British Mystery Novels

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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Emma Jameson’s Dr. Benjamin Bones Magic of Cornwall Books in Order

Many fans of British mysteries will know Emma Jameson’s Lord & Lady Hetheridge mystery series, but her Dr. Benjamin Bones mysteries are likely to be less familiar. The first book was published back in 2014, and while it’s been a few years since the last entry in the series, her website indicates that future entries will be coming when time …

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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 …

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Emma Jameson’s Lord & Lady Hetheridge Mysteries in Order

If you enjoy a good cosy mystery, you may also enjoy the fun, cosy-adjacent Lord & Lady Hetheridge series by author Emma Jameson. Instead of the usual amateur detective and isolated setting, these books feature a Chief Superintendent from Scotland Yard who works primarily in London. He also happens to be a baron. While the urban setting and police officer …

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All of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs Series Books in Order

Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs mystery series offers us one of the most formidable heroines to come along in some time. Though she comes from humble beginnings, her brains and sheer determination have helped her to get an education and make a better life for herself. The series is set mostly between WW1 and WW2, though earlier books in the series …

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All of Peter James’s Roy Grace Books in Order

Peter James’s Roy Grace mystery series was recently adapted for television by Endeavour writer Russell Lewis. Now, many are discovering the series for the first time – or starting all over and reading it anew with actual characters in mind. In the UK, the first two episodes aired on ITV. In the US, they found a home on BritBox (April …

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All of Julie Wassmer’s Whitstable Pearl Mystery Books in Order

If you love cosy mysteries and you love charming English coastal towns, Julie Wassmer’s Whitstable Pearl series is one you won’t want to miss. The delightful series has seven entries to date, with an eighth (Strictly Murder) on the way. There’s also a brand-new TV series coming soon, commissioned by popular British TV streamer Acorn TV and produced by Buccaneer …

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JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith Mysteries: Cormoran Strike Books in Order

Back in 2013, Robert Galbraith came on the scene with a book called The Cuckoo’s Calling. It was the first in what would become a series of books about a London-based private investigator named Cormoran Strike. Except that Robert Galbraith wasn’t a real person. Robert Galbraith was actually JK Rowling, the world-famous author of the Harry Potter series. The Cormoran …

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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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