Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Four top historical mysteries set in Early America

Mollie Ann Cox is the author of several popular mystery series, also writing under the pen name Maggie Blackburn and Mollie Cox Bryan. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman's World. The Lace Widow is the first book where she’s combined her passion for history and mystery.

At CrimesRead Cox tagged four favorite historical mysteries set in Early America, including:
Hudson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller by Paddy Hirsch

Set in 1803 New York City, this book blew my mind. Paddy Hirsch is an NPR journalist, and the man can tell a story. He takes the reader into an early New York City murder investigation and brings to life shadowy communities within the city. If you’ve ever wondered how they investigated crimes before the internet, phones, heck, even widespread electricity, you’ll be fascinated by this story, not to mention the well-crafted mystery.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue