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The 88-Year-Old British Mystery That’s Blowing Up On Social Media

Though it’s not uncommon to see the works of Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle trending when adaptations of their work premiere, it IS unusual to see a seemingly random puzzle novel from 1930s England suddenly getting tons of attention on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. The Background: Between 1926 and 1939, a man …

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Books Like The Girl on the Train: 22 Suspenseful British Psychological Thrillers

When British author Paula Hawkins’ first novel, The Girl on the Train, was published, it was an instant sensation. It debuted in the top spot on the New York Times Fiction bestseller list, then proceeded to hold that spot for 13 weeks. A year later, it was adapted into an American film starring English actress Emily Blunt. If you enjoyed …

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A Look at Actor & Author Ben Miller’s Books

Ben Miller is a talented actor who will no doubt be familiar to a great many British TV fans. Perhaps best known for his role in the first few seasons of Death in Paradise, he’s also appeared in: Professor T (UK adaptation) The Worst Week of My Life Primeval I Want My Wife Back Asylum Bridgerton The Armstrong & Miller …

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All of Ann Cleeves’ DI Vera Stanhope Books in Order

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Ann Cleeves is one of the most popular and prolific British crime writers of recent years, and few fans of British mysteries will be unaware of her work. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to keep them all straight, though – especially now that she’s added another new series into the mix. In this post, we’ll take a look at all …

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All of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Books in Order

Ann Cleeves is one of the most popular and prolific British crime writers of recent years, and few fans of British mysteries will be unaware of her Shetland novels. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to keep them all straight, though. In this post, we’ll take a look at all of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland books in order. For your convenience, we …

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9 New British Mysteries for Autumn 2021

Cool temperatures, dark evenings, and crunchy leaves make for great mystery-reading. We’re always on the lookout for the new and promising, so we’ve gathered up some of the most exciting British mysteries set to hit the market this autumn. Publication dates vary by country, with many UK titles hitting the UK before the US – so be aware that depending …

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A Look at Anthony Horowitz’s Intriguing Adult Mystery Novels

Few modern British writers have been as prolific and influential as Anthony Horowitz (image credit: AnthonyHorowitz.com & Jack Lawson). Along with the brilliant period mystery series Foyle’s War, he’s also responsible for the Alex Rider series, at least a dozen other young adult books, and several more TV shows (including the first handful of episodes of Midsomer Murders). What a …

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P.D. James’ Adam Dalgliesh Book Series in Order

If you’ve never read the Adam Dalgliesh mystery novels by P.D. James, now is a great time to get familiar with the series. Acorn TV is currently adapting the series for television (check out the trailer and details HERE), and the new series will premiere in November 2021. To help you get started, we’ve included a list of all the …

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All of Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody Books in Order

The Amelia Peabody series is a set of historical mystery novels written by University of Chicago-trained Egyptologist Barbara Mertz under the pen name Elizabeth Peters. The books follow an unusual female Egyptologist named Amelia Peabody Emerson as she carries on in a career and family life centered around excavations in Egypt (and time back home in England). There are twenty …

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The Blindness of Odile: A Journey of Discovery in 1970s Cambridge

One of our goals at here is to spotlight the (relevant) works of writers in the IHeartBritishTV / IHeartBritain / Great British Book Club community (to the extent that time permits, of course). Recently, we featured the mysteries of Emma Jameson. Today, we’d like to feature a novel from California-based author Pamella Bowen. The Blindness of Odile The Blindness of …

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