7 Gritty British Crime Book Series to Try This Summer

7 Gritty British Crime Book Series to Try This Summer

There are few things more pleasurable than reading the first book in a great series and realising you have more books to look forward to. Whether you’re in a book drought or just looking for something new to add to your TBR (to be read) pile, you’re sure to find some great contenders below. 7 Gritty British Crime Novel Series to Try This Summer Tim Sullivan’s DS Cross Series To others, DS George Cross can seem rude, difficult, and generally…

All of Mick Herron’s Slough House (Slow Horses) Books in Order
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All of Mick Herron’s Slough House (Slow Horses) Books in Order

Since the first book came out back in 2010, Mick Herron’s Slough House series has been a favourite among fans of spy novels. With the 2022 release of the Apple TV+ series Slow Horses, however, it’s come onto the radar of an entirely new set of people – many of them addicted to the twists and turns and delightful subterfuge of London spy life. Below, we’ll take a look at all the books in the series, along with some fun…

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

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 The Girl on the Train and you want more like it, there’s good news. While not every psychological thriller gets…

Emma Jameson’s Jemima Jago Mystery Novels in Order
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Emma Jameson’s Jemima Jago Mystery Novels in Order

Many fans of British mysteries will know Emma Jameson’s Lord & Lady Hetheridge mystery series, but her Jemima Jago mysteries are likely to be less familiar. With the first book in the series released in early 2021, it’s still a very new – but promising – series. ALL OF Emma Jameson’s Jemima Jago BOOKS IN ORDER While there aren’t many to put in order just yet, we’ll continue to update this page as the series grows. In the meantime, you…

19 Books Like Outlander: Scottish Time Travel Books for People Who Like Outlander
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19 Books Like Outlander: Scottish Time Travel Books for People Who Like Outlander

Often when a book series gets adapted for TV and becomes popular, it spawns a host of imitations – and renews interest in similar titles that have been around for ages. That’s exactly what has happened with the popular Outlander series. Scottish time travel books are hot, and while Outlander is certainly the most popular, it’s neither the first nor the only book to tell a story of romance and adventure across time. If you’ve exhausted all that the Outlander…

14 Charming British Romantic Comedy Novels Set in London
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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 RenĂ©e Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. Not too far behind, we find Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Though not quite as successful and timeless as the Bridget Jones series, it was made into a film starring Isla Fisher and…

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

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. She’s been spotted leaving Waterstones with a full bag, and with individual books on numerous occasions. But what, exactly does she read? We’ve scoured the…

16 Delightful Cozy Mystery Novels Set in Scotland
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16 Delightful Cozy Mystery Novels Set in Scotland

If you love Scotland and you love mystery novels, but you DON’T always love reading the gruesome details of how a victim was killed, this is the perfect reading list for you. In this post, we’re taking a look at Scottish cozy mysteries. These books are set anywhere from the Scottish borders all the way up to the Highlands and islands, but they all have one thing in common – they’re cozy mysteries. For those not familiar with the genre,…

27 Brilliant British Mystery Novels Set in Oxford, England
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27 Brilliant British Mystery Novels Set in Oxford, England

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 world’s most beautiful scenery. It’s old, it’s distinguished, and it feels like a city with secrets. There’s a reason it’s one of the most expensive…

15 Intriguing British Victorian Mystery Novels for Fans of Sherlock Holmes & Ripper Street
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15 Intriguing British Victorian Mystery Novels for Fans of Sherlock Holmes & Ripper Street

If you enjoyed books like the Sherlock Holmes series (late Victorian to Edwardian) or television shows like Ripper Street, there’s a good chance you might also enjoy reading a mystery or two from the same time period. Below, we’ve gathered up some of the best Victorian-set British mystery novels to help you explore the options. Most of the books below are parts of longer series – so if you find you like it, you’ll have plenty more to enjoy. British…