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.
Sweet poison by David Roberts
Christine Falls: a novel by Benjamin Black
The day the music died: a mystery by Ed Gorman
The hell screen by I.J. Parker
Shadow trade by Alan Furst
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.