children.

 


 

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for Last Quarter 2016:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the Last Quarter of 2016. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

 

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Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621574750
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Regnery History - October 17th, 2016

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Death in Cold Water Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780299309206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 11th, 2016

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Mysterious Chicago: History at Its Coolest Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510713420
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - October 25th, 2016

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Algren: A Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781613735329
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chicago Review Press - October 2016

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Peerless Detective Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626817807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Publishing - August 4th, 2015

A Kind of Justice Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608092130
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - October 4th, 2016

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A Dark and Stormy Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425282601
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - July 5th, 2016

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Involuntary Witness Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781904738527
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bitter Lemon Press - April 2nd, 2013

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Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780316159197
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - July 17th, 2002

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Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780743235457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2007

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