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Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Nonfiction Mystery courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery (2014)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of 2013Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, and presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of online escorts, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real.
Author(s): Robert Kolker

Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science (2013)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionEgypt’s first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE — was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations. Case Closed?
Author(s): Susan Hughes, Michael Wandelmaier

Unexplained Mysteries Of The World: A Non-Fiction Collection About True Hauntings, Lost Civilizations, Alien Contact & Paranormal Enigmas (2019)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionDiscover Some Of The Most Captivating Mysteries Of All TimeHumanity has come so far and explored so much. As a species, we have more or less conquered the entire Earth and all of its resources.
Author(s): Brian Kingsley

Not Just Another Killing in Oakland: A Civil Lawyer’s View Of A Murder Trial From The Jury Box (2017)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionEvan Meisner thought he had a lot of life ahead of him at twenty-two. Instead, he became one of the 103 people murdered in Oakland, California, in 2011. Not Just Another Killing in Oakland is an intriguing blow-by-blow account of People v. Gadlin. From jury selection to the final verdict and sentencing, David H.
Author(s): David H. Fleisig

Spilled Milk: Based on a true story (2013)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionBrooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call to social services about the escalating brutality in her home.When they jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father’s secret, it’s a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she’s been hiding.
Author(s): K.L Randis

The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror (2016)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionSet in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United StatesThe salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana’s “lovers lanes” in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region.
Author(s): James Presley

Mystery: How to Write Traditional & Cozy Whodunits (Genre Writer) (2017)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow do you write a cozy murder mystery that readers will love?
Author(s): Paul Tomlinson

Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries (2019)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs a Yale School of Medicine physician, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Patient Tells a Story, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama House, M.D., Lisa Sanders has seen it all.
Author(s): Lisa Sanders

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series) (2015)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.
Author(s): Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman

The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral (1980)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionMass Market Paperback: 206 pages Publisher: Avon Books (January 1, 1980) Language: English ISBN-10: 0380003864 ISBN-13: 978-0380003860 Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Author(s): Louis Charpentier

The Unsolved Mystery of the Loch Ness Monster (Unexplained Mysteries) (2013)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA sudden splash. A giant creature lurking under the water. A 1,500-year old legend of a sea creature in a Scottish lake. Could the Loch Ness monster be real? No one knows for sure. Explore this unsolved mystery, and why some people believe and others don’t.
Author(s): Terri Sievert

Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer (2012)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionOn September 27, 1839, the battered body of a middle-aged Irishman was found by some Dakota Indian boys. The corpse washed up along the Mississippi River shore, about seven miles downstream from Fort Snelling near the ancient Indian landmark the non-Indians called Carver’s Cave. It was the body of Sgt.
Author(s): Gary Brueggemann

The Maine Islands in Story and Legend (1987)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collectiona reprint of the 1960 title, the maine islands in story and legend – history and folklore of the maine islands, collected by the Maine Writers Research Club, and written by Dorothy Simpson.
Author(s): Dorothy Simpson

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

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo 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?
Author(s): Christopher Greyson

The Life We Bury (2014)

 Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.
Author(s): Allen Eskens

Best Nonfiction Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

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 Library Genesis and download some nonfiction 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.

Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped from the Rock

Author(s): Eric Braun
ID: 3601910, Publisher: Capstone, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery

Author(s): Yaron Reshef
ID: 2418701, Publisher: , Year: 2014, Size: 763 Kb, Format: epub

Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery (Historical Nonfiction story)

Author(s): Reshef, Yaron
ID: 2755445, Publisher: , Year: 2014, Size: 898 Kb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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