Episode 4: Mystery Recommendations for October, sassy lady detectives vs. macho man investigators

In this episode, Curtis and Chelsey recommend mystery novels they’ve both loved, discuss their favorite mystery tropes, and plan their own debut novel! They also bring up October to-be-read lists, seasonal reading, and details for their first giveaway on Instagram at @hereadsheread.





Show Notes

Book Riot Diverse Mysteries List 1

Book Riot Diverse Mysteries List 2

Hocus Pocus


True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

Books Mentioned

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Uluo

The Wolves of Calla by Stephen King

Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A Brush With Death by Ali Carter

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith

Lady Hardcastle Series T.E. Kinsey

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

The Dry by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

In the Woods by Tana French

The Witch Elm by Tana French

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

The Scot Harvath Series by Brad Thor

The Will Robie Series by David Baldacci

Hour Game by David Baldacci

The Watchman by Robert Crais

The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King

Alex Cross #1 by James Patterson

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Veronica Speedwell Series by Deanna Raybourn

Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas

Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Khan

Still Life by Louise Penny

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie



  1. Monica on August 27, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I just started listening to your podcast after hearing you both on What Should I Read Next and I love it! This episode was especially helpful since I am trying to find some books for my husband and I to Buddy Read, and there were some great recommendations that I think he and I would both like. PS – Loved the bookstore date ideas from Episode 3! We normally just do the introvert one, but I am excited to try the Book Swap (Just to see what he would pick for me!). Y’all are hilarious and help make my drive into work everyday much more enjoyable! Also, thank you BOTH for your service to our country!

    • Chelsey on September 4, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you so much for listening! We’re glad you found us 🙂

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