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.

10 Great Medieval (and Medieval-ish) Mystery Books

Make like Sir Sherlock and go way back to medieval times and with these 10 medieval mystery books and medieval-adjacent mystery novels!

Bolder and Wiser: 3 Shows About Older Women Writer-Detectives

Get your televisiON with these 3 shows about older women who are writer-detectives.

9 Addictive New Thrillers to Add to Your TBR List This Spring

Looking for your next unputdownable read? Check out these nine addictive new thrillers by women that are hitting shelves in spring 2020.

10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich

Looking for new reads? Other authors like Janet Evanovich have the same level of humor, hijinks, and familial bonding that she does. Find them here.

How I, the Parson of a Humble English Murder Village, Am Practicing Safe Social Distancing

"You’ll feel right at home among our fastidiously maintained gardens and horticulture, bustling local arts scene, and internationally renowned murder rate."

5 Crime Novels Where the Crime Is Beside the Point

Maybe it's mood, or debate, or wit--each of these crime novels focuses not so much on the crime, but on other themes and aspects of storytelling.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander

How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

If you are as excited as I to watch The Woman in the Window this next May, these titles are what you're looking for. They will haunt your dreams!

Quiz: Which Political Thriller Should You Read?

Each of the books in this political thriller quiz is packed with intrigue and ripped-from-the-headlines relevance to meet this moment.

2020’s Must-Read And Best Crime Thriller Books

If you love to learn about obscure parts of history, or just like to be at the edge of your seat, these are the best crime thriller books of 2020!

9 Great Books About Female Spies

From fiction to nonfiction, across time periods and throughout the world, here are nine great books about female spies that you must read!

Eerie, Best of 2020, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

New and backlist mystery and thriller books to add to your must-read TBR!

Where to Start Reading Keigo Higashino

Discover the tense, twisty mysteries of Keigo Higashino, one of Japan's most popular mystery writers, with these three recommended books.

15 Best True Crime Authors Who Are Must-Reads For Genre Fans

An unscientific ranking of the best true crime authors whose work shaped, or is currently shaping, the ever-evolving genre.


THE HAPPY HOLLISTERS was a popular series in its day. Does it still hold up? A reader looks back at this long-running series of children's mystery books.