Crime, Must Reads

Loving the new season of Only Murders In The Building? Here’s what to watch and read while you wait for the next episode to drop.


Loving the new season of Only Murders In The Building? Here’s what to watch and read while you wait for the next episode to drop.

The new season of Only Murders In The Building premiered just last week and it’s even better than veer! The new season sees a brand-new murder (this time on stage at Oliver’s Broadway show), a new investigation to podcast about, and brand-new cast members including Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep!



Since Disney + is only dropping one new episode of this stellar show every week I am hanging on tenterhooks waiting for each new piece of this quirky and compelling show to come out (Tuesdays btw).

If, like me, you have a hankering for more cosy comedic murder mystery content here are all the books and TV shows i’m using to pass the time between new episodes of OMITB.

Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments!


If you love the quirky comedy watch The After Party

After a murder is discovered at a high school reunion, the attendees try to remember what happened, despite all of them remembering the fateful night differently and the murderer remaining at large.

Watch it on: Apple TV

Or read An A-List For Death by Pamela Hart

Shooting for fame could end your career … and your life. A sparkling mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, in a book that will delight fans of Richard Osman and Kerry Greenwood.

TV researcher Poppy McGowan has never sought the spotlight and is none too happy to be photographed with rock god Nathan Castle. When the photo pops up on celebrity gossip sites, it sparks a media feeding frenzy, forcing Poppy to go to ground, don a wig, and pull some nifty moves to escape a tailing car. On top of that, she cops abuse from Nathan’s outraged fans.

None of this would have happened if Poppy hadn’t found Nathan’s mother Daisy, one-time glamour girl and elderly best friend of her Aunty Mary, bleeding and unconscious in her bathroom. The police dismiss the case as an accident, but Poppy is sure there are questions to be answered. Who attacked Daisy, and why? Will she come out of her coma? What secrets are her gathering family hiding? What happens to Daisy’s money if she dies?

When a murder occurs outside Daisy’s flat, the police step in at last. Unfortunately, they finger Poppy’s boyfriend, Tol, for the crime – after all, he had bad blood with the victim. As Daisy’s money-hungry family circle amid hints of poisoning, bribery and blackmail, Poppy must find a way to clear Tol’s name and ensure Daisy’s safety.

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If you love the detective dynamic watch Deadloch

The town of Deadloch, Tasmania, is preparing for its Winter Feastival when a local man turns up dead. Two detectives and an eager junior constable are sent to investigate the crime.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

Or read The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

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 brutal murder. When the local police don’t believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

But soon another body turns up, and it seems they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…

‘Agatha Christie with a modern twist’ SUN

‘A hugely enjoyable murder mystery written with wonderful verve, humour and compassion. Utterly delightful’ Robert Webb

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If you love a whodunnit watch Veronica Mars (2004)

Veronica Mars, a popular high-school student, is deeply affected by the murder of her best friend and devotes her life to solving the toughest murder mysteries of her town.

Watch it on: 9Now

Or read The Maid by Nita Prose

Get swept away by the million-copy bestseller . . .

It begins like any other day for Molly Gray, silently dusting her way through the luxury rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel.

But when she enters suite 401 and discovers an infamous guest dead in his bed, a very messy mystery begins to unfold. And Molly’s at the heart of it – because if anyone can uncover the secrets beneath the surface, the fingerprints amongst the filth – it’s the maid.

Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

‘Excellent and totally entertaining . . . the most interesting (and endearing) main character in a long time’ STEPHEN KING

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If you love a mystery full of red herrings watch The Flight Attendant (2020)

A flight attendant’s life gets turned upside down after she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man but with no memory of what happened.

Watch it on: Binge

Or read Brunswick Street Blues by Sally Brunswick

The twists keep piling up in this fun and distinctively Australian debut mystery, perfect for readers of The Thursday Murder Club and Janet Evanovich.

Brick Brown has problems: she hates her day job, and her beloved Uncle Baz has gone missing.

Although a bartender by trade, Brick Brown has finagled herself a job on the city council to investigate a complaint that threatens to close her uncle’s well-loved blues club in the heart of Melbourne.

Brick suspects something strange is going on, but when her amateur sleuthing uncovers the mayor’s dead body in a locked room, she’s dragged into the dangerous world of dodgy developers with the reluctant help of Mitch Mitchell, a prickly war correspondent turned investigative journalist.

Relying on her street smarts and an unlikely band of allies, Brick and Mitchell unearth corruption that runs deeper than just local government, and the stakes are higher than they banked on. And when Brick also discovers some terrifying information about her past, the stakes turn deadly…

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If you want something off-beat watch Murderville (2022)

Terry Seattle and his guest celebrity partner improvise their way through a scripted murder investigation without the script.

Watch it on: Netflix

Or read Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Your family would kill to see you happy
When Meddy Chan accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her up on the date so they kind of owe her.

Although hiding this goddamn dead body is going to be harder than they thought especially when her family’s wedding business has THE biggest wedding of the year happening right now.

It turns out the wedding venue just happens to be managed by Meddy’s ex, aka the one who got away. It’s the worst time to see him again, or…is it? Can Meddy finally find love and make her overbearing family happy?

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