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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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The Surprising Gothic Father of Modern Detective Fiction

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

HIDDEN GEMS: The Case Is Closed by Patricia Wentworth

It's a great time to revisit this classic British mystery

Behind the Bloodhounds: The History, Science, and Ability of Bloodhounds

Uncover the history of bloodhounds being used to solve crimes.

Listen to Just To Be Nominated for your Murder Mystery Fix

The new podcast dives into a captivating whodunit, set against the decadence of the Academy Awards.

Vital Tips for Aspiring Mystery and Thriller Writers

A how-to on finding inspiration and refining your work.

Tabletop Gaming Takes A Bloody Turn in Kristin McFarland’s No Saving Throw

Read an excerpt from Kristin McFarland’s much-anticipated nerdy murder mystery novel.

The Legend of Burro Joe

Was Burro Joe a brilliant scientist or a man on the run after murdering his wife? J. Michael Orenduff recalls his encounter with the mysterious recluse.

When a Young Girl Goes Missing, A Father Questions If His Son is Guilty of a Terrible Crime

Teenager Keith Moore was the last person to see Amy Giordano before she went missing in this Edgar Award-nominated thriller from Thomas H. Cook. 

Unravel the Mystery in This Cold War Spy Thriller

When two Norwegian operatives are murdered in the Soviet wilderness, those closest to them must discover what went wrong. 

10 Forgotten Mystery Masterpieces

These lost tales of deadly plots, locked rooms, and serial killers on the loose deserve a top spot on your must-read list.