Watch out Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot: there are a few new sleuths in town. And be they hired pros or amateurs unraveling a web of deceit, exposing a den of iniquity, or casually stumbling over a body in the library, they are here to solve the case. And we’re here to drop some none-too-subtle clues to help you find the best curl-up-and-listen cozy mysteries on audio this fall. Whether you like your murders in a castle, a (seemingly) tranquil retirement village, or craftier than a ball of yarn, sharpen your detective skills with these picks.
All right castle fans, here you go: in Death in Castle Dark, actor Nora Blake finds her dream job when she is cast in a murder-mystery troupe that performs in an imposing but captivating old castle. When she stumbles upon a real murder, things take a nightmarish turn in this first in an exciting new series.
Next stop, the Roaring 1920’s! As the ultimate flapper, Vera Abramowitz captures the attention of two high rollers and gains entrĂ©e into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between her beaus—until the truth comes out: her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs. Cue the crime!
Itâ€™s the summer of 1953, and Elizabeth Grady is settling into Haggermanâ€™s Catskills Resort. As a vacation getaway, Haggermanâ€™s is ideal, but when a reclusive guest is found dead in a lake on the grounds, the local police chief is convinced that the man was a Russian spy. But Elizabeth isnâ€™t so sure, and with the fate of the resort hanging in the balance, sheâ€™ll need to dodge red herrings, withstand the Red Scare, and catch a killer red-handed.