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.

25 of the Best Murder Mystery Books

Here’s a look at some of the best murder mystery books you can read, including Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang . You won’t be able to put them down until you find out who the killer is!

Are Mysteries and Thrillers Less Enjoyable the More You Read in the Genre?

Are mysteries and thrillers less enjoyable the more you read? One Rioter dives into reading widely in this genre.

Mysteries With Endings You Won’t See Coming

With shocking storylines and surprise endings, these engrossing mysteries will keep you on your toes every step of the way, including The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan .

Mystery Authors With Deep Genre Backlists

There's more to these two authors than just the mysteries we love: they also have a deep backlist in other genres. More fun for us!

Best Thriller Books to Read in 2022

A new year means a new slate of some of the best thriller books of 2022, including The Violin Conspiracy.

14 Best Social Thrillers That Will Change the Way You See the World

Want your scares and thrills? Maybe 2022 is the year you make room for more of the best social thrillers on your TBR list, including Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow.

Crime That Strikes a Chord: Musical Mysteries

From classical music to country and hip hop, these mysteries take the whodunnits to the world of music.

10 Bone-Chilling Horror Thrillers

These horror thrillers, including The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, blur the lines between the genres by containing a series of unsettling events leading up to a final horrifying climax.

Ta-da! Magicians In Mysteries

Abracadabra, whodunit! These mysteries featuring magicians and illusionist—some solving the cases, others up to no good.

15 of the Best Mystery Books of All Time

Genre-defining (and defying), the best mystery books of all time will keep you on the edge of your seat through every page, including Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins #1) by Walter Mosley.