Ready to read the cozy mystery adventures of Mark the Empath Detective, as told by his excitable sidekick, Pete? Here’s the preferred reading order for this series.
CHEAT CODE: It’s an “alphabet mystery” series. The key word of each title starts with the next letter of the alphabet. Book 1 has “A” for “Awful”, Book 2 has “B” for “Bad”, and so on.
Nice and easy.
Quick Reading Order
- Book 1
- Murder Feels Awful
- Book 2
- Murder Feels Bad
- Book 3
- Murder Feels Crazy
- Book 4 (NEW RELEASE!)
- Murder Feels Deadly
For covers, blurbs, and more details, see below.
Q: Can I read these books in any order?
A: Technically, yes. But why would you?
Each book in this mystery is a standalone mystery, so yes, you can read them in any order.
However, there’s also a legit series arc here, with character growth, tasty long-term plot questions, and a growing menace from a Big Baddie. So starting at Book 1 is definitely more fun.
Q: Isn’t this the “Empath Detective” Mystery Series?
A: Yes, that’s the original / official name…
… and the name you might see on Amazon or in the books themselves (until I update them).
It’s also on the covers.
But whenever I talk to people, they want to call it the “Murder Feels…” series, so I’ve kind of given up. Whatever works. 😄
For now, let’s consider “Murder Feels…” the official… nickname.
Reading Order (with Covers, Blurbs, and More)
Murder Feels Awful
This detective feels your pain. For real.
A glider crashes in the Blue Ridge mountains. The cops call it an accident.
But Mark knows it was murder. He felt it.
Murder Feels Bad
A murder at a wedding?
And the cops are calling it suicide!
But Mark felt murder.
Murder Feels Crazy
Mark is finally feeling pretty good.
For an empath detective, that's a big deal.
Then the murders begin...
Murder Feels Deadly
Learn how Mark first discovered his empath power.
He doesn't know he has a secret power…
…until he feels a murder.
That’s all for now!
MURDER FEELS EVIL will release in 2024.
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P.S. Thanks to reader Stephony for requesting reading order lists! I hadn’t even thought to do this. If you have a suggestion for this site, please let me know.