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  • I finished monster in the closet by Karen rose not that long ago and it was good. I love Kevin O’Brien books and anything mystery by Lisa Jackson

  • Try a Scandinavian… Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Lars Kepler, Stieg Lesson… Especially Lars Kepler 😆

  • Anything by Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Peter May William Kent Krueger, Jorn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbo.

  • Dead Simple by Peter James. It’s the first of the Roy Grace series. Set in England.

  • Murder on the Orient Express! Movie version is coming out in November

  • Try The Trouble With Sheep and Goats. By Joanna Cannon. Quirky mystery. Not your average whodunnit ,I’m half way through and its brilliant so far. 🙂

    • I will definitely check it out! I didn’t realize it was a book. I wonder how many of us would say our favorite scene is the one in the used book store? I was practically drooling when then scene happened!

    • the vanished man is one of my favorites by him, and I’m currently reading The Burial Hour 🙂

  • For a highly enjoyable hold your sides laughing mystery in life series, you can’t do better than Donna Andrew’s Meh Langslow adventures. They. All have a bird in the title. If you can find it,read Murder With Peacocks first, but all are enjoyable.for Christmas, try Six Geese a-Slaying.
    Also, The Burglar Who series, anything by Carl Hiassen

    • Love her books Evelyn! Have you found anyone similar?

    • Still humorous, but in a different vein, The Burglar Who….featuring a burglar who enjoys the act of burglary almost more than the theft. Nicely woven plots that skilfully and enjoyably wind to a drawing room solution.

  • For a look down south, Margaret Maron’s Judge Deborah Knott and her entwined family

    • Just started one of hers, and am really enjoying it! I’m so glad to find another good mystery series. I’ve finished all of Louise Penny’s…my favorites!

  • Michael Connelly’s Late Show and Harry Bosch/Lincoln Lawyer is great. John Sandford’s Prey Series, Sara Paretsky. For non-fiction, Erik Larson’s The Devil in White City.

  • I recently read Girl on a Train and now just finishing up Gone Girl. Loved and love them both!!

    • I hated them both. Was embarassed for the characters! All a matter of opinion…

  • The Cork O’Connor series by William Kent Krueger is excellent.

  • I love Robert Wilson’s series w/ detective Javier Falcon. The first is The Blind Man of Seville. The series is set in southern Spain, and the characters are very intense and complex. I read these as much for the complex characters as for the mysteries.

    • No not at all, they intrigue me and keep my attention. I’m tired of lovey dovey romance

  • Robert Dugoni has the Tracy crosswhite series that I am loving right now.

  • Any by Louise Penny…but good to start with first one: Still Life

  • Kate Adkinson’s Jackson Brodie books. Four of them that start with “Case Histories”. I loved them all! Stephen King called “Case…” the best mystery book of that decade.

  • A Stranger in the House and The Couple Nextdoor by Shari Lapena. VERY GOOD!

  • I just started A Pleasure and a Calling by Paul Hogan and am really enjoying it. A Psychological thriller mystery.

  • Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series set in Canada. ‘Still Life’ is the first book. Superb

    I also enjoy the Kate Shugak mysteries by Dana Stabenow. They are set in Alaska. Kate is fierce.

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    Allan Bradley (Flavia deLuce)
    JA Jance. (JP Beaumont series or Joanna Brady. I didn’t care for her Ali Reynolds series)
    Tony Hillerman – series are set in New Mexico. Again… SUPERB
    MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series for humorous murder mysteries set in England.

    • Sue Grafton, Greg iles, CJ Box (start at beginning of series), Marcia Muller, so many to choose from!! lol 🙂

  • Anything by Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs, or John Lescroart, to start..

  • For something fun and different, try Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann.

    Another light one I recently enjoyed is The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan .

    Something more traditional is The dawn Patrol by Don Winslow.

  • Cormoran Strike series by Robert galbraith aka J.K Rowling

  • About the Author by John Colapinto. Felt like something Hitchcock would have come up with

  • Y’all have me buying all these books and spending all kinds of money I don’t need to 😂

    • Oh, a bit of everything. Contemporary fiction, crime, and I’ve recently found myself getting into horror again (not gory stuff though, more just spooky). All time favourites are Stephen King and Robert B Parker, but I’ve recently been turned on to Ann Patchett (Commonwealth and State of Grace both blew me away) and George Pelecanos. Like a bit of non-fiction too. Sorry if I rambled a bit there 😂 you?

    • no I love it! I’m the same. Psychological thrillers, murder/mystery. As long as it isn’t a love story I’m good! Haha

    • Haha! Yeah I don’t mind if there’s a bit of that flung in but I’ve never been a Mills & Boon fan 😂

    • i don’t mind if there is some sex but I don’t want romance, lovey dovey stuff 😂

    • Ha! When I was a teenager I used to love James Herbert because his stories were scary, but they always had a naughty scene in there somewhere 😝

    • i used to love the Nicholas Sparks, I despise them now lol guess I grew up

    • id love to but I have 3 kids and work full time so I have limited time to browse anything 😂

  • More info needed. Do you want a cozy mystery, an English mystery, police procedural, historical, hysterical, One where no one gets hurt, one where everyone gets hurt, one that is cat-based, one that is dog based?? The categories go on and on.

  • Agatha Christie is always a good choice. But may not be gruesome enough.

  • Charles Lennox series by Charles Finch; Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson, Inspector Banks series, by Peter Robinson, John Ceepak series by Chris Grabenstein, Ruth Galloway series by Ely Griffiths, Constable Molly Smith series by Vicki Delany, Inspector Konrad Sejer series by Karin Fossum…so many! I also agree with Louise Penny’s Three Pines series and Kate Burkholder series, Flavia deLuce series, Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy and Enzo files!

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