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Reading Recommendations: Archived booklists

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

For Fans of ... Knives Out

Try these reads if Knives Out left you wanting more keep-you-guessing mysteries with memorable characters. -

Literary Mysteries

A book is at the center of the puzzle. -

Senior Sleuths

Locked Room Mysteries

Saintly Sleuths

Female Detectives You Want to Solve Crimes With

Puzzle Mysteries That Will Positively Perplex You

There are ciphers and treasure maps, word games, crossword puzzles, and more within the pages of these intriguing books. - murder&

Tartan Noir

Scottish mysteries - St. Paul Public Library


Kilt to Death

Scottish crime fiction - Publishers Weekly


Outback Noir

Australian crime -


Genre Mash-up

Are  these mysteries with a touch of romance or romances with a touch of mystery?-

Click each title to see all formats (e-book, e-audio), if available.


Fatally Funny

Readers who like their mysteries with plenty of laughs, will find these books have just the right blend of "who-done-it" and "laugh-out-loud." -

 Click each title to see all available formats (e-book, e-audio)




Mysteries from Another Time

Throw yourself into another time with this list of historical mysteries. -


Sleuthy Sleuths

If You Like....And Then There Were None

Mysteries that take place at a remote location where the bodies begin piling up, one by one -


Locked Room Mysteries

The "locked-room", or "impossible crime" mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime (almost always murder) is committed in circumstances under which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.


Barbecue Mysteries


Beachy Murder Mysteries

Check out these beachy murder mysteries because there's nothing quite like making a cheery place like the beach feel full of danger and dread.


Stop! You're Killing Me!

Humorous mysteries


Amateur Sleuths Get Some Spooky Help

These amateur detectives get a little help from the great beyond