NoveList can assist you with a search to find the next great series, or by recommending a “read-alike” title that's thematically similar to your favorite books. So, before you lug home a big stack of “maybes,” or fill up the memory on your device with “please be my next favorites,” we suggest spending a minute or two on Novelist to better the odds that you will enjoy what you choose.
My favorite crime/mysteries have British settings and usually, by default, British authors. My two favorite sub-genres are psychological suspense and police procedural. I tested Novelist with my own favorites to see what would happen.
In my first search, I wanted to find similar series books to those of Ann Cleeves, who writes the Vera Stanhope crime series (made into the popular British TV show, Vera). For this search, I chose one of my favorite titles in the series with these results:
The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
Then I clicked on Author Read-alikes at the bottom and was not disappointed. The results list below highlight the reason why these authors were chosen. When I looked through the results list, I found one that I am hopeful about want to read.
Next, I searched renowned British author Ruth Rendell, who died in 2015, leaving a legacy of fantastic psychological suspense. From her results list, I chose one of my favorites of hers, The Vault. You can see that it gives the blurb, more related information below, and cover images of more Title Read-alikes. You can see these book covers down the right-hand side of the results page.
There is so much more information you can find, depending on how much time you’d like to spend. Enjoy!
About the Author
Cary is our Development & Outreach Librarian. Her “perfect” day is reading or watching British crime fiction with a cup of hot tea close at hand and her cat Clio on her lap.