I love to read and one of the benefits of being retired is having the time during the day to read. When I was working I would try to read at night and would invariably fall asleep after a page or two.
I am generally drawn to non-fiction books focused on historical events but also like a good mystery.
I just finished reading Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb. It is the true story of an expert con man, who swindled friends and family out of their life savings in early 20th century Chicago. It is a great mix of crime and history and made for a compelling read. If you enjoyed any of Eric Larson’s books, such as The Devil in the White City, you will likely enjoy this one.