I just finished reading a wonderful book, Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye. It's not a mystery novel per se, but it has many elements that mystery lovers will recognize and enjoy. Some reviewers have described it as a re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, but I don't think that's quite right -- Jane Steele (the title character of Jane Steele) refers to reading and re-reading Jane Eyre and comments on the similarities and differences between her life and the life of Jane Eyre (the title character of Jane Eyre). So, to me, that isn't a re-imagining. Jane Steele is an orphan, an avid reader, and a governess, so she can't help but compare herself with Jane Eyre. She's also a murderer, the most likable murderer I've ever found in literature. I look forward to reading Faye's other novels now that Jane Steele has brought me to her work.