5 Books by African-American Authors to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

White characters and authors dominate the historical mysteries of the 1920s and 1930s. Here are five mystery novels written by African-American authors expanding the genre to be more accurate to the many lives people lived during this tumultuous time. Most books are centered in Harlem, the epicenter of an African American cultural renaissance. If you have any favorite books written by African-American authors that you … Continue reading 5 Books by African-American Authors to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Reading List: 10 Popular Mysteries of the 1930s

The 1930s saw the rise of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and many of the most iconic mystery novels were published during this period. Here are 10 popular mystery books of the 1930s: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (1934): This classic novel features Christie’s most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, as he investigates a murder that occurs aboard the luxurious Orient Express. … Continue reading Reading List: 10 Popular Mysteries of the 1930s

Reading List: 6 Popular Mysteries of the 1920s

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1926): This novel, which is widely regarded as one of Christie’s greatest works, features the detective Hercule Poirot and centers around the murder of a wealthy industrialist in a small English village. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920): Christie’s first published novel, this story features the debut of detective Hercule Poirot and takes place … Continue reading Reading List: 6 Popular Mysteries of the 1920s

Reading List: 5 Cozy Golden Age Style Christmas Mysteries

Curl up with a cozy golden age mystery set in the 1920s this Christmas season. The Affair of the Christmas Card Killer by Jack Murray (Lord Kit Aston, 1) It’s 1919, Lord Arthur Cavendish has received a Christmas card saying, ‘Happy Christmas, I’ve killed you.’ When Cavendish is found dead, Kit Aston, a WWI hero, Secret Intelligence Service spy and amateur sleuth, investigates. As the … Continue reading Reading List: 5 Cozy Golden Age Style Christmas Mysteries

Reading List: The 5 Best Noir Mysteries of The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The golden age of detective fiction is considered to be the period between World War I and World War II when a new genre of crime fiction emerged. This genre is commonly referred to as Noir, which is French for “black.” Noir is characterized by its dark and pessimistic view of the world, its complex plots, and its hardboiled detectives who operate outside the law … Continue reading Reading List: The 5 Best Noir Mysteries of The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Reading List: Visiting the Theatre Can Be Murder!

Do you love the theatre and a good mystery? Then let one of these books take center stage of your next night in, but beware, behind every curtain lurks a killer. Catch them if you can before they kill again! Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood (Phryrne Fisher Mysteries,7) Phryne Fisher is running late to a showing of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore when she runs into … Continue reading Reading List: Visiting the Theatre Can Be Murder!