If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett, here's a selection of other novels which explore their characters' lives in this time of social change:
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Plum wine: a novel by Angela Davis-Gardner
The following novels focus on interpersonal relationships, exploring romantic entaglements and friendships during this time of global upheaval:
The Granville sisters by Una-Mary Parker
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The wedding officer: a novel of culinary seduction by Anthony Capella
Wonderful by Jill Barnett
The bridal season by Connie Brockway
Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
Yours always by Gabriella Anderson
Step into darkness by Naomi Bellis
Beyond compare by Candace Camp
A woman scorned by Liz Carlyle
Someone to watch over me by Jill Churchill
Damned in paradise : a Nathan Heller novel by Max Allan Collins
Murder at the president's door : an Eleanor Roosevelt mystery by Elliott Roosevelt
Murder in the rue de Paradis by Cara Black
Mark of the lion by Suzanne M. Arruda
Dangerous practice by Clare Curzon
Beacon Street mourning : a Freemont Jones mystery by Dianne Day
Historical mysteries have become increasingly popular in the last decade. If you are a fan of historical fiction, and historical mystery stories in particular, you've read many of the well-known authors of this sub-genre: Steven Saylor, Anne Perry, Eliot Pattison, I. J. Parker, Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Robert, Margaret Frazer, and the list goes on, but have you read the works of:
Nefertiti: the book of the dead by Nick Drake
Critique of criminal reason by Michael Gregorio
The fifth servant by Kenneth Wishnia
Thirteenth night : a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
A test of wills by Charles Todd
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman — (1290) Karen Cushman has written several books set in medieval England. This one is about a thirteen-year-old girl who is not quite ready to be married off. She has several adventures and records her thoughts in her diary.
Girl in a cage by Jane Yolen & Robert J.
Are you looking for someone new to read? Maybe a new mystery author? I'm hoping I'll find time to read at least one of these five titles this summer. Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Let us know what you think.
Angel's advocate by Mary Stanton
Bait by Nick Brownlee
Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark
Don't judge a book by it's cover' we're told, but what about it's title? 5 bestselling novels with titles that intrigued me enough to check them out:.
- Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark
- Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
- Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
- Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn.