It is time for another Backlist Book Picks list. Backlist Book Picks is our weekly feature where we share two backlist books that we loved. New releases are great, but there are so many older books that often get forgotten about.
October seems like the perfect time to feature a couple of cozy mysteries for our backlist books. I am not a big fan of thrillers and scary mystery type of books, but I do love a good cozy mystery.
One of this week’s backlist book picks goes way back to the 1960’s. Some of our backlist book picks are newer backlists books, but we are going back a few decades for one of the cozy mysteries we are featuring this week.
The other book we are featuring this week is not quite as old, but it is over five years old, so it a cozy mystery many people don’t know about.
Have you heard of either of these books?
Picture Miss Seeton is the first book in the Miss Seeton Mysery series. It was first published in the 1960’s. I am not sure where I first heard about this series, but I loved this book. It is a cozy mystery set in England. One of the things I love about this book is that it is not just a cozy mystery it has some humor mixed in. I enjoy cozy mystery books and this book, Picture Miss Seeton is just that. It was an interesting mystery the kept my attention without all the graphic and gory details. If you love cozy mysteries or British series I think you will enjoy this one.
A reader introduced me to this series and I am so glad that they did. I loved The Vanishing Thief book and quickly finished all the books in this series. The Vanishing Thief is another cozy mystery set in England. It is the first book in the Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series. One of the things that I loved about this series is that it is about books. They weave the bookshop and books into all the mysteries. I will say that there is not a huge plot in these books. They are fun reads, but they are not deep reads. At times they are a bit cheesy and predictable. But sometimes that is just the kind of book you need to read.