It’s a Mystery!

Apologies for my absence last week–I was off at the Jersey Shore (no jokes!), and was not able to post.

This week, I am very excited about the upcoming BBC America show Ripper Street; obviously later than the Regency period, since it references the Jack the Ripper murders, but it’s set in London in 1889, and I like Matthew Macfadyen (even if he’s not nearly as compelling as he was in MI-5 and Pride and Prejudice), and the actor who plays Bronn on Game of Thrones, who I really like.

I’ve been watching Copper on BBC America as well; it’s not nearly as good as it should be, but the setting (1864 NYC, right around the notorious Five Points area), and the badass hero keep me tuning in, at least until other stuff comes around again.

I love historical mystery series–I’m still waiting for someone to turn Barbara Hambly’s Benjamin January series into a screened event–although I could never write a mystery myself.

What historical mystery books or shows or movies are your favorites? ‘s


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Evangeline Holland
10 years ago

I’m really, really loving The Bletchley Circle. 1950s, women sleuths, former codebreakers=amazing. I’m trying my hand at a historical mystery, but I’m so danged analytical, so I keep trying to fool myself while writing it.

Amanda McCabe/Laurel McKee

Since I’m writing a historical mystery right now, I am all over this stuff. 🙂 I tried “Copper,” wasn’t too impressed–will have to watch “Ripper”

Diane Gaston
10 years ago

Of course my mind goes completely blank as soon as you ask!

Will look for Ripper!

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Karen H in NC
10 years ago

My TV channels are limited so lots of the cable channel programs are not available to me. Amazon usually has them available for purchase. I am buying Copper based on other viewers comments and the little 3 minute blurb Amazon has. I’ll give it a one season try. I’ll also be watching for Ripper. Sounds like something I’d like.

Louisa Cornell
10 years ago

I’m a big Matthew Mac fan so I would definitely watch this. AND the Ripper case is one I have studied for years.

One of my favorite historical mystery series is Mel Starr’s Hugh de Singleton series – a medieval sort of CSI series. GREAT series and his ability to actually put you in the fourteenth century is amazing.

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