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.

Mystery as a Gateway to Other Genres

Whether you're a mystery reader looking to explore other genres or vice versa, we've got the gateway mystery read to help you expand your reading.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

Continue your tour of the United States of mystery in the American South with these essential Louisiana crime fiction books.

16 Mystery Book Recs Based on Films and TV Shows

Find your next mystery and thriller read based on your favorite films and TV shows!

Top 10 Nancy Drew Book Covers

Those yellow hardback Nancy Drew book covers are almost as iconic as the girl detective herself. But which ones are the best? Read on to find out!

Read Harder: A Mystery Where The Victim(s) Is Not A Woman

We're talking about gendered violence and rounding up mystery books where a woman isn't the victim for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

A Reluctant Spy, Lady Sherlock, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

From recent releases to backlist, mystery & thriller books that are must-reads!

Quiz: What Should Be My Next Twisty Read?

Take this short quiz to find out which book should be your next twisty book! Between psychological thrillers and detective stories, we've got you covered.

Great Noir By Women

Love noir, but want to read more female authors? We feel ya! Check out our list of great noir by women to get your hardbitten mystery on.

8 Edge-of-Your-Seat Thriller Novels You’ll Want to Read In 2020

Love books packed with suspense and unpredictable twists? Here are some edge-of-your-seat thrillers you'll want to check out in 2020.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

Get to know the essential crime fiction of Georgia.

QUIZ: How Many Teen Detectives Can You Name?

Do you know your teen detectives of past and present? Ready your sleuthing skills and test your memory with this quiz.

4 Genderbent Sherlock Holmes Novels for the 21st Century

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective is timeless. These genderbent Sherlock Holmes adaptations are proof that the character lives on today.

One Of 2019’s Best Crime Novels & More Must-Read Mystery & Thrillers

From recent releases to backlist, mystery & thriller books that are must-reads!

Here Are All 56 Original Nancy Drew Books, Ranked Worst to Best

Here are all 56 original Nancy Drew books, ranked from worst to best.

Carolyn Keene and the Mystery of the Real Nancy Drew Author

Who was the real Nancy Drew author? We're taking a look at the publishing backstory of the girl detective, including the Carolyn Keene pen name.