Great Depression

The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)

By Ovidia Yu - Published 2018



Chen Su Lin is a secretarial assistant to Chief Inspector LeFroy in this 1930s murder mystery set in Singapore. She is drawn into ...Read Review

The Lost Daughter

By Sylvia Broady - Published 2018Published 2019


Set in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 1930, Broady tells the story of Alice Goddard, a woman fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her ...Read Review

The Mystery of Three Quarters (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

By Sophie Hannah - Published 2018



When four seemingly unconnected individuals receive letters claiming to be from Hercule Poirot and accusing them of murdering the same person, it gets ...Read Review

Black City Dragon

By Richard A. Knaak - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

There’s a lot more going on in Prohibition-era Chicago than just gangsters and G-men. Private Detective/Ghost Buster, Nick Media, finds flashy ...Read Review

The River Widow

By Ann Howard Creel - Published 2018


Adah Branch and her family are caught up in the disastrous 1937 flood in Paducah, Kentucky. Rescuing items from their farm, Adah’s husband ...Read Review

The Frangipani Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)

By Ovidia Yu - Published 2017



In 1936 in Singapore, teenage orphan Su Lin knows that her uncle wants to give her away in marriage to a suitable husband—that ...Read Review

The Drowned Village

By Kathleen McGurl - Published 2018



Kathleen McGurl is fast establishing herself as a master of the multi-period novel in which a mystery from the past has implications for ...Read Review

Two Roads

By Joseph Bruchac - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

After losing his farm and his mother to the hard times of the 1930s Depression, twelve-year-old Cal Black and his beloved Pop Will ...Read Review

The Only Woman in the Room

By Marie Benedict - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Vienna, 1933. Hedy Kiesler stands on stage embracing the accolades she receives for her performance as Bavarian Empress Elizabeth. During her performance, a man ...Read Review

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America

By Elise Hooper - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Dorothea Lange, most famous for her Depression-era portraits taken for the federal government, is a complex and pioneering figure with a story worth ...Read Review

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