10 Books To Curl Up With When You're Craving A Cozy Mystery - I

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You have a day off, you're curled up in bed with a nice cup of hot chocolate - and all you want is a book to go with your current mood? Look no further. Here are 10 books for when you're craving a cozy mystery:

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And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie


10 strangers are invited to an island mansion by an unknown host. A voice recording plays over dinner, accusing all of them of having a guilty secret. Soon, when one by one, they start dying, the ones who are still alive realise that the killer doesn't plan to spare any - and that he is amongst them.

This book is the definition of a mystery novel and also the world's best selling mystery. If you're craving a mystery and haven't read this one - go pick it up RIGHT NOW.

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Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King


Pre-dawn, a driver rams into unemployed innocents lined up for a job fair, using a stolen Mercedes. Several months later, retired detective Bill Hodges receives a letter from someone who identifies himself as the person responsible for the job fair debacle. Told from both their perspectives, the book follows the retired detective and the killer as they play hide and seek.

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My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk


In Istanbul of the late 1590s, one of the miniaturists working on the Sultan's secret book is murdered. As the book uncovers secrets to the murder, it talks about life, love, art and also of the tensions between the East and the West. Being the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, this book doesn't need any more reasons to be given a read. But if you want more, I'll mention the first few lines of the book,

"I am nothing but a corpse now, a body at the bottom of a well. Though I drew my last breath long ago and my heart has stopped beating, no one, apart from the vile murderer, knows what's happened to me"

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

A once respected financial journalist is enlisted to research about a mysterious disappearance in return for getting his career back. He and a genius investigator set on solving a crime that has been unsolved for four decades. But is there something more sinister waiting to engulf them?

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The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

33rd Degree Mason Peter Solomon has been kidnapped and Robert Langdon has to find him before the kidnapper takes Solomon's life. Dan Brown does in this book what he does best - make fact meet fiction and get us lost in the world of ancient secrets and secret powers.

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Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier


The narrator of this novel falls in love with a wealthy man called Maxim. When she marries and moves to his house, she realises that she will have to live in the shadow of her first wife who mysteriously died, and that Maxim has his own secrets to hide.

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The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett

Detective Sam Spade is brought a dangerous case by a beautiful and secretive woman. When he gets sucked deep into the case and is endangered by the novel's many villains, he realises that he needs to find what they're all looking for - a mysterious statuette - the bejewelled Maltese Falcon.

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A Scandal In Bohemia - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes needs no introduction. While you can (and should) read the entire Sherlock Holmes series, this one is particularly interesting.

A king asks Holmes to retrieve evidence of his previous romance from his previous romantic partner Irene Adler.

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Shall We Tell The President? - Jeffrey Archer


As Florentyna Kane becomes the first president of the United States, a plan to assassinate her is already in motion. FBI agent Mark Andrews has six days to prevent the president's death. Will he succeed?

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Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn


Young journalist Camille Parker is sent to her hometown to investigate and report the death of a young girl and the disappearance of another child....while the killer is still on the lose.

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