The Mysterious Mornings group met this morning and talked about their favorite mysteries featuring real people as sleuths. If it’s a mystery and the main character is famous for something other than solving crimes, and is now solving crimes, then it fit this month’s sub-genre.
Here is the list of group favorites listed by author and sleuth:
- Alexander, Bruce (Sir John Fielding)
- Barron, Stephanie (Jane Austen)
- Brandreth, Gyles (Oscar Wilde)
- Davis, Lindsey (Marcus Didius Falco)
- Frost, Mark (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
- Hall, Robert Lee (Benjamin Franklin)
- Harper, Karen (Elizabeth I)
- Ifkovic, Ed (Edna Ferber)
- Kaminsky, Stuart M. (Toby Peters)
- Rivers, Joan (Max Taylor – Basically Joan Rivers)
- Rowland, Laura Joh (Charlotte Bronte)
- Stevens, Rosemary (Beau Brummell)
Interested in joining a Mysterious Mornings discussion? A list of suggested authors and titles are available at the Bridgewater Library and books will be on display about a month prior to the discussion. (If you’re a voracious mystery reader you can read more than one!) Our next theme/subgenre is British Bobbies & Inspectors.
If it’s a mystery and the main character is a member of the police force in England, then it fits this month’s subgenre. Just keep in mind how the setting affects the mystery (and the police procedures) because that’ll be a major talking point at our discussion in March. (The meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30am at the Bridgewater Library.)