9 Addictive Mystery Series Written By Women To Catch Up On In 2017

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing I like better than curling up with a good mystery. I don’t know what it is about crime novels and psychological thrillers, but I just can’t get enough of them. Even if I can see a twist coming from a mile away, I devour mystery after mystery. Bloated decomposing corpses? Kidnappings? Stalkers? Yes, yes, yes. (What does it say about me that I’m this obsessed with mysteries? I’m trying not to think about it too much.)

One of my favorite aspects of mystery novels is character development; after all, you’re not going to care if someone is in danger or whether a character is able to solve a mystery if you aren’t invested in them. That’s why I love mystery series so much; you can get to know characters over multiple books, and they can grow and change over that time. It reflects the way you get to know people in real life (except with regard to the high body count over the course of multiple books). This year has already seen a wealth of sequels in great series, with more on the way; check out these latest installments and go back and catch up on these great mystery series (all written by women!)