Best Mystery & Crime books 🕵️‍♂️

Curated by our reviewers this week


Welcome our new mystery-crime reviewers 👋

Emma Cyrus


I read voraciously – mysteries and literary fiction. As an author, I spend time every week with other authors whose work I admire. My recent faves include Practical Magic (Alice Hoffman), The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris) and The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern).

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Nicole Dieker


Writer, editor, and teacher. I review one book a week at as part of my daily posts on the art and the finances of a creative career. Am interested in books on writing and publishing, literary fiction, and SF&F.

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Find your next Mystery & Crime read

Beginning with the iconic adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, mystery and crime books have flourished into a multifaceted and mega-popular genre of modern literature.

Of course, nowadays you’re more likely to find police solving crimes through DNA analysis, and amateur detectives tracking down suspects through their smartphones. But the gumshoe undercurrents of the genre have remained — and here on Reedsy Discovery, we bring you the very best mystery and crime books. Your pulse will quicken and your palms will sweat as you work alongside the protagonist to untangle the twists of the story… before it’s too late.

Whether it’s The Case of the Creepy Chiropractor or The Mystery of the Murdered Maid, you can seek out reviews of your favorites right here on Discovery, and even follow the reviewers you like best! But make sure they don’t see you sneaking up on them. (Just kidding. Or are we?)

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