100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime

A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel by S. J. Watson

Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale… by Philip Kerr

Blindsighted (Grant County Mysteries) by Karin Slaughter

Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura

Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett

From Hell by Alan Moore

From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey… by Dorothy L. Sayers

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In the Woods: A Novel by Tana French

Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel by Elizabeth Haynes

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child

Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross) by James Patterson

Miami Blues by Charles Willeford

Misery by Stephen King

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Murder on the Orient Express: A… by Agatha Christie

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Night Soldiers: A Novel by Alan Furst

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Relic (Pendergast, Book 1) by Lincoln Child

Shogun by James Clavell

Sister: A Novel by Rosamund Lupton

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tell No One: A Novel by Harlan Coben

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Bat: The First Inspector Harry… by Jo Nesbo

The Bourne Identity: A Novel by Robert Ludlum

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Eiger Sanction: A Novel by Trevanian

The Eight by Katherine Neville

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake

The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke

The №1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A… by John le Carré

The Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon

The Surgeon : A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon

The Woman in White (Penguin Classics) by Wilkie Collins

True Confessions: A Novel by John Gregory Dunne

What the Dead Know: A Novel by Laura Lippman

Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark

Wife of the Gods: A Novel by Kwei J. Quartey

Categories: Literature & Fiction

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