In honor of Mystery Week I decided to talk about some mystery books I want to dive into this April. I mentioned in my March Wrap-Up that I’m fully on the comfort train, and cozy mysteries are my bread and butter for the moment.
I just finished A Murder is Annouced and I’m ready for more!
1 In the Woods – Tana French
The past few years I’ve heard Tara French’s name a bunch, and I’m finally putting In the Woods on my TBR. I read “Dublin” and “psychological thriller” in the description so I’m down.
2 The Intuitionist – Colson Whitehead
This one I’m still on the fence about but it does sound really interesting. I really liked Whitehead’s Underground Railroad from a couple years back and it makes me want to take a chance on this one. Also hard to ignore the description of ‘two warring factions in the Department of Elevator Inspectors’.
3 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
You can’t weather these times without a dose of Poirot. This one was rated pretty high and also a noted favorite of Christie’s.
4 Ordeal by Innocence – Agatha Christie
Another Christie! This one I just started and I’m going to be honest, it’s a little odd to not have Poirot or even Miss Marple. For a ‘cozy mystery’ it’s nice having someone you can trust as you solve the crime together. I guess Dr. Calgary is supposed to be that stand in, though I don’t feel on solid ground with him.
5 A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
I’ve actually never read any Sherlock stories. Not sure why. Maybe because there’s a new adaptation every year so I never felt the need until recently.
6 Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers
This is the first book of the Lord Peter Wimsey series, which came out roughly the same time as early Christie. Some books further on in the series are highly rated and on tons of ‘best mystery’ lists. I’m really hoping that the first book hooks me!