Mystery

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King – This interesting book tells the story of Sherlock Holmes’ later years through the eyes of a young woman. As a Sherlock fan, I found the story to be entertaining but not enough to want to continue reading the series.

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie

4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

They do it with Mirrors by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

N or M? by Agatha Christie

Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie –Another wonderful mystery by Christie. In this novel, Christie introduces her delightfully quirky detective, Poirot. When a murder takes place in a house full of possible suspects, Poirot must make sense of the clues and untangle the family’s secrets.

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie –This was the first book I’d read by Christie, and I’m now looking forward to reading more! I loved the 1920s British language and the intriguing storyline. Two friends, Tuppence and Tommy, set out to make money by becoming young adventurers. They quickly find themselves caught up in the investigation of the mysterious “Jane Finn”–an investigation that could cost them their lives.

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins –In this book, Collins uses the accounts of several characters to untangle the mystery of a missing jewel. I found myself easily absorbed in this detective novel; I loved it and would highly recommend it!

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle –At first this wasn’t quite what I expected. After the first story, I got more into it and ended up loving this book! Great mysteries! My favorite story was “The Sign of Four.” It took me a while to read this book, but I enjoyed every story!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens –Incredible. This mystery book would be even more wonderful if Dickens had actually finished writing it! This is Dickens’ final book that he left unfinished when he died. I knew this before I read it, but I wasn’t expecting to be left hanging this much! I realized as I got close to the end–as Dickens introduced several new characters- that Dickens was just getting started. This story is about a young man (Edwin Drood) who mysteriously disappears, the girl he had been engaged to, his messed-up uncle, and many other characters. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it–as long as you don’t mind going crazy the rest of your life wondering how Dickens planned to end it.

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