british mystery

The Woman in White (dvd)

The Woman in White (DVD)

Wilkie Collins (novel) & Fiona Seres (screenplay)
Rated by
Bet M
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

This 5-episode miniseries, featuring two memorable female leads, expertly tackled Wilkie Collins's 656-page suspense novel (published in 1860) and kept me on the edge of my seat even more than many a modern thriller.

Man and woman walking down a foggy street

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith
Rated by
Hilary S.
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Lethal White is the fourth book in this mystery series, featuring detectives Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. If you're unaware, Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling, and she does a great job with this adult series.

Monday, Aug 20, 2018

Unforgotten opens with a series of scenes depicting perfectly ordinary people going about their lives and interacting with other perfectly ordinary people. At the same time, a body is discovered in the basement of a building that's over a century old, and DCI Cassie Stuart and her partner DI Sunny Khan must figure out not only what happened to the deceased, but when, in the long history of that building, he died.

Silent Child

Silent Child

Sarah A. Denzil
Rated by
Amanda W.
Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

Aiden was six when he went missing during a bad rainstorm which flooded the banks of the river that runs through their village. His family and police believed he had been swept away by the river and drowned, having only found his jacket floating in the river and no body. Ten years later his mom is married and in her last month of pregnancy when she gets the incredible news that Aiden is alive.

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry
Rated by
Josh N.
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

Flynn Berry's Under the Harrow is a murder mystery turned inside-out, where "Whodunnit?" is overshadowed by "How do you process tragedy and loss?" It's a dark, haunting ride, with a few twists you may not see coming. (I didn't.)

Cover image of The Lake House. A woman's face over a large house next to a lake.

The Lake House

Kate Morton
Rated by
Kari E.
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

Family secrets are kept well-hidden until a modern day detective uncovers clues to solve a 70 year-old mystery of a little boy’s disappearance. Alice Edevane is an introspective, long-time crime writer who crafts perfect stories for her readers.

In a Dark, Dark Wood

Ruth Ware
Rated by
Katie S.
Monday, Oct 5, 2015

Leonora (Nora/Lee/Leo) Shaw's past has come back to visit her. With a mysterious invitation to a hen-do (British bachelorette party) in the English countryside for a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years, she is forced to get out of her apartment and shed her closed-off personality for a weekend. She doesn't, however, quite know why she is invited and when she begins to ask around, no one else seems to know why they have been invited either. The hostess, Flo, is crazy about the bride, Clare, and puts all of the guests ill-at-ease.

The Rook

Daniel O'Malley
Rated by
Rachel C.
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

What happens when you wake up in the middle of a park, with no memories, surrounded by bodies? If you're Myfanwy (rhymes with Tiffany) Thomas, you find a letter in your pocket written by the person you used to be and take over her life.

The Yard by Alex Grecian

Rated by
Hilary S.
Monday, Jul 2, 2012

Set in 1889 London, The Yard focuses on policemen working the murder squad in Scotland Yard. The atmosphere in London is tense; it is just after the spectacular and complete failure of Scotland Yard to capture Jack the Ripper. Our story focuses on a newly appointed detective, and his unfortunate luck to have caught the murderer of a fellow policeman as his first case.