I forgot to mention that I also recently read The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. This was an excellent read. It’s a true story about the Chicago World’s Fair and … uhm … a serial killer. I really don’t want to give away too much of the tale, but if you’re simultaneously into turn-of-the-century Americana, architecture, sociopaths, and forensics, you’ll really dig this one. The writing is brilliant and the author did some serious research. I was very much impressed to learn how much of my life has been influenced by the characters in the story.
Note: This one took me about a month and a half to read because — for some reason — I kept misplacing it. I was working pretty much non-stop at the office, so I didn’t have much free time.