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.
50 Must-Read Crime Novels on Shelves April–June 2019
We've got a list of highly anticipated spring 2019 crime novels coming out between April and June of this year - get your TBR ready!
Cover Reveal: THE KILL CLUB By Wendy Heard
Check out the cover reveal for THE KILL CLUB, a serial killer thriller by Wendy Heard!
Do Crime Like a Victorian: 11 Nonfiction Recommendations
We're highlighting 11 non-fiction books about Victorian crime and the legendary criminals who were among the era's most infamous celebrities.
Thriller Pitches for the 21st Century
Beach season is coming and you’ll want to stock up on this new crop of thrillers for the 21st century. Modern nightmares await.
Please Let Mycroft Holmes Be Fat
We have so few decently depicted fat characters in the media. Mycroft Holmes could be one of them, if someone would just let him be fat.
Why It’s Time to Stop Talking About Jack the Ripper
The identity of Jack the Ripper has been a topic of conversation for more than a century. A new book challenges us to shift our focus to the victims.
Writing Mysteries on the Page, Battling Mysteries in My Body
Mystery writer Rachel Howzell Hall on finding her way to the genre and achieving her dream of writing a crime novel all...
Aboriginal Teen Ghost and Other Favorite Mysteries and Thrillers
Favorite mystery and thrillers your TBR needs to know about!
50 More Must-Read YA Mysteries
Get ready to investigate with 50 more twisty and thrilling must-read YA mysteries!
Lady Spies And Other Favorite Mysteries And Thrillers
Favorite mystery and thrillers your TBR needs to know about.
For Your Consideration…Mystery Books on One Anthony Awards Ballot
One Anthony Awards voter and Book Riot contributer shares the nominations on his ballot for the Anthony Awards for mystery books.
Read Harder: A Book Of Nonviolent True Crime
Check out this list of fascinating nonviolent true crime reads that won't leave you hiding under the bed with a bat, for...
5 Books With Female Serial Killers
We've rounded up some chilling recent and backlist books about female serial killers. Take comfort in the knowledge that these are works...
The Future of Indie Crime Fiction Belongs to Female Authors of Color
Three female authors of color are ushering in a new chapter of mystery fiction with some new and unique takes on tried-and-true sub-genres.