Peter Tremayne is a historian who writes mysteries set in mid-seventh century Ireland. His central character is Sister Fidelma who is both a religieuse & advocate of the law courts. The books give intriguing detail of life in Ireland at that time.
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Charles Todd is a mother and son writing team with 2 main series set during and after WWI. My favourite is the one about Bess Crawford which employs all the elements of a satisfying mystery, with an absorbing plot and a charismatic heroine.
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Quintin Jardine writes a number of crime series including my favourite about Bob Skinner. If you’re looking for a detective whose personal life is as active and complicated as his job then follow the Edinburgh exploits of Deputy Chief Constable Skinner.
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous best-selling romantic comedy novels. Her books are fun, light-hearted and escapist. Highly recommended for those who wish to escape the ‘real’ world for a while – great to listen to on the way to work.
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The latest series from this wonderful storyteller is The Seven Sisters, a set of seven novels based on the constellation The Pleiades. It follows the interesting backgrounds of adopted sisters. The fourth book ‘The Pearl sister’ is out soon and I can’t wait.
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In 1929 London, former servant Maisie Dobbs starts her own business as a psychologist and investigator in a unique and gripping historical mystery series. There are now 13 books in the series by Jacqueline Winspear, each one as interesting as the last.
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Louise Penny is a highly-acclaimed Canadian crime writer who creates characters who are complex and very real. Her plots are gripping but without graphic violence. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache digs into mysteries set in and around the Quebec village of Three Pines. I’m hoping to go and listen to her at this year’s Adelaide Writer’s Festival.
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