I am suggesting, for you in February,
a crime novel more than 50 years old.
There are loads of them available, and in the last few years there have been republications of books that have been out of print for a long while.... the style will be different - but what you may find, apart from the style of writing which is very different from today's style, is a glimpse into a life quite different from that which we live today. I have just read a book I mentioned in the first line of this post - no body, no blood, no murder and I recommend it to you. It's: