15 Must-Read Mysteries

This March, we’ve got 15 Must-Read Mysteries that will keep you guessing until the last page. Whoddunits, amateur sleuths, paranormal detectives and more, check out the collection of mysteries and find a new favorite today!

 

Tulips and Trouble by London Lovett

Lacey Pinkerton is busy getting ready for spring at Pink’s Flowers. At the same time Port Danby is bustling with activity as it prepares for its annual flea market. In the midst of it all, a talented group of artists has shown up with their easels to paint pictures of the Pickford Lighthouse. When one of the artists turns up missing and then dead, Lacey works alongside her favorite detective, James Briggs, to solve the murder. What she doesn’t expect is to end up on the murderer’s short list of enemies. Each book contains a tasty dessert recipe!

Accused by Mark Gimenez

A. Scott Fenney must defend his ex-wife, who is accused of murdering the man she left him for. Trey Rawlins, a rising star on the pro golf tour, is found dead in his beach house with a butcher knife in his chest. And it’s Rebecca’s fingerprints found on the murder weapon. The police refuse to investigate other suspects, so Scott must. The case takes Scott to Galveston. And the investigation takes him behind the scenes of the image-conscious, corporate-sponsored pro golf tour. Scott digs deep into Trey Rawlins and discovers a lifestyle that cost him his life. And and that now threatens Scott’s.

Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas

When American aspiring opera singer Irene Adler rescues orphaned Penelope Huxleigh, it starts a crime-solving alliance as strong as that of Holmes and Watson. Irene moonlights as a private inquiry agent while awaiting her career break. This brings her into the orbits of such luminaries as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. It also puts her on the trail on Marie Antoinette’s fabulous lost diamond belt. But a prestigious assignment as prima donna at the Prague opera house almost makes Irene the Queen of Bohemia, and then a royal murder and caddish Prince force her to flee back to London … where she will become the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes.

For the Dignified Dead by Michael Genelin

A woman’s body is pulled from the frozen Danube in Bratislava. Police Commander Jana Matinova recognizes the killer’s calling card. She had him in her grasp once before …and he slipped away. But not this time. Determined to end the bloody killing spree, Matinova’s investigation plunges her into the center of an international conspiracy involving hundreds of millions of dollars and turns the hunter into the hunted. Pursued by vicious assassins, Matinova charges across Europe in a relentless quest for the truth…and dignity for the dead.

Arsenic in the Azaleas by Dale Mayer

After her husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery’s chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother. With her Nan moved to an assisted living facility, Doreen takes ownership of  the dilapidated old house and the added job of caring for the animals. It’s a new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound. But then a body turns up in the garden and it turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime. With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.

The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce

Criminal profiler-in-training, Jessie Hunt, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the cross-hairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past. As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she’s studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares? Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her?

Never Murder a Birder by Edie Claire

When Leigh’s husband gets offered a consulting gig, Leigh decides to migrate south with him. But then a dedicated birdwatcher is felled at dawn with his binoculars still around his neck and more soon follow. And, as the body count rises, Leigh fears she is in the center of a murder mystery. While law enforcement does its thing, the birdwatchers quietly go about their own agenda, giving new meaning to the term “neighborhood watch.” And when a fateful twist occurs that threatens not only Leigh, but the future of the local wildlife population, a desperate killer finds that silencing this witness has brought on a peck of trouble…

The Silencer by Mike Ryan

CIA Black Ops agent John Smith is on his latest assignment in London. Little does he know, it’ll be his last. Barely surviving an attack on his life, Smith lays low for six months until he returns to the United States. But when his return flight is strangely diverted, Smith meets a mysterious man who knows all about his past and recruits him for a job. Needing a new identity, Smith becomes Michael Recker. His goal is to prevent bad things from happening to innocent people while also interacting with several of the city’s crime factions. All the while, Recker plans his revenge on Agent 17 who committed a heinous act that he will never forget.

Death by Stalking by Abigail Keam

When Rosie is harassed by the mean, old Gage Cagle, Lady Elsmere and Josiah rush to her rescue. Gage finds himself thrown in jail for trying to extort money from Rosie and everyone is glad to be rid of the loathsome man. Then Lady Elsmere, Josiah, and Rosie attend the Bluegrass Antique Auction and Ball, to their surprise, Gage shows up and boldly threatens everyone. Dismissing Gage as nothing more than a loudmouth fussbucket, Josiah enjoys the ball until she stumbles upon Rosie covered in blood and standing over Gage’s near lifeless body. “I didn’t do this,” Rosie swears before fleeing, leaving Josiah trying to save the life of a man they both detest. While Josiah attempts to staunch Gage’s bleeding, she can’t help but wonder, if Rosie didn’t assault Gage, then who?

The Serial Killer’s Wife by Robert Swartwood

Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni’s husband was arrested for being a serial killer. With her life turned upside down, Elizabeth took her newborn son and ran away to start a new life. Now, living in the Midwest with a new identity, Elizabeth is shocked to receive a call from a person calling himself Cain. He’s abducted her son and he also knows all about Elizabeth’s past life. In order to save her son’s life, Cain orders Elizabeth to retrieve her husband’s trophies, memorabilia taken from each victim. With a deadline looming, Elizabeth has no choice but to return to the life she once fled. And she soon realizes that everything she thought she knew might have been a lie, including the truth about her husband.

The Secrets of Palmerston House by Phillipa Nefri Clark

1853. A fateful game of poker changed the fortunes of two families forever. 2018. The wedding of Christie Ryan and Martin Blake is only weeks away and River’s End is buzzing with excitement. But when a stranger arrives at Palmerston House, a new mystery arises. How does he know so much about the Ryan family, and what do a nineteenth century diary, a grandfather clock, and an old key have in common? As a dangerous plot unfolds, long hidden secrets threaten to change everything held dear to the town.

Dead Wood by Dan Ames

In the exclusive enclave of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a beautiful woman who builds custom guitars is murdered. A disgraced cop turned private investigator is hired by the dead woman’s father and immediately becomes the target of a violent ex-convict. An enigmatic music star performs damage control on her links to the dead woman. And a professional killer is brought into town by a mysterious employer.

Sinister Sanctuary by Colleen Gleason

Teddy Mack has to finish the latest book her bestselling thriller series, so she decides to cloister herself in a small cottage attached to a lighthouse for the summer. No wifi, no Internet, no distractions… Until a heartbroken Oscar London, PhD, shows up and takes over the same rental property. There’s been a double-booking, and neither Teddy nor Oscar are willing to leave. Everything seems to be fine until Teddy discovers a ghost is haunting her writing space, and Oscar then witnesses some strange activity out on the beach. Things become even more hairy when Teddy and Oscar realize someone is trying to drive them out of the lighthouse–or crazy. Which ever comes first.

The Girl in the Motel by Chris Culver

Detective Mary Joe Court sleeps with a shotgun beside her bed and a loveable bullmastiff at her feet. For the past twelve years, she’s hidden from a nightmarish past. Now, for the first time in her life, she looks forward to her future. She’s happy. Until she finds a body… Someone shot the victim in her chest and left her to die in a cheap motel. Joe knew her well. She grew up with her. And twelve years ago, the victim put a gangster in prison. Now that gangster’s out, and he’s looking to settle scores—Joe included. Joe has fought to leave her past behind. Now, she has to face it or lose everything she cares about. Because the killer hunting her will tear apart her carefully constructed life piece by piece until there’s nothing left.

The Perfect Lie by Adam Croft

Amy Walker lives the perfect family life with her husband and two young sons. Until a knock at the door turns their perfect lives upside down. It’s the police. Her father-in-law is dead and they’re arresting Amy for his murder. The evidence against her is overwhelming. Forensics and witnesses place her at the scene. But there’s only one problem: She didn’t do it. With her family destroyed and a murder sentence looming, Amy must discover who murdered her father-in-law — and why they’re so hell-bent on framing her as the killer.

 

 

 

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