Top Ten Tuesday: Mystery Additions

This post is part of a series hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

I never thought I would fulfill the age old tradition of turning into my mother. 

Well not that the tradition is for all daughters to turn into my mother--that would be weird. 

But here I am, the older I get, the more mystery books I read until one day I'll look into the mirror and see my mother. You see, her favorite book to curl up with is a paperback mystery. I've become entangled with a few mystery series and when not reading those, I've attempted to branch out into new mystery/mystery series. Below are five ((I know, I know, why even bother calling these Top Ten Tuesdays?)) murder mystery books that I've added to my TBR list. 

I mentioned this one in my first Stacking the Shelves post but I thought I would throw it in here too. It's a murder mystery set in 1930s California. 

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
If this tells you anything, the Goodreads synopsis starts with about three paragraphs of brilliant praise for this novel by everybody and their mother. It's set in 1939 just before the war and sounds really interesting-- but to be honest I just fell in love with the cover first. Like all y'all famous people can ramble all you want about how great it is but I was swayed by that cover. 

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray
This murder mystery involves exotic locations and archaeology-- sign me up! Some of the Goodreads reviews are a bit...unenthused, but I'll give it a go (someday, let's me honest, my TBR is a bit out of hand). 

Murder with Puffins ((Meg Langslow #2)) by Donna Andrews
This is a murder mystery series my friend introduced me to a couple months ago. The main character is a blacksmith-- how cool??-- and her large rambunctious impossible family factors heavily into the stories. 


Jane and the Man of the Cloth ((Jane Autsen Mystery #2)) by Stephanie Barron
Check out my review of the first book on Thursday!
When I first heard about this series I was skeptical. It kind of sounded like Jane Austen fan fic and while that stuff can be amazing (Lizzie Bennet Diaries anyone??) it can also be a bit...odd. Luckily I really enjoyed the first book, it's about time to check out the second.

And that wraps it up! I'm trying to keep my to read list a manageable list-- difficult to do with all the amazing books I'm hearing about through other blogs! But anyway, thus the five books instead of ten. Heaven help me, I don't need to go out and seek even more murder mysteries to add to my list! I need to make my way through these first :) 

What about you? What genres have you been getting into recently? Have you watched the Lizzie Bennet diaries? (do yourself a favor and watch all 100 episodes right now)


  1. What a great list! I really want to try the Jane Austen series. It sounds like a lot of fun and I've enjoyed the few books in the Donna Andrew series that I've read. A Most Extraordinary Pursuit looks so good! It's on my TBR as well. And anything by Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz is an automatic sign me up! I love her romantic suspense and how can I resist anything set in the 30s?

    1. Thanks! Yeah, the Jane Austen series is definitely different than your run-of-the-mill murder mystery series so that's fun.
      Haha I know right? Historical murder mysteries are always fun.