Here’s a Book Riot post: 15 FANTASY MYSTERY BOOKS FOR READERS CRAVING A MAGICAL WHODUNIT
Remarkably, I’ve read a reasonable proportion of the books on this list — a third. I’m rarely familiar with the titles picked out for Book Riot posts, but this is an exception. Besides that, I even agree that these books are good choices. Especially Sorcery and Cecelia, which as you all know (right?) is totally charming.
However, this is one of those lists where I can immediately think of a bunch of others. Let me see …
1) The Inspector Chen novels by Liz Williams. Such an amazing setting, although I will always regret not getting to see the prequel moment when Inspector Chen meets and falls in love with his demon wife.
2) Shadow of the City by R Morgan. A police procedure tucked into an even more amazing setting.
3) The Sherlock Holmes homage, The Angel of the Crows, by Katherine Addison. I haven’t read it, and don’t plan to — I’m not a Sherlock Holmes fan — but hey, it certainly fits the category.
4) The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard, which certainly has the prettiest cover of the lot:
5. The Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce, which I loved, so if you’ve never read them, well, if you’re looking for some longer, slower-paced, fantasy-mysteries, here you go.
I’m sure there are a zillion others. If you’ve got a favorite fantasy mystery, please drop it in the comments!