If anyone likes historical mysteries, the incredibly prolific Paul Doherty's "The Canterbury Tales by Night" is a really good series. A take Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, only these are 'alternate' tales, and Chaucer is one of the characters. Doherty's speciality is the medieval era so his history is good, and he has great female characters (including villains) as well as male. You can get them on Kindle.
Cherringham: A Cozy Mystery Takes place in current-day England. Retired NYC policeman Jack, and local Brit single mom website designer Sarah team up to solve mysteries. Good storylines, and the audible books are AWESOME. There are 40 published books, and 38 of them are available on audiobook. Audiobook 39 will be out in early September. This is one series I recommend you consider the audiobook over the paper book, as all 38 audiobooks are narrated by Neil Dudgeon. In case you don't know who Dudgeon is, he currently plays the part of DCI John Barnaby on Misomer Murders (BritBox, Acorn, Amazon Prime). Published book 40 just dropped but I'm not sure when the audiobook version will be out. They're inexpensive, under $3, so if you have an Audible membership you don't have to waste your credits on them if you do like I do and save the credits for more expensive books. I really don't understand why BBC or ITV haven't picked this series up as a TV show.
Mydworth Mysteries Also by the same two authors as Cherringham. This series has 10 published books, and 7 are available in audiobook (audiobook 8 is due to be released next month I think). These stories are set in England in the late 1920's. The main characters are Sir Harry, an Englishman, and his American wife Cat. The narrator on the audiobooks is good (Nathanial Parker, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) and like Cherringham, the audiobooks are cheap (under $3).
Daisy Dalrymple Series by Carola Dunn This is another one set in England in the 1920's. Entertaining storylines and interesting characters. The leads are the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, who always manages to stumble on corpses, and Alec Flecther, a DCI from Scotland Yard who helps Daisy solve the murders. There are 23 published books in this series. I don't know how many are on audiobook, but you might want the paper copies of this one. The first three audiobooks are narrated someone who does a good job with the variety of voices of the many characters, but the narrator changes for book 4 and she's horrible (boring and no vocal variety to speak of). She does books 4-6. A third narrator takes over book 7 and continues thru book 23, but I haven't listened to her yet. These are free audiobooks if you have a Premium Plus account.
Those books sound great Val! I just joined the 21st century, downloaded the Libby app and am reading e-books on my iPad. I just finished Fool by Christopher Moore and am now reading Serpent of Venice. They're profanely, lewdly hilarious... definitely not for everyone but they're a great escape with bit o' Shakespeare for culture, lol. Also borrowed PG Wodehouse Jeeves for a bit of a romp.
OMG, if you want funny, check out Carl Hiaasen's latest book "Squeeze Me". His best yet
I"ve never read any of his books tho DS is a big fan. I'm decades behind on reading- I was an avid reader before getting busy with kids & stuff. One think I've realized it that it's time for new glasses! Gotta remember to call for an appointment somewhere tomorrow.
A heads up on Squeeze Me - it's not specifically about Trump, but the storyline is taken from current events at the time Hiassen was writing, and is about residents in a city closely resembling West Palm Beach and a celebrity politician resident. If you don't have a sense of humor when it comes to BOTH sides of politics, you won't like this book. If you can laugh at political jokes even when it's making fun of "your party", then the book is a hoot and you will laugh your butt off.
Narrator #2 starts at book 4 and goes thru book 8, she does improve considerably on book 5 and forward. Narrator #3 is much better than I expected her to be and does a really good job with all the variety of the voices (all of the books have multiple supporting characters).
If you want light and entertaining, check out the paranormal cozy mystery romance series by Kristen Painter. She has several different series, I just started the Jayne Frost collection. The narrator is quite good, characters are fun and entertaining, and the plot lines are interesting. If you have a Premium Plus Audible account, the books are free. It's available on Kindle and in paperback as well. If you like Jayne Ann Krentz or similar authors, you'll like Kristen Painter. Total fluff and a fun, easy read (or listen).
I think I mentioned the Matthew Bartholomew/Brother Michael murder mysteries by Susanna Gregory - the concluding (25th) book is out, with audiobook narrated by Robert Thorpe who is an outstanding narrator.
For reading, I think I mentioned the "Below Stairs Mysteries" by Ashley Gardener, who follows a cook in a Victorian Mayfair household. I didn't think I'd like it because I'm more of a gladiator/sword-and-sandals reader for entertainment but they're really delightful, and Mrs Halloway the main character is great. A new one just came out and another is promised this summer.
For all you mystery fans, check out Ross Greenwood. His first book was The Snow Killer and it was REALLY good. Whether you read the book or listen to the audiobook, you'll need to pay attention or you'll get lost quickly. It has a surprising twist at the end. I'm on book two now, The Soul Killer and it's turning out to be just as good. If you're a fan of British mysteries, or US writers like JA Jance, Michael Connelly, James Patterson etc, I think you'll like Greenwood. His DI Barton reminds me of DCI Barnaby (Midsomer Murders) at times. If you have an Audible Plus membership, the books are free but will only be available for download thru June 1st.
Update: I'm now on book 4 of the series (just released last year) and all 4 books have been really good. In all 4, the book is written from both the serial killer's view and the police view, and each chapter begins with who is writing/speaking so it's fairly easy to follow along. Good characters and fast moving plots. I'm hoping there will be a book 5 from Greenwood.