While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Mystery Thriller books.
- I Am Watching You (2017)
- Tahoe Deathfall (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller) (2001)
- The Boy: A Novel (2019)
- Bad To The Bones: An Evan Buckley Thriller (Evan Buckley Thrillers) (Volume 1) (2017)
- Caught (2019)
- Her Silent Cry: An absolutely gripping mystery thriller (Detective Josie Quinn) (2019)
- Dead and Gone to Bell (A Samantha Bell Mystery Thriller) (2019)
- In the Spirit of Murder: A Claudia Hershey Mystery – Book #1 (The Claudia Hershey Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2015)
- Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) (2017)
- Miami Mystery Thriller Series) (2019)
- Bell Hath No Fury (A Samantha Bell Mystery Thriller) (2019)
- The Hit (Police Inspector Hadas Levinger, Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Series) (2018)
- Tahoe Blowup (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller) (2001)
- Miami Storm (Titus South Florida Mystery Thriller Series) (2019)
- What Have You Done (2018)
I Am Watching You (2017)
When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.A year later, Anna is still missing.
Disaster 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.
The Boy: A Novel (2019)
When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he’s ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry and no clue that points to a motive.
Evan Buckley’s wife went to work one day and didn’t come home. He’s never stopped looking for her. Tormented by demons, consumed by his unrelenting quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people’s problems.When Linda Clayton’s son Daniel disappeared ten years ago, she didn’t think her life could get any worse—until her husband ran away.
Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations.
When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter – but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line.
Investigative reporter, Samantha Bell, knows the end is near. But when young women are suddenly being targeted by a mysterious serial killer who leaves little clues behind, Samantha pushes her way into the biggest murder investigation of her life. On a mission to tell the story to save her career, nothing is as it seems. Met by terrifying roadblocks, Samantha needs a win.
In the Spirit of Murder: A Claudia Hershey Mystery – Book #1 (The Claudia Hershey Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2015)
A dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town’s schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida’s map. But there’s no turning back when the killer makes things personal.
“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.
Miami Mystery Thriller Series) (2019)
Titus thought he’d be long gone after the stunning end of Miami Burn. Instead, he finds himself thrown into the middle of a blackmail scheme against a stunning billionaire CEO who insists she doesn’t need his help.But Titus doesn’t take orders—especially after clues point to a human-smuggling ring protected by an enemy agent embedded in a position of power.
Investigative reporter, Samantha Bell, wakes to the worst news of her life. As shots ring out at a local high school, Samantha is thrown into the crosshairs of the biggest story of her career. Determined to learn why a young man declared war on innocent children, she is relieved that her son was lucky enough to make it out alive. Now it’s game on to set the record straight. With all hands on deck, Samantha and her three crime-solving girlfriends set out to find who was responsible.
It is a warm and sunny day when gunfire destroys the peace of lunchtime diners at a trendy café in central Tel Aviv. The shots, fired by a mysterious biker, hit several people, and two of them die on the spot: Kobi Ozri, a former criminal and police informer, and a young woman, a local office worker. Kobi’s handler, Hadas Levinger, is immediately brought in to solve the double murder.
When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna’s cabin narrowly escapes burning in an arson-set forest fire, the local fire department hires him to investigate. As more fires follow and people die, Owen can’t tell if the fires are an act of eco-terrorism or a method of murder. Before Owen can solve the case, the firestarter kidnaps Owen’s girlfriend Street Casey.
A wealthy New York City attorney on the payroll of a Mexican drug czar is found murdered—in exactly the manner Titus said he’d do it on a recording played on the Miami six o’clock news. Now Titus is the target of government agencies, the Miami-Dade Police, and the Quintana cartel.But that’s the least of his problems.Titus wakes up in a hospital bed in a strange mansion—heavily medicated, under guard, unable to walk, with no memory of what happened.
What Have You Done (2018)
When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder.Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective.
Best Mystery Thriller Books: The Ultimate List
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Silent Voices : A gripping crime thriller packed with mystery and suspense (Detective Lottie Parker Book 9)
Author(s): Patricia Gibney
ID: 3231097, Publisher: Bookouture, Year: 2021, Size: 505 Kb, Format: epub
Crime in the Ballet
Author(s): Catherine Moloney [Moloney, Catherine]
ID: 2425217, Publisher: Joffe Books mysteries and thrillers, Year: 2019, Size: 321 Kb, Format: epub
Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller short story collection about Demons, Undead, Paranormal, Psychopaths, Ghosts, Aliens, and Mystery
Author(s): Tobias Wade
ID: 2175628, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are drafted 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 links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.