Mysteries set in WWI thru WWII era
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Books I've read from this era range from, on the light side, Michael A. Black's Melody of Vengeance, with a detective based on comic book super heroes, to the more serious Test of Wills by Charles Todd, with a detective who's mind is haunted by a soldier he had to execute for insubordination.
Another fun one by the German writer Johannes Mario Simmel has the delightful title, It Can't Always be Caviar: the Fabulously Daring Adventures and Exquisite Cooking Recipes of the Involuntary Secret Agent, Thomas Lieven. Besides a good story, there are some interesting recipies. Try the mosaic sandwich, tho I substituted roast beef for the tongue when I mix the filling!
One of my favorite series is by J. Robert Janes, and takes place in occupied France. St. Syr of the Surete has been paired with Kohler of the Gestapo and that makes for a very interesting detective partnership. The backstory is that Kohler was a cop in Germany before the war. A well-written, interesting series that gets high marks from historians for accurately portraying the life and times in France during the occupation. The characters are well drawn and the mysteries keep you reading. They are pretty intense, tho, so I've only read two so far, Mayhem and Kaleidoscope.
One is Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn, set in 1923-25 London. Daisy is a noblewoman & journalist who writes about stately homes for Town & Country magazine & seems to come across bodies with alarming frequency. It certainly alarms CDI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard. The first book is Death at Wentwater Court
The other is the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood, set in 1928 Melbourne. Phryne is also an English noblewoman but is an actual private detective working in Melbourne. The first book is Cocaine Blues
You may also like River of Darkness and Blood Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth. Both are set in rural England between the wars and feature the enigmatic DCI, John Madden.
The book ended with a hook for the sequel that she is writing. The main character ends the book with plans to return to her flying duties until her next undercover assignment, so the next book will likely be set somewhere else.
It wasn't a great book, but good enough that I'm interested in reading the sequel. I saw from your profile that you prefer cozies, and this is close to being cozy. Try it.