If you enjoy British mysteries, Anne Cleeves wrote both the Shetland series and the Vera series. I've read both and enjoyed them a lot. I absolutely love Louise Penny. If you want a bit of humour, Janet Evanovich has a numbered series that are all murder / crime mysteries. I love them - an easy read. Start with One for the Money. -Jenn
Jenn - I think I might have started the Louise Penny books after a mention on your blog. If so, thanks so much! I have enjoyed them all, my Mom has enjoyed each one as soon as I've finished them, and my good friend is reading them now. I have the new one coming out in August preordered on Amazon! I think I watched the Shetland series on Netflix but would like to read the books. I know Vera is also a series and supposed to be very good, but I can't get it on Prime or Netflix. Those books are definitely some I'd like to try.
Have you read Sue Grafton, she has a set of 25 books, from A to Y, sadly she died before finishing Z. They follow a PI, Kinsey Millhone, each book is a new case, you can sart from A and work your way through or even read them out of order.
Thanks for reminding me of Sue Grafton. I read some of them many years ago, loved them and waited for each new one to come out. I'll have to give them another try. I think I got to P or something like that!
I like historical mysteries and have just read 3 books by A. J. Mackenzie (actually a Canadian/British husband and wife team) - The Body on the Doorstep, The Body in the Ice and The Body in the Boat. They have only written the 3 so far, but I can't wait for any follow-ups!
Oh these sound good. I looked them up and read the descriptions. I've put them on my wish list.
I'm reading a really good book "The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" by Hazel Gaynor. I wouldn't call it a mystery, per se, but a very good read. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
I've put it on my list. Thanks Teresa!
Have you read "The Dry" by Jane Harper? It's set in Australia. I loved that book.
I just put it into my Amazon cart. Thank you! Have you read any of her other books?
I have read this book it is very good
I'm just seeing your followup question (four months later!). Yes, I also read "The Lost Man," which I liked a lot too.
A British mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs is the investigator set near the end of WW1. I just finished her 22nd book in the series.
Thank you! I love a long series like that.
Deborah Crombie also writes a great series of books-but again need to read in order of publication as characters develop over time. Also Marcia Muller writes a good series set in San Francisco and the Bay Area of California. For old writers, George Bellairs is always good- I just discovered him.
I seem to remember the name Marcia Muller, but none of the books I looked at quickly ring a bell. So it sounds like a good series for me. And my daughter lives in the Bay Area and works in San Francisco so that would be interesting! I put the first 2 Deborah Crombie books in my Amazon cart. I think they sound like something my Mom would like, too. Thanks!
Howdy fellow upstate New Yorker (although, we are more Southern Tier-but none the less, still upstate, grin). I like the cozy mysteries set in New York state; books by Lena Gregory, Christine Wenger, Kari Lee Townsend, Susannah Hardy just name a few. I also enjoy the cozy mysteries set in Maine or Maryland. You can just put that in your search engine as Cozy Mysteries set in New York etc. smiles
I never heard of that genre before but it sounds right up my alley. I googled it! I love cozy! Visited your blog and I'm following now! This weather we're getting over the weekend looks horrid. They've already cancelled horse racing at Saratoga for Saturday. Stay cool!
I have not been reading much lately, but I just read, "Where the Crawdads Grow" Not positive on the title, hubby loaded it onto his I-pad. It was easy to read and kind of whimsical. I enjoyed it!hugs,Jann
I have just read a wonderful book called 'All the light we cannot see' by Anthony Doerr. it is a second world war book about a French girl who is blind and a German boy whose lives collide, such a touching wonderful book.Brionyx
Check out Sarah Wynde's work -- A Gift of Grace, A Gift of Time, A Gift of Thought and A Gift of Ghosts. Excellent stories...
My fav is carlene Thompson and also Louise penny