1. Madame Will You Talk by Mary Stewart
  2. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
  3. Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
  4. Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D.E. Stevenson
  5. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  6. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
  7. The House on the Cliff by D.E. Stevenson
  8. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  9. Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck


  1. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton
  2. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  3. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  4. It Walks by Night by John Dickson Carr
  5. The Art of Detection by Laurie King
  6. A Step in the Dark by Elizabeth Lemarchand
  7. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  8. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
  9. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  10. Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym


  1. Out of Range by C.J. Box
  2. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  3. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
  4. Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald
  5. Unhappy Returns by Elizabeth Lemarchand
  6. Down Among the Dead Men by Patricia Moyes
  7. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  8. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
  9. Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire
  10. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
  11. I shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  12. One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Flaming
  13. Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  14. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
  15. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  16. A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
  17. Lady Killer by Ed McBain
  18. The Case is Closed by Patricia Wentworth
  19. The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
  20. The Crossing by Michael Connelly


  1. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
  2. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  3. Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg
  4. Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves
  5. No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
  6. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  7. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  8. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
  9. Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh
  10. The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
  11. True Grit by Charles Portis
  12. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
  13. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  14. Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran
  15. The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
  16. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
  17. The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
  18. Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva
  19. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  20. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
  21. Tenant For Death by Cyril Hare
  22. A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
  23. Death on the Agenda by Patricia Moyes


  1. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  2. The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie R. King
  3. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
  4. Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
  5. The Messenger by Daniel Silva
  6. 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie
  7. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
  8. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
  9. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie
  10. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
  11. Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
  12. Mr. Brading’s Collection by Patricia Wentworth
  13. The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs
  14. Fog of Doubt by Christianna Brand
  15. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  16. Lydia by Clare Darcy
  17. Cressida by Clare Darcy
  18. Letty by Clare Darcy
  19. Holy Island by L.J. Ross
  20. Deception Cove by Owen Laukkanen
  21. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  22. Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart


  1. A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey
  2. The Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell
  3. A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
  4. The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
  5. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  6. Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger
  7. The Tenant by Katrine Engberg
  8. Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger


  1. A Lesson in Dying by Ann Cleeves
  2. The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
  3. Saphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
  4. Vittoria Cottage by D.E. Stevenson
  5. The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
  6. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  7. Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun
  8. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
  9. The Norths Meet Murder by Frances and Richard Lockridge
  10. A Murder of Quality by John le Carre
  11. The Unwinding by George Packer
  12. Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey
  13. Winter of the Wolf Moon by Steve Hamilton
  14. Strip Jack by Ian Rankin
  15. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  16. Murder in Clichy by Cara Black
  17. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
  18. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  19. Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
  20. A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
  21. Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson
  22. Murder out of Turn by Frances and Richard Lockridge
  23. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim
  24. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  25. House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister


  1. Brave the Wild Wind by Johanna Lindsey
  2. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
  3. Once There Was a War by John Steinbeck
  4. The Secret of Greylands by Annie Haynes
  5. Less than Angels by Barbara Pym
  6. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
  7. A Pinch of Poison by Frances and Richard Lockridge
  8. Feather on the Moon by Phyllis Whitney
  9. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
  10. Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
  11. Wings of the Falcon by Barbara Michaels
  12. The Mystery of the Peacock’s Eye by Brian Flynn
  13. High Citadel by Desmond Bagley
  14. The Grey Beginning by Barbara Michael
  15. Maigret’s Holiday by George Simenon
  16. Blackwater by Michael McDowell
  17. Mexico Set by Len Deighton


  1. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia
  2. The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
  3. The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel
  4. Corpse at the Carnival by George Bellairs
  5. Help the Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes
  6. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John le Carre
  7. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie King
  8. O Jerusalem by Laurie King
  9. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  10. The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
  11. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
  12. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  13. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  14. Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie


  1. Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
  2. The House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
  3. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  4. September by Rosamunde Pilcher
  5. Ripley Underground by Patricia Highsmith