Book Recommendations, Mystery, November
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If You Like Murder, She Wrote, You’ll Enjoy These Books

One show that I’m obsessed with and could watch reruns all the time, is Murder, She Wrote! It follows Jessica Fletcher (played by Angela Lansbury), a mystery novelist, as she solves these various crimes. My favorite episodes take place in her hometown of Cabot Cove. (My dad likes to joke that you better watch out if Jessica’s in your town—someone’s going to die.)

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I love mysteries. I grew up reading the Nancy Drew books, which developed my love for that genre. So here are a few mystery recommendations that I enjoy:

Mystery Mile (Albert Campion #2) by Margery Allingham: “Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile, deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It’s a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy’s name.”

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Goodnight, Irene (Irene Kelly #1) by Jan Burke: “For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave? Southern California reporter Irene Kelly has uncovered a maze of forensic records and confidential files that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried—and Irene silenced forever.”

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The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters: “A strange twist of fate brings Elizabeth Jones face to face with her idol, the brilliant, eccentric historian Margaret Rosenberg, at the Copenhagen Airport. An even stranger accident makes Elizabeth the esteemed scholar’s new private assistant. But luck can go from good to bad in an instant—and less than twenty-four hours later, the great lady is kidnapped by persons unknown. Suddenly desperate in a foreign land, Elizabeth must cast her lot with Rosenberg’s handsome, insufferable son Christian in hopes of finding her vanished benefactor. On a trail that leads from modern wonders to ancient mystery, a determined young woman and an arrogant “prince” must uncover shocking secrets carefully guarded in the beautiful Danish city. And they must survive a mysterious affair that is turning darker and deadlier by the hour.”

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The Scarlet Pepper (A White House Gardener Mystery #2) by Dorothy St. James: “As the White House’s organic gardener, Casey Calhoun is up to her elbows in dirt. But when someone starts tampering with the Presidential vegetable garden, embarrassing the First lady-and a hard-nosed investigative reporter is found dead, Casey realizes that the next thing buried in the dirt might just be her . . . ”

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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie: “Presented for the first time in one volume are all twenty of the short stories featuring Miss Jane Marple, that delightful spinster whose innocent blue eyes belie her shrewd insights. Here, in her pretty Victorian home, her knitting needles clicking softly in the background, Agatha Christie’s famous amateur sleuth solves twenty crimes in her mild, quiet manner, basing her solutions on past experience and an insistence that human nature is the same everywhere.”

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