The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain. Portrays the love affair and marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer from their Chicago meeting in 1920 to their lives during the Jazz Age in Paris, but as Ernest struggles to find his literary voice, Hadley tries to define her role in their relationship as wife, friend, and muse
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
Antiques disposal by Barbara Allan
A killer in the wind by Andrew Klavan
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion
Carolyn Hart's Henrie O'
M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin