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Mystery book recommendations?
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Hello CB! I am a bit bored nowadays, and would like some mystery book recommendations. I am fine with true crime, normal mystery, supernatural, etc. Thriller books also. I would just prefer more grounded books. Thank you!

submitted by Lazerbat
(December 2, 2020 - 11:17 am)

Two words: Agatha Christie.

She's known as the Queen of Crime, she's written about a million mystery books. She has three detective serieses (Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tupence.) There are also a lot of stand-alone novels, the most famous of which is And Then There Were None, which I read yesterday and is completely brilliant. Her plots are brilliant.

Some other mystery authors that my mom loves are Dorothy Sayers and Josephine Tey, more British mystery novelists from the Golden Age. Alan Bradley is also another great author, whose books are similar to those Golden Age novels, but were written more recently.

For a few mysteries of a different style, I would reccomend Greenglass House, by Kate Milford and Nooks and Crannies by Jennifer Lawson.

And then, of course, there are ski lodges, the CB's own special brand of mystery novel, written by our own CBers. 

Some classics include:

http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/puddingsplace/node/106893 (The original ski lodge, by The Omnipotent Narrator)

http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/puddingsplace/node/283794 (Lake Lelillo, by Micearenice)

http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/puddingsplace/node/369554 (Ryokan Suzuran, by Viola? and Alizarine)

http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/puddingsplace/node/389370 (Magicae Palace, by Luna-Starr)

Sorry if this is a lot or a bit overwhelming, and I know that ski lodges may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I highly recommend them as mystery reading, and it's so exciting to meet another person who loves mysteries.

submitted by Morning, yonder
(December 2, 2020 - 12:39 pm)
submitted by TOPsy Turvy
(December 2, 2020 - 1:15 pm)

It´s not overwhelming at all! Thanks for the suggestions!

submitted by Lazerbat
(December 2, 2020 - 1:28 pm)

Okay, good! And you're welcome. (:

submitted by Morning, yonder
(December 2, 2020 - 2:17 pm)

Oh my word, you called Magicae Place a classic. *faints*

submitted by LS@Morning
(December 4, 2020 - 2:00 pm)

Yes, I did. It's brilliant, and it started two years ago and therefore is relatively old. Therefore, classic. (:

submitted by Morning, yonder
(December 5, 2020 - 4:12 pm)

There's a book I read called Bunnicula that's mystery. It's short, but still good.

submitted by Fallen Leaf
(December 10, 2020 - 3:55 pm)

oH my gosh, you have to read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; it's a mystery and it's so good

submitted by Rainbow Riot
(December 13, 2020 - 1:49 pm)