The Sirens Sang of Murder Mysteries
July 25, 2008 3:37 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend some good mystery novels for me to read? The last mystery novels I read that I really liked were the Hilary Tamar series by Sarah Caudwell. I liked those because they were fairly light and not gory. But I especially liked them because the dialogue/narration was sharp, witty, and wry. What are some other mystery writers who write like this?
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I also like reading ones by Umberto Eco (would you call those mysteries or thrillers?) mainly because the writing and description is so awesome. I know Eco and Caudwell can be very dissimilar, but I'm looking for mysteries where the writing itself, the diction, is smart and just really, really good.