I like books that make me want to hide a knife in my garter.
September 28, 2012 3:46 PM Subscribe
I love all historical mysteries, but lately, I'm especially obsessed with jazzy, stylish ones set in the 1910s-30s. I spent the summer tearing through all of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries. What should I read next?
posted by mostlymartha to media & arts (23 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
In addition to Phryne, I'm also a big fan of Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness mysteries and Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series.
I'm cool with earlier and later time periods as well (1800-1950 maybe), but am particularly interested in rollicking, light, fun books at the moment. While I've enjoyed Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey books and Charles Finch's Charles Lenox Mysteries (for example) in the past, lately I'm grumpy, so they're a little heavy for my mood. I like series better than one-offs, and adore well-researched historical detail, but all suggestions are welcome.