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.

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.

Dark Mystery & Thrillers Because Who Needs Sleep?

These mysteries and thrillers have a dark feel, or feel like a blend of horror and mystery/thriller or books with dark crimes.

Chilly and Killy: 10 Great Wintery Thrillers to Delight and Frighten You

Grab some hot cocoa and blankets, and get ready to get cozy with these 10 great winter thrillers to delight and frighten you!

What Are the Key Elements of a Murder Mystery?

A murder mystery aficionado explores the five key elements of a good murder mystery, including the need for clues and suspects.

What’s That? 20 of the Best Mystery Books You’ve Never Heard Of

There's a mystery for everyone in this exciting list of 20 of the best mystery books you've never heard of! Including: Bury Me When I’m Dead by Cheryl A. Head and Blue Night by Simone Buchholz.

A Personal Reckoning With True Crime as a Genre

Is there a way to engage with true crime responsibly? A reader examines her own relationship to the genre as well as our collective obsession.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Law

A brief look at what murder mysteries books, films, and television shows get wrong about the legal system in the US.

Fondness and Fatalities: 8 Books That Mix Love With Murder

Love and murder go together like stake and eggs (heh). Enjoy these sweet and steamy reads that also include some light murder, like Arsenic and Adobo.

Take This Trick-or-Treating Quiz and We’ll Tell You What Spooky Book to Read

Don your best Halloween costume and take this trick or treating quiz to find out which spooky book you should read.