Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TTT - Ten Books Every Mystery Lover Should Read

This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.  This week's topic is "Top Ten Books Every ________ Should Read."  Now I have done similar topics several times and have focused on horror books and dog-related titles, so I didn't really want to repeat those themes so soon.  So instead, I am focusing on mystery reads.  I have included a variety of types and hope any mystery lover can find one or two titles to add to their TBR.  On with the list! (if you want more info, click on the pic and it should direct you to Goodreads)

 Foxy Roxy

Foxy Roxy (Roxy Abruzzo #1): Nancy Martin.  
Cute book featuring a streetwise niece of a Pittsburgh crime boss - and of course a pit bull named Rooney.

 What's a Witch to Do?

What's a Witch to Do? (A Midnight Magic Mystery #1): Jennifer Harlow.
I enjoyed this series started set in a quaint supernatural little town with demons, ghost, werewolves and of course, witches.

 Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars The Thousand Dollar Tan Line: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham.
I never watched the series but really adored this book and its sequel.  I love snarky characters and Veronica knows how to do snarky right.

 A Curious Beginning

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1): Deanna Raybourn.
I grabbed an ARC of this and had no idea how much I would love it.  Even though I had not read much historical fiction in the past, this book opened my eye to a whole new element in reading.

 A Taste Fur Murder

A Taste Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango and Foxtrot Mystery #1): Dixie Lyle.
I am so far behind on this cozy mystery series but anyone who knows me knows I can't resist a telepathic cat and a shapeshifting dog. 

 Who Do Voodoo?

Who Do Voodoo? (Mind for Murder #1): Rochelle Staab. 
Voodoo?  Grabs my attention every time!

 Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter: Elizabeth Little.
A darker mystery for fans of Girl on a Train and Gone Girl.  This debut novel really stuck with me.


Rooms: Lauren Oliver.
People either seemed to love or hate this book.  It's a cross between mystery/paranormal/horror and I really enjoyed all of its twists and turns.

 Death Warmed Over

Death Warmed Over (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI #1): Kevin J. Anderson.
This is a great comical series, which features all kinds of supernatural elements and come on, you really want to check out a zombie PI don't you?

 Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man: W. Bruce Cameron.
I am dying to read the next installment of this mystery series which releases in August.  I love small-town settings and this one has one of the best!

So have you read any of these or do any catch your eye?  Hopefully you discovered something new!


  1. I really liked A Curious Beginning as well. I can't wait for another book in the series. I listed to the audio for Death Warmed Over and enjoyed it quite a bit. It had me laughing at some points. I need to check out some of the other books you mentioned. Great post!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

  2. I have only read one on your list. :) But there is a lot of them I need to put on my TBR list...thanks! ;) I have Curious Beginnings just not read it yet...lol.

  3. Great list! I have only read Dear Daughter, but I want to read the Veronica Mars book soon, I loved that show!!

  4. Nice list! I don't read a lot of mystery, but I definitely should. I loved the Veronica Mars tv show so maybe I should start with that one :)

  5. Oh my, I haven't read any of these. :x Headed now to add some to my to read list. :D

  6. I love a good mystery but the only one I've read from here is the Veronica Mars one which was amazing!

  7. I'm not a HUGE mystery fan but i do enjoy it from time to time! I used to be a big fan of Nancy Drew when I was younger!
    And i really like Lauren Oliver so I might give "rooms" a try soon!
    Great post this week!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

  8. I like how Rooms sound and how YOU make A Curious Beginning sound :)