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Unlock mystery's best with Murder & Mayhem.

Welcome to your new favorite hideout. We are constantly on the hunt for the best in mystery and thriller media—from books to movies and television shows, to mystery games—and everything in between. Whether it’s forgotten masterpieces from the Golden Age of detective fiction or a heart-pounding new domestic thriller, we’re here to clue you into what’s fantastic to read and watch.

On the hunt for a political thriller? Investigating which British crime show to binge next? Craving a charming cozy to curl up with? Whether you’re into Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter or James Bond, we’ve unlocked the mystery for you. All you’ve got to do is peruse the stories below—you’re sure to find a killer lead.

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All That Glitters: The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Travel back to an enchanting era of mystery books.

9 Quintessential Short Stories Every Mystery Fan Needs to Read 

These classic short mystery stories will keep you guessing while introducing you to beloved authors.

The Surprising Gothic Father of Modern Detective Fiction

Without the guiding hand of this Bostonian gothic, the modern detective genre would be very different.

8 Mardi Gras Mystery Books to Let the Good Times Thrill

These reads are just as exciting as any New Orleans parade.

Playing Clue with Diana Peterfreund

Murder & Mayhem talks with mystery author Diana Peterfreund about her work in the Clue franchise.

Ngaio Marsh's Roderick Alleyn Series—Now Available in Bundles! 

These books are so bingeable, you’ll probably want to collect all three packages. 

7 Mystery and Thriller Books by Indigenous Authors

Native American Heritage Month is an excellent time to begin a life-long love affair with Indigenous mystery and thriller books. 

13 Funny Mystery Movies You Can Stream Tonight

If you're looking for a thrill and a laugh, we've got the movie for you. 

11 Private Detective Books Every Sleuth Should Read

Dig into the adventures of all kinds of private eyes. 

16 Best Ken Bruen Books for Crime Fiction Fans

An Irish master of crime fiction, Ken Bruen writes novels with serious grit and characters with serious flaws.

10 Meta Mystery Novels that Put the Murder Back in Murder Mystery

What happens when murder mystery enthusiasts are faced with a real murder?

Mystery Books That Pay Homage to Edgar Allan Poe

The 19th-century author of the macabre exerts enormous influence over the detective fiction we know today.

The Dutchman and the Chinese Detectives

An eccentric diplomat from the Netherlands exposed the West to Chinese detective fiction—some of the oldest in the world.