I love a good murder mystery
  1. PD James
    She's the jam. Wonderful, sympathetic characters. Good plot. She's so British it hurts. In a good way.
  2. Michael Connelly
    Not quite hard-boiled, but not soft neither. A great introduction to LA. Two great protagonists to choose from, and sometimes they team up and that's just the best.
  3. James Elroy
    Hard. Boiled. Old Hollywood, some great history lessons, and lots of dames.
  4. Elizabeth George
    Somewhat lengthy, seems British but she's secretly not. Barbara Havers is one of my fave characters ever.
  5. Sue Grafton
    I mean...the alphabet. But mostly a badass PI who likes to hang with her landlord's cat. Some are better than others, but I don't know what I'll do when she finally reaches Z.
  6. Sparkle Hayter
    I can't describe the joy these books bring. They're funny, a little crude, and Robin Hudson is just the most lovable feminist news woman mystery-solver out there.
  7. Walter Mosley
    Hard boiled. Easy Rawlins. Such a joy to read.
  8. Agatha Christie
    Classic for a reason.
  9. Dennis Lehane
    Before he went Hollywood--he's still good--he wrote a series of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro books. The books can be painful to read but so, so good. I miss this series truly.
    Suggested by   @aida
  10. Chevy Stevens
    "That Night" and "Still Missing" are two super suspenseful, can't-put-down, need-to-know-what-happened, probably-won't-guess-it reads from Stevens.🔍
    Suggested by   @angelacroz
  11. Raymond Chandler
    Another of my noir favs. His books are literary classics and rightly so.
    Suggested by   @aida
  12. Dashiell Hammett
    My first foray into noir is through his 'The Thin Man.' Nick and Nora Charles are inimitable.
    Suggested by   @aida
  13. Robert Galbraith
    When I found out Galbraith was a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, I had my doubts the Cormoran Strike series would be as great as the hype; I just wasn't sure it was being hyped for the "right" reasons. But I needn't have worried, and feel guilty that I did. I'm looking forward to reading the third in the series, "Career of Evil."
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  14. I'd add Gillian Flynn. Easy reads but delicious.
    Suggested by   @ayacash