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PICKS OF THE WEEK: Exploring historical mysteries

In this week's picks, the BWG Library recommends these mixed genre books
2022-01-06 BWG Library picks Jan 15

Mixed genres are books that blend elements from two or more different genres. Mixed genre books have been around for a long time – one of the most popular mixed genres are psychological thrillers. BWG Library’s 2022 Reading Challenge includes reading a mixed genre book. Readers can choose from any combination of genres such as paranormal romance, fantasy science fiction, thriller mystery, romantic comedy, comedy horror, dark fantasy, horror western and comic fantasy.

Today’s BWG Picks will highlight another popular mixed genre: the Historical Mystery. Historical mysteries are set in a time period in the past and the central plot involves the solving of a mystery or crime (usually murder).

Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas
Charlotte Holmes comes face-to-face with her enemy when Moriarty turns to her in his hour of need.

Murder in an English Glade by Jessica Ellicott
An artist colony at Maitland Park, that turns into a real murder case, friends Beryl and Edwima are faced with a possible crime of passion.

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky by Margaret Verble
After disaster strikes during one of her shows, Two Feathers, a young Cherokee horse-diver on loan to Glendale Park Zoo from a Wild West show, must get to the bottom of a mystery that spans centuries.

A Darker Reality by Anne Perry
Elena Standish investigates the mysterious death of Lia Worth, who she discovers is a British spy, at an anniversary party for her parents in Washington D. C.