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Legendary Mystery Writer Mary Higgins Clark Has Died at 92

A look at the life and legacy of Mary Higgins Clark, who died on Friday, January 31 at age 92.

CAIN’S JAWBONE, or How to Solve a Puzzle Novel

A reader considers puzzle novels--one in particular, CAIN'S JAWBONE, is a thing of legend and has been given new life by a crowdfunded book in cards.

7 Books Like THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR That Will Have You Side-Eyeing Your Neighbors

I’m a sucker for a twisty, turny psychological thriller. I especially love the ones that start with seemingly average people ...

For Your Consideration…Mystery Books on One Anthony Awards Ballot

Although it feels like awards season ended mere minutes ago, the other side of the next round of awards is ...

Exclusive Interview With Steph Post on Her New Novel MIRACULUM

In the world of indie crime novels, you won’t find many writers with more momentum than Steph Post. After a gritty ...

Laura Kemp Brings Out a New Niche of Indie New Adult Lit

Laura Kemp’s debut novel, Evening in the Yellow Wood, is what happens when a mystery sticks comedy in its hair ...

7 Indie Horror, Mystery, and Crime Novels for Music Lovers

Nothing goes together quite as nicely as music and crime. Any bloody scene begs for a soundtrack. And while all ...

18 of the Best True Crime Podcasts for Mystery Readers

These are some of the best true crime podcasts currently running (or, in the case of limited series, aired sometime in 2018).

The Best Places To Find Indie Mysteries

With the closure of Midnight Ink, Book Riot helps you find other indie publishers who are putting out diverse and dynamic mysteries.

8 of the Best Historical Mysteries

So you're looking for some atmospheric historical mysteries that take place far, far away from the dumpster fire that is 2018.

Atmospheric Books to Read in October

Stack your TBR with these atmospheric books to read in October that will get you in the perfect mood for all things sweater weather and eerie.

3 on a YA Theme: YA Mysteries Set in Vermont

If you're looking for a mystery with a strong sense of place, check out these three YA mysteries set in the great state of Vermont!

50 Must-Read Middle School Mystery Books

Fifty twisty middle school mystery books for the budding sleuth, organized by grade level.

50 Must-Read Mystery Books for Kids

A list of 50 mystery books for kids. Targeted for infants, toddlers, and children in preschool, kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grade.

4 Crime Novels for Armchair Travelers

Sometimes, crime does take a holiday. Every fictional detective knows it’s going to happen; the moment they arrive on the ...