Where are your favorite mysteries set?
I am reading a mystery right now called THE MAN FROM BERLIN (by a debut mystery writer named Luke McCallin) that is set in occupied Sarajevo in 1943. It's really, really good, and I think the setting just makes it. I visited Sarajevo in 2004 for a few days on a backpacking trip, and this author brings back so many memories and impressions that I haven't thought about in a long time.
I think if I were going to write a mystery, I'd set it on Washington Island in Wisconsin. Has anyone out there ever been there? Gorgeous, desolated in winter, a big history of knitting and weaving, full of charming old characters . . . in fact, I think I might be onto something here!! Maybe I'll spend this winter writing such a cozy mystery.