If you're like me, one of the best ways to prepare for a trip is to immerse yourself in novels set in the destination. When it comes to a visit to England, there's nothing like a cozy mystery novel.
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Looking for a great, English mystery novel?
From the first time I read And Then There Were None in lower school, I haven't been able to stop searching for my next "favourite" English detective.
Being lawyers (or a recovering lawyer and now blogger, in my case), my husband and I read all day at work, but I also love books. I also find reading to be a great way to prepare for/get in the mood for a trip - no matter where we're going, I load up on books about the newest location. And, since we're always going to England, English mystery novels perform double duty for me!
That said, I'm 100% an audiobook aficionado (of course all the books I list below are available as "normal" books, as well). I love being able to take in a novel while doing other things - blogging, driving around, doing laundry, working off the pinot grigio at the gym...
Don't have an audible subscription yet? Visit Audible to sign-up and get two free audiobooks and start your free trial! Incidentally, if you're getting a major head start on the Christmas shopping, an Audible membership also makes a great gift for the auditory learner in your life!
Here's my round-up of the best cozy, English mystery audiobooks, that I've found, available on Audible!
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Finding the perfect cozy mystery audiobook
With audiobooks, unlike "normal" books, finding the right fit is two-fold - you need both the perfect book and a very talented narrator.
The narrator can't go too over-the-top with the various characters' voices, must interpret the book in a way you like, and, generally, you have to be OK with them becoming the voice in your head for at least a few days! I'm happiest when I find a series that I can keep relying on - and don't worry, there are quite a few of those below!
Links below take you to the Amazon page for the books - just select "audiobook" to get the audiobook, rather than the physical book. Amazon's audiobooks are managed through Audible.
Best English Detective Books & Series
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