Mystery fiction reading guide
Heroes and villains. Puzzles and tests. Thrillers and killers. Who doesn't love a good mystery?
Mystery is a broad term that covers stories in a lot of different styles, and settings from the grand to the gritty.
From historical whodunnits, to the golden age of crime writing, cosy and quirky amateur sleuths like Poirot and Father Brown, to the war-torn and world-weary Jack Reacher. We’ve got detectives and psychopaths, accidental heroes, unwitting victims, and vigilante justice – there’s something for everyone in this popular genre, and this page is your doorway into a world of intrigue!
If you like reading about crimes that actually happened check out our True crime reading guide.
Mystery fiction reading lists
Mystery fiction sub-genre lists
Mystery by country
Lists of crime novels grouped by country
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