A wide range of choices were made in this meeting of the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library’s Crime and Mystery Book Club. The theme was mysteries featuring royalty or political thriller, and this was what was read:
Historical crime can be one of two things, mystery books written and published yesterday and later and mystery books written recently but set in the past. Here are some recommendations of both those types.
March Violets; A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr
The Crow's Trip; Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
The Spy & The Traitor; A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
At this meeting of the Crime and Mystery Book Club at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library, we discussed the small publishing industry that has grown out of the character of Sherlock Holmes. We read crime stories featuring Sherlock Holmes that were not written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Here they are:
The Echoes of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Holmes Cannon edited by Laurie R King and Leslie S Klinger
A Conspiracy in Belgravia; A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
The Murder of Mary Russell; The Garment of Shadows by Laurie R King
Here is the final (belated) suggestions for crime and mystery books featuring the theatre, TV, film and/or music from the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Crime Fiction Book Club.