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 - eBooks & eAudiobooks
Mystery fiction sub-genre lists
Mystery - Dark Academia
Mystery - Locked Room
Mystery - Graphic Novels
Mystery - Police Procedural and Forensic Thriller
Mystery - The Golden Age
Mystery - If you like... Lee Child
Mystery - Contemporary
Mystery - Cosy Crime
Mystery - Legal and political thrillers
Mystery - Hardboiled
Short Stories - Mystery/Thriller/Adventure
Historical Mysteries (of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds)
Mystery by country
Lists of crime novels grouped by country
Mystery - UK and Irish Crime
Mystery - Korean and Japanese Crime
Mystery - Scandinavian Crime Noir
Mystery - Australian Crime
New Zealand crime fiction
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