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Police procedurals, cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers: whatever your mystery fiction 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.

9 of the Best Summer 2021 Thrillers

if you love curling up with a chilling thriller in the heat of summer, you're not alone. And the thrillers coming out in summer 2021 do not disappoint.

Your Guide To Techno Thriller Books

With techno thriller books like Infomocracy by Malka Older, characters use a mix of brains and technology to solve problems, with heart-pounding action at the center of it all.

9 Gripping New Summer Thrillers to Add to Your Beach Bag

From locked-room mystery to small town drama, these new summer thrillers are guaranteed to keep you glued to the page until the final twist, including The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.

Does Solving the Mystery Make a Difference?

How does being able to solve a mystery affect your enjoyment of mystery novels? It's probably a yes *and* no question.

Paranormal Experiences in the Works at the Borden House

The new owner has paranormal plans for the house where the Bordens were murdered, throwing Lizzie Borden into the public eye.

Looking Sharp: Announcing the 2021 CWA Dagger Award Winners

The votes have been cast, and the 2021 Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award Winners have been chosen!

Humorous Murder Mysteries Like KNIVES OUT

Loved the movie, Knives Out? Then don’t miss reading these fun and funny murder mysteries, including Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto.

4 Great Mystery and Thriller Books That Blend Genres

Explore new genres with these genre-blending reads, from the historical fantasy mystery Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter to the sci fi thriller Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel!

7 Crime and Mystery Books By Latinx Authors

Stock your shelves with some Latinx mystery and thriller reads, including A Spy In the Struggle by Aya de Leon.

2 Recent Historical Mystery Series Starters

There's more where these came from! Discover these recent historical mysteries, each the start of brand new series.