Best romance or mystery novels?
Genell #recommend #mystery #romance
Best mysteries: Still Life by Louise Penny; O’ Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor; Funeral Music: A Novel (The Sarah Selkirk Mysteries) by Morag Joss; The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears; Billy Boyle by James R Benn; One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming; Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr; The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison; Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman; The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey; Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon; The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman; Murder in Jerusalem by Batya Gur
Love Louise Penny! Start with Still Life.
I most definitely will! I have many books on my list to read now?
“One was a soldier “won’t make much sense if you haven’t read the previous books in the series, IMO
I was thinking about trying Louise Penny. Is still life the first? Does it matter if you start with the first?
@Jessica Still Life is the first so the one to start with. In her mysteries there is the murder which will be solved in the book but there is also another long arc concerning the politics within the police department so to best enjoy her mysteries they should be read in order to understand and appreciate the longer arc of the characters.
What the Day Owes the Night, by Yasmina Khadra
Historical romance try Julia Quinn, modern romance try Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Best romance book ( a play): Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand! (Untermeyer translation)
I just read two phenomenal romance reads. One is the something in the way series by Jessica Hawkins https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XBTFR8V/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1527119450&sr=8-1
The other is a stand alone called Inseperable by Siobhan Davis. It was so awesome and is currently on 99 cents on Kindle https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077YXMQDC/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1527119538&sr=8-1
Do you have preference of sub-genre for romance? Historical, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, romantic suspense, etc?
Because I can recommend quite a few?
I read a little bit of everything
Historical, anything by Loretta Chase, but my favorites are Lord Perfect and Silk is for Seduction. Joanna Bourne, Courtney Milan, Grace Burrowes are some other good historical romance authors. Contemporary : Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City and Beard series. Fantasy/paranormal: Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series (first book is Moon Called). Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series or her Burn series. Laura Griffith writes some good romantic suspense.
Thank you! My list keeps getting longer ??
The Knitting in the City and the Beard series are awesome. I loved them!
Historical Romance: Mary Balogh Bedwyn Family series And after that, the Simply Quartet.
Mysteries: Tony Hillerman mysteries Louise Penny mysteries Daniel Silva mysteries Lee Childs “Jack Reacher” mysteries And if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, try Laurie R King “Mary Russell” series
Slightly Dangerous is my favorite Balogh.
@Mary I loved how the family dynamic was built with each book
@Mary Did you read the Simply sequels?
I think I have read every book Balogh has written. In fact, I just finished Someone to Care.
I love those cheesy cozy mystery books. Great after reading an emotionally heavy novel.
Better than melatonin
Historic Romance I love Hannah Howell!
An Isolated Incident by Susan Sloan is an excellent book. Well written, great suspense
Another great one is Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson. A great book!
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