Readers typically like to read books as part of a series. They can be standalone books within a series but there should be some commonality that links the books.
Best Mystery Series Books
The UK has produced quite a few good mystery book series.
Agatha Christies is the Queen of this arena with her series involving Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Other great British series include Morse, Touch of Frost, Misomer Murders and Taggart
Australia’s C T Mitchell is a rising mystery fiction author with his best mystery series books set around the northern rivers of NSW.
James Patterson dominates the US scene with is Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club series
New Murder Mystery Books
Agatha Christie maybe the Queen but with her passing there are no more new murder mystery books for readers.
James Patterson is the most prolific writer of new books many hitting the best new mystery books and best crime books categories. The Patterson machine produces around 50 new murder mystery books a year.
C T Mitchell produces around 6 to 10 new books a year. Many of his short reads can be found in the best new cozy mysteries section on Amazon
Best New Cozy Mysteries
This domain again made popular through Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple character draws in a lot of new cozy mystery authors, mainly from the US along with a good sprinkling from the UK and Australia.
Diane Harman is one of the better rank authors turning out best new cozy mysteries at will.
C T Mitchell’s Lady Margaret Turnbull, Kate Mackenzie, Father Douglas and Selena Sharma series perform well in the best new cozy mysteries category.
Best Crime Books
Crime books tend to be a little stronger than cozy mysteries or mystery books are are well represented by authors like Jeffrey Deaver whose books have a dark side.
C T Mitchell’s Murder Secret could be categorized in the best crime books section as it involves 5 brutal murders committed by a serial killer.