Getting started with mysteries

Looking for a mystery series to get lost in? This list has the first book in some popular series to get you started!
Updated September 19, 2022
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The No. 1 Ladiesʼ Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
The cuckoo's calling
Galbraith, Robert
Case Histories
Kate Atkinson
A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle
Whose body?
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Magpie murders
Horowitz, Anthony
Thursday murder club, the
Osman, Richard
Four unlikely friends A shocking murder Welcome to THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the...
Her royal spyness
Bowen, Rhys
Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH - oh, and find a dead Frenchman...
The word is murder
Horowitz, Anthony
SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER? Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder! ...
The stranger diaries
Griffiths, Elly

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