Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Seven mysteries set during the original roaring ‘20s

Erica Ruth Neubauer spent eleven years in the military, two years as a cop and one year as a high school English teacher before finding her way as a writer. She has reviewed mysteries and crime fiction for several years at publications such as Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine and is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. When she’s not writing her next novel or curled up with a book, she enjoys traveling, yoga and craft beer. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband.

Neubauer's latest novel is Murder at Wedgefield Manor.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven favorite books set during the original roaring ‘20s, including:
Catriona McPherson, After the Armistice Ball

The Dandy Gilver Murder Mystery series starts out in the 1920s, but the newest installment The Turning Tide has moved into the 1930s and I don’t want to be accused of cheating. So, we start at the beginning with After the Armistice Ball. Now that the war is done, Dandy Gilver is bored to tears. When the opportunity to discover what happened to the Duffy Diamonds presents itself, how could she resist? But soon a simple case of theft turns into murder. You can never go wrong with McPherson—her storytelling is impeccable no matter which book, series, or standalone you choose. The Dandy Gilver series is set in McPherson’s native Scotland and will leave you yearning for a trip abroad.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue