July 1, 2013 | madame librarian
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.
Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
The Bughouse affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
What angels fear by C.S. Harris
The inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
Venus in copper by Lindsey Davis