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Best Mystery Books to Read

Here is a list of the best Mystery books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel (2017)

Best Mystery Books to ReadNo one believes her story. The police think she’s crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right—but did she see the killer?  — Independent Publisher Book Awards 2018  — National Indie Excellence Awards 2018  — Silver Falchion Award 2018  — Indie Book Awards 2018  — Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2018  — NetGalley Readers As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by…
Author(s): Christopher Greyson

2. The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (2013)

Best Mystery Books to ReadNo outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief…
Author(s): Louise Penny

3. Buried Secrets: A gripping thriller you won’t be able to put down (2017)

Best Mystery Books to ReadNewlyweds have just moved into a new home deep in the countryside, and are overjoyed when Emily finds out she’s pregnant. Then they discover human bones in their garden. As the police start to investigate, three things become clear: When the police put three photographs of known criminals on the Larsons’ kitchen table, the couple realize the danger may be closer to home than they think. As the situation escalates, can Brett and Emily keep one step ahead to protect themselves – and their unborn child? ‘ this was with many twists all of…
Author(s): T. J. Brearton

4. Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) (2017)

Best Mystery Books to Read“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn’t let go.”–Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”–Books and Movie Reviews,…
Author(s): Blake Pierce

5. The Book of Mysteries (2018)

Best Mystery Books to Readto uncover the MYSTERIES OF GOD, the SECRETS OF THE AGES, and the HIDDEN KEYS to open the doors of a life of joy, blessing, and the fulfillment of YOUR DESTINY. As you open up The Book of Mysteries, you will be transported on a journey through a desert to encounter a man known only as “the teacher,” who will take you on an odyssey to mountaintops, caverns, encampments of tent dwellers, and oil-lit chambers of scrolls, ancient books, and mysterious vessels. Each day a new mystery will be revealed, including: The Mystery of the Eighth Day, The Maccabean Blueprint, The Chiasma, The Seven Mysteries of the…
Author(s): Jonathan Cahn

6. THE COUNTRY INN MYSTERY an absolutely gripping whodunit full of twists (2019)

Best Mystery Books to ReadThese charming mysteries will have you scratching your head to work out who the murderer is. THIS IS A BRAND NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED FAITH MARTIN BOOK. is working at The Spindlewood Inn for the weekend. It’s hosting a Regency Extravaganza, involving historical costume, amateur dramatics and food.Leading actress of the amateur dramatic society and there’s suddenly a murder to investigate. The performers weren’t a happy troupe, and Jenny discovers a simmering romantic tension. Jenny Starling is going to need all her wits to crack this complex case.This is the seventh in a series…
Author(s): FAITH MARTIN

7. Cajun Fried Felony (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (2019)

Best Mystery Books to ReadVenus Thibodeaux had a reputation for being trouble. Some said she started at birth. When she finally left Sinful shortly after turning eighteen, everyone breathed a sigh of relief. When she blew back into town four years later, no one was happy about her return. She immediately launched into her same old scams, picking off Sinful residents with ease before disappearing again as quickly as she’d appeared.Everyone assumed she’d headed back to New Orleans.But when an accident at the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Run uncovers her body, everyone Venus took…
Author(s): Jana DeLeon

8. Swamp Spook (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (2018)

Best Mystery Books to ReadWhen black cats roam, and spooks are seen,Come celebrate, it’s Halloween.Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment—the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup…for a crime.When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows…
Author(s): Jana DeLeon

9. The Outlaw’s Tale (1995)

Best Mystery Books to ReadLeaving the safety of her nunnery walls behind, Dame Frevisse is drawn into an unholy web of treachery and deceit. Waylaid on the King’s Highway by a band of outlaws, Frevisse is shocked to discover that their leader is her long-lost cousin Nicholas. When he pleads with her to help him obtain a pardon for his crimes, she finds herself trapped between the harsh edicts of the law and the mercy of her vows.But even as she struggles to restore his fortunes, Frevisse must fight to save his soul… and his life. Before the outlaw’s tale can be told, the saintly nun will find herself…
Author(s): Margaret Frazer

10. Tahoe Deathfall (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller) (2001)

Best Mystery Books to ReadDisaster struck when twin sisters Jennifer and Melissa Salazar went hiking with their grandmother on their sixth birthday. Melissa got lost, fell off a cliff on the rock slide above Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe and died. Eight years later, fourteen-year-old Jennifer wants to hire Detective Owen McKenna to look into the death, which she believes was a murder. When Owen begins to investigate, another body is discovered. Owen’s girlfriend Street Casey, a forensic entomologist, analyzes maggots found in the corpse. Her information helps Owen connect the body to the case. Owen uncovers information that takes…
Author(s): Todd Borg

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We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mystery books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Before the Pyramids: Cracking Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery

Author(s): Christopher Knight, Alan Butler
Publisher: Watkins Publishing, Year: 4 March 2014, Size: 984 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2307247

The Magic and Mystery of Trees

Author(s): Jen Green, Claire McElfatrick (illustrator)
Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 51 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2339999

The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life

Author(s): Paul Davies
Publisher: Penguin UK, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2369482

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Author(s): Annaka Harris
Publisher: Harper, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2374908

Mystery 101: An Introduction to the Big Questions and the Limits of Human Knowledge

Author(s): Richard H Jones
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2019, Size: 659 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2375393

Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery

Author(s): Brian Johnson
Publisher: The History Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2386985

Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother’s Disappearance as a Child

Author(s): Laura Cumming
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2400735

The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Author(s): Nicholas Mee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 57 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2405164

Ball Lightning: A Popular Guide to a Longstanding Mystery in Atmospheric Electricity

Author(s): Herbert Boerner
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408623

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

Author(s): coll.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Year: 2018, Size: 124 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2160876

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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