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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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Where to Begin with Russian Mystery Author Boris Akunin

His historical mysteries bring Imperial Russia to life.

Dance for the Dead: 14 Thrilling Thomas Perry Books

The Edgar Award winner has a knack for epic heists, thrilling chases, and nonstop action.

11 Contemporary Detective Novels You Need to Read

Say goodbye to Sherlock and hello to Kurt Wallander, Guido Brunetti, and more.

7 Mystery Books for Fans of Andrea Camilleri

Rogue detectives, stunning Italian settings, and so much more. 

Nero Wolfe’s Legacy Continues in Death of an Art Collector

Death, art, and orchids? Detective Nero Wolfe returns in the latest series installment.

9 Detective Fiction Books Featuring Female Investigators 

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

British Crime Novelist Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway Series is Your Next Must-Read

With the 10th book in the series, The Dark Angel, just released, it's time to catch up with the crime-solving archaeologist who has been captivating audiences for almost a decade.

8 Dashiell Hammett Short Stories That Will Get Your Heart Pounding 

The Continental Op means business in Hammett's short story collections.

Queen of Crime: Margery Allingham's Mystery Novels Still Hook Us Today

Best known for her Albert Campion series, Margery Allingham was a contemporary of Agatha Christie – and is well worth investigating.

9 Books for P.D. James Fans

The renowned author's legacy lives on.

The Detection Club: 10 Rules for Writing a Mystery

"The detective must not himself commit the crime."