Best New Mysteries

Posted Sep 2, 2016

New mysteries for any type of mystery fan!

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

For fans of Christie's Miss Marple and the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton. This series opener introduces us to Laetitia Rood, and takes us to Victorian suburban London. A great puzzle, with attributes of a cozy - yet with the depth of character and setting that will appeal to fans of historical mysteries.

The Trouble with Goats and Sheeps by Joanna Cannon

For fans of Alan Bradley's series featuring Flavia DeLuce, albeit set in quite a different time and place. Grace and Tilly are defacto PIs as they try to track down a missing woman in their 1976 neighborhood. As  also happens with Ms. DeLuce, the childhood innocence of Grace and Tilly causes everyone to open their mouths, spilling the secrets that may lead them to the truth.

Security by Gina Wohlsdorf

Thrills abound in this twisty-turny literary debut. With nods to Daphne duMaurier and Stephen King, other authors of chilling books featuring eerie hotels, this book will not disappoint those looking for a captivating mystery with an edge (think Marisha Pessl's Night Film).

Arab Jazz by Karim Miske

Originally published in France, Miske's novel intertwines the amateur sleuth, the perspective of a French Muslim, and true gritty noir for an altogether unique mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel

Another series opener, this one an atmosphere Holmes-ian tale set in 1888 Edinburgh. Ian Frey of Scotland Yard is banished to Edinburgh, and finds himself partnered with unorthodox McGray and promptly investigating the death of a violinist. With a mix of the occult just perfect for the era, this will appeal to fans of Conan Doyle, and Alex Grecian's Walter Day series.

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