Police procedurals, cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers, true crime: whatever your mystery flavor, we’ve got recommendations on the best mystery books out there, from diverse authors writing in every mystery sub-genre. Get your whodunit (orwhatdunit, if you like a supernatural mystery) fix with posts from our mystery/thriller-reading contributors. Now go crack those cases!
In these mysteries where mothers go missing, those left behind question how much they really know about the person they call Mom.
Read an excerpt from the queer young adult mystery Into the Light by Mark Oshiro, from the author Anger is a Gift.
What are neo-noir books are where should you start? We'll start with an (anti) definition and end with a neo-noir TBR, including Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey.
In these popular TikTok YA mystery books, you'll discover secrets, twists, and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Check out this exclusive first look + cover reveal of CJ Connor's BOARD TO DEATH: A BOARD GAME SHOP MYSTERY!
"The butler did it" is a plot often seen as a cheap, easy out for a mystery. But where did the trope come from, and how common is it, really?
A behind the scenes look at how mystery/thriller writers use different points of view to tell their stories — without giving away too much.
Read an excerpt from Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto, from the author of Dial A for Aunties.
A look at some of the unique jobs held by main characters in cozy mysteries, including nun, radio DJ, and more.
So, what if I want to read a murder mystery set in a fantasy world? These 12 books feature murders across different genres.