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.

The Best Mystery Novels About Dark Family Secrets

What happens when you start to peel layers away from a group of people with shared lives and stories? What you find may be dark and twisty.

The 15 Best New Mystery Books of 2022

It's time to get your sleuthing hats out and polish off your magnifying glasses with the best new mystery books in 2022, including The Verifiers.

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2022 Edgar Award Nominations

This is the 76th Annual Edgar Awards, named after Edgar Allan Poe. The winners will be announced April 28, 2022.

They’re Dead, Dead: 8 Kinds Of Murder Mystery Plots

From the whodunit and whydunit to the did-they-or-didn't-they, these are eight of the most common kinds of murder mystery plots.

Brother, Where Art Thou?: Mysteries About Missing Siblings

Mysteries and thrillers about missing siblings explore a deep fear many of us have: something threatening to take our family away from us.

Pick Your Next Mystery Read Based On Your Tea Preference

Do you like your tea bold or fruity? Caffeinated or herbal? Take this quiz to see what your tea preferences say about your next mystery read.

13 Deadly Cozy Mysteries for the First Half of 2022

There's plenty of murder, mystery, and amateur sleuthing headed your way in 2022! Put these brand new cozy mysteries on your list now, including Homicide and Halo-Halo (Tita Rosie's Kitchen #2) by Mia P. Manansala.

Must Read Under-the-Radar 2021 Mysteries

It's a crime that these books didn't get more shine in 2021. Pick up these under-the-radar mystery/thriller reads, they won't disappoint!

Be Gay, Do Crimes: YA Mystery/Thrillers Starring LGBTQ+ Characters

From heroes and heroines to villains and everything in the murky in-between, these YA mystery and thriller books feature LGBTQ+ teens, including Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Crime In Another Time: 17 Historical Mystery Books

Dive in and marathon a series or take a short hop into a time period with these excellent historical mystery books, including Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang and Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia.

Murder Mysteries In Space: 10 Thrillers Set Where No One Can Hear You Scream

There's just something alluring about a thriller set where no one can hear you scream—like in Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson.

10 LGBTQ Mystery Books

These 10 LGBTQ mystery novels all feature queer main characters in a genre where queer people are often relegated to token side characters, including Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia.

8 YA Thrillers to Enjoy This Fall

This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a thrilling page-turner. Here are some of the best new YA thrillers to add to your Fall TBR, including The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe.

Cue the Creepy Theme Music: 10 Books about Unsolved Mysteries

If you love Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries, check out these 10 fascinating books about unsolved mysteries, including The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands by Jon Billman. Maybe you'll crack the case.

True Crime Comics That Aren’t About Serial Killers

For true crime comic fans that are tired of serial killers, here are comics about everything from prisons to cults, and even horse theft, including Becoming Unbecoming by Una.