A whole book of Eclipse stories, many of them mysteries? That should be the perfect read while you are waiting for the few minutes that the moon actually covers the sun next month.
I will be in the range of a partial eclipse so I used one in my story.
I have two memories of eclipses in my own life. The first was when a bunch of us rushed home from college to Portland, Maine, to see the total eclipse, only to have it be so overcast that even the dimming of the light was hardly noticeable. The second was a total surprise. Walking home from an evening meeting in Boston to find the earth’s shadow creeping across the full moon as we stood in the Fenway (That’s the park not the ball field). Way romantic.
I write historicals, so I knew right away what my story is going to be about some historical eclipse. Charles Sanders Peirce, son of a Harvard Professor and well known scientist (look him up, he is a real guy) takes some students to observe the partial eclipse on a farm outside Washington, DC. He invites his friends Emily and Charles Lawrence, the detective duo. So of course there is a murder.
Day of the Dark is edited by Kaye George and published by Wildside Press. Find it here: