British TV

    • Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
      M. C. Beaton

      Introducing herself to the Cotswold village she’s moved to after early retirement, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local contest and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies. To clear her name, she turns amateur sleuth. This is the first in a long-running cozy mystery series that finds the former owner of a London PR firm is a feisty outsider who takes on investigations, annoying the local constabulary and slowly warming to life in a small village. These are quick-reading stories filled with delightful characters. After reading, watch the series on AcornTV.

    • Case Histories
      Kate Atkinson

      The first book in the Jackson Brodie series finds Cambridge private investigator and former police detective Brodie caught up in three seemingly unrelated cases from the past. Intricately plotted, heartbreaking, full of suspense yet often very funny. You’ll want to read more of his cases.

    • Cocaine Blues
      Kerry Greenwood

      Spunky Phryne Fisher leaves her adopted London for 1920s Australia to investigate the desperate letters she has been receiving from well-bred Lydia, a young woman married to a low-down scoundrel. Follow-up your reading by watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on AcornTV.

    • The Craftsman
      Sharon Bolton

      When eerily familiar child abductions and murders start recurring in a small Lancashire village, a local cop struggles to figure out if she sent the wrong person to jail decades earlier or if a copycat killer is responsible.

    • Death of an Honest Man
      M.C. Beaton

      When an insensitive newcomer to the Scottish village of Cnothan is found dead, flame-haired sergeant Hamish Macbeth confronts a bewildering array of suspects in this charming addition to the Macbeth series, great for fans old and new.

    • Decline and Fall
      Evelyn Waugh

      Sent down from Oxford in outrageous circumstances, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle, where his colleagues turn out to be an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools. Read the book and then watch on AcornTV. Keep your eyes peeled for Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria.

    • Jamaica Inn
      Daphne du Maurier

      After her mother dies, Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at the mysterious Jamaica Inn. When Mary notices there are no guests staying at the inn, she discovers there is more going on behind its crumbling walls than she could have imagined. Watch the atmospheric mini-series on AcornTV.

    • Magpie Murders
      Anthony Horowitz

      The final chapters are missing from world-famous author Alan Conway's latest mystery manuscript. Conway’s sudden, suspicious death means that his editor Susan must piece together the ending. She soon realizes that the novel’s characters are stand-ins for real people, and that the book may be related to the author’s death in this homage to the Golden Age mystery by Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle's War and writer for Midsomer Murders (both available on AcornTV).

    • The Mermaids Singing
      Val McDermid

      The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. Watch the series adaptation on AcornTV.

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
      Agatha Christie

      A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of suspects with possible motives and mysterious relationships.

    • Partners in Crime
      Agatha Christie

      Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance in this charming detective series. Watch the delightful adaptation on AcornTV.

    • The Punishment She Deserves
      Elizabeth George

      The latest book in the series finds Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and the pugnacious but loyal detective sergeant Barbara Havers tackle one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.

    • Raven Black
      Ann Cleeves

      When murder strikes a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands, and the body of a teenage girl turns up in the winter snow, Inspector Jimmy Perez launches an investigation into the killing that takes him into the heart of sinister secrets from the past. Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut, winner of the Dagger Award for best novel. The books are the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland.

    • Still Life
      Louise Penny

      In a small town in Quebec a woman supposedly loved by her community is found in the woods, murdered. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache looks for the small clues which will point him to the killer. Follow your reading by watching the made for TV movie on AcornTV.