Hello humans!! It’s October and we are very excited for spooky season! Fall is our favorite time of year, and perfect for reading a murder mystry. I have read a few murder mystries recently, and I hope to read some more this month. I know that not everyone is obsessed with murder mysteries so I am here to tell you why they are so amazing.
There are so many reasons but I think a big one is that they are very entertaining. I know this might seem obvious and you might be saying aren’t all good books entertaining; yes but I think that murder mystries can be entertaining in a very different kind of way. There can be so much suspense and you just want to understand more about the mystery. Also if you want, you can try to solve the mystery while reading which makes the book more interactive.
Also I love reading the characters in murder mysteries because they are often not great people. What I mean by this is that they are often hiding things or can even be a murder suspect. I always find these sorts of characters really fun and interesting to read, because they tend to be more complex. I do sometimes feel really bad for characters in murder mystries because I feel like they just have to deal with a lot.
I also feel like if you are having a hard time getting into books right now, they are the perfect type to read. There is so much suspense and you just want to know what is going to happen next! I feel like when reading them I am always reading the book or thinking about reading the book, and they are tough to put down.
This is kind of random but I love telling people about murder mystries! I am kind of bad at explaining the plot of a book in a way that is succinct and understandable, so usually it takes forever and the person I am talking to just gets really confused but I find it super fun. My co-blogger, Amethyst, can confirm!)
Lastly I wanted to suggest some books in case you read this and thought, “I need to read a murder mystries right this instant but I have no idea where to start.” First I would recommend One of Us is Lying because I feel like it is a great first murder mystry to read. It is about all these kids who were in detention together when one of them died and they want to know who killed him. It is such a fun read and I love all of the characters so much. Second I would recommend the Truly Devious series which I feel like is pretty wild and so crazy. Lastly I would recommend I Killed Zoe Spanos which I just finished recently and really enjoyed; it is about, as the title says, who killed Zoe Spanos. I loved the setting and it was a very intense read. I hope that you find a murder mystry you enjoy!
Do you read murder mysteries? What is your favorite? Do you want to read a murder mystery?