Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Silver lies by Ann Parker
Walking the perfect square: a novel by Reed Farrel Coleman
Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
A plague on both your houses by Susanna Gregory
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Blood orange by Karen Keskinen
The bookseller: the first Hugo Marston novel by Mark Pryor
Bowled over by Victoria Hamilton
Brush with death: a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney
Cold Tuscan stone: a Rick Montoya Italian mystery by David P. Wagner
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer
Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels
See what I see by Gloria Whelan
The dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson — Detroit, 1912.
The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson — Detroit, 1910.
The expeditions: a novel by Karl Iagnemma — Michigan Territory, 1844.
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer — Detroit, 1967.
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick — Detroit, mid-1970s.
The mercy killers: a novel by Lisa Reardon — Ypsilanti, 1967.
Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon
Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker
From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone
Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums
The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation
Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
Franz Kafka by Jeremy Adler
Castles of Britain & Ireland by Lise Hull ; photography by Stephen Whitehorne
The 100 best affordable vacations by Jane Woolridge & Larry Bleiberg
Imagining Egypt: a living portrait of the time of the pharaohs by written and illustrated by Mark Millmore
Essential yoga by Sarah Herrington
The women's health big book of yoga by [by Kathryn Budig]
Yoga for anxiety: meditations and practices for calming the body and mind by Mary NurrieStearns, Rick NurrieStearns
Crazy Horse and Custer: the parallel lives of two American warriors by Stephen E. Ambrose
Giants: the parallel lives of Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln by John Stauffer
Grant and Sherman: the friendship that won the Civil War by Charles Bracelen Flood
Hitler and Stalin: parallel lives by Alan Bullock
Lincoln and Whitman: parallel lives in Civil War Washington by Daniel Mark Epstein
The last empire: the final days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy
The long shadow: the legacies of the Great War in the twentieth century by David Reynolds
The Lion's Gate: on the front lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield
The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady
Consequences [Large print] by Penelope Lively
The Corinthian [Large print] by Georgette Heyer
Hunting shadows [Large print]: an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd
Mother road [Large print] by Dorothy Garlock
The address [videodisc] by a film by Ken Burns
Billie Jean King [videodisc] by director, producer, and writer James Erskine
Embracing dyslexia [videodisc] by directed by Luis Macias
Let the fire burn [videodisc] by School of Media & Public Affairs, The George Washington University ; Sundance Institute ; The Film Sales Company ; directed and produced by Jason Osder
Picture of light [videodisc] by a film by Peter Mettler