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I wasn't much of a mystery reader until I was stuck in bed for an extended period of recovery. A friend recommended listening to mysteries and she also recommended Louise Penny. I blew through the first 5 and have waited not-very-patiently for each new book by published. They hold a special place in my heart.   As you can see by my reading list I don't get around much when it comes to mysteries. Maybe Carole's Ten on Tuesday will help me find a few more.

1. Still LIfe by Louise Penny
2. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
3. In The Woods by Tana French
4. The Likeness by Tana French
5. Broken Harbor by Tana French
6. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
7. When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
8. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
9. Girl With a Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larsson
10. Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton (I vote for this title as the best on my list!)


I would recommend Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Greg Iles, Nevada Barr, and Lee Child.


I do enjoy a good mystery, too. I'll have to check out some of those, when I re-retire.

I'll be checking the library for Louise Penny. And YAY for Rebecca!

Well. . . you know that I've read 'em all, Margene. Except for one. (S.J. Bolton) And now that one is at the TOP of my to-read list! :-)

Love "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the sequels. Also, I am heading for Tartan Noir. I'll keep you posted!!

Nevada Barr is also brilliant. I love S.J.Rozan's mysteries, too.

No one is remembering to mention Nancy Drew :D

You are wonderful/terrible for my reading queue! I've just started what I think is a mystery (in an attempt to avoid spoilers, more than once I have been surprised by thinking I was reading a book of one genre and it turns out to be something very different) called The Boy in the Suitcase. xo

Great list. I'm always happy to get a few new names for my reading list. I think that I'll move Louise Penny up to the top of my queue.

Thanks for sharing! I think I will give Louise Penny's books a try. I need to read more mysteries. Funny thing when I was a kid that is all I read but they have fallen by the wayside a bit as I have aged.

I adore mysteries, and had read all but one on the list. Am remedying that by reading S J Bolton's Now You See Me. Having a hard time putting the Ipad down and getting some work done:) Glad to see there is a second in the series, and that she had three previous books as well.

I am always curious to see what you are knitting, but I love your sharing of your reading! I have gotten a lot of good ideas by scanning your list. Thank you.

And did you see that Hilary Mantel won a second Booker prize for Bringing Up The Bodies?

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