Subject: Re: travel related books
Hi John and Ziners,

I like to read fiction about my travel destinations. Recently I have read a couple of Iain Pears mysteries about art theft in Italy.

Before I went to Paris, I read a few by Cara Black - Murder in the Marais (about Parisian Jews) and Murder in Belleville (about the sans-papiers, illegal Algerian immigrants). Both worth reading.

My husband enjoyed Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik. This caused us to take a trip to see the carousel at the Luxembourg Gardens!

Before I went to Lucca a couple of years ago, I read Ghirlandaio's Daughter by John Spencer Hill. It made seeing the tomb in the duomo all the more poignant.

For Florence, I like Magdalene Nabb's Marshal Guarnaccia mysteries and for Rome, Lindsey Davis's Marcus Didius Falco mysteries.

These websites are good sources of titles:

http://www.ucc.ie/italian/mysteries.html

http://www.bookbrowser.com/MystRegion/mystregion.htm

If your library subscribes to NoveList, a searchable database for fiction (Toronto Public Library does), you can use your destination as a keyword.

Frances Toronto, Canada