Ive devised a fun way to extend the pleasures of travel by finding mysteries and novels -- preferable an entire series -- set in my travel destinations. For Paris, Cara Black has written at least a dozen Aimee Leduc mysteries set in various neighborhoods throughout Paris. Read them on your iPad along with Google maps to pinpoint all the locations and even pull up street scenes. Great way to learn more about the city as well as enjoying a terrific mystery. For the south of France, the Martin Walker series starring Bruno Courreges in fictional St. Denis is a joy. For Venice, the prolific Donna Leon and her Commssario Brunetti will delight in her mysteries. I'm still on the fence about Kent Cristobel's Sandro Cellini mysteries set in Florence. Same for Rome as I think David Hewson's Nic Costa series is a bit too graphic and gruesome - so I'm open for new mystery suggestions.
Any other mystery lovers out there with ideas for European settings?