Mystery Books

The best mystery eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including cozy mysteries, whodunnits, crime thrillers and more.

J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith

The Best Five Mystery Book Series by Women Writers

So you’d like to read an amazing female-authored mystery suspense book series. Where to start?  Look no further! We’ve done the hard work for you. In a genre brimming with talent, ranking the top five mystery book series written by women is no easy task. To make our job easier, we’ve automatically excluded writers that haven’t been active in […]

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John Sanford's Field of Prey

Field of Prey, a New Crime Novel from John Sandford

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky. He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. […]

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TIght Sleep by Rachell Abbott

Sleep Tight, a Suspense Thriller by Rachel Abbott

From the author of the bestselling novels Only the Innocent and The Back Road

How far would you go to hold on to the people you love?

When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was here, in the family home, that morning.

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Hangman's Daughter Book

Book Review: The Hangman’s Daughter, a Historical Mystery by Oliver Pötzsch

The bottom line: A meticulously researched historical thriller that employs 17th century superstitions to create a highly original read that’s impossible to put down. By the time you finish the third chapter, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you live in the 21st century. Germany, 1660: When a dying boy is pulled from the river […]

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Five Best Books From ThrillerFest

Had we not had a big family gathering to attend, we certainly would’ve been at ThrillerFest in New York this year. Put on by the International Thriller Writers, the festival is part Emmys and part Comic-Con, giving fans a chance to chat with each other as well as meet the writers they adore. Fortunately Contra […]

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Best Books: Top 5 Psychological Thrillers of the 2000s

What makes a great psychological thriller? First and foremost, a confounding mystery that is disturbing and at times nearly hallucinogenic. A compelling protagonist whose life is in constant danger. A juicy assortment of clues, both red herrings and genuine puzzle pieces, that don’t quite fit into place until the very end. And a master craftsman […]

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