I loved Tess G.'s The Bone Garden. I loved how the novel went back and forth between the 1800's and present day. Can anyone recommend any other mystery novels that are similar to this style?
There is another book by the same name, by Kate Ellis, which may interest you (looked up title on my local library website).
Meantime, what did you like about the book? Every other murder mystery has plots not unlike this one.
Do you like the story/plot, or the author's style? (or both)
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look it up. I love historical mysteries like Emily Brightwell, PB Ryan, Kate Kingsbury. I think I just liked how this book was written in the 1800's and how it switched to the present and back and forth. Do you understand what I mean?
How historical? i.e. Any particular era?
I really enjoyed The Cadfael Chronicles, a series of about 21 books by Ellis Peters about a Benedictine monk in the 12th-13th century. Try to read them in order, as the background info is based on fact and flows somewhat from one story to the next.
Try h++p://www.steveconrad.co.uk/cadfael/ (Make sure you change the h++p to http)
h++p://user.chollian.net/~beringar/e-cad.htm (this page gives a good brief synopsis of each book - though actually more like the fly notes)
They should hopefully still be available from your public library.
Note; there are other books also set in the same era if you keep searching.
We have a discussion on Historical Mysteries here:
The Watcher "Historical Mysteries" Aug 10, 2006 - 6:15pm
Maybe you could get some ideas there.
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