Help me with my historical mystery hitlist (please)
I’m working on a list of favorite historical mysteries written around the time of The Devil’s Half Mile. It’s for guest blog post that I’m putting together. The big problem is that TDHM (as all of us on the publishing team are calling it now) is set in 1799, and I can’t find many novels in that genre set between the end of the Revolutionary War and, say … 1820.
So I’ve expanded my time slot to about 200 years, between 1700 and 1900. Even then I don’t have that much to choose from, from my own library, at least. So if you have any suggestions of mysteries for me to read, please let me know, either here, or on Facebook or Twitter.
For now, here’s my working list:
A Conspiracy of Paper – David Liss
The Devil in the Marshalsea – Antonia Hodgson
The Gods of Gotham – Lyndsey Faye
Golden Hill – Francis Spufford
A Broken Vessel – Kate Ross
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
The Cater Street Hangman – Ann Perry
The Queen of Bedlam – Robert McCammon
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
The Alienist – Caleb Carr