This week my Saturday Suggestion is the author Miriam Grace Monfredo. She wrote a series of six historical mysteries which feature Glynis Tryon, an independent and strong minded woman in the 1850s. Glynis is the librarian in Seneca Falls, NY. In the debut mystery, Seneca Falls Inheritance, the story evolves around the women's rights movement and Glynis assists Elizabeth Cady Stanton during the rally and the subsequent murder.
In the following novels the first glimmerings of the Civil War begin to build into the story lines. The series is very well researched, I thought they were all well done and I loved the character of Glynis. The series includes:
Seneca Falls Inheritance
North Star Conspiracy
Through a Gold Eagle
Must the Maiden Die
Each book takes the reader further forward in time, the last one right to the start of the Civil War and the events at Harper's Ferry. Then the author spun off a trio of novels which highlight a character from some of the earlier novels, Glynis's niece, Bronwen Llyr. Bronwen becomes an investigator for the newly formed Pinkerton Agency and will become embroiled in the events of the War in the Cain trilogy: Sisters of Cain, Brothers of Cain, and Children Of Cain. Glynis appears in the later novels, too, though not as the central character. The last book was published in 2002 and I can't find a website or any other information about the author. This is an series with penty of action, strong female characters and historical detail. Give one a try and see if you like them!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!