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!

You Know Who Did it, But How? 8 “Howdunnit” Mystery Novels

Unlike the classic whodunnit, in these howdunnit mystery novels, you already know the culprit. But how did they do it? And why?

Thrillers About Cursed Movie Sets

We've all heard the allegations about cursed movies. For anyone who loves those urban legends, here are 12 thrillers about cursed movie sets.

Faux Forensics: 14 Novels Written Like True Crime

These novels written like true crime make sharp commentary on the endeavor of the genre and the underlying slippery nature of the truth, including The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda.

The Game is Afoot: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers Based Around Games

This rundown of the best mysteries and thrillers based around games includes Hannah Alkaf's Queen of the Tiles.

Fall Into These 17 New Mystery, Thrillers, True Crime for September 2023

There are so many excellent new mysteries, thrillers, and true crime books out September 2023! Here are 17 of the most exciting new releases, including Perfectly Nice Neighbors by Kia Abdullah.

Stay Out of the Forest: 10 of the Best Horror and Mystery Novels Set in the Woods

Follow us into the forest with some of the best horror and mystery novels set in the woods, including Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee. Just be careful and stick to the path...

Wrong Turns: 9 Terrifying Horror Road Trip Novels

The road can be a frightening place. This list offers some of the best horror road trip books currently out there.

An In-specter Calls: Books Where Ghosts Help Solve A Mystery

Sometimes it's a ghost that helps solve a book's mystery, and it can be delightful, chilling, or a combination of the two, like in Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas.

10 of the Best Puzzle Mysteries

These 10 mysteries are centered around particularly clever and puzzling plots — and they're a little easier to crack than CAIN'S JAWBONE.

10 Books for Fans of Criminal Minds

With thrilling and electrifying cases to solve, you won't be able to put down these books perfect for fans of Criminal Minds.