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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 Writers Who Write Other Genres

A round-up of excellent work by mystery writers who write other genres!

15 Of The Best YA Thriller Books

We compiled this list of fifteen of the best YA thriller books in varying subgenres from the last few years!

15 of the Best Feminist Mystery Novels

These 15 feminist mystery novels explore crime and feminist issues in new and exciting ways. Grow your TBR with these page turners.

4 of the Best Backlist Mysteries

Get recommendations for four excellent backlist mysteries (that's mysteries older than a year!), including A Gentleman's Murder by Christopher Huang.

The Best Detective Books to Keep You Up Late at Night

If you love detective books or are looking for a great new female detective to fall in love with, we've got some recommendations for you, including the Highway 59 series by Attica Locke.

Read These True Crime Memoirs

Recommendations for two true crime memoirs that really spotlight recent changes to the genre, including We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper.

Under-the-Radar 2020 Mystery/Thrillers Not To Miss

Don't miss these excellent mysteries and thrillers from 2020!

Five Historical Spy Thrillers Based (In Part) On Real Events

Ever wonder what history's greatest spies really got up to? These thrilling reads take creative license to imagine up their espionage, including American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson.

10 Female Assassin Books About Death, Justice, and Survival

Do you want to read a book about women hired to commit murder? We got you. Check out this list of the best female assassin books, including The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala!

15 Cozy Mysteries Coming Out in the First Half of 2021

Keep it comfy while you turn the pages and solve the crimes with the amateur sleuths in these upcoming 2021 cozy mysteries, including Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala.