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.
- 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
- 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.