Sunday, March 16, 2014

Five of the best historical murder mysteries

S. J. Parris is the pseudonym of author and journalist Stephanie Merritt. Her latest novel is Treachery.

One of the author's five favorite historical murder mysteries, as shared with the Telegraph:
The poets Longfellow, Lowell and Holmes turn detective in Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club (2003), in which a serial killer in 19th-century Boston dispatches his victims in the manner of Dante’s infernal punishments. It’s the ideal combination of erudite and gruesome.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue