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 …

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All of M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin Books in Order

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Whether you’re a long-time reader or you’ve only recently discovered M.C. Beaton’s delightful Agatha Raisin series of cosy mysteries, it can be a bit of a nuisance to keep track of the series order. There are, after all, 31 books in the Agatha Raisin series (as of January 2021). In this post, we’ll take a …

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11 Great British Christmas Cosy Mysteries to Read this Winter

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Since it seems like this holiday season may give all of us a little extra time indoors, I thought we’d use this post to take a look at some British Christmas-themed mystery novels. Christmas murder mysteries are practically a genre all to themselves, so it would take more than one post to tackle them all …

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How the English Town of Whitby Inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Even in very well-read circles, it’s not uncommon to find people who don’t realise that Bram Stoker’s Dracula has origins in England. After all – the very word “Dracula” conjures up images of cold and forbidding castles in the hills of Romania. Given that this is a site frequented by a great many Anglophiles, I’m …

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11 Things You Might Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

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You won’t find many serious British literature or British TV fans who haven’t either read the book or watched at least ONE adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice. Since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the incredibly popular 1995 Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle adaptation (not to mention the 15 year anniversary …

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The Royal Mint Issues an Agatha Christie £2 Commemorative Coin

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Christie The Royal Mint is well known for releasing a steady output of unique, interesting, and uniquely British coins. Whether it’s Elton John, The Tower of London, or Peter Rabbit, they’re great at celebrating well-loved British icons on real – not merely collectible – money. 100 Years of Agatha Christie This year marks the 100th …

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14 Charming British Romantic Comedy Novels Set in London

When we think about British rom com novels (aka chick lit), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is generally held up as the gold standard. Aside from being enormously popular as books, they were also made into a series of films starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. Not too far behind, we find Sophie …

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Read Like a Duchess: What’s On Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Bookshelf?

By all accounts, the Duchess of Cambridge is an educated, intelligent woman. In 2005, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an undergraduate MA in the history of art. She also studied at the British Institute of Florence during her gap year. Those things considered, it’s no surprise she’s a reader. …

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27 Brilliant British Mystery Novels Set in Oxford, England

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Whether you’re a fan of the Endeavour – Inspector Morse – Inspector Lewis TV shows or you just love the city of Oxford, it’s hard to deny its appeal as the setting for a mystery novel. It’s a city filled with some of the world’s most brilliant people living and working alongside some of the …

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