Cosy mystery books for autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year so what better time to read a cosy mystery, than autumn?! I hate to 
admit but I'm still yet to read a book this year, but autumn is the perfect time to read and get my mo-jo 
back. Tucked under a blanket with a hot chocolate, wearing the comfiest pyjamas. Obviously the genre 
you read, doesn't depend upon the time of year, however cosy mysteries definitely have an autumnal feel 
to them, just as teen romance books are great to read throughout the summer. 

Finlay Donovan, single mom and crime writer is having a hard time.  Between her ex-husband firing her 
nanny and sending her 4 year old to school after a unfortunate scissor mishap, making it to lunch with her 
literary agent, is a minor victory. But as she's discussing the plot of her latest crime novel the conversation 
is misheard by a nearby women who believes she is a hit women planning of disposing of her 'problem 
husband'. Slipping Finlay her name and a promise of a large cash sum, Finlay finds herself plotting 
something bigger than just her next crime novel. This is book 1 in a trilogy. 

Five students go to detention but only four leave alive. Yale hopeful, Bronwyn, has never publicly 
broken a rule. Sports star, Cooper, only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy, 
Nate, is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen, Addy, is holding together the cracks of 
her perfect life. And outsider, Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't 
ever talk about any of them again. Dying 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. 
Investigators conclude it's no accident and all of them are suspects. This is book 1 in a duology.

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont, for the brightest thinkers, inventors and 
artists, founded by Albert Ellingham. Shortly after opening his wife and daughter were kidnapped 
with the only clue being a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with 'truly devious'. 
True crime lover, Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at the school and has an ambitious plan to 
solve this case, that is when she gets a grip on the new school life and housemates. But soon strange 
things starts happening. 'Truly Devious' makes a surprise return. The past has crawled out of it's 
grave and now someone has gotten away with murder. This is book 1 in a series of 4 books. 

Five years ago schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police and everyone in town 
knows he did it. The case is closed. But having gown up in the same small town that was consumed 
by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. She choses this case as the topic for her final project 
and start to uncover secrets that someone in the town desperately wants to stay hidden. If the real 
killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pippa from the truth? This is book 1 in a trilogy.



  1. These mystery books sound so good Lea! I like the sound of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It x

    Lucy Mary

  2. I'm the same! I'm still on my first book of the year. Ooops. I'm terrible for prioritising reading. I could do with a weeks holiday just by myself to read and relax. If I do pick up a book though it's pretty much always something like this. I love the sound of a good girls guide to murder especially.

    1. Wish I got that far with reading this year. Something about autumn makes me more excited though, so hoping to get round to one of these x

  3. They all sound really good. I used to really enjoy Maureen Johnson's books so maybe it's time to try them again. Thanks for the suggestions.

    1. I've only read a short story of hers and really enjoyed it x

  4. I've just read One of us is Lying! Really want to watch the Netflix show now too
    Amy x

    1. One of the reasons it's on my list! Always prefer reading the book before watching the show/movie x

  5. I’ll be honest I’m more of a TV show/film watcher than reader these days but these all sound really interesting. I have One Of Us Is Lying on my Netflix watch list x

    1. Hoping to read the book before I watch the series x