Calling all digital bookworm detectives: We know you love a good mystery. That’s why we rounded up the best free and discounted mystery books you can download right now from Apple Books.
Apple Books, Apple’s new and improved version of iBooks, offers a wide variety of mysteries for your sleuthing pleasure—many of which are available for free. From killer crime fiction to puzzling whodunits, these discount or free ibooks belong on your TBR hit list.
Note: Prices are accurate as of publication, but may be subject to change.
Buried - $0.00
Decades ago, a serial killer stalked five librarians in Twisted Cedars, Oregon. Now a true crime writer is in pursuit of the truth and he's asked present-day Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond for help. But as they soon discover, no place is safe in this quiet costal town.
The Girl in the Letter - $1.99
Journalist Samantha Harper uncovers a letter from the past, one that tells a dark and tragic tale of a young mother desperate to find her child. Soon Harper uncovers a series of unexplained deaths surrounding this enigmatic woman from the past. Can she crack this sixty-year-old mystery before it's too late, or will the truth be lost forever?
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - $0.00
Released in 1916, this is Agatha Christie's first published mystery, and the book that introduced readers to Hercule Poirot. A murder has occurred at the isolated country manor of Styles Court. Multiple guests are present, and each one is a suspect. Styles includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will.
Glass Houses - $2.99
On a frigid fall day in November, a mysterious robed figure appears in the Quebec town of Three Pines. The newcomer stands still, staring straight ahead. Locals are wary, and chief inspector Armand Gamache senses trouble. When the robed figure disappears and a body turns up, it's up to Gamache to unravel the unnerving mystery.
Sign Off - $0.00
Investigative journalist Elizabeth Danniher used to break national news. Now's she's stationed at a local TV studio in Sherman, Wyoming, where you'll sooner encounter tumbleweeds than a friendly face. But when the deputy sheriff goes missing (or is it murder?), Danniher is determined to get to the bottom of it.
The Murder at Sissingham Hall - $0.00
Fans of country house whodunits will love this puzzling murder mystery. Charles Knox is spending the weekend at the estate of Sir Neville Strickland, a man now married to Knox's former fiancee. But when Strickland turns up dead, the houseguests must determine who among them did the deed. Does the mysterious Angela Marchmont hold the key to the case?
The End of Everything - $2.99
Young Lizzie and her best friend Evie are enjoying the idle joys of a suburban summer. Then, one day, Evie vanishes. The disappearance throws their once-quiet midwestern town into a frenzy. And Lizzie, Evie's closest friend, is at the center of it all. Soon she finds herself conducting her own investigation—but is she ready to face the secrets she's bound to uncover?
A Study in Scarlet - $0.00
Doyle's A Study in Scarlet first published in 1887 introduced readers to one Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson. Mystery is afoot in Victorian England when a corpse is discovered in a rundown Brixton house. There are just two sleuths clever enough for the job...
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Track of the Cat - $2.99
In Barr's first Anna Pigeon novel, the national park ranger leaves New York City for the quiet isolation of West Texas backcountry. She hopes to find peace and solitude; instead she stumbles upon the savaged body of a fellow park ranger. Locals blame a mountain lion, but Anna knows better. Now she must fight to protect the wild animals while also revealing the truth behind the brutal death.