Now, this is a list of books that I’d recommend for adults. If you know any adults that are readers then maybe some of these may interest them. Or if you are a reader yourself, then maybe you’ll find something for yourself. There are some series/trilogies in the mix and I’ve listed the books in order in case you go looking for them at the library or book store.

Mordecai Tremaine series by Frances Duncan = Fans of Agatha Christie (or any fans of mystery in general) will enjoy this series.

  • Murder for Christmas
  • Murder has a Motive
  • So Pretty a Problem
  • In at the Death
  • Behold a Fair Woman

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin = A stand alone novel that includes historical fiction and a little romance.

Carrie by Stephen King = A stand alone horror novel from a popular horror writer.

Gotcha! series by Wayne Hancock = This is another classic mystery series. If you enjoy a “whodunit” novel then sink into these.

  • Gotcha!
  • Along Came Bill
  • The Hard Way
  • Off to War

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson (continued by David Langercrantz) = These books follow a female character who is not your typical heroine.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Girl who Played with Fire
  • The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web
  • The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye
  • The Girl who Lived Twice

The Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena = This is a stand alone novel for people who enjoy a good mystery novel.

The Orion Project by Curt Caufield = If you are into science fiction, then you should give this book a try. There’s more books to come, just waiting for them to come out.

Locke & Key series by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguiz = If you are a comic book fan, then you may enjoy this series. But I put this on my adult list because it belongs in the horror genre and there are things that may not be suitable for younger audiences.

  • Welcome to Lovecraft
  • Head Games
  • Crown of Shadows
  • Keys to the Kingdom
  • Clockworks
  • Alpha & Omega

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson = This is a stand alone from the horror genre. They made a tv show based on this. I thought the show was pretty good but it’s very “loosely” based on the book. There’s a lot of differences but I still think the show was good if you read the book or now.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie = This is probably, by far, my favorite novel by Agatha Christie (I’m not saying her other works weren’t good or anything like that).

A couple of honorable mentions are…..

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill = A stand alone novel from horror author Joe Hill

Fort Whiskey by David Banks = This is a stand alone novel. If you like westerns or historical fiction, you should give this a try.