#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.

All in the Family: 8 YA Domestic Thrillers

These YA 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.

How the I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS Adaptation Embodies Our Greatest Fears

How Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of I’m Thinking of Ending Things shows us what happens when a hopeful future doesn’t come to fruition.

10 Historical Mystery Series to Whisk You Away

With the global pandemic turning every social media visit into doomscrolling, find refuge in these great historical mystery series.

How I Learned to Stop Being Sexist and Love Miss Marple

A woman's meditations about Agatha Christie and murder mysteries, including a discussion of why Miss Marple is awesome.

7 Unconventional HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Adaptations

Here they are in chronological order: seven of the most unusual The Hound of the Baskervilles adaptations to ever hit our screens!

5 of the Best Criminal Friendships

For the fan of crime novels who are also looking for some companionship: here are a bunch of criminal friendships.

10 Great Books About Kid Detectives

The clues are there, all that's needed are some clever kids to solve the mystery. Find them in these books about kid detectives.