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


Presented annually for the novel that best captures the spirit and fair-play aspects of the Nero Wolfe novels. The award is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.

Though Not Dead / A Kate Shugak Novel

Dana Stabenow 2012
Dead Anyway

Chris Knopf 2012
Bury Your Dead

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011

Brad Parks 2010
The Tenth Case

Joseph Teller 2009

Jonathan Santlofer 2008
All Mortal Flesh

Julia Spencerfleming 2007

Tess Gerritsen Rizzoli/Isles series novels 2005
The Enemy

Lee Child novels 2004
Fear Itself

Walter Mosley 2004
Winter And Night

S. J. Rozan 2003
The Deadhouse

Linda Fairstein 2002
Sugar House

Laura Lippman Tess Monaghan 2001
Coyote Revenge

Fred Harris 2000
The Bone Collector

Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Rhyme novels 1997

Dennis Lehane The Kenzie-Gennaro novels novels 1997
The Poet

Michael Connelly Jack McEvoy series novels 1996
A Monstrous Regiment Of Women

Laurie King 1996
She Walks These Hills

Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
Old Scores

Aaron Elkins Chris Norgren novel 1994
Booked To Die

John Dunning 1992
A Scandel In Belgravia

Robert Barnard 1992
Coyote Waits

Tony Hillerman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn novel 1990
The Corpse In Oozaks Pond

Charlotte MacLeod 1987
Murder In E Minor

Robert Goldsborough 1986
Sleeping Dog

Dick Lochte 1985
Emily Dickinson Is Dead

Jane Langton 1984
The Anodyne Necklace

Martha Grimes Richard Jury novels 1983
Past Present And Murder

Hugh Pentecost 1982
Death In A Tenured Position

Amanda Cross 1981
Burn This

Helen McCloy 1980
The Burgar Who Liked To Quote Kipling

Lawrence Block 1979