Books of the Year – Mystery & Crime

I discovered several new authors this year & read new instalments in some favourite series. The Serpent Pool by Martin Edwards is the latest in his Lake District series & I’m looking forward to the next book, The Hanging Wood, in the New Year. This series has everything I enjoy in a mystery. Atmospheric setting, great plot & a relationship between the main characters that has me on tenterhooks.

Ann Cleeves’s award-winning Shetland Quartet had somehow passed me by until this year when I read the last book, Blue Lightning, first. I’ve since gone back to White Nights & Raven Black. Again, a great location & intriguing characters made these books highlights for me this year.

Elly Griffiths was another new author for me this year. I read the first two books in her series about Ruth Galloway, forensic anthropologist & can’t wait for the third to be published next year. Here are links to my reviews of The Crossing Places & The Janus Stone.

Non Fiction tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “Books of the Year – Mystery & Crime

  1. I've never read Martin Edwards, but in the coming year I am definitely going to. I love the idea of mysteries set in the Lake District of England, one of my favorite places. I'll check out the other authors you mention as well. Happy New Year!!


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