Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • Jacob's Ladder

    A Vietnam vet, back at home in New York City, finds himself losing his grip on reality, in a horrifying way; only his friend can h

  • Interstellar (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack)

    With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling bey

  • Sunshine

    The story begins in the year 2057, as our Sun begins to die and mankind faces the unthinkable: extinction. Earth's last hope lies

  • 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

  • The Ninth Gate

    Johnny Depp unlocks the gates to hell in Roman Polanski's newest thriller. Depp stars as Dean Corso, an unscrupulous rare-book dea

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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