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Friday, May 14, 2010

Mysteries Continued: Historical Whodunits


Last Friday, I briefly reviewed the world of medical mysteries. This week it is the historical mystery. No matter what era interests you: ancient Egypt, medieval Europe, Victorian England or World War II, you can find a writer that has set crimes and a sleuth to solve them in times past.

Here are a few recommendations from Jan McClintock, blogger for We Need More Shelves :

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (ancient Rome)

Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie by Kathy Lynn Emerson (Elizabethan England)

Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander (Georgian England)

Faded Coat of Blue by Own Parry (U.S. Civil War)

The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne Day (1900s San Francisco)

This is just a sampling. A great place to look for historical mystery recommendations is the library's Web site. Click on Good Reading, Web Sites for Readers, Mysteries and then Historical Mysteries.

- Pat

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