Mystery Summer: Authors as Sleuths
Annotation:Set at a time when the 22-year-old author was writing "blood and thunder" tales, the fictional Louisa May Alcott becomes involved in an actual murder investigation in 1854 Boston.
Annotation:Haven't we all regretted that Jane Austen only left us six novels? Stephanie Barron recreates the author's voice quite convincingly as Jane describes her detective experiences through journal entries in this series.
Annotation:Charlotte Brontë and the Opium Wars? As imagined by Laura Joh Rowland, Brontë's life and experiences were not quite as limited as we believed...
Annotation:First in the Kit Marlowe series. It's 1583 and a young Christopher Marlowe is about to graduate from Cambridge. When one of his friends is found dead, he works to prove that it is a case of murder, not suicide.
Annotation:Golden age mystery author Josephine Tey becomes the detective in this mystery series set in the 1930s.
A Shared List by nypl_mid_manhattan
Member of New York Public LibrarySend nypl_mid_manhattan a Message Follow Ignore Report This List
What do Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Christopher Marlowe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Josephine Tey have in common? It turns out that in addition to being great writers, they are also brilliant and intrepid detectives, or at least their fictional counterparts are. These entertaining historical mysteries recreate the voices and lives of the authors within cleverly plotted mysteries.