I haven’t been reading a ton of mysteries lately and thrillers are my least favorite genre but every once in a while I stumble on one that I really love. I got this topic from The Bionic Bookworm for her Top 5 Tuesday posts. Please go check out her blog and a list of everyone participating in Top 5 Tuesday.
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan Maguire – I really enjoyed this book! I love portal fantasies (Chronicles of Narnia, Alice and Wonderland) and this book/series is a really great twist on the Portal Fantasy genre. There is also a really great murder mystery involved in the first book.
- The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey – I’m a big fan of the historical fiction and amateur sleuth detective novels and this gave me everything I’ve been wanting. The setting of this book is in Bombay and it discusses women’s issues in Bombay and solves a mystery.
- Delia’s Shadow by Jamie Lee Moyer – I don’t read a ton of paranormal mysteries but I picked this one up because it was set in the early 1900s. I like that this brought in ghosts to help solve the mystery, and it featured a character who was a medium. The book is set in San Francisco and it’s fun to see how the character interacts with the ghosts and how the mystery gets solved. I never guessed the killer for this book which is rare, so I recommend if you want something a little spooky.
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – I know that this one is not the best of the best but I still love it. It was a great escape for me at a time when I really needed to escape into a world of science. I love the main characters in this series, Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell. I recommend if you are looking for a mystery that discusses forensics in the Victorian Era.
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson – I really enjoyed this book! This was a ton of fun and I enjoyed that the book was set in a boarding school in Vermont. This book follows a mystery that happens in two different timelines and in both timelines the characters are trying to figure out who is leaving the letters signed “Truly Devious.”