Mystery Thriller

Mystery-thrillers are stories with twists and turns that keep you on your toes guessing about the truth, the POV's truth, and about what will happen next. They can be written from a hero's POV or from a sinister character's POV. Some are scary and make your heart beat faster, making it hard to put down. Some stories make you laugh if you have a witty writer with an unusual sense of humor easy to relate to. Both types can be hard to put down when they're page turners. And you can find many page turners among a variety of styles and writers, depending on what seeks your fancy.

See also mystery.

The Witch Elm
Broken Things
Sawkill Girls
The Lies We Told
The Lost Man
The Winters
Alice Isn't Dead
The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3)
Shell Game (V.I. Warshawski, #19)
Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)
Fury (Menagerie #3)
Vendetta (Catherine Ling, #5)
In the House in the Dark of the Woods
The Collector’s Apprentice
Wrecked (IQ #3)
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
Elevation
The Reckoning
Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)
Dark Sacred Night (Renée Ballard, #2; Harry Bosch, #21; Harry Bosch Universe, #31)
Close to the Bone (Widow's Island, #1)
The Woman in the Window
The President Is Missing
What Have You Done
The Other Woman
Then She Was Gone
Holy Ghost (Virgil Flowers, #11)
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)
The Witch Elm
The Wife Between Us
Oceans of Trouble by Travis CaseyThe Goddaughter by Melodie CampbellA Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnellThe Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick BryanNot a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer
Comic Caper
38 books — 33 voters
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterCross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally CarterOut of Sight, Out of Time by Ally CarterDon't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally CarterHeist Society by Ally Carter
Teenage Spy Girls
59 books — 110 voters

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris PriestleyTales of Terror from the Black Ship by Chris PriestleyTales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth by Chris PriestleyThe Poisoned House by Michael  FordThe Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell
Middle Grade Historical Ghost Fiction
33 books — 11 voters
Mrs de Winter by Susan HillRebecca's Tale by Sally BeaumanAlways, Forever by Nancy OhlinThe Killing of Kayla Sloane by Kim HarringtonFrost by Marianna Baer
Rebecca Retellings
9 books — 1 voter


Gone Girl
The Girl on the Train
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
And Then There Were None
Sharp Objects
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Dark Places
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
The Woman in Cabin 10

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