18 episodes

A podcast devoted to helping readers discover new mystery books.

Mystery Books Podcast Sara Rosett

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    • 4.0, 29 Ratings

A podcast devoted to helping readers discover new mystery books.

    MBP 018 - Riddle at Gipsy's Mile

    MBP 018 - Riddle at Gipsy's Mile

    In Episode 018 of the Mystery Books Podcast, I talked about the new Fire Tablets with their speed reading app and auto-download features.

    Two tidbits of news from me: the cozy holiday anthology that I have a novella in is available for pre-order for 99 cents. With nearly 800 pages of cozy mystery novellas from 12 authors, that’s a great deal! My other news is that Death in a Stately Home (Murder on Location #3) is with the copy-editor so it will be out later this fall. 

    I profile The Riddle at Gipsy’s Mile by Clara Benson. It’s a fun 1920s country house party with a dash of the London jazz scene thrown in. I talk a bit about the mysterious author, the unusual start to the series, and how the book series has the feel of a Golden Age mystery with its conversations, word choice, and pace. 

    Links and more details at http://www.SaraRosett.com. 


    • 12 min
    MBP #017 - A Man of Some Repute

    MBP #017 - A Man of Some Repute

    MBP # 017 is for fans of Downton Abbey and classic village mysteries as I profile Elizabeth Edmondson’s cozy, A Man of Some Repute. 

    In the Frequently Asked Question section of the show, I briefly answered the question, “How do I get my book published?” I hit the high points of traditional publishing versus self-publishing, touching on the pros and cons for each as well as some things to watch out for if you’re researching publishing options. I hope it’s helpful. :) 

    During the book section of the podcast, I gave an introduction to Elizabeth Edmondson’s 1950s village cozy, A Man of Some Repute, which features a wounded espionage officer and his teenage sister. I mention the similarities between this book and Agatha Christie’s The Moving Finger, brother and sister investigative duos, and the “secret” military facility that is common knowledge in the village, a touch I really liked as a former military spouse—the families always know. 

    Show notes and links to publishing tips at http://www.SaraRosett.com.   

    • 16 min
    MBP #016 - Dangerous Talent

    MBP #016 - Dangerous Talent

    MBP # 016 - Dangerous Talent 

    If you love art mysteries, this podcast is for you. I profile the first in the Alix London series, A Dangerous Talent. 

    First I gave a short update. Devious (On the Run book Five) is out. It’s a fun international heist mystery. If you’d like to read the first in the series, Elusive, I’d love to send it to you. Just sign up for my newsletter at http://Elusive.sararosett.com/ and I’ll send you Elusive. 

    Book news reported on the rise in readers in the UK as well the new hack that lets you turn your old Kindle into a fridge magnet.

    A Dangerous Talent features Alix London, a budding art conservator who is asked to authenticate a Georgia O’Keeffe painting in Santa Fe and becomes involved in a murder investigation. I touch on how the author captured the southwest setting as well the fun the author has pointing out some of the absurdities in the art world. 

    This series will appeal to fans of Peter Mayle’s caper novels set in France. 

    Show notes at http://www.SaraRosett.com.   


    • 13 min
    MBP 015 - Bloodstained Egg Cosy

    MBP 015 - Bloodstained Egg Cosy

    This episode opened with the Frequently Asked Question feature: how do I get my illustrator matched up with my story for my childrens' book?

    If you're going traditional, you usually don't really get much input on the illustrator, but if you're self-publishing then you have the option of doing it exactly as you'd like. Check out Amazon's Kids' Book Creator. 

    The book of the podcast was The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson. I touched on the revolving viewpoint and ensemble cast in this tightly plotted puzzle-box of a mystery set at an English country house. Side notes on the author's unusual twist on the character of the detective and my love of maps.

    I highly recommend Egg Cosy for anyone who loves Agatha Christie.

    Links to Kids' Book Creator and articles mentioned at http://www.SaraRosett.com.  


    • 11 min
    MBP 014 - Her Royal Spyness

    MBP 014 - Her Royal Spyness

    Episode 014 looked at the historical mystery, Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen.

    My personal update: getting back to writing after the move (yay!) and going over copyedits for Devious (book five in the On the Run series). Look for the preorder soon. 

    Book news focused on a possible new trend in publishing, publisher paid fact-checking and J.K. Rowling's upcoming Harry Potter play. 

    I had to give a mystery TV alert: Death in Paradise, a Agatha Christie kind of show. There is also a book out by the creator of the show, Robert Thorogood, called A Mediation on Murder. 

    Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen is a light mystery set in the 1930s London with fun tidbits of royal trivial and intrigue. Check out this podcast out if you enjoy Downton Abbey or Gosford Park.  

    Links to articles, the Rhys Bowen's website, and Death in Paradise at http://www.SaraRosett.com. 

    • 12 min
    MBP 013 - Outsmarting of Criminals

    MBP 013 - Outsmarting of Criminals

    MBP 013 opened with a personal writing update, the challenges of writing "short." News hit on Lumin, the new light-adjusting feature from Oyster, the new Kindle, and waterproof books. 

    The book of the podcast was The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi. I touched on the fun way this book plays on mystery and cozy tropes as well as the gentle fun the author pokes at books, bookstores, and the publishing industry. Check out this podcast if you enjoy the Miss Pollifax books or books featuring spinster sleuths (say that three times fast!) like Miss Marple. 

    I'd love to know: who is your favorite spinster sleuth? 

    Links at http://www.SaraRosett.com 


    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Jgrandf ,

Enjoyable Podcast

I was looking for a good podcast and a searched for book reviews. I narrowed it down to mystery books hoping to find a easy listen of mystery book reviews and maybe, especially, cozy mysteries. Found it!

I enjoy the format of the podcast with some book news and information about the authors. I’ve read the first two reviews previously, but enjoyed the podcasts. Looking forward to listening to the rest to find a couple of good reads. I hope there are many more podcasts in the future.

tobyfan4sure ,

Love the mystery books podcast

I am an avid cozy mystery reader, and a new subscriber to Podcasts. I was so happy to find mystery books podcast today! I listened to the first episode which was recorded in 2015. So glad to see the podcast carries on. Absolutely loved the first episode. Loved learning about the host and her author journey, and a bit more about the murder on the Orient express. I have not read the book but I now have a great desire to see the movie.

Sally Farmer-Smith ,

Excellent, Informative Podcast

I have recently been reading more mystery books and was looking for some series
recommendations. Mystery author Sara Rosett discusses one mystery book in each
episode, giving us some interesting background about the writing of each book as
well as a concise, but informative summary of the major plot points, book setting, and characters.
This is a great way to be introduced to the world of mystery books with Sara Rosett as a wonderful host.

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