Haven’t Got a Clue what to Read Next? Try These 6 Mysteries

Not sure what to read next? That’s a problem we can help solve with these six new detective and suspense novels. From anticipated releases in established franchises to debut fiction that’ll hook you from the first page, it’s no mystery why you’ll want these on your TBR list.

The Fifth Doctrine (The Guardian) Karen Robards

The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards

The authorities have finally caught up with Bianca St. Ives but she’s given one last chance to retain her freedom, if she agrees to play ball—and the assignment will be her riskiest yet. Posing as a known hacker in North Korea may give Bianca the opportunity to force a revolution and end the country’s tyrannical regime for good—or it may be the last thing she ever does. 

Dead as a Door Knocker (A House-Flipper Mystery) by Diane Kelly

Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly

If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, this first in a brand new series by Diane Kelly is sure to be a hit. Whitney Whitaker has just found the fixer-upper of her dreams and she can’t wait to get started on the reno with her trusty feline sidekick, Sawdust by her side. But when they discover that flowers aren’t the only things planted in the garden, Whitney realizes she has bigger problems to fix than the faulty plumbing.

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

In the heart of the Cold War, FBI agent Marie Mitchell is assigned to a task force aimed at undermining the communist government in Burkina Faso and taking down its president, Thomas Sankara. Trying to work around her complex feelings regarding the mission, Marie becomes closer to Thomas than she ever imagined she would—and soon must make the decision whether to follow her duty or her heart. Inspired by true events. 

The Murder Pit (An Arrowood Mystery) by Mick Finlay

The Murder Pit by Mick Finlay

Sherlock Holmes may be whom the British gentry call on to solve their tidy mysteries, but if you want someone who can handle the grittier problems in late-Victorian South London, you’re going to want to call on William Arrowood. When the private detective and his trusty assistant are tasked with a missing persons case that turns out to be anything but simple, they won’t stop until they’ve solved the crime—even if it means getting their hands a little dirty.

A Justified Murder (A Medlar Mystery) by Jude Deveraux

A Justified Murder by Jude Deveraux

When Janet Beeson’s body is discovered in the small town of Lachlan, Florida, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack on the sweet old woman. No one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town’s kindest, most helpful residents. Sara Medlar is determined to leave this case to the professionals but even the sheriff is hoping she’ll lend her skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined.

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz

Thirty years after her father died unexpectedly, Billie James returns home to the Mississippi Delta for the first time since his death. Billie has inherited her father’s secluded shack but as she begins to encounter the locals, she hears a strange rumor—they say that Billie herself disappeared the day her father died. With the mystery intensifying, Billie works to discover what happened that day long ago—both to her father and to herself.

Have you solved the mystery of what book to read next? Let us know in the comments!

    Karen Green

    Karen Green is a freelance writer and big city ex-pat now living in rural Ontario. She writes for numerous print and online publications, and considers her library card to be one of her most valuable possessions.

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    3 Responses to “Haven’t Got a Clue what to Read Next? Try These 6 Mysteries”

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      Kathryn S.

      I want them all! I love Jude Deveraux’s Medlar Mystery that I’ve read and I look forward to reading Karen Green who is from rural Ontario like me. But all of them look enticing. I haven’t read any of the Harlequin series for a while and it looks like your books (at least those here) have become more varied and sophisticated.

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