Philadelphia: A City of Mystery
Oline H. Cogdill

One of the nice things about loving mysteries and traveling is the regional novel.

scottoline lisadogThose crime fictions are so rooted to the city or state they are set in that you feel you are actually there.

So as I prepare to visit Philadelphia later this month, one of the first things I do is think about what mystery novels were set in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here are a few mystery writers whose novels capture the history, culture, and contemporary concerns of Philadelphia.

And you don’t even have to plan a trip to enjoy them.

By the way, if I have missed a few—and I am sure I have—let me know.

In no particular order are:

Lisa Scottoline (pictured),

Gillian Roberts,

Richard Montanari,

William Lashner,

Duane Swierzynski,

Nancy Martin,

Tom Bouman,

Solomon Jones,

Jonathon King (his character Max Freeman was from Philadelphia).

Oline Cogdill
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:04