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Senior Sleuths & Slayers

Senior Sleuths & Slayers

Growing old peacefully isn't for everyone. In this list of titles, silver-haired sleuths and slayers commit crimes and solve them, too!

Playlist Tags: genre: Mystery & Thriller topic: cozy mystery cozy mystery topic: mystery mysteries

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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

By Jesse Q. Sutanto
Narrated by: Eunice Wong
Length: 10 hours 41 minutes

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

“In true Jesse Q. Sutanto fashion, her newest book brings lovable characters, hijinks, and a rollicking good time. I don't know how she makes murder so wholesome and funny but she does in a forget-your-worries-and-only-read-this-book way every time.”

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An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

By Helene Tursten
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 3 hours 12 minutes

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

“Refreshingly original, with great pacing, fascinating character development, and surprisingly funny charm in each short story. After almost 90 years of life, Maud delights in living life her way: splitting time between exploring the world and living in her rent-free apartment, alone. When someone - a selfish artist, the upstairs wife-beating neighbor, a gold-digger, or a shifty antiques dealer - threatens Maud’s lifestyle, well, that just won’t do. They’ll have to go. Luckily for Maud, no one suspects an elderly lady to be up to no good.”

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Blanche on the Lam

Blanche White: Book #1

By Barbara Neely
Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there's a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So... Read more »

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax: Book #1

By Dorothy Gilman
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 8 hours 16 minutes

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately,... Read more »

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The Old Woman with the Knife

A Novel

By Gu Byeong-mo
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

*A New York Times Editors' Choice* Pick
*A Most Anticipated Read in LitHub, CrimeReads, Thrillist, and Popsugar*

The kinetic story of a sixty-five-year-old female assassin who faces an unexpected threat in the twilight of her career—this is an international bestseller and the English language debut from an award-winning South Korean author 

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Murder Most Grave

Granny Reid Mystery: Book #4

By G. A. McKevett
Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

With a new grandbaby to care for at home, Stella “Granny” Reid has little time to spare. Her hands are especially full since Savannah, her teenage granddaughter, developed a crush on a boy guaranteed to break her heart. Gallivanting around with her best pal Sheriff Manny Goldford simply isn’t an option—until a freshly murdered body is... Read more »

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The Widows of Malabar Hill

Perveen Mistry Mysteries: Book #1

By Sujata Massey
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 14 hours 34 minutes

The Widows of Malabar Hill

“I loved this novel! Sujata Massey is a strong, confident storyteller and this captivating mystery, set in 1920s Bombay, features superb world-building, a riveting plot, and great characters. Perveen Mistry is a richly written protagonist: By turns confident and conflicted, she strives to do the right thing and is more than capable of getting herself out of trouble. Highly recommended for a fresh take on the mystery genre.”

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All the Queen's Men

A Novel

By SJ Bennett
Narrated by: Jane Copland
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes

“Sheer entertainment… Bennett infuses wit and an arch sensibility into her prose… This is not mere froth, it is pure confection.” — New York Times Book Review on The Windsor Knot

Amateur detective Queen Elizabeth II is back in this hugely entertaining follow-up to the bestseller The Windsor Knot, in which Her Majesty must determine how a missing...

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Bookclubbed to Death

The Mystery Bookshop Series: Book #8

By V. M. Burns
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

V. M. Burns returns with the latest book in her popular Mystery Bookstore mysteries set in a Michigan bookshop specializing in selling murder mysteries.

When the bookshop she owns becomes a crime scene, mystery writer Samantha Washington discovers there is such a thing as bad publicity.

After the local library in North Harbor, Michigan, is flooded...

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The Thursday Murder Club

A Novel
A Thursday Murder Club Mystery: Book #1

By Richard Osman
Narrated by: Lesley Manville
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

If you enjoyed Anxious People, then you’ll love The Thursday Murder Club.

“This is the coziest book I read all year. The characters are so kindly written, and their voices are funny and strong. I'm tempted to reread it for the good vibes alone.”

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Murder Lo Mein

A Noodle Shop Mystery
A Noodle Shop Mystery

By Vivien Chien
Narrated by: Cheryl May
Length: 7 hours 27 minutes

Lana Lee’s stake in her family’s Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she’s been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win?at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo... Read more »

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The Marlow Murder Club

Marlow Murder Club: Book #1

By Robert Thorogood
Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes

To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero … Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink. One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a... Read more »

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Blanche Among the Talented Tenth

Blanche White: Book #2

By Barbara Neely
Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

The second, ground-breaking mystery featuring African–American maid and amateur sleuth Blanche White by Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award–winning author Barbara Neely.

When Blanche White moved north to Boston, she believed it would be a better place to raise her kids, especially after she got them into an elite private school. But now her... Read more »

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The Postscript Murders

By Elly Griffiths
Narrated by: Nina Wadia
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

"This droll romp is a latter-day Miss Marple.” —Washington Post

Murder leaps off the page when crime novelists begin to turn up dead in this intricate new novel by internationally best-selling author Elly Griffiths, a literary mystery perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie.

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Killers of a Certain Age

By Deanna Raybourn
Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer & Christina Delaine
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“This Golden Girls meets James Bond thriller is a journey you want to be part of.” -Buzzfeed

Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.

They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four...
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Granny's Got a Gun

Book 1 of the Secret Agent Granny Mysteries
A Secret Agent Granny Mystery

By Harper Lin
Narrated by: Sara Morsey
Length: 2 hours 56 minutes

Barbara Gold, a retired CIA agent, is bored out of her skull in Cheerville, a small town in New England—until a man is poisoned during a book club meeting for seniors. Everyone thinks Lucien had a heart attack, but from his symptoms, Barbara knows someone has slipped poisoned into his cake or drink. Even though she is no longer under cover,...

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At Bertram's Hotel

A Miss Marple Mystery
Miss Marple Mysteries: Book #10

By Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

At Bertram’s Hotel the intrepid Miss Marple, on holiday in London, must solve a deadly mystery at the end of a chain of very violent events.

An old-fashioned London hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out to be.…

When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she’s looking for at Bertram’s Hotel:...

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Aunty Lee’s Delights

Singaporean Mystery: Book #1

By Ovidia Yu
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes

This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant.

After losing her husband, Rosie Lee could have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady. Instead she is building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee's... Read more »

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Three Things About Elsie

A Novel

By Joanna Cannon
Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel “infused with warmth and humor” (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together.

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s... Read more »

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