Recommendations

Caroline Graham is the author of the murder mystery novels which inspired the hit TV series Midsomer Murders. She has also written 2 standalone mystery novels.

The Killings at Badgers Driftthe first Midsomer Murders mystery

Anne Cleeves (not to be confused with Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth tragic wife) is the creator of the novels on which the TV series Vera and Shetland are based. She has also written a number of other unrelated thrillers.

Raven Black Shetland Book 1

Margery Allingham created the Campion mystery series in The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The Crime at Black Dudley – Albert Campion Book 1

Ngaio Marsh is the New Zealand born creator of Roderick Alleyn.

Clutch of Constables – a much later Alleyn Mystery. I remember this one being on my parents’ bookshelf when I was growing up

Agatha Christie needs no introduction, creating notable characters such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple & Tommy and Tuppence Beresford amongst others.

Death on the Nile – perhaps my personal favourite

Murder at the Vicarage – The first Miss Marple novel

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