I love ‘period piece’ mysteries, especially those set around WW1 or WW2. Sally Spencer’s Inspector Sam Blackstone mysteries, numbering 9 to date, are set between Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 through World War 1. In Blackstone and the Endgame, our Inspector is ‘set up’ to intercept German espionage. A great deal of the action also takes place in Russia where the political history is intense and fascinating. I do plan to ‘go back’ and read 1-8 and eagerly await other entries in this series. Spencer is also the author of 27 stand alone mysteries along with the Inspector Ruiz series set in Spain, the Charlie Woodend and Monika Paniatowski mysteries, 3 historical sagas and 2 novels. Prolific and fun light reading.