British Mystery Novels

All of Mari Hannah’s DCI Kate Daniels Books in Order

Mari Hannah’s DCI Kate Daniels series offers a glimpse of the darker side of life in and around Newcastle, England – the same area in which Ann Cleeves’ wildly popular DI Vera Stanhope operates. Her detective, however, is a very different sort of woman. For one thing, she’s a lesbian who lives in fear of her personal life causing problems …

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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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All of Faith Martin’s Jenny Starling Books in Order

Faith Martin is the pen name of British author Jacquie Walton, best known for her DI Hillary Greene series. Walton first began as a romance writer under the Maxine Barry pen name, and she’s also written books as Joyce Cato In this post, we’ll take a look at the Jenny Starling series of books in reading order. ALL OF FAITH MARTIN’S JENNY …

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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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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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9 Charming Mystery Novels Set in the Cotswolds

The island of Great Britain is home to some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll find anywhere in the world. Few areas, however, are as celebrated as the Cotswolds. The 787 square mile region is home to rolling hills, lush green meadows, and villages constructed almost entirely in the region’s honey-coloured stone. In short, it’s like a real-life fairytale (until …

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Emma Jameson’s Book Series in Order

Author Emma Jameson is perhaps best known for her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Lord & Lady Hetheridge mystery series. These are not her only books, however, so we wanted to put together a resource page for those interested in finding and reading her work. About Emma Jameson Emma Jameson has been writing since childhood, though she didn’t …

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