Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Submit Your Book Ideas - Adult Mysteries: Read Outside the Box

The first edition of Read Outside the Box was a great success. Check out my and my readers' favorite Biographies/Memoirs if you haven't already!

Now onto next month's topics: Mysteries. Specifically mysteries that are shelved in the adult category. This will be tougher for me, since I am not a big fan of mysteries. But I do have a few that I want to share and am excited to see what all of you suggest.

What are one or two of the best adult mysteries you've ever read?


Leave a comment or email me at with your suggestions.

I'm hoping to post the list in the first week or two of May, so be on the look out for the newest edition of Read Outside the Box!!!


  1. I have heard the Agency Series is a really good mystery series, all that and The Girl In The Steel Corset!

  2. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb – or any book in the In Death series. The series has 30+ books and it doesn't seem like it will end soon. The series involves the same main characters and great supporting ones as well, so you really get to know them and become invested in their stories. It's like The Fifth Elements meets Law & Order.

    Safari Poet

  3. I've become a big fan of the Cadfael series by Ellis Peters for the blend of historical fiction and mystery and the fun characters. The television adaptation of those is quite good too.

    Oh, and I must mention the elephant in the room: HOLMES. I've probably read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories at least five or six times; I think they're fantastic.

    1. YES! I opened this post specifically to mention Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The mysteries themselves are fun and Holmes is a fantastic character.

      I also like the mystery series by Robin Paige. They're cozy mysteries set in Victorian times.

  4. I love mysteries!! This is what I grew up on. If I have to choose one or two....Harlan Coben's Tell No One or Steven James' (Patrick Bowers Files) The Pawn. I hope you get some great suggestions!!

  5. I don't read many mystery books. I'll be looking forward to your post.

  6. I really enjoyed the Mary Russel series by Laurie R. King which features Sherlock Holmes.

  7. I have a million I can recommend

    Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
    The Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz
    Flower Shop Mystery series by Kate Collins
    Crime of Fashion series by Ellen Byerrum
    Sofie Metropolis series by Tor Carrington
    Molly Forrester Mystery series by Sheryl J. Anderson
    Blackbird Sisters Mystery series by Nancy Martin
    Abby Cooper Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
    Ghost Hunter Mystery series by Victoria Laurie

  8. I loved And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I also enjoyed Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

  9. I don't read a lot of mystery, but I absolutely LOVE the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I'm glad the first Read Outside the Box was so successful :)

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  10. The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris! Eric Northman...*le sigh*

  11. I'm interested to see what you come up with because it's not a genre I usually enjoy. I might find something that changes my mind.

  12. @Missie, I had no idea that was a mystery series! Cool.

    Not sure what else I can suggest.

  13. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz isn't a traditional mystery, but it is one of the funniest books I've ever read and features a dysfunctional family of private investigators. So much love! There are 5 books now in the series, the first is the best but I read them all.

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