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Chilling Winter Mysteries Part II

Chilling Winter Mysteries Part II

Posted by Emma on December 29, 2021

Chilling Winter Mysteries Part II

More mystery books for your TBR (To Be Read) pile! Cuddle up with a blanket and a warm drink and dive into another locked-room mystery, recommended by BMPL staff…

  1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

No mystery novel list is complete without “The Queen of Crime” herself. This book is the perfect winter whodunnit, with with snowstorms, a luxury train running through snowy landscapes, and a murderer afoot.

  1. Cover Your Tracks by Daco Auffenorde

A train trapped in the Rockies. Violent winter weather forces passengers to run for their lives into the wilderness. They must fend off the deadly cold as well as predatory wild animals. Eventually secrets are revealed that threaten to destroy them.

  1. Shiver by Allie Reynolds

A reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm.

  1. Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert

A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant believes it all adds up to a killer in their midst--and that murder is a family affair.

  1. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Another title by Lucy Foley, who has quickly become a favourite mystery author.  On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. But then someone turns up dead. Who didn't wish the happy couple well? 

  1. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

This one is “different” than any other mystery.  It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, the young and beautiful, Evelyn Hardcastle, is killed. But she will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer.

  1. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn. Sometimes the only thing to fear...is yourself. When a reclusive writer is invited to a party in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. 

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