A long time history buff and avid reader; sometimes the two collide most happily. I like biographies and certain historical eras - in particular Tudor England and anything post World War I set anywhere in the UK.
Touchstone (2007) by Laurie King is a standalone novel set in England several years after the end of WWI. An American agent, Harris Stuyvesant, is searching for a man he believes is behind a series of bombings back in the States.
King is brilliant at making her characters solid, credible, and exceedingly vivid. If I could cast this book, here's who I'd have play the major characters.