Spring is Finally Springing!
Spring is finally springing! And frankly, just in time. ‘Tis the season for longer days, blossoming flowers, and sitting in a warm spot with a new book.
Of course, in the UK this vision doesn’t always pan out. So, at the risk of jinxing it, we’ve added a few mysteries to our spring reading list – perfect for rainy days.
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Sunny Spring-day reads
The Nightingale by Kara Dalkey
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, this enchanting retelling moves the story of a young girl and her magical power from China to Heian Japan – which becomes a place of demons, song, and a very special cat.
Here Comes the Sun! by Emilie Loring
Independent and adventurous, Julie Lorraine is the last unmarried daughter of her family. And when her matchmaker aunt claims to have found her a husband, Julie disagrees. But as Julie makes her way to her aunt’s house, determined to prove her wrong, fate intervenes.
Kissing Frogs by Sarah Ingham
When Luc James heads to Greece with her best friend Ella, all she expects to bring home is a suntan. But just as Ella abandons her for a gorgeous Frenchman, the impossibly glamorous Lorenzo arrives and Luc’s life is transformed. But if her fairytale romance leads to the sacrifice of years of friendship, can it be happily ever after?
Cosy rainy-day reads
Without a Trace by Malcolm Forsythe
Without a Trace is the first book in the popular DCI Millson and DS Scobie series of police procedurals set in rural Essex.
In this gripping tale, eight-year-old Maisie Brown disappears during the annual fête. With the road closed, could it have been someone in the village that took her?
The Magic Chair Murder by Diane Janes
In the first of the Black and Dod novels, two unusual sleuths investigate the death of a literary society member.
Set in 1920s England it’s perfect for fans of parochial English crime novels and cosy murder-mysteries in the tradition of Agatha Christie.
Thicker Than Water by Anthea Fraser
Thicker Than Water is a gruesome tale of secrets kept, and revenge taken, in a cosy English setting. Three very different people are hiding secrets about their past. But their facades slip when the appearance of a mysterious stranger rouses fear in them all.