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.
20 of the Top Mystery Books According to Goodreads Users
I’ve rounded up the top mystery books across several sub-genres by scouring Goodreads, from classics to cozy mysteries to true crime.
Dear Gillian Flynn: I Will Beta Read the Sh*t Out of Your New Book for You
"Your books wake me up. Your characters stir something in me that I've not yet needed, or not yet dared, to activate..."
Whodunnit On The Tour De France and More Favorite Mystery and Thrillers!
A reader rounds up some favorite mystery and thriller titles read last month. From recent releases to backlist, these books are must-reads!
QUIZ: Which Murder Mystery Should You Read Next?
Whether it's a historical whodunit, psychological suspense, or courtroom drama, we've got the perfect murder mystery book for your TBR.
Your Perfect Thriller Series
Looking for a new thriller series? How about your PERFECT thriller series? Let us match you up to your serial thriller lifemate in five easy questions.
14 Romantic Suspense Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down
If you like your thrillers with a side of swoon, check out these racy, page-turning romantic suspense books, and get to know the subgenre.
Has DISCLOSURE Aged Well in a MeToo Era?
A close look back at Michael Crichton's DISCLOSURE and how the power and workplace dynamics read from where we stand in the...
7 of the Best Books for MINDHUNTER Fans
The dynamic between criminals and those who work with them is fascinating and unusual. Want to know more? Check out these books...
Women Have Always Loved Reading Thrillers—Just Ask the Victorians
Thrillers are having a moment, but this trend started in the 19th century. Domestic thrillers and sensation fiction have more in common than you may think.
The United States of Wrongdoing: 50 Great Books About True Crimes
Love to read about true crime? Then do we have a list for you! Learn about wrongdoing from all over the USA with 50 Must-Read True Crime Books.
12 (Mostly) Enamel Pins For Mystery and True Crime Fans
Whether you're a Murderino, Clue fan, or Agatha Christie stan, wear your fandom with some of the best mystery enamel pins for mystery and true crime fans.
10 of the Best True Crime Books
These true crime books about everything from con artists to unsolved murders and the justice system will keep you turning those pages.
True Crime: Beyond Serial Killers And Sensationalized Crimes
A look at the true crime genre beyond victim blaming, sensationalizing, and serial killer obsession.
5 Historical Mysteries That Combine Real History With Whodunnit
Historical mysteries are a great way to combine information about past societies and cultures with the suspense of a cozy whodunnit!
Female Crime Fighters in Fiction
Celebrate some of the fiercest kick-ass ladies of fiction and mystery with this list of the best fictional female crime fighters.