Police procedurals, cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers, true crime: whatever your mystery 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. Now go crack those cases!

Neither Saints Nor Monsters: The Depiction of Women in Contemporary Crime Fiction

While women were once only the victim in mystery novels, contemporary crime fiction gives female characters the complexity they deserve.

8 Thrillers Set in Eerie Apartment Buildings

These thrillers set in creepy apartment buildings are full of mystery, secrets, and, in some cases, some not-so-friendly neighbors, including The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Check out the exclusive cover reveal of Deanna Raybourn's KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, and read an excerpt from this action-packed thriller!

April New Releases: Mystery/Thriller/True Crime

Dust off your magnifying glass and deductive abilities. April’s new releases in mystery, thriller, and true crime are here, like One-Shot Harry by Gary Phillips.

What Is Sunshine Noir? Plus 6 Sunshine Noir Books to Read

Get to know Nordic Noir's literary opposite: sunshine noir (plus five excellent sunshine noir books to read).

Enough Sherlock Holmes. Adapt These Detective Novels.

There's no shortage of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, but these detectives are just as worthy of the big screen or streaming treatment.

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!