Ladies, what is the best mystery novel you’ve read. I’m in a book funk… ?Ladies, what is the best mystery novel you’ve read. I’m in a book funk… ? Danielle #recommend #mystery
The Silent Patient!
I just read An Unwanted Guest and found it a surprising page turner.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Try Josephine Tey – oldies but goodies.
The Daughter of Time ❤️
Try some Agatha Christie – really any of them, but my favorite is The Man in the Brown Suit.
Somethings in the Water by Catherine Steadman
@Melody , I just started this audiobookbook. I’m enjoying it so far.
@Meg I love her english voice
@Melody , it’s just lovely! Lol it’s very smooth……. I think I’ll investigate whether she has narrated other books.
My overdrive for the online library is ridiculous… all these books are checked out and average wait time 6months or longer… small towns ?
I feel your pain….. have to wait months also for the “good” ones.
I like the southern vampire mysteries by Charlaine Harris
@Brandy I read those already haha
@Danielle is you know of anything comparable let me know! Lol I loved them!
@Brandy I don’t ?.
? I haven’t found anything quite as good either lol
The Girl In the Red Coat…..read it in one sitting! Anything by Greg Iles
@Cheri I agree about Greg Iles
Elizabeth George writes a great series. “A Great Deliverance” is the first one. I also like Sue Grafton’s series, which starts with “A Is For Alibi”. I like Peter James (starting with “Dead Simple”) and Linwood Barclay.
Try Julia Spencer-Fleming or the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths
Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series.
Julia Spencer Fleming’s mysteries about a female Episcopal priest and her relationship with the local sheriff. The first in the series is “A Fountain Filled With Blood”, followed by 9 more books.She has not written in the last few years due to grief and poor health. Good news, she is expecting the next In the series to be published next fall or winter.
Connie Freytag just love this series! I’m from Maine so love those Maine authors. Have you read Paul Doiron? First in his series is The Poachers Son.
Anything by Dan Brown
Peter Robinson is also good, as is Deborah Crombie.
I just finished And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie who wanted to write an unsolvable mystery. Got me, I did not see that ending coming.
You can’t go wrong with Mary Higgins Clark. Love her books
John Cardinal series by Giles Blunt, Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes, Murdoch mysteries by Maureen Jennings, Charles Lennox series by Charles Finch, Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley
“The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly” by Stephanie Oakes
Nora Roberts the witness best book keeps you right on the edge of your seat every time you think you know what is happening it changes again
I am a Greg Iles fan … Super good.
@Wendy he is one of my favorites as well. He has pulled so much of his fiction from his own experiences in Natchez and other spots and mashed it all into a meat grinder and comes out like a song. Cemetery Road newest
I really enjoyed “The Smiling Man”
Too many to list
I also recomment Louise Penny. The Armand Gamache mystery series. I am on Book 6 so far and love them!
Love the Lisa Gardner books.
I like Dick Frances books, English settings.
Help I’m in a book funk too ..any recommendation would be fine
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova was one I couldn’t put down. ????????
@Sandy I have that book sitting downstairs…. had it for a year and never picked it up.
@Danielle I’ve read 3 of her books. Loved them. ???
@Sandy Hmm. maybe I should give it a shot.
I like the Louise Penny series, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn. I just finished The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. It was good.
The Boy by Tami Hoag – just read it and it really held my interest until the end!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – by Steig Larson; The Da Vinci Code – by Dan Brown.
I love a good mystery! I read this one several years ago and I rate it up there as one of the best mysteries.
Going on my tbr list.
@Barbara , has been on my shelf forever… now I will put in on my TBR pike ?
Started reading Julie Garwood books. Great mysteries.
Donna Leon series and Louise Penny’s books
If you haven’t ever tried Carol Goodman, she has lovely literary mysteries. The Lake of Dead Languages is a personal fave.
Will look for her. 🙂
Where the Crawdads Sing, Educated
Lilac Girls (WWII)
The last time I lied amazing book more of a thriller but still a good mystery
love Louise Penny’s series with Inspector Gamache
Bring Me Back B.A. Paris
I don’t read mystery, but I found one book because I was looking for a woman writer, but it turned out to be a great mystery book, “The Kopp Sister’s Series.” There are three!
@Julie these are excellent
I’m currently reading the Kept Woman by Karen Slaughter.
I love love love Denise Grover Swank. Just finished the Rose Gardner series and currently reading the Magnolia Steele series. Both of the first books are free on all platforms. Good, if you wanna see whether you like it or not
Look at “The Hiding Place”. CJ Pilcher. I’m just finishing it and I love it!
Final Girls, The Breakdown, Birdbox is amazing too
In a dark,dark wood by Ruth Ware
Behind closed doors by B.A. Paris
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is excellent
@Audrey I agree!! Soooo many twists!
And then there were none by Agatha Christie
Sharp objects by Gillian Flynn
Already read that.
An Inconvenient Woman — Dominic Dunne
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christy. And I enjoyed the most recent mystery I read called A Justified Murder by Jude Deveraux–though it did take a while to get into and it took me 2 weeks to freakin’ read! .
I love Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series!
“What kind of mother are you “ was a good read. Takes place in UK ??.
Big little lies
Where are the Children or Loves Music Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark.
If you’re looking for something that will blow your mind, try The Seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Behind closed doors
I’m new to the mystery genre, as I only started reading them last year. It turns out I really like Historical mysteries. Laura Joh Rowland wrote the Sano Ichiro series which I thoroughly enjoy. I haven’t read through all of them yet but I pick one up whenever I’m feeling like a mystery is in order. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/195979.Shinju?ac=1&from_search=true
She’s also started up a Victorian era mystery series which I haven’t dived I to yet, but it is near the top of my TBR list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30316229-the-ripper-s-shadow
Edge Jeffery Deaver
the girl with the Dragon tatto
The Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen. I recommend you read in order. Also Louise Penny : start with Still Life (also read in order)
If you enjoy Christian authors, anything byTerri Blackstock and Dee Henderson. Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series is my favorite!
I just finished Brenda Novac’s trilogy, The Perfect Couple, “The Perfect Liar and The Perfect Murder. I really enjoyed all three of these.
Following. I love mystery novels.
A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
Bitter Legacy by Dal Maclean
I think might be “A Quiet Belief in Angels” by RJ Elloey
I love the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. ❤️❤️
Broken Harbor by Tana French.
Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series.
Following for great ideas
Jane Langton’s Homer Kelly series… including Emily Dickinson is Dead, The Memorial Hall Murder, and The Escher Twist
And Then There Were None
@Elaine I agree completely
I really love the Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) Cormoran Strike novels.
I love the characters and the stories are engaging.
@Linda I have just started reading her books – the Silkworm- and I agree.
Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea is good. I got into it during a reading slump.
Wilkie Colins’ the Woman in White
@Zara I have got this. Looking forward to reading it. The Moonstone by Collins was the first detective novel. And still holds up.
@Suroor I actually read the two and yeah the two of them are wonderful.
Curtain by Agatha Christie. It’s an oldie but a goodie.
The Witch Elm by Tana French
Angels and demons, the da Vinci code
@Amy read that
@Danielle how about the historian
@Amy no but I do have that book.
@Danielle it’s Interesting
Sidney Sheldon’s The stars in your eyes
Any Laurie King !
The Murder of Roger Acroyd by Agatha Christie.
“And then there were none” by Great The Agatha Christie.
Anything by Agatha Christie. I can’t choose a favorite
I just read a new book called THE LAST MAN by Jane Harper and found it to be very good. It takes place in the Outback and had you wondering what you would do in a similar situation. It just came out so check your local library.
@Connie I really like Jane Harper!
Any of Louise Pennys books, but it is always good to start with the first one.
I love the Simon Serrailer series by Susan Hill.
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
I AM PILGRIM by Terry Hayes.
P D James novels were entertaining . I’ve never read an Agatha Christie.
And then she was gone by Lisa jewell will definitely get you out of that funk
The Woman in Cabin 10
Anything Harlan Coben writes.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
I like anything by Lisa Jackson
by Caleb Carr
Louise Penny writes the best ones.
I hate it when that happens. I usually turn to cozy murder mysteries when that happens. There are hundreds – Quick and easy.
Louise Penny start with first book – great series
JA Jance has a great one – the Joanna Brady series – love the characters, the setting, the story lines flow well
I’m a Tony Hillerman fan. Aside from mystery and action, you get a great feeling for the landscape, history and Native American culture His daughter has been picking up the Chee Leaphorn series and I just found out! Finished the first of her books and have others on order
@Dawn I enjoy them too.
@Dawn, I loved all his books!
Indian Killer by Sherman Alexi – it’s a real thriller!
I heard him give a talk.
yes! I’ve read all his work and recommendations and find it all wonderful -then I went to listen to him. It made me never want to meet my fav authors again. lol (it’s my fault for building him up so much, I’m sure he’s a fine human being, just unexpected.)
And then there were none- by Agatha Christie.
Love Grafton, Evonovic, and just started reading JA Jance…her Ali Reynolds series is great.
I like mysteries by Laura @Childs
Love the Aimee Leduc mysteries.
My absolute favourite book of last year was Losing Jane by A K Biggins. I bought it on kindle as well so I could read it again.
Something in the water, by Carolyn Steadman
Ever tried Shari Lapena ‘ s books?
The only mystery I’ve ever read and loved, well a whole series was called, “The Kopp Sister’s Series,” by Amy Stewart.
@Julie those were so great!!
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
I love anything by Harlan Coben.
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
Daddy by Lupe Durant
I love books by Jo Nesbo.
Paula Daly, Lisa Jewell are two of my favorite authors.
One of my all time favourite is Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X. Other Higashino’s books are also great.
71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
One of my favorites is “The Second Lady By Irving Wallace.
I loved The woods by Harlan Coben. I couldn’t put it down.
Haven’t read this, but it looks like it may be what you are looking for … happy reading!
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.
Check out the Barbara Nickless, Sydney Rose Parnell series. Have been waiting almost a year for book 3! Excellent reviews on Kindle and probably free.
If you like mysteries and Paris, try Cara Black’s Aimee Leduc mystery series, set in various parts of Paris, of course, and written in English.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Dresden Files