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.
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? One Rioter dives into reading widely in this genre.
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 .
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!
A new year means a new slate of some of the best thriller books of 2022, including The Violin Conspiracy.
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.
From classical music to country and hip hop, these mysteries take the whodunnits to the world of music.
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.
Abracadabra, whodunit! These mysteries featuring magicians and illusionist—some solving the cases, others up to no good.
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.