The Cloak & Dagger Literary Society @ Sharon Public Library
October 2017: Histories & Mysteries, Oh My!
"The past decade has seen an explosion in both quantity and quality. Never before have so many historical mysteries been published, by so many gifted writers, and covering such a wide range of times and places. ... The best writers ground their captivating story lines firmly in what is known about the period they write about. Many sate the reader's curiosity about where they have and have not diverted from the historical record in informative postscripts. However, as author Andrew Pepper correctly points out, 'There is no such thing as a pure and untainted historical record. All history is narrative, and all histories are shaped according to contemporary issues and agendas. Verisimilitude, not accuracy, should be the benchmark for the historical writer.' "
--Lenny Picker,
   Mysteries of History 

A list of historical mystery authors begins on the right and continues at the bottom of the newsletter. Clicking on the author's name will bring you to their biography, while clicking on a series or character link will bring you to a bibliography of books. Happy mystery reading!
Upcoming Newsletter Releases
The Detective on Film

Resurrecting the Detective:
New Takes on Established Classics
Interesting Links
Writing the Historical Mystery: Accuracy vs. Fiction

Paul Doherty on the Appeal of the History Mystery

Thoughts on Two Feisty Females

Toiling in the Trenches: An Interview with Steven Saylor

It's certain that, while compiling my list,
I missed authors of note who fits this category.
Please email me if you see any glaring omissions
and I will add the author(s) in question,
so that future readers will be informed!