#Mystery/Thriller

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.

A Study in Detective Duos

An essay examining detective duos focusing on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson's relationship and how later authors played with that dyanmic.

Why Locked Room Murder Mysteries Are the Best

With their tight plots and memorable cast of characters, here's why locked room murder mysteries excite me most.

How I, the Parson of a Humble English Murder Village, Am Practicing Safe Social Distancing

"You’ll feel right at home among our fastidiously maintained gardens and horticulture, bustling local arts scene, and internationally renowned murder rate."

Ooh, Shiny: THE BLUE CARBUNCLE Adaptations to Enjoy This Holiday

The Blue Carbuncle is as close as Conan Doyle ever came to a Sherlock Holmes Christmas special. Let's look at some of the best versions!

Read Harder: A Middle Grade Mystery

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a middle grade mystery.

8 Page-Turning Gritty Thrillers

If you're looking for page-turning reads that don't pull punches, add these heart-thumping gritty thrillers to your reading list.

All in the Family: 8 Domestic Thrillers

These domestic thrillers are full of buried secrets and family relationships gone wrong, the perfect recipe for a thrilling read!

Nancy Drew Wasn’t the Only Girl Detective: Learn About 8 Other Classic Teen Sleuths

You've read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but have you read these other books like Nancy Drew? Meet 8 classic teen sleuths.

6 Snowy Thrillers To Chill Your Bones

Cold weather pairs so well with a chilling story. Start a fire, grab a hot drink, and pick up one of these snowy thrillers, including One by One by Ruth Ware.

12 YA Thrillers For Any Time of Year

Thrillers aren’t just for Halloween. Body horror, cults, hauntings and family secrets abound in these 12 YA thrillers for any time of year, including Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth!

8 Books About Serial Killers That Will Chill You to the Bone

Keep those night lights on! From the bloody to the psychologically creepy, these books about serial killers may just keep you up at night.

5 Winter Mysteries That are Cozier Than a Cup of Tea

Curl up with your plushest blanket, your favorite hot beverage, and, of course, murder. Get into the season and these cozy winter mysteries.

“The Game is Afoot!” 12 Books Like ENOLA HOLMES

Loved ENOLA HOLMES on Netflix? Here are 12 books like Enola Holmes for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers.

Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins Recognized Again

Get to know the National Book Foundation award-winning author Walter Mosley, and his iconic hardboiled detective, Easy Rawlins.

8 Mysteries and Thrillers by Black Authors

Check out these taut and gripping mysteries and thrillers by Black authors, covering everything from gentrification to commentaries on family.