8 Murder Mystery Books That Will Keep You Up All Night | Book RiotIf you were a regular Harriet the Spy as a kid, dust off your trusty notebook, polish up the old magnifying glass, and get back in the game with the best mystery books for adults. We've found you a solid selection of classics, a few you may have seen on the big screen , as well as a few newer books. Whether you tend toward the Stephen King-esque thriller novel side of the shelf, or prefer your crime books with a little girl power , there's bound to be something on this list to tip off your inner investigator. Let's face it, even the bad mystery books are great fun, but these are well-written and exciting to sleuth out. And if any one of these has you saying, "elementary, my dear Watson," move right on down the list — there's always another case just waiting for the next Miss Marple to crack it wide open. Ten strangers, each with a secret to keep, are invited to the private island home of a mysterious eccentric millionaire, who is nowhere to be found. One by one, the guests fall victim to an unknown murderer, and everyone is a suspect.
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Here are 25 of the best mystery books of all time. This list includes what is hot right now on Amazon and well-loved murder mystery and detective stories that are recognized as classics in the genre. They are sure to be read again and again. Things heat up when another corpse shows up, more suspects and motives. The closer Kinsey gets, the closer she gets to the edge—the razor sharp edge. Immediately after the fall of a probe satellite in a desolate area of northeastern Arizona, the nearby town of Piedmont has dead bodies lying flung across the ground with their faces in frozen surprise.
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The crime of murder is inherently terrifying, which makes these stories part horror fiction and part puzzle. You can feel the danger of murder looming in the background while also having the satisfaction of solving the crime in the foreground of the story. The reader knows that in the end, whether or not he or she is caught, the murderer will at least be identified. Murder mysteries, even the bad ones, are fun. But finding those that actually stick with you long after reading them, the way any good novel does, can be a bit more complicated. Here are a few of my favorite murder mystery books that I recommend to friends and, in some cases, have read more than once yes, even though I already know who did it. As the title suggests, Advani interrogates six suspects, all very different people with different motives.
Maybe others might surprise you. Sam Spade takes a job for Miss Wonderley to find her sister who has eloped but finds himself embroiled in a hunt for the jewel-encrusted Maltese Falcon. Both hunter and hunted, Spade must track down this treasure that is worth killing for before the Fat Man finds him. A run-away bestseller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has everything a mystery requires. Murder, family ties, love in the air, and financial shenanigans.