Best Mystery & Crime books 🔍

Curated by our reviewers this week


Welcome our new mystery-crime reviewers 👋

Lou Hurrell


Lou has been blogging on Random Book Reviews Web for nearly 3 years, reviewing a mixture of books from historical fiction to romance to non-fiction. When not reading she can be found at her local cinema, theatre or in her kitchen attempting to bake.

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Laura Hartman


I began reviewing books on a now defunct website, GenReview in 2011. I now review books on my website, as well as for Penguin First To Read, Netgalley, Maryglenn McCombs, book publicist, Bookish First and Killer Nashville. I also review books for various authors that send me their books.

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Find your next Mystery & Crime read

Do you like your mystery novels a little lighter in tone? A whodunnit that’s more like a crossword and less like a bloodbath? Well, you no longer need to be Poirot to sniff out the best new cozy mysteries on the market!

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