published 1957, avg rating 4.01 — 1,121 ratings — It’s like the old Irish adage: It’s not a party until somebody ends up dead. 609 ratings — 3,824 ratings — 15 Best Mystery Novels for Any Mood Whether it's a historical thriller, classic, or true-crime, or a good old fashioned detective novel you won't able to put these books down. Coming out of Australia is The Dry. Discover the best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense in Best Sellers. The mystery novel landscape can be intimidating to approach. published 1978, avg rating 4.08 — This is mostly due to the lack of original ideas within the genre. While The Woman in White ‘s epic case of mistaken identity makes it feel like something out of Shakespeare, the greedy machinations of its villains are undeniably modern. I sincerely believe her books are among the best mysteries of the last 15 years. Let’s look at the best 25 mysteries, in no particular order. published 1990, avg rating 4.09 — Kindle Edition. 27,320 ratings — 543,731 ratings — published 1970, avg rating 3.83 — published 1983, avg rating 3.63 — published 1950, avg rating 4.05 — Welcome back. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. Guaranteed. Goodreads has officially announced the winners of its 2019 Choice Awards.For the eighth year in a row, die-hard readers voted for the best books of 2019 across 20 different categories, with this year's poll culminating in a total of 4.6 million votes. 62,877 ratings — 11,530 ratings — 7,055 ratings — As all good mystery readers know, uncovering the howdunit is sometimes just as important as unveiling the culprit. New to Goodreads? 18,181 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 21,545 ratings — published 1965, avg rating 4.14 — A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Debut Novel category. published 1965, avg rating 4.21 — "Always in search of a great book, Goodreads recently set out to uncover your 100 most-loved thrillers and mysteries. Winners will be announced December 08, 2020. 3,448 ratings — published 1960, avg rating 3.67 — As you would expect, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle make the list. To honor the genre, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 best thriller novels of all time. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher at the time of launch. published 1911, avg rating 4.08 — To celebrate our favorite sleuths (and favorite villains), we followed the footsteps to find the top 100 most popular mysteries and thrillers on Goodreads. The books are presented in alphabetical order. published 1984, avg rating 4.07 — 29,239 ratings — avg rating 4.04 — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. published 1963, avg rating 3.91 — Then the storm hits. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Error rating book. Then the body is found. published 1976, avg rating 3.90 — 887 ratings — Five years later, the Mystery Writers of America published a similar list titled The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time. I am ready to get so much hate for making a definitive list, because of course everyone has their own opinions about mystery authors and what makes a mystery novel good. 1,368 ratings — And by “best” we mean “most terrifying.” Jules and Will have chosen to hold their wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book's Goodreads statistics to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. 20,161 ratings — published 1971, avg rating 3.90 — Basing on the number of folks who labeled books as “currently reading” this month, the site has pulled together the 20 most popular books on Goodreads.In the past, Book Riot pulled together then 20 highest rated books on Goodreads.What’s interesting about this new list, however, is that it speaks to reader intentions. Get great book recommendations! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2019, and November 17, 2020, are eligible for the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards. By Olivia Hosken 6,475 ratings — published 1979, avg rating 4.07 — Today I have given myself the impossible and unfair task of naming the top ten best mystery authors of all time. Many titles can be found in both lists. published 1938, avg rating 3.97 — Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. Set in 18th-century China, the superb third novel featuring librarian Li Du centers on the double murder of a factory owner and his wife. Go to the top of the list and click on the right-hand tab to add a book. Then the body is found. Best Books of 2019: Mysteries, Suspense, and Thrillers Amy Reilly Updated: Mar. 64,891 ratings — Buy on Amazon Learn More . published 1927, avg rating 4.28 — 3,125 ratings — 340,392 ratings — Luckily, there are authors who are pushing the boundaries of what we as readers expect from a mystery book. published 1946, avg rating 3.93 — 3,695 ratings — The 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. published 1939, avg rating 3.82 — 5,606 ratings — Refresh and try again. As you might imagine, a list of the most popular horror novels on Goodreads is basically a Stephen King wash out, with a couple of Neil Gaiman’s novels thrown in for some variety. published 1948, avg rating 4.05 — This year he beat out the debut The Woman in the Window to take the title. A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. 18,983 ratings — 5,147 ratings — The Dry by Jane Harper, 2017. Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below). And although fans may know him best as a horror novelist, this is his third win in the Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery & Thriller category (he also earned wins here for End of Watch in 2016 and Mr. Mercedes in 2014). published 1949, avg rating 3.98 — published 1977, avg rating 3.53 — Discover the best Mysteries in Best Sellers. published 1975, avg rating 3.74 — published 1897, avg rating 3.67 — published 1944, avg rating 3.90 — The best mystery books share an original perspective. The Guardian’s The 100 greatest novels of all time. 22,524 ratings — published 1933, avg rating 3.95 — published 1926, avg rating 3.67 — The genre hasn’t always dominated the industry the way it … To honor the genre, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 best thriller novels of all time. 353 ratings — Here are the 8 lists I started with, amalgamated, and culled.. 252 ratings — https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/the-100-best-mystery-novels-of-all We looked at top mystery novels from the Mystery Writers of America, Publisher’s Weekly, and Goodreads’ highest rated mysteries of all time. 4,921 ratings — Using bestseller lists, Amazon rankings, and Goodreads ratings, it rounded up some of the best titles and presents them in no particular order. 11,000 ratings — An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book. 24. Refresh and try again. $14.49. 4,497 ratings — published 1955, avg rating 3.99 — The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time - Mystery Writers of America show list info. 31,923 ratings — 34,833 ratings — Namely, every one of these books has at least a 4.0 rating from the Goodreads community." 1,084 ratings — Lucy Foley ran away with this year’s Mystery & Thriller award by inviting us to the best wedding ever! Published in 1859, the book is considered by many scholars to be the first “mystery” novel ever written. published 1953, avg rating 3.95 — published 1977, avg rating 3.95 — Lucy Foley ran away with this year’s Mystery & Thriller award by inviting us to the best wedding ever! 22,510 ratings — 965,144 ratings — World-famous painter Alicia Berenson is being held at a secure location in London following a gruesome murder. 18,874 ratings — Books published between November 18, 2020, and November 17, 2021, will be eligible for the 2021 awards. The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers' Association. published 1907, avg rating 4.19 — published 1870, avg rating 4.07 — 1,313 ratings — The best mystery books are those with ingenious sprinklings of clues along the way that brings out the inner detective in you. Stephen King is no stranger to the Goodreads Choice Awards. 31,644 ratings — Alex Michaelides’ critically acclaimed novel earns the win in the Mystery & Thriller category, thanks in part to its irresistible puzzle-box premise. 7,797 ratings — The author was previously a journalist, and previously from the UK, but she moved to Australia in 2008. published 1974, avg rating 3.85 — And by “best” we mean “most terrifying.” Jules and Will have chosen to hold their wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. Set in WWII France during the Occupation, this book will gut you. We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category. published 1955, avg rating 4.08 — 10,697 ratings — 4.7 out of 5 stars 31. published 1970, avg rating 3.97 — 246 ratings — It's Mysteries & Thrillers week on Goodreads. 374 ratings — published 1989, avg rating 3.90 — published 1943, avg rating 3.94 — 2,535 ratings — 4,626,091 ratings — published 1983, avg rating 4.00 — 01/08/2021 03:29 am GMT . Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. 11,572 ratings — Hot, Witchy Summer (A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery Book 7) Amanda M. Lee. Then the storm hits. Box Set # 1, Books 1-3 (The Burnside Mystery Series Box Set) Book 1 of 3: The Burnside Mystery Series Box Set. 2,548 ratings — She refuses to speak. A lack of insight may lead to a less than stellar choice. There are, of course, rules to this game. published 1982, avg rating 3.71 — The Best Crime Novels of the Last Decade _____ Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran (2011) Gran’s first in the Claire DeWitt series was a shot of adrenaline straight into the arm of private eye fiction, a gleefully strange, esoteric, sometimes hallucinatory new rendition of a beloved genre. To create our list, we first started with the most reviewed books on our site. Read the Full Review; A Storyteller Behind Every Story: PW Talks with Elsa Hart published 1971, avg rating 3.80 — published 1967, avg rating 4.04 — Error rating book. 19,259 ratings — published 1988, avg rating 4.27 — $4.99 #16. 1,444 ratings — 19,251 ratings — The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (Avg Rating 3.99) There’s a reason that I’ve dubbed Agatha Christie the Queen of the Cozy Mystery book (I’m sure someone else has made the claim before), and this is her second entry to the Goodreads Top Cozy Mystery List. published 1974, avg rating 4.01 — The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. 13,540 ratings — Top Rated Horror Novel The Green Mile by Stephen King. published 1952, A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1), The Steam Pig (Kramer and Zondi Mystery #1), The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Travis McGee #16), Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1), The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant, #3), Smallbone Deceased (Inspector Hazlerigg, #4), Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh #4), Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, #2), The Seven-Percent Solution (Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches #1), The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown, #1), Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10). published 1929, avg rating 3.86 — published 1952, avg rating 4.06 — published 1935, avg rating 3.75 — Under constant surveillance by Detective Brikowski and assassin Goodkat, he must get them before they get him. 717,141 ratings — Maybe others might surprise you. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths ***Winner Best Novel 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards*** The Stranger Diaries is a Gothic take on a modern mystery, with a fictional Victorian author, RM Holland, as a central part of the plot.The book has won a number of accolades, as well as being a Richard & Judy Bookclub pick, suggesting it’s also a relatively easy read. Welcome back. Arguably, the best feeling when reading a crime novel is being faced with a sufficiently difficult puzzle and yet still being able to jump up and shout “I … published 1958, avg rating 3.84 — In this novel, one of the best of Mosley’s many great books and the first of his Easy Rawlins mysteries, an unemployed World War II vet gets a strange job offer: to find a … 4.43 avg rating—205,883 ratings. 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