Russian Roulette

Sara Sheridan’s ex-Secret Service backroom girl Mirabelle Bevan is on her sixth investigation in 1950s Brighton and goes undercover when her lover Superintendent Alan McGregor is…

Russian Roulette

Written by Sara Sheridan — When Sheridan’s first Mirabelle Bevan book, Brighton Belle, was published in 2012 I was quickly hooked by the story of an…

Paper Ghosts

In this tension-filled followup to her 2015 hit, Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin finds an appealing protagonist in Grace, whose older sister went missing a dozen…

Paper Ghosts

Written by Julia Heaberlin — Julia Heaberlin’s can’t-put-it-down follow-up to her bestselling Black-Eyed Susans is the ultimate amateur sleuth tale. Grace is 24, living Central…

In Strangers’ Houses

Written by Elizabeth Mundy – Visible as an issue and yet invisible as individuals, Hungarian immigrants and best friends Lena Szarka and her friend Timea…

The Missing Girl

Written by Jenny Quintana — Anna Flores’s beloved older sister Gabriella went missing as a teenager and Anna never quite recovered from the loss. She…

Passport to Murder

Written by Mary Angela — One perenially popular subsection of the American cosy crime fiction bookshelf is the campus novel. This may be because so…

Spider

Written by Leah Devlin — American cosies have a reputation for keen observation of small-town residents and local atmosphere, and this story, set in the…

The Run-Out Groove

Written by Andrew Cartmel — The Vinyl Detective, whose name remains a secret, returns for a second escapade. Last year’s Written in Dead Wax was an…

Freefall

Written by Brian Lutterman — Pen Wilkinson has appeared in two previous books in this contemporary amateur sleuth series, and author Brian Lutterman gets points…

Treacherous Strand

Written by Andrea Carter — Despite the moody cover art and threatening title, this novel falls squarely in cosy crime territory, although with a grittier edge…

The Royal Ghost

Written by Linda Stratmann — Linda Stratmann is an author we’re familiar with here at Crime Fiction Lover for her Frances Doughty mysteries. The Royal Ghost is slightly different.…