Chicago Literature Index — Historical Fiction

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 1.  The Cliff-Dwellers
Henry Blake Fuller
Henry Blake Fuller link
1893 FNov
 2.  Sweet Clover
Clara Louise Burnham
Clara Louise Burnham link
1894 FNov
 3.  Rose of Dutcher’s Coolly
Hamlin Garland
Hamlin Garland link
1895 FNov
 4.  Luke Walton or The Chicago Newsboy
Horatio Alger 1900 Nov
 5.  Sister Carrie
Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser link
1900 FNov
 6.  The Pit
Frank Norris
Frank Norris link
1903 FNov
 7.  An Eye For An Eye
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow link
1905 FNov
 8.  Memoirs of an American Citizen
Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick link
1905 FNov
 9.  The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair link
1906 FNov
 10.  The Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs link
1914 FNovSFF
 11.  The Titan
Theodore Dreiser
Theodore Dreiser link
1914 FNov
 12.  The Song of the Lark
Willa Cather
Willa Cather link
1915 FNov
 13.  Return of the Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs link
1916 FNov
 14.  Windy McPherson’s Son
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson link
1916 FNov
 15.  Fanny Herself
Edna Ferber
Edna Ferber link
1917 FNov
 16.  The Homesteader
Oscar Micheaux
Oscar Micheaux link
1917 FNov
 17.  Moon-Calf
Floyd Dell
Floyd Dell link
1920 FNov
 18.  The Girls
Edna Ferber
Edna Ferber link
1921 FNov
 19.  Cane
Jean Toomer 1923 FNov
 20.  The Voice of the Seven Sparrows
Harry Stephen Keeler
Harry Stephen Keeler link
1924 FNovMys
 21.  Passing
Nella Larsen
Nella Larsen link
1929 FNov
 22.  Years of Grace
Margaret Ayer Barnes
Margaret Ayer Barnes link
1930 FNovHF
 23.  Nineteen Nineteen
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos link
1932 FNov
 24.  Young Lonigan
James T. Farrell
James T. Farrell link
1932 FNov
 25.  The Riddle of the Traveling Skull
Harry Stephen Keeler
Harry Stephen Keeler link
1934 FNovMys
 26.  The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan
James T. Farrell
James T. Farrell link
1934 FNov
 27.  Knock On Any Door
Willard Motley
Willard Motley link
1947 FNov
 28.  Prairie Avenue
Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Arthur Meeker link
1949 FNovHF
 29.  Trumbull Park
Frank London Brown
Frank London Brown link
1959 FNov
 30.  Dream of Kings

Dream of Kings, Harry Mark Petrakis, 1966

Harry Mark Petrakis
Harry Mark Petrakis link
1966 FNov
 31.  Hog Butcher
Ronald L. Fair
Ronald L. Fair link
1966 FNov
 32.  Airport
Arthur Hailey 1968 Nov
 33.  The Thief Who Came to Dinner
Terrance L. Smith 1972 FNov
 34.  Nick the Greek
Harry Mark Petrakis
Harry Mark Petrakis link
1979 FNov
 35.  Windy City
Sam Ross
Sam Ross link
1979 FNovHF
 36.  Headlines
Graham Masterton 1986 FNov
 37.  She’s on First
Barbara Gregorich
Barbara Gregorich link
1987 FNovLS
 38.  Mortal Ruin
John Malcolm 1988 FNov
 39.  Saigon, Illinois
Paul Hoover
Paul Hoover link
1988 FNovHF
 40.  The Case of the Rising Stars

The 87th volume of the Nancy Drew mystery series. 

Carolyn Keene 1989 FNovMysYA
 41.  Wolf Whistle
Lewis Nordon 1993 NovHF
 42.  It Had to Be You

(Chicago Stars #1)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips 1994 FNovRom
 43.  Boy Culture
Matthew Rettenmund 1995 FNov
 44.  Deep End of the Ocean
Mitchard, Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn Mitchard link
1996 FNovRom
 45.  Memory Mambo
Achy Obejas 1996 FNov
 46.  Apollyon
Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins 1999 FNov
 47.  Peel My Love Like An Onion
Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo link
1999 FNov
 48.  Grave Peril
Jim Butcher 2001 FNovSFF
 49.  Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago
Peter Rutkoff 2001 FNovLS
 50.  The Chicago Way

(Michael Kelly #1)

Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2002 FNovMysSMys
 51.  47th Street Black
Bayo Ojikutu
Bayo Ojikutu link
2003 FNov
 52.  Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

The 3rd novel of Artemis Fowl series. 

Eoin Colfer 2003 FNovYA
 53.  Deader by the Lake
Doug Cummings 2003 FNovMys
 54.  Hairstyles of the Damned
Joe Meno
Joe Meno link
2004 FNov
 55.  The Week You Weren’t Here
Charles Blackstone 2005 FNov
 56.  Fort Dearborn: A Novel
Jerry Crimmins
Jerry Crimmins link
2006 FNovHF
 57.  Free Burning
Bayo Ojikutu
Bayo Ojikutu link
2006 FNov
 58.  Michael Kelly
Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2007-2015 FNovMysSMys
 59.  Every Secret Crime
Doug Cummings 2008 FNovMys
 60.  The Fifth Floor

(Michael Kelly #2)

Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2008 FNovMysSMys
 61.  206 Bones

Inspired by the real-life Leopold and Loeb trial. 

Kathy Reichs 2009 Nov
 62.  Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger link
2009 FNov
 63.  Innocent
Scott Turow
Scott Turow link
2010 FNovLT
 64.  The Curse: Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Or Do They?
Andy Van Slyke and Rob Rains 2010 FNovLS
 65.  The Third Rail

(Michael Kelly #3)

Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2010 FNovMysSMys
 66.  A Lot Like Love
Julie James
Julie James link
2011 FNovRom
 67.  The Litigators
John Grisham 2011 FNovLT
 68.  We All Fall Down

(Michael Kelly #4)

Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2011 FNovMysSMys
 69.  Following Tommy
Bob Hartley
Bob Hartley link
2012 FNov
 70.  Office Girl
Joe Meno
Joe Meno link
2012 FNovRom
 71.  The Pursuit of Lucy Banning
Olivia Newport 2012 FNovHF
 72.  Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties
Renée Rosen
Renée Rosen link
2013 FNovMysHF
 73.  Identical
Scott Turow
Scott Turow link
2013 FNov
 74.  The Panty Thief of Bridgeport
Ed Wagemann 2013 FNovMys
 75.  Murder Red Ink
Mord McGhee 2014 FNovMys
 76.  Pointe
Brandy Colbert 2014 FNovYA
 77.  The Hundred-Year House
Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai link
2014 FNov
 78.  The Governor’s Wife

(Michael Kelly #4)

Michael Harvey
Michael Harvey link
2015 FNovMysSMys
 79.  The Jazz Palace
Mary Morris
Mary Morris link
2015 FNovMysHF
 80.  Dead Man’s Blues
Ray Celestin 2016 FNovMysHF
 81.  Hey, Liberal!
Shawn Shiflett
Shawn Shiflett link
2016 FNov
 82.  Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
Paul Krueger 2016 FNovSFF
 83.  Midnight Without a Moon
Linda Williams Jackson 2017 FNovYAHF
 84.  Poison Girls
Cheryl Reed
Cheryl Reed link
2017 FNov
 85.  The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry
David L. Carson and Landis Blair 2017 FNovYAHFGN
 86.  Broken Places

(Cass Raines #1)

Tracy Clark
Tracy Clark link
2018 FNovMysSMys
 87.  Chicago
David Mamet
David Mamet link
2018 FNovHF
 88.  Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes 2018 FNovYA
 89.  Love, Hate, and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed 2018 FNovYA
 90.  The Mortification of Fovea Munson
Mary Wynn Heider
Mary Winn Heider link
2018 FNovYA
 91.  The Verdun Affair
Nick Dybek
Nick Dybek link
2018 FNovRomHF
 92.  Borrowed Time

(Cass Raines #2)

Tracy Clark
Tracy Clark link
2019 FNovMysSMys
 93.  Fate of a Flapper

(The Speakeasy Murders #2)

Susanna Calkins
Susanna Calkins link
2019 FNovMysSMys
 94.  Murder Knocks Twice

(The Speakeasy Murders #1)

Susanna Calkins 2019 FNovMysSMys
 95.  Everywhere You Don’t Belong
Gabriel Bump
Gabriel Bump link
2020 Nov
 96.  The Lost Book of Adana Moreau: A Novel
Michael Zapata
Michael Zapata link
2020 Nov
 97.  What You Don’t See

(Cass Raines #3)

Tracy Clark
Tracy Clark link
2020 FNovMysSMys
 98.  Arsenic and Adobo
Mia P. Manansala
Mia P. Manansala link
2021 FNovMys
 99.  Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason
Gina Frangello
Gina Frangello link
2021 NovMA
 100.  Clark and Division
Naomi Hirahara 2021 FNovMysHF
 101.  Coyote Loop
Charles Fiore
Charles Fiore link
2021 FNovHF
 102.  Refugee High: Coming of Age in America
Elly Fishman
Elly Fishman link
2021 Nov
 103.  Runner

(Cass Raines #4)

Tracy Clark
Tracy Clark link
2021 FNovMysSMys
 104.  The City Beautiful
Aden Polydoros 2021 Nov
 105.  The Kindest Lie
Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson link
2021 FNov
 106.  The Lost Girls
Jessica Chiarella
Jessica Chiarella link
2021 FNovMys
 107.  The Upstairs House
Julia Fine
Julia Fine link
2021 FNov
 108.  Wild Women and the Blues
Denny S. Bryce
Denny S. Bryce link
2021 FNovMysHF
 109.  Hollow Fires
Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed link
2022 FNovMysYA
 110.  Marrying the Ketchups
Jennifer Close
Jennifer Close link
2022 FNov
 111.  Woman on Fire
Lisa Barr
Lisa Barr link
2022 FNovHF
 112.  The Sound of Rabbits
Janice Deal
Janice Deal link
2023 FNov