This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a little open-ended; we got to pick the theme. Mysteries are my favorite, so of course, I’d make my list based off that!
A Time to Kill by John Grisham. A good legal thriller. Not quite a mystery, but it definitely has the same feel.
2. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen. My first Hiaasen. Very thrilling, very funny. I turned into such a huge fan after this one.
3. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. A classic that doesn’t feel like a classic. I loved it from the start.
4. The Rage by Gene Kerrigan. A nice Dublin noir. Very dark.
5. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. One of the first mysteries ever written.
6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. This is the start of one of my favorite series ever. I’m not too huge on series, and this is one of the few that I read so enthusiastically. I’ve got the next book on preorder.
7. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. This was basically an impulse buy for me. I’m so glad I picked it up.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I read this book pretty much in one sitting.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling). Anything by Rowling is perfection.
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson. My first adult mystery series. They’re great, and there are recipes included in the book!
Bonus 11. Murder of a Small Town Honey by Denise Swanson. A nice, simple, and easy cozy mystery. There should always be one of these series on a reader’s list to cover all the times when a heavier read just isn’t cutting it.
Does anyone have any must-read mysteries to add to the list?