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  • One of the Best Mystery Books, this Lisa Regan work traces the hunt of the detective Connor Parks. Devastated with his divorce and struggling with his career, he tries to find solace in a woman he met at the bar. But the following morning she left leaving behind a note which leads him to the Fletcher family. He finds out that Clair has been abducted since a decade. His resolve to find out the lady leads him to the most dangerous horizons and can be fatal. It’s always on the ‘edge of the seat’ element makes it a top mystery book for the lovers of the genre.


    The Innocent is the story of an emotionless hit man, Will Robie, who has never failed in his mission. But this time he makes the biggest mistake of his life, he refuses to follow the orders as something about this operation does not seem correct. This makes him a target of his own people. And while on the run he comes across a teenager and as the story unfolds he finds himself in the middle of a huge cover up. Its well-executed plot makes it one of the Best Selling Mystery Books in the thriller category.


  • It is the 22nd novel in the Prey series and one of the Best Mystery Books on Our List. This time an influential family has been neutralised and Lucas Davenport has to solve the puzzle of a homicide and a million dollar theft. Sandford’s hallmark sharp plotting will keep you glued to the book till the end. Counted among the top mystery novels, the latest in the Davenport series takes him to the most dreadful experiences of his life.


    The third one of the Jeffrey Archer’s block buster series has elated to the List of Best Mystery Books for its brilliant plot and flawless story telling. The mystery book opens with the Barrington family’s fate hanging in the House of Lords on the question of inheritance. While Lord Chancellor’s decisive vote impacts the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Later on the plot revolves around Sebastian, Harry and Emma’s son, who gets trapped in an art fraud. Rated one of the best mystery books, it poses as many questions as it answers.

  • Read our comprehensive 'Core" best lists which provide a detailed list of curated recommendations of the best. We've spent a great deal of time and effort creating specific mystery recommendations by specific categories. If you are new to the mystery genre, or simply looking for the 'best of the best', we do recommend you start with our "Top 25 Best Mystery Books' list. From there, if you want even more recommendations, check out our Top 100 Mystery Books which continues on from the Top 25 lists, starting from #26 and ending at #100.

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Beautifully written by Nicola Upson, Fear in the Sunlight is one of the Best Selling Mystery Books which everyone should read. Set in the summer of 1936, the story revolves around the writer, Josephine Tey, Alfred Hitchcook and his spouse, who are in a holiday village to sign an agreement to turn the writer’s novel into a film. But things get ugly when a Hollywood actress meets an untimely end. Though Archie Penrose, the chief inspector solves the mystery, but after several years another homicide linking to Alfred’s movie brings him back. But this time to unravel the horrifying truth.