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.

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

From the whodunnit and whodunnit 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.