Fantastic Mystery Stories Full of
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The heart pounding action and suspense in mystery stories and thrillers them some of the most exciting books to read. They contain some of the most breathtaking stories of any fiction genre.

Whether it's delving into the mind of the nasty criminals they face, or catching a glimpse inside the mind of the relentless investigators who pursue them- the best mystery books have a way of captivating us like no other genre can.

When you find a good one, it's nearly impossible to put down, and once you've finished it, you can't wait to pick up the next. It is for this reason that We are totally addicted!

Check out our recommended mystery book reads below. The list is compiled from a variety of sources: our favorites, recommendations from friends and those from other visitors to this page.

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Best Mysteries and Thrillers of the Month

Every month we peruse Amazon's best books of the month and sift out all the books with the highest reader reviews. We list those here in an effort to bring you fresh new reading suggestions and help you find great new books to dive into. Every book on this list is rated at least 4.5 stars and has no less than 1000 reader reviews under its belt.

  • The Escape (John Puller) by David Baldacci
  • The Burning Room (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  • Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich
  • My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
  • The Heist (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva
  • Natches Burning (Penn Cage) by Greg Iiles
  • I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • Act of War by Brad Thor
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • Field of Prey by John Sandford
  • Festive in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Joyland (hard Case Crime) by Stephen King
  • Missing You by Harlen Coben
  • Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance) by John Grisham
  • The Target (Will Robie) by David Baldacci
  • The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
  • The Son by Jo Nesbo
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • An Officer and Spy by Robert Harris
  • Brilliance (Brilliance Saga) by Marcus Sakey
  • Shadow of Night (All Souls) by Deborah Harkness

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Recommended Mystery Stories and Thrillers

If you're in need of some more recommended reading, check out the list of our favorites below. These are books that have been read by us, our friends, or readers just like you who've visited this part of BFB. Take a moment to browse around, comment on submissions from other visitors and maybe even share your own recommendations.

Recommended Mystery and Thriller Authors

If you're looking for a few great authors to read, the list below contains a variety of authors that have books we could read again and again, and they're just as good the fifth or sixth time around than they are the first. We know every reader has his or her favorite authors, but we'd love to recommend a few we think you will enjoy.

  • Tilly Bagshawe
  • Elle Bea
  • William Brown
  • Donald Carte
  • Lee Child
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Vince Flynn
  • Tana French
  • Lisa Gardner
  • Sean Keefer
  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • Stephen King
  • James Patterson
  • Sandra Poole
  • Sidney Sheldon
  • Jennifer Youngblood

Top Picks: Mysteries and Thrillers in a Series

  • All Souls by Deborah Harkness
  • Brilliance Saga by Marcus Sakey
  • Charlie Parker by John Connolly
  • Chief Inspector Gamache by Louise Penny
  • Cormoran Strike Novels by Robert Galbraith
  • Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French
  • Gabriel Allon by Daniel Silva
  • Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch and Lee Chadeayne
  • Hard Case Crime by Stephen King
  • Harry Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly
  • Jack Reacher by Lee Child
  • Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney
  • Jake Brigance by John Grisham
  • John Puller Series by David Baldacci
  • King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
  • Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  • Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Penn Cage by Greg Iles
  • Scarpetta Novels by Patricia Cornwell
  • Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich
  • Temperance Brennan Novels by Kathy Reichs
  • The Century Trilogy by Kenn Follett
  • The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  • Thorndike Core by Harlan Coben
  • Will Robie by David Baldacci

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Favorite Mystery Books from Other Visitors

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Forgetful of Strangers by Donald Carte 
I originally received a recommendation for this book on my Kindle, and eventually downloaded it. I was finished reading it in two days! Not a small book …

The Trust 
New release. This is the author's first book, but has great characters and is set in Charleston, SC. The writing style really brings the setting alive. …

The Butcher's Theater by Jonathan Kellerman 
Jonathan Kellerman is one of the worlds best authors. He uses his expertise as a clinical psychologist to write phenomenal books of suspense. He has won …

Stoney Creek, ALABAMA Not rated yet
Something is telling Sydney Lassiter that she needs to return to the town of Stoney Creek, Alabama, where she grew up. Stony Creek, Alabama Just …

Sugarfree by Elle Bea Not rated yet
Sugarfree This book is phenomenal (and I should know)! As a Christian striving daily to be the best that I can be, by the grace of God, …

The Undertaker by William Brown Not rated yet
Pete Talbott is surprised when he picks up the newspaper and finds his own obituary alongside his his recently deceased wife's. The Undertaker …

Great Mystery Books Shared by Our Readers Not rated yet
Another post 9/11 political thriller with an all too realistic plot involving Iran, Israel and the USA. After Israel destroys Iran's nuclear program our …

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