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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.

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."

5 Crime Novels Where the Crime Is Beside the Point

Maybe it's mood, or debate, or wit--each of these crime novels focuses not so much on the crime, but on other themes and aspects of storytelling.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander

How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

If you are as excited as I to watch The Woman in the Window this next May, these titles are what you're looking for. They will haunt your dreams!

Quiz: Which Political Thriller Should You Read?

Each of the books in this political thriller quiz is packed with intrigue and ripped-from-the-headlines relevance to meet this moment.

2020’s Must-Read And Best Crime Thriller Books

If you love to learn about obscure parts of history, or just like to be at the edge of your seat, these are the best crime thriller books of 2020!

9 Great Books About Female Spies

From fiction to nonfiction, across time periods and throughout the world, here are nine great books about female spies that you must read!

Eerie, Best of 2020, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

New and backlist mystery and thriller books to add to your must-read TBR!

Where to Start Reading Keigo Higashino

Discover the tense, twisty mysteries of Keigo Higashino, one of Japan's most popular mystery writers, with these three recommended books.

15 Best True Crime Authors Who Are Must-Reads For Genre Fans

An unscientific ranking of the best true crime authors whose work shaped, or is currently shaping, the ever-evolving genre.


THE HAPPY HOLLISTERS was a popular series in its day. Does it still hold up? A reader looks back at this long-running series of children's mystery books.

11 Mystery and Suspense Authors Like Gillian Flynn

Trying to find intensely thrilling books with provocative crimes and compelling characters? Here are 11 mystery and suspense authors like Gillian Flynn.

DIE HARD at a Rest Stop and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

New and backlist mystery & thriller books to add to your must-read TBR!

6 Mystery Novels Set in Scotland

Enjoy the intrigue and atmosphere of Scotland, and solve some crimes from the comfort of your couch, with these mystery books set in Scotland.

Legendary Mystery Writer Mary Higgins Clark Has Died at 92

A look at the life and legacy of Mary Higgins Clark, who died on Friday, January 31 at age 92.