Mystery Books

  • Lair

    The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furre

  • Insomnia

    Nightmares come to life for Ralph Roberts. Up all night, he's seeing some pretty strange things. No wonder he can't get back

  • Just One Look

    An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben’s sho

  • The Case Has Altered

    The thirteenth mystery for Richard Jury finds the detective investigating the murder of two women in the Lincolnshire fens. Both v

  • Portobello: A Novel

    INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction

  • Blonde Faith

    Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Chrismas Black, left

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Mystery Movies

  • The Next Three Days

    Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into

  • The Prestige

    Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turnin

  • Moon [Blu-ray]

    Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source

  • Twin Peaks - Definitive Gold Boxed Edition

    The Definitive Gold Box Edition of the series that became one of television's most acclaimed events finally arrives - with all 29

  • Basic

    Academy Award(r) nominees John Travolta (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and SamuelL. Jackson (Best Actor in a S

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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).

1 Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger 2014
2 The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2013
3 Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead Sara Gran 2012
4 Bury Your Dead Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011
5 Tower Ken Bruen 2010
6 Where Memories Deborah Crombie 2009
7 What the Dead Know Laura Lippman 2008
8 The Virgin of Small Plains Nancy Pickard 2006
9 The Lincoln Lawyer Michael Connelly Mickey Haller series novels 2005
10 The Killing of the Tinkers Ken Bruen 2005
11 The House Sitter Peter Lovesey Peter Diamond 2004
12 Winter And Night S. J. Rozan 2003
13 Folly Laurie King 2002
14 A Place Of Execution Val McDermid 2001
15 The Flower Master Sujata Massey 2000
16 Blood Work Michael Connelly novels 1998
17 Dreaming Of The Bones Deborah Crombie 1998
18 Bloodhounds Peter Lovesey Peter Diamond 1997
19 Under The Beatles Cellar Mary Willis Walker 1996
20 She Walks These Hills Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
21 The Scultress Minette Walters 1994
22 Bootleggers Daughter Margaret Maron 1992
23 I O U Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1992
24 If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1990
25 A Little Class On Murder Carolyn Hart 1990
26 A Thief of Time* Tony Hillerman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn novel 1988
27 Marriage Is Murder Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1988
28 A Taste for Death Faber and Faber P. D. James novel 1986