Mystery Books

  • Claws and Effect: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    CLAWS AND EFFECTWinter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter bla

  • The Dead Zone (Signet)

    Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one ho

  • The False Inspector Dew

    The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to hi

  • Killing Time: A Novel

    Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestsell

  • The Stabbing In The Stables (Fethering Mysteries)

    Fethering's favorite sleuths are at it again as Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay, after stumb

  • Silent Joe

    Scarred for life by a brutal father, Joe Trona found a safe haven and a loving childhood in the home of the couple who adopted him

  • Code to Zero

    In this classic Cold War thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett puts his own electrifying twist on t

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Mystery Movies

  • Mystic River

    Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.

  • Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)

    Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster (Best Actress, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991) gives an outstanding performance in the heart-

  • The Killing Room

    In this highly charged, psychological thrill ride, four strangers are recruited as volunteers in a scientific research study. But

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

  • Orphan

    Orphan (DVD)Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who adopt a 9-year-old girl after losing their ow

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Mystery Authors

The Best Mystery Books - Top 100


Nominees for and the winners of the Macavity Awards are selected by the members of Mystery Readers International, the largest of all mystery fan organizations. The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats).

Ordinary Grace

William Kent Krueger 2014
The Beautiful Mystery

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2013
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Sara Gran 2012
Bury Your Dead

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011

Ken Bruen 2010
Where Memories

Deborah Crombie 2009
What the Dead Know

Laura Lippman 2008
The Virgin of Small Plains

Nancy Pickard 2006
The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael Connelly Mickey Haller series novels 2005
The Killing of the Tinkers

Ken Bruen 2005
The House Sitter

Peter Lovesey Peter Diamond 2004
Winter And Night

S. J. Rozan 2003

Laurie King 2002
A Place Of Execution

Val McDermid 2001
The Flower Master

Sujata Massey 2000
Blood Work

Michael Connelly novels 1998
Dreaming Of The Bones

Deborah Crombie 1998

Peter Lovesey Peter Diamond 1997
Under The Beatles Cellar

Mary Willis Walker 1996
She Walks These Hills

Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
The Scultress

Minette Walters 1994
Bootleggers Daughter

Margaret Maron 1992

Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1992
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1990
A Little Class On Murder

Carolyn Hart 1990
A Thief of Time*

Tony Hillerman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn novel 1988
Marriage Is Murder

Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1988
A Taste for Death Faber and Faber

P. D. James novel 1986