MONTHLY MYSTERIES

MONTHLY MYSTERIES

I love to read and there are not many genres I am unwilling to try but I am currently passionate about cozy mysteries. I started with Louise Penny and from there have expanded my range into all types of mysteries and crime novels. Below I have three great reads for those of you looking for a good book!

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DISSOLUTION

BY C.J. SANSOM

This is a great book! I would recommend it to those who love a good mystery or for anyone who likes historical fiction. The series centers around Matthew Shardlake who is a lawyer during the reign of Henry VIII. The first mystery is set at the monastery of Scarnsea during the period in which Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of all the monasteries. This is actually a time in history which I have never been that drawn too but this series has definitely changed that for me. I like the moodiness of the period and the setting is perfect for a mystery novel. Matthew Shardlake is one of my favorite type of characters. He is flawed but not in the traditional “English detective” way. He is physically handicapped but has a keen mind. I could not recommend this series enough!

THE LEGACY

BY YRSA SIGURDARDOTTIER

I tried this series out because it was set in Iceland which is a destination on my bucket list. I enjoy books that allow me to escape to an entirely different place. I was hesitant when I saw the series name, Children’s House Series, but the crime does not center around children. The relationship the author develops between Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja really has me hooked on this series. I like seeing a relationship develop between the individuals working to solve the crime instead of jumping in after years of partnership. I also appreciate that even though these are dark crimes the books never leave me feeling moody.

MURDER ON BLACK SWAN LANE

BY ANDREA PENROSE

I always enjoy a cozy, British mystery. Especially ones set during the Regency Era. Throw in a Duke or an Earl and I am hooked. I will say this book did not get strong reviews from fans of C.S. Harris who writes in a similar style and setting. I have not read anything by this author but plan to do so soon. There is a romance to the series which I thought was good but there were some historical inaccuracies and the writing is not always at its best. Having said all this I do not think this is a bad book and even still recommended it to my sister with reservations.

Hope you find something that peeks your interest. Enjoy!

Jordan

MONTHLY MYSTERIES

MONTHLY MYSTERIES

I love to read and there are not many genres I am unwilling to try but I am currently passionate about cozy mysteries. I started with Louise Penny and from there have expanded my range into all types of mysteries and crime novels. Below I have three great reads for those of you looking for a good book!

This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click HERE to read my full disclosure policy.

A DUTY TO THE DEAD

BY CHARLES TODD

This may be one of my favorite mystery series I have read.  The protagonist, Bess Crawford is a WWI nurse and is a strong female character that you cannot help but admire.  I also enjoy the subtle romance happening in the background throughout the series.  Each additional book in the series draws me in more; the ability of the writers to make you feel the emotions along with Bess Crawford as she solves the mystery keeps me coming back for more.   I love any book that can pull me in so that I am completely immersed in their fictional world.  This is a great cozy mystery to snuggle up on the couch with but don’t forget the tea!

THE MONOGRAM MURDERS

BY SOPHIE HANNAH

I am a huge sucker for a Classic whodunit Mystery.  My husband and I love Hercule Poirot mysteries, whether it is reading the novels or watching the series, so when I saw this mystery series I knew I had to try it.  I enjoy Sophie Hannah’s writing style and liked the classic Poirot twist and turns.   My only drawback to the book was the end where Poirot reveals the killer which felt too drawn out, even with that one snag, I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

BY RUTH WARE

I am one of those Ruth Ware fans that pick and choose which of her novels I will read.  Some of her books are either just not to my taste or too dark for me.  Having said that this is definitely one I enjoyed and would recommend to everyone.  Ruth Ware is another writer who has the ability to draw you so deep into her books that I feel the anxiety and fear of the main character.  This is a great book for a rainy night or save it for closer to Halloween for a good suspense! 

Hope you find something that peeks your interest. Enjoy!

Jordan