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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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In Memory of Author Jane Langton, 1922-2018

The late Newbery winner was a beloved author of mystery novels and children's books.

Must-Read Crime Fiction: The Best Michael Connelly Books

The genius behind the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer novels is one of the biggest names in crime fiction today.

9 Best Mystery and Thriller Books of 2018

More chilling than a cold winter's night.  

Daughter of Time: A Mystery Lover's Guide to Josephine Tey

The Scottish author's masterful plots left an indelible mark on the mystery genre.

9 Detective Fiction Books Featuring Female Investigators 

From amateur sleuths to small-town sheriffs, these fierce females are on the case. 

7 Mystery Books About Books About Books (and That’s Not a Typo)

Writers everywhere want to take on the challenge of creating an Inception-style mystery–even J. J. Abrams.

8 Essential Rex Stout Mystery Books

Discover the works of one of the genre's most influential writers.

EXCERPT: The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey, by J. Michael Orenduff

In the latest Hubie Schuze mystery, the sleuth-slash-treasure hunter is suspected of killing one of his art students.

Miss Maud Silver is Called to Investigate a Criminal Conspiracy in Grey Mask

After being away for several years, Charles Moray finds that a deadly, shocking surprise awaits him in England.

A Medical Examiner and a Criminal Psychologist Solve a Series of Murders in New Orleans 

D.J. Donaldson’s detective mystery Cajun Nights dives into a string of gritty murder-suicides.  

Mystery Author Janice Law on the 6 Books You Must Read

One of our favorite mystery writers shares the books that shaped her writing.

Nero Wolfe Takes On a Corrupt Organization and High-Profile Murder Case

In the latest Nero Wolfe mystery, the famed detective must wade through old grudges, scorned lovers, and mob bosses to solve the murder of a political reformer.

9 Must-Read P.D. James Books for Any Mystery Fan

She's a master of the mystery genre. But where, exactly, does one begin with her work?

Death Doesn't Strike the Same Place Twice—Right?

In Charlotte MacLeod's The Withdrawing Room, Sarah Kelling fears that something sinister is targeting her boarding house.

How Mary Roberts Rinehart Got Her Start—and Invented a New Kind of Mystery

The so-called "American Agatha Christie" revolutionized the mystery genre with her 1908 novel, The Circular Staircase.

Mystery on the Rocks: 8 Delicious Cocktail Recipes Inspired by Our Favorite Fictional Detectives

From Marlowe's Gimlet to Sherlock's black tea toddy, these mystery-inspired cocktails are sure to put you in the sleuthing mood.