#Mystery/Thriller

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!

8 Unsettling Mysteries Where Mothers Go Missing

In these mysteries where mothers go missing, those left behind question how much they really know about the person they call Mom.

Advice for Discarded Kids

Read an excerpt from the queer young adult mystery Into the Light by Mark Oshiro, from the author Anger is a Gift.

“About as Romantic as a Pair of Handcuffs”: 8+ Neo-Noir Books

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.

What Are the Most Popular TikTok YA Mystery Books Right Now?

In these popular TikTok YA mystery books, you'll discover secrets, twists, and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat.

BOARD TO DEATH in Salt Lake City

Check out this exclusive first look + cover reveal of CJ Connor's BOARD TO DEATH: A BOARD GAME SHOP MYSTERY!

When Did the Butler Dunnit? The History of “the Butler Did It” Trope

"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?

Behind the Curtain: Writing Mysteries from Different Points of View

A behind the scenes look at how mystery/thriller writers use different points of view to tell their stories — without giving away too much.

Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Read an excerpt from Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto, from the author of Dial A for Aunties.

The Most Unique Jobs in Cozy Mysteries

A look at some of the unique jobs held by main characters in cozy mysteries, including nun, radio DJ, and more.

And…Scene! 12 Books That Feature Murders Across Genres

So, what if I want to read a murder mystery set in a fantasy world? These 12 books feature murders across different genres.