I am a Reader. Mostly, I read contemporary fiction. A few "classics" now and then, with a biography or two thrown in here and there. I read a few non-fiction books each year (really; I like them!). I like mysteries, too -- although they tend to be of the "psychological mystery" type.
My Ten Favorite Mysteries:
- Tana French (I especially loved "Faithful Place". . . but all four of her books, set in Dublin, are terrific.)
- Martha Grimes (I've been reading her books for about 25 years now! An old favorite is "The Anodyne Necklace.")
- Louise Penny (I discovered her new-ish Three Pines series while going through chemo; I always look forward a new book by Louise Penny.)
- Kate Atkinson (Technically, probably not a mystery author. But I think her Jackson Brodie novels are mysterious. I loved "Case Histories.")
- Steig Larsson (Oh, if only the "Dragon Tattoo" series could have run its full course!)
- Laurie R. King (Interesting series featuring Mary Russell -- who is Sherlock Holmes' partner . . . and, later, wife. "Justice Hall" is a good one.)
- Elizabeth Peters (I think I read my first "Amelia Peabody" mystery when I was in late high school or college! I pick one up every once in a while; I love Amelia.)
- P.D. James (Again, I've been reading the Adam Dalgliesh series - off and on - since high school.)
- Agatha Christie (I'm a sucker for the classics! I love "And Then There Were None.")
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Really, can anything beat Sherlock Holmes? "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is simply perfection.)
How about YOU? What are your favorite mysteries?
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