I am looking for some good mysteries to readI am looking for some good mysteries to read Sydney #recommend #mystery
What kind of mysteries? If you like a bit of violence and darkness, along with a tiny bit of humor, i recommend John Sandford, Tony Hillerman, and James Lee Burke. If you like Cozy mysteries, I recommend Kate Kingsbury, V. M. Burns, Duffy Brown, Sheila Connolly. If you like British, Ann Cleeves, Faith Martin, Val McDermott, etc. I could go on for days and days.
@Mary i like both
Pretty much anything by @Ellery or Leann Sweeny
Cozy mysteries are some of my favorites. I like Avery Aames, Juliet Blackwell, Kate Carlisle, Kate Collins, Lorna Barrett, Laura Childs, and the list goes on. And I agree with Amanda – anything by @Ellery!
The broken girls,
Ava Lee Seriea by Ian Hamilton
An unwanted guest by Shari Lapena was very enjoyable.
I agree! I recently read that and loved it.
Anything by @Kimberly will keep you guessing. She rapidly became a must buy and read from the 1st book i got of hers.
Sandra Brown. Kay Hooper
Any by @Ellery are wonderful.
Elizabeth Peters, Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris (author of Aurora Teagarden series).
Michael Robotham is really good, if you’re in the mood for a darker thriller.
Lisa Jackson…I love all her books
Love James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Heather Graham..
The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
Anything by April Henry
Anything by Peter Robinson, Paul Doiron, Linda Castillo or Jacqueline Winspear depending on what type of mystery you like.
Castillo and Alex Kava are great
Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series is very good. It’s like a fantasy mystery series. The reader on the audio version is great!
Great cozy mysteries by Lorna Barrett or Loraine Bartlett…they’re the same author just different pen names. Also Jenn McKinlay is good too
Mary Higgins Clark’s Two Little Girls in Blue is a great suspense mystery.
Kate Carlisle’s series that starts with Homicide in Hardcover is a good cozy series about a bookbinder and her British secret agent love interest.
@Ellery‘s Murder in the Mystery Suite and its sequels are great cozies about a secret society that guards lost literary treasures. Her Secret, Book, & Scone series is also a fantastic cozy series but with a completely different feel. It is about a town centered on healing hurting people and specifically a bookstore owner that practices bibliotherapy.
Eva Gates’s By Book or By Crook series is a fun read. It is about a library in a light house and its new librarian.
Miranda James writes 2 series in the same ‘world’ and the 1st is Murder Past Due. Both are great Southern mysteries. Diesel the Maine Coon cat is fun.
Amanda Flowers’s Crime and Poetry series is a fun series about a magical bookstore and the grandmother/granddaughter pair that run it.
Hope this helps.
@Samantha I ditto your comments!
Lisa Jewell, Lisa Scottoline, and Tana French, and Mary Higgins Clark are my go to for mystery currently. Cannot go wrong with anything they have written in my opinion
Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is amazing. Someone posted it on here recently.
Hi, I’m sure you are overwhelmed by all of the excellent suggestions but I thought I would throw a few of my favorites into the ring. Sharon Bolton who I think is the Queen of twist although she is is known as the Queen of Rural Noir. Her best: Now You See Me, Little Black Lies, and The Craftsman. I think Bolton was way ahead of the curve when it comes to twist and far better than the twisty books that followed. Loreth Ann White’s terrific Angie Pallorino series starting with the incredible The Drowned Girls. A little lighter but still so good, Christina Dodd’s Virtue Falls series and Cape Charade series. Both Dodd and White started out as romance writers but then really stepped up their game and let out their inner darkness. For an unusual and wonderful crime series, Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton series starting with The City of the Lost. Last but far far from least, Taylor Steven’s Informationist or latest Liar’s Paradox. Hard to explain either, but I consider them must reads. I highly suggest joining GoodReads for excellent reader’s reviews of all of the suggestions on this thread.