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50 Must-Read Books About Tudor England

50 must-read books about Tudor England in all its contradictory glory of racism, conviviality, homosexuality, female friendship, childbirth, witch trials, antisemitism without Jews, encounters with Islam, conflicts with Spain, and Shakesqueer.

The 10 Best Mystery Authors of All Time

Today I have given myself the impossible and unfair task of naming the top 10 best mystery authors of all time. These are the authors I think have gone beyond simply writing a fun mystery and have really elevated or added to the mystery genre in some way.