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#Mystery/Thriller

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.

Reading Pathways: Where To Start With Agatha Christie

Where to start with the mystery novels of Agatha Christie.

The Decline of Fun and Feminism in Mystery Books

I love mysteries. My eighteenth birthday party was murder mystery themed, my whole basement transformed into a violent speakeasy. I ...

Murder Outside the Box: Inclusive, Far-Ranging Mysteries

The mystery genre’s population is far more diverse than just hard-boiled, hard-drinking, dame-saving PIs, superspies with amnesia, and elderly lady (and/or ...

3 Mystery Novels Set in the South

This video is sponsored by our own Steamy Reads Box, a one-time box of our four favorite sexy reads and rad ...

5 Mysteries I Would Solve Were I A Mystery Solving Bookstore Owner

This post is sponsored by Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon. The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal ...

4 Noir Comics You Should Check Out

I love film noir. That term can have wide meaning, but I use it to describe films like Humphrey Bogart’s The ...

4 Comic Recommendations for Fans of MAKING A MURDERER

While the sophomore season of Serial has yet to recapture the the zeal surrounding its debut caper, true crime enthusiasts have ...

Grounds for Murder: Maps and Floor Plans in Mystery Novels

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Defending a Defender: Daredevil, Charles Soule, and the Public Defender

This is a guest post written by Jesse Grove. Jesse is a public defender for the people of Massachusetts. He is ...

13 Books to Read If You Loved Crimson Peak

If you saw Crimson Peak and left wanting more — more! then this is for you. What books can you read ...

Queens of Crime: Argentina

I’ve set off on a trip around the world—via female crime writers. When last we met, I was in Norway—now, ...

How Being a Neurologist Helps Me Write Mysteries

This is a guest post from Sandra Block. Sandra graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land ...

Why Ghost Stories Are The Absolute Scariest

I’m a horror reader from the way-back. I started reading Stephen King in sixth grade. Goosebumps, Christopher Pike, Anne Rice, ...

Grounds for Murder: Maps and Floor Plans in Mystery Novels

I love a good floor plan, especially when murder and mayhem are involved. Wait, let me backtrack a bit. Our ...

Queens of Crime: Norway

I’ve set off on a trip around the world—via female crime writers. First stop, canned mackerel for breakfast, fjords, and ...