Last month we read a Victorian gothic homage, and this month I've selected a very Christie-inspired closed cast mystery set in India that was also a New York Times Editor's Choice last month. Harith Athreya, a private investigator, is invited to possibly-cursed Greybrooke Manor in the misty Nilgiri mountains at the request of the homeowner, wheelchair-bound Bhaskar Fernandez. Bhaskar, the patriarch of the expansive estate, is so worried about his own demise that he has executed two simultaneous wills with different distributions of wealth - one based on death by natural causes, and another based on accidental death or murder. So, no one is surprised when there's a murder on the manor grounds... or are they? Like a classic Christie, the characters in this one serve the plot, but the mystery was one that I enjoyed greatly. I personally can't wait to read the next installment featuring investigator Athreya, and I hope you like it as well! - McKenna
The first Hercule Poirot novel, and one of the genre's quintessential closed cast mysteries - clearly a huge influence on our February pick.
If you'd like to read another fab mystery set in India, we couldn't recommend this series more! These historical mysteries set in 1920's Bombay feature India's first female lawyer - Perveen Mistry, and have been nominated for, or won just about every mystery award out there.