50 Most Popular Mystery Books


(1) And Then There Were None (2) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (3) Gone Girl (4) The Da Vinci Code (5) The Girl on the Train (6) Murder on the Orient Express (7) The Cuckoo’s Calling (8) Angels & Demons (9) The Girl Who Played with Fire (10) In the Woods

1. And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie | avg rating 4.23–755,086 ratings — published 1939


2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson | avg rating 4.12–2,613,481 ratings — published 2005


3. Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn | avg rating 4.13–941,202 ratings — published 2012


4. The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown | avg rating 3.80–1,851,731 ratings — published 2003


5. The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins | avg rating 3.88–1,927,998 ratings — published 2015


6. Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie | avg rating 4.16–97,071 ratings — published 1934


7. The Cuckoo’s Calling

Robert Galbraith | avg rating 3.83–592,153 ratings — published 2013


8. Angels & Demons

Dan Brown | avg rating 3.86–2,571,640 ratings — published 2000


9. The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson | avg rating 4.22–788,098 ratings — published 2006


10. In the Woods

Tana French | avg rating 3.75–484,768 ratings — published 2007


11. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Stieg Larsson | avg rating 4.20–648,435 ratings — published 2007


12. One for the Money

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.04–520,963 ratings — published 1994


13. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie | avg rating 3.99–250,429 ratings — published 1920


14. A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle | avg rating 4.17–322,028 ratings — published 1887


15. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie | avg rating 4.20–128,274 ratings — published 1926


16. The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith | avg rating 4.02–231,635 ratings — published 2014


17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle | avg rating 4.31–232,189 ratings — published 1892


18. Dark Places

Gillian Flynn | avg rating 3.92–654,370 ratings — published 2009


19. The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown | avg rating 3.66–553,023 ratings — published 2009


20. The №1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith | avg rating 3.76–256,571 ratings — published 1998


21. Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie | avg rating 4.05–172,871 ratings — published 1930


22. Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn | avg rating 3.99–255,946 ratings — published 2006


23. Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie | avg rating 4.08–106,484 ratings — published 1937


24. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

Laurie R. King | avg rating 4.09–92,343 ratings — published 1994


25. The Westing Game

Ellen Raskin | avg rating 4.02–194,008 ratings — published 1978


26. Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier | avg rating 4.26–262,474 ratings — published 1938


27. The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón | avg rating 4.24–483,093 ratings — published 2001


28. Two for the Dough

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.13–160,564 ratings — published 1996


29. The A.B.C. Murders

Agatha Christie | avg rating 3.99–83,740 ratings — published 1936


30. A is for Alibi

Sue Grafton | avg rating 3.83–180,872 ratings — published 1982


31. Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith | avg rating 4.19–140,441 ratings — published 2015


32. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon | avg rating 3.86–1,253,331 ratings — published 2003


33. The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold | avg rating 3.79–2,174,669 ratings — published 2002


34. The Thirteenth Tale

Diane Setterfield | avg rating 3.95–401,237 ratings — published 2006


35. Maisie Dobbs

Jacqueline Winspear | avg rating 3.91–101,140 ratings — published 2003


36. Crocodile on the Sandbank

Elizabeth Peters | avg rating 4.02–73,387 ratings — published 1975


37. The Sign of Four

Arthur Conan Doyle | avg rating 3.97–96,554 ratings — published 1890


38. Three to Get Deadly

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.15–156,666 ratings — published 1997


39. Inferno

Dan Brown | avg rating 3.79–519,365 ratings — published 2013


40. The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle | avg rating 4.50–209,632 ratings — published 1927


41. The Body in the Library

Agatha Christie | avg rating 3.87–62,655 ratings — published 1942


42. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag

Alan Bradley | avg rating 3.99–51,730 ratings — published 2010


43. Four to Score

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.17–147,574 ratings — published 1998


44. The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco | avg rating 4.11–352,471 ratings — published 1980


45. We Were Liars

E. Lockhart | avg rating 3.85–672,745 ratings — published 2014


46. Whose Body?

Dorothy L. Sayers | avg rating 3.93–59,160 ratings — published 1923


47. Naked in Death

J.D. Robb | avg rating 4.13–91,087 ratings — published 1995


48. High Five

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.18–129,445 ratings — published 1999


49. The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler | avg rating 4.04–156,828 ratings — published 1939


50. Hot Six

Janet Evanovich | avg rating 4.19–138,313 ratings — published 2000


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