What are the best mysteries with an English Village setting?

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    #1The Quiche of Death

    The Quiche of Death

    The Quiche of Death is the first book in the Agatha Raisin series written by M.C. Beaton. This cozy mystery fiction book was originally published in 1992.

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    #24:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple)

    4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple)

    For just one brief instant two trains ran together. In that exact moment, Elspeth witnessed an incredible murder that has no suspects, no other witnesses and no corpse. Only Miss Marple would take her story seriously.

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    Pamela Nguyen
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "There is a reason that Agatha Christie is such a dearly loved author. She knows how to tell a tale and she knows how to pull the reader into it. This is another great example of that. Wonderfully written and fun to read. "
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    #3The Moving Finger

    The Moving Finger

    The Moving Finger is another novel with Miss Marple as the main character. She will find out why and how Mrs. Symmington committed suicide because of a hate mail. It is her duty to find out if it's real suicide or not.

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    Tyler Kelly
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Miss Marple is such a classic English series. The books are better than the Tv show if you ask me. I adore the British take on mysteries like this one."
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    #4A Christmas Homecoming

    A Christmas Homecoming
    A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry tells about a murder that takes place on Christmas. With plausible characters, this well-written mystery book will hook you from the first page!


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    Jesse Soto
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A classic story set in the Victorian times. It is full of suspense yet will warm your heart. Very enjoyable. "
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    #5Murder is Easy

    Murder is Easy

    Murder Is Easy is the fourth book in the Superintendent Battle series written by Agatha Christie. This classic mystery and crime novel was originally published in 1939.

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    Zeng He
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A good murder mystery set in an English village is Agatha Christie's Murder is Easy. I loved this book, I think it's one of Christie's best. If you're a fan of this type of old murder mystery in a quaint locale, I would try this one out. "
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    #6Wicked Autumn

    Wicked Autumn

    Wicked Autumn is the first book in the Max Tudor series written by G.M. Malliet. This cozy mystery British fiction nove was originally published in 2011.

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    Christine Price
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I enjoyed the misdirection in this mystery. Usually I tend to guess plots, and it wasn't the case with this. The setting in this was really cozy as well."
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    #7The Killings at Badger's Drift

    The Killings at Badger's Drift

    The Killings at Badger's Drift is the first book in the Chief Inspector Barnaby series written by Caroline Graham. This British literature was originally published in 1987.

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    Ronald Wade
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "As somebody who loves the setting of English Villages, I love to read books with these settings. Because I love mysteries as well, I very much enjoyed how The Killings at Badger's Drift was able to combine excellent mystery elements alongside a beautiful English Village setting. "
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    #8The Body in the Library

    The Body in the Library
    The Body in the Library is a novel about an unknown woman's body on the library floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's house. Nobody knows why the woman is there and how she ends up getting murdered. Miss Marple enters to solve this mystery.
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    Lawrence Watkins
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery is fun mystery about the death of a girl. It is a captivating investigation that will keep you turning the pages late at night."
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    #9Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder is a novel about Gwenda, a new occupant of an old house where odd things happen. She asked helped from Miss Marple to exorcise the house and they did not expect to solve a mystery that lies there for several years ago. 

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    Vivian Long
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "My sister came to me asking if I wanted to read a book together with her. She really wanted to find one set in an English Village setting so we chose to read Sleeping Murder. This book had a lot of mystery elements to it and it really kept us reading page after page. Reading this book together was a really fun experience."
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    #10Under an English Heaven

    Under an English Heaven

    Under an English Heaven is the first book in the Ellie Kent Mystery series written by Alice K. Boatwright. This cozy mystery book was originally published in 2014.

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    Nathan Price
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "If thriller/mysteries are your idea of a good novel then you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. It's a really good book!"
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    #11A Murder is Announced

    A Murder is Announced

    A Murder Is Announced is the fifth book in the Miss Marple series written by Agatha Christie. This classic mystery fiction was originally published in 1950.

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Summary

Best What are the best mysteries with an English Village setting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Quiche of DeathBooks 33 Paid
24:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple)Books 29 Paid
3The Moving FingerBooks 28 Paid
4A Christmas Homecoming Books 27 Paid
5Murder is EasyBooks 25 Paid
6Wicked AutumnBooks 24 Paid
7The Killings at Badger's DriftBooks 23 Paid
8The Body in the LibraryBooks 21 Paid
9Sleeping MurderBooks 18 Paid
10Under an English HeavenBooks 14 Paid
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