The Best Mystery Books to Read for Mystery Month—and Beyond!

 A curated guide to the best books in the most beloved mystery subgenres.

5 Mystery Books with Interactive Puzzles for Fans of Cain’s Jawbone

These books make you an active participant in the mystery.

The Surprising Gothic Father of Modern Detective Fiction

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

Talking Murder and Pies with Misha Popp

"Sometimes you just need a little whimsy in your murder."

Locked Room Mysteries and the Allure of Stage Magicians with Gigi Pandian

This award-winning mystery author describes her puzzle-centric books as Gothic cozies.

The Best Classic Mystery Series for Insatiable Readers

These classic series offer endless hours of reading escape for every committed mystery reader.

Mystery & Thriller Books Recommended by TikTok

It's all the rage—don't be the last to know about these pulse-pounding reads.

2022 Reading Challenges For Mystery and Crime Fans

These riveting reading challenges add a dash of fun and interactivity to your reading life.

The Man Who Died Laughing is a Charming Mystery Escape

Read the first in David Handler's Edgar Award-winning series about Stewart Hoag.