Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Mystery Books on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish .This week’s prompt was to create a list of the top ten books from any genre which you’ve added to your TBR, so as it’s one of my favourite genres I decided to base mine around the mystery genre. These are a mix of books I already own/have copies of and books that aren’t released yet that I’m looking forward to.


The first mystery I have on my TBR is The Ghost Light by Sarah Rubin. I read the 1st book in this series a few months ago and really liked it as it felt very different to other mysteries out just now as it’s set in America and was really well plotted, so I can’t wait to read Alice’s second adventure in this.


Even though I’ve really enjoyed the previous novels about Scarlet and Ivy, I haven’t managed to read this one as none of my local bookshops seem to stock this series. I’m not sure when I’ll get to read this,  but I hope to before the fifth book is released in the autumn.


After sidelining Poppy Pym and the Pharoah’s Curses for ages after I bought it and not getting round to it for ages after I bought it, I finally got to it in February and really liked it. I think this is going to be the last Poppy Pym book, and I’m really looking forward to finally learning more about Poppy’s family.


As you’ll know if you read my first post about the books I read in May, you’ll know that I really enjoyed my proof of the first in the series.This one sounds just as good, if not better, so I can’t wait to dive back into Rose’s world and have another adventure with the secret society of butlers.


This is the final book of one of my favourite mystery series of recent years (the Marsh Road Mysteries); they manage to be sweet, funny and tightly plotted mysteries all at the same time, and they’re so much fun to read. The characters are also tremendous, and if you haven’t read them I can’t recommend them highly enough.


I picked this up on buy 1, get 1 half price in Waterstones almost a year ago and still haven’t got round to it. The synopsis sounds really intriguing, and I’m looking forward to it, especially as it seems like it will be a series.


As a huge fan of both Robin Stevens and the London Eye Mystery, this is without doubt one of my most anticipated reads of the 2nd half of 2017. If I hadn’t been super excited about it already after the announcement, David Dean’s superb cover alone would have made it an instant must read. (Bonus book: I’m also super excited for another book illustrated by David Dean, the Secret of Supernatural Creek by Lauren St. John, the long-awaited fifth Laura Marlin Mysteries book)


Another book which I’m excited about in the 2nd half of the year is the The Midnight Peacock by Katherine Woodfine, which is the final book in the Sinclair’s Mysteries series. I can’t wait to  (hopefully!) discover the identity of the series’ main villain the Baron and also just enjoy another adventure with these characters, in the all-consuming world of Sinclair’s Department Store in the era of Edwardian London. Also, how pretty is this cover?!-


While I normally don’t enjoy YA mysteries as much as middle grade, I absolutely have to make an exception for this, which is described as Pretty Little Liars meets the Breakfast Club. I can’t wait to pick it up on my next trip to Waterstones!


As I couldn’t pick between these two for my final pick, which are fantasies/mysteries, I’ve decided on them both! The Smoking Hourglass is the 2nd in the Uncommoners trilogy, the first of which was probably my favourite debut of 2016, and it comes out a week on Thursday. I’m absolutely desperate to get hold of it and will probably end up reading it in a few sittings because I love the world of Lundinor so much.

The Empty Grave is the final book of one of my favourite series, Lockwood and Co, which are about ghosts now haunting Britain for an unknown reason. They’re hilarious and clever and have incredible characters, and I am beyond excited to read this when it comes out in September.

Are there any books in the mystery genre you’re looking forward to on your TBR? Do you like the sound of my choices? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl

Amy ❤


Author: goldenbooksgirl

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Mystery Books on my TBR”

  1. Awesome choices! One of Us is Lying is one of my top reads for the summer and the Katherine Woodfine books are awesome as on the inside as they look on the outside! Looking forward to more of these!

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  2. Great list. I wasn’t sure about All of Us is Lying to begin with, but I read a page the other day and it has been in my head since. Can’t wait for The Midnight Peacock. Sinclair’s is such a great setting, and the Baron’s story is intriguing.

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