Recently I finished the Tana French mystery series set in Dublin. A strong part of its appeal is the glimpse into modern Ireland today, with its uneasy mix of rich but tragic history and twenty-first century commercialism and economic problems. That got me thinking about how crucial atmosphere is to the success of many of the best mystery series today, along with strong plotting and memorable characters.
There are so many great series out there that it’s hard to know where to start, but here are a few:
Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti series, set in Venice
And there are many, many more…what other mystery series stand out to you because of their setting?