Welcome to May! It's time to join Sandy and Amy in reading some tantalizing and tempting historical mysteries.
The genre of Historical Mysteries is fairly recent with our dear Agatha credited with writing the first historical mystery novel in the 1940s (Death Comes at the End set in Ancient Egypt.) The genre remained stagnant until the 1970s when Elizabeth Peter’s (Amerlia Peabody series) and Ellis Peter’s (Brother Cadfael) cause the genre to become legitimate and then the late 1990’s when it grew wildly.
Common historical mystery era:
· Georgian: Anna Lee Huber (Lady Darby)
· WWII: Jacqueline Winspear (Masie Dobbs)
Challenge: Harken back to a simpler time before we had to worry about DNA evidence or even fingerprints and swipe a historical mystery to read.
Thank you, ladies. Which brings us to our letter and word of the week - T and Twist
Have fun diving into these tantalizing mysteries.
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