I think we can all agree that there is something magical about Spring, with buds beginning to bloom, and fresh greenery for the eyes to feast on. The days are longer too, after the brief blink-and-you-miss-it periods of sunlight during the cold, dark winter months. It’s a time of renewal at home when we clean out the closets and get the dust out of rooms that haven’t breathed the outdoor air for months. It’s also the perfect time to make new lists of books to read – so we can look forward to spending the coming summer months curled up with one, while parked underneath a beach umbrella, or swinging gently in a hammock in the backyard. And that, at least, is something we know we can help you with.
So, without further ado, here are our reading recommendations, culled from our blog posts over the last month or so. Each is a historical mystery, with its own unique setting in time and place:
D.T. Niane, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Rafael Scott, Beyond Mali
The 15th Century
Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl
PC Doherty, The Serpent Amongst the Lilies
Margaret Frazer, The Novice’s Tale
Alex Rutherford, Raiders from the North
CC Humphreys, A Place Called Armageddon
Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom
Ellis Peters, An Excellent Mystery
Peter Tremayne, Absolution by Murder
Paul Doherty, The House of Death
We hope you find something on this list that catches your fancy. In any case, do let us know what you think, both about the list itself, and the books that are on it.