British Mystery Novels

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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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 look at all the Agatha …

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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 – but these should get …

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16 Delightful Cozy Mystery Novels Set in Scotland

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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 …

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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 world’s most beautiful scenery. It’s …

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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 …

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Irish & British Novels for Fans of the Period Mystery Dead Still

If you follow the world of British TV, you’ve probably heard of the new Irish period mystery Dead Still – and if not, we definitely recommend you check it out HERE on Acorn TV. The series follows Brock Blennerhasset, a man who earns his living taking photographs of the dead. It’s set in Victorian Dublin, a time when a simple …

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15 British Mystery Novels Set in Cornwall, England

If you’ve watched British television shows like Poldark and Doc Martin, you know precisely how beautiful the Cornish coast can be. It’s a county steeped in history and natural beauty, with a past full of smugglers and pirates and hard-working farmers and miners (among other things). Even today, it remains somewhat isolated from the rest of England. It’s set at …

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