What are the best literary mystery books?

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    #1The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.
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    Larry Jordan
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a tough read as some of the subject matter is hardcore (rape). However, what arises from such a brutal incident is the author's best effort as to how death effects not only the victim(s) but also the victims family and loved ones from the eyes of the deceased."
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    #2Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.

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    Rebecca Silva
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Gone Girl is a the gripping novel by Gillian Flynn that was made into a hit movie. If you enjoyed the movie you'll love this book."
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    #3The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Gary Herrera
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a very engrossing book. It is one of those that makes you late for everything because you can't seem to put it down and don't realize how much time has passed. It is the first of the series and is a great mystery book."
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    #4The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories of the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories were originally published as serialized single stories in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. 

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    Diana Peters
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is the best mystery book ever. Instant classic."
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    #5The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Richard Gonzalez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is best literary mystery book it tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family."
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    #6Snow Falling On Cedars

    Snow Falling On Cedars
    The award-winning historical fiction novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson revolves around a murder case in small-town America. It recounts what it was like to be Japanese in America after the Second World War.
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    Linda Chen
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Snow Falling On Cedars is a great mystery book"
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    #7The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 




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    Matthew Henderson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. "
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    #8Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a mystery novel written by John Berendt. This true crime non-fiction book is published in 1999 by Vintage. 

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    Stephanie Matthews
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "LOVE this book! If you're looking for an engaging mystery with real characters who literally leap from the pages this is for you. I loved reading it before a recent trip to Savannah and then finding the locations mentioned in the book."
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    #9The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist is a mystery book by Caleb Carr that tells the story of Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore as they attempt to solve a crime in 19th century New York. It is the first book of the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler trilogy.

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    Justin Castro
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "The Alienist a book. People who like fiction books may like this item."
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    #10The Secret History

    The Secret History

    The Secret History is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Donna Tartt which centers on Richard Papen joinining an exclusive group of students living in the secret world of drugs, alcohol, and violence. 

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    Howard Peters
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Secret History is great. Suspense and thrills throughout."
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    #11The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)
    Roger Ackroyd knew that the woman he loved committed suicide with an apparent drug overdose. He had received a letter of information but before he could finish, he was stabbed to death. Hercule Poirot, his friend, takes over to solve the mystery.
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    Walter Scott
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "A real classic! One of the best mystery books of all time! It should come as no surprise since it was written by Agatha Christie, who is known for being one of the best mystery novel authors of all time. This book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down, except for occasional break to get a drink or do laundry. I finished it in a day and was extremely satisfied with how it unfolded. It really scratched my mystery itch!"
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    #12In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)

    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)
    In the Woods by Tana French is the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad Series. This psychological suspense novel is published in 2007. The story's setting took place in Dublin, Ireland wherein a series of murder incidents happened.
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    Carolyn Ramos
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I don't normally read these types of books, but this one drew me in. It's a best seller for a reason! If you like literary mystery books, this is one to get!"
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    #13The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a gothic historical fiction on how children allegorically think of their birth. It tells the gothic strange encounters of the protagonist throughout the story.

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    Justin Wood
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I love mystery books, at each point I get introduced to a character I just analyze them and predict if they would be the killer or not and it's such a game hobby of mine. And this book delivered well, the characters were so amazing, love it. Compared to other mystery books I think it's just above average."
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    #14The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final book in the Millennium series. This international best-selling fiction thriller book is written by Stieg Larsson, and it was first published in 2007.

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    Peter Guzman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium) is a pretty good literary mystery book. It is well-written and engaging, although the characters seemed a bit off to me. A little too artificial. But still a decent page-turner."
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    #15The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire is a novel about a computer hacker named Lisbeth. She is escaping an accusation of murders and she will only prove innocent if the journalist Mikael will help him.
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    April Qin
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I bought this book and love it!! The story is very well told. It makes you not want to stop and just finish the whole thing in one read. Definitely a great buy!!"
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    #16And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? And Then There Were None is a 1945 film directed by René Clair adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name.

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    Adriana Rubio
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I LOVE to read literary mystery books. They are my favorite! I found out about And Then There Were None from a friend. Wow, this is amazing! I was glued to it the whole time. It's about 10 people on a remote, deserted island. They are eventually killed off one by one and the killer is one of them. Which one is it? It's so much fun. I highly recommend this!"
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    #17The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.
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    Eric Crawford
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I was just as big of a fan of this book, as I was the movie that it inspired. I love the world's this author creates as they are incredible vivid and easily imaginable. The story itself is excellent along with its intriguing plot. "
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    #18The Woman in Cabin 10

    The Woman in Cabin 10

    The Woman in Cabin 10 is an adventure and mystery book for young adults and adults written by Ruth Ware. It was a Summer Must-Read for both the Entertainment Weekly and the New York Post last 2016.

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    Bobby Scott
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have a soft spot for novels that takes place on the "high seas". There is something that thrills me about adventures that surround a group of people on ships. I generally don't enjoy mystery books, but this book pulled me in. The author, Ruth Ware, is very talented in making you be suspicious of all the characters that come across the pages. Many of the theories that I had about certain characters proved wrong in very satisfying ways. A great read."
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    #19Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This is one of Castillo's book featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Her Last Breath.

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    María Elena Gil
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "a fabulous thriller.. great read"
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    #20A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by Material Witness.

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    Xu Ding
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A Perfect Square is the second book in Vannetta Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and it has a can’t put this down feeling, that I love in a great mystery book. This book is set in a picturesque Northern Indiana town with Amish crafts, idyllic farms, and a harrowing crime that tries to drive these faithful people apart. "
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    #21The Unicorn

    The Unicorn

    The Unicorn is a classic fiction novel written by Iris Murdoch which centers on governess of Gaze Castle Marian Taylor who experiences a number of mysteries and got involved in a drama she can only understand. 

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    Edward Morrison
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Good solution. This tells what the story is about."
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    #22Death at Charity's Point (Brady Coyne)

    Death at Charity's Point (Brady Coyne)

    Death at Charity's Point by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1984. This is the first book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by The Dutch Blue Error.

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    David Dunn
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a well written book that is still fresh after 33 years. It has a lot of legal topics that everyone can still understand. It is very easy to relate to as the characters are schoolteachers and other regular people that everyone has in their lives. Again, the price is good and accessible to everyone. "
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    #23Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and Amish romance novel originally published in 2011. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by A Perfect Square.

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    Kevin Barnes
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "One of the best mysetery books I have red in years."
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    #24The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    The Green Knight is written by Iris Murdoch which centers on Lucas Graffe attempting to murder his half-brother Clement but was intervened by a stranger whom he then killed. However, the identified man mysteriously reappears. 

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    #25The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth: A Jack Telford Short Read is a book set in Portugal written by David Ebsworth. The Lisbon Labyrinth was publishd on May 1, 2017 by sBooks.

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    Steven Jimenez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "journalist Jack Telford must hunt down a killer, solve a deadly riddle, renew his acquaintance with an old flame, and survive Portugal’s revolution in this taut thriller with a life-and-death finale, which Jack may survive, but only at great cost."
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    #26The Phantom Writer

    The Phantom Writer

    The Phantom Writer is a mystery fiction novel written by Rusty Hodgdon. This book is about a publisher Ian Anderson who found out that a manuscript is based on real-life crimes by his newly hired writer. It is first published in 2015.

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    George Weber
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book catptures the attention of the reader and leads them into a twisted adventure of writing. The reviews on this book are very good and it is a fairly new book so we will see if it stands the test of time. "
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    #27The Man Who Was Poe

    The Man Who Was Poe

    The Man Who Was Poe is a Mystery, Thriller, Historical Fiction novel written by Avi. It was published July 1, 1997 by HarperCollins.

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    Elizabeth Wood
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This story is about Edmund and the mysterious disappearance of his family. He is being watched by a stalker, and he is next on the stalker hitlist! You'll be scared and your heart will pound all night reading this stalking thriller!"
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    #28On Night's Shore: A Novel

    On Night's Shore: A Novel
    On Night's Shore: A Novel is a Mystery, Literature, Historical Fiction novel written by Randall Silvis. It was published February 7, 2017 by Sourcebooks Landmark.
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    James Richardson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "On first glance it looks like an Edgar Allen Poe mystery but it appears to be written by someone else so that is kind of confusing. It does not have many reviews and what reviews it does have are very average so I would not feel confident calling this the best of anything."
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    #29The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove)

    The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove)

    The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore is a horror fiction and mystery adventure novel originally published in 1999. This book belongs to Moore's Pine Cove series. It was followed by The Stupidest Angel.

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    Alan Jenkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Nice and good adventure novel is reading about i"
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    #30Over the Edge (Alex Delaware)

    Over the Edge (Alex Delaware)

    Over the Edge is a mystery and suspense fiction novel written by Jonathan Kellerman and it was first published in 1987. This book belongs to the author's Alex Delaware series. It was followed by Silent Partner in September 1989.

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    Dorothy Murphy
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I love mystery books. This one is a little old but the writing in it is amazing. It's like the author puts you directly in the book. Very captivating."
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    #31Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home by Anna Carlisle is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2016. This is the first book in Carlisle's Maple Creek Amish Trilogy. It is followed by All the Secret Places: A Gin Sullivan Mystery.

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    Marilyn Collins
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "To pass the time on my flight I picked up Dark Road Home by Anna Carlisle. It's a great read for anyone who loves a good mystery thriller."
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    #32Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2008. This is the 18th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Invisible Prey published in 2007.

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    Austin Howell
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "To pass time on long flights I like to read mystery. Phantom Prey is another wonderful addition to Sanford's Lucas Davenport series."
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    #33Chosen Prey

    Chosen Prey
    Chosen Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2001. This is the 12th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Easy Prey in 2000 and it was followed by Mortal Prey in 2002.

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    Eugene Brown
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Lucas Davenport series is great and this book is no different. I would highly recommend it to anymore."
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    #34Tranquility

    Tranquility
    Tranquility is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Laurie Gardiner which centers on support worker Sarah Scott who is trying to uncover the secrets in a dementia unit where she believes the new resident Edie does not have dementia. 
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    Diana James
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I love mystery books. However, I am not a fan of literary books in general. A lot of them forget about the story. This one did not. It was literary and a good mystery at the same time. I will look for other books by this author."
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    #35Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2010. This is one of the books by Castillo featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Breaking Silence.

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    Abhinav Tata
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "good reads all around"
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    #36Ambushed in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series)

    Ambushed in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series)
    Ambushed in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 12) is a Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction Novel written by Deborah Brown. It was published October 6, 2017 by Paradise Books LLC.
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    Barbara Boyd
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book combines two of my favorite things. I love the Florida Keys, and I enjoy reading mystery books. There is a lot of history of the Keys mixed in with the lead character trying to solve her friends murder. This is not the first book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I'm looking forward to reading the rest now! "
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    #37Letters In The Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Letters In The Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Letters in the Attic by DeAnna Julie Dodson is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the fourth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Package by Sharon Dunn.

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    Juan Ortiz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is the 4 of 14! books in the series. Obviously the editor has a winning formula as they are written by different authors! Kinda reminds me of the Hardy Boy mysteries I loved as a kid which were written by several different people over time. "
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    #38Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)

    Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)

    Dumb Witness is a mystery novel by acclaimed author, Agatha Christie. It tells the story of Hercule Poirot, a detective, as he investigates the death of Emily Arundell. It is the 16th book in the Hercule Poirot series.

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    Jane Lynch
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Agatha Christie is still my favorite after all this time. She is the best of the best when it comes to mystery, hands down. Read it, love it, read it again :)."
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    #39Before the Fall

    Before the Fall
    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a mytery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in May 2016. This book is an Edgar Award for Best Novel winner. It was also nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
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    Christopher Foster
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "very nice and great to read the mystery fiction novel"
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    #40The Black Book

    The Black Book
    The Black Book is a book by Orhan Pamuk that tells the story of the lawyer Galip. Her wife left without any words left for him. He did not know if she is lost or ran away. He will begin to find her with only clues from the day she left. 
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    Helen Edwards
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Black Book is one of the best literary mystery books that I have read in a long time. It kept me entertained the whole way through and I was sad when it ended. "
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    #41Hidden Mickey

    Hidden Mickey

    Hidden Mickey: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! is the first in the Hidden Mickey series written by Nancy Temple Rodrigue and David W. Smith. This adventure and mystery book was published in 2009.

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    Martha Sandoval
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Twists, turns, actions you never expected to happen run rampant in the mystery book "Hidden Mickey: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell tales." This book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout! I had never heard of the Hidden Mickey series beforehand, and man was I glad I had discovered this first book! As soon as I was done I headed online to purchase the second book as an e-book as I simply could not wait to read the next one!"
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    #42My Gal Sunday

    My Gal Sunday

    My Gal Sunday is a standalone mystery-thriller novel written by Mary Higgins Clark which centers on former president Henry Parker Britland IV and his new wife Sunday. 

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    Mary Stone
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I gave this book a shot a few months ago and am very disappointed in it. I was not happy with the way ti was written and I had a hard time staying focused on it. I did not finish it. "
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    #43Flaubert's Parrot

    Flaubert's Parrot

    Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes is a speculative fiction novel originally published in 1984. This book was preceded by Before She Met Me. Flaubert's Parrot won the Prix Médicis Essai award and Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

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    Jin Yi
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I wanted to find the best literary mystery books. I was told to try Flaubert's Parrot. I have to say, this is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. "
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    #44Soho Dead (The Soho Series)

    Soho Dead (The Soho Series)

    Soho Dead by Greg Keen is a mystery thriller and noir fiction novel originally published in July 2017. This is the first book in Keen's The Soho Series. It follows the story of an old man named Kenny Gabriel.

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    Gregory Boyd
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is an amazing literary book. Such a masterpiece among mysteries. You can't go wrong with a SOHO series book, believe me. And this is coming from someone who get super scared and resentful of movies that scare me too much, this book is the perfect mix of spooky and twists and turns that will keep you on your toes."
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    #45White Tears

    White Tears

    White Tears by Hari Kunzru is a mystery and literary fiction novel originally published in March 2017. This book was nominated for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. It tells the story of Carter and Seth and their passion for music.

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    Kevin Barnett
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book was interesting. It was much more than juts a ghost story. I learned a few things and it was wrapped in a nice mystery."
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    #46Missing Side of a Rubik's Cube

    Missing Side of a Rubik's Cube
    Missing Side of a Rubik's Cube is a thriller book written by C Enyo based on a true story which explores the world of exploitation, drugs and mental illness involving a young man named Michael. 
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    Vincent Spencer
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The emotions in this book are so real. You can feel each one. The pain, the hurt, the disappointment, the anger, the horror, the revenge. All are solid. This is a solidly written book. The life of a young man trying to find his way. Takes some wrong turns as we all do in youth, but he comes out the journey just fine. This book pulled at my own emotions. I laughed and cried and cringed with fear. Some of Michael's some of my own. Great book. "
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    #47Dark Harvest (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Harvest (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Harvest by Karen Harper is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2004. This is the second book in the Maplecreek Amish Trilogy. It is preceded by Dark Road Home and followed by Dark Angel.

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    #48The Whiskey Rebels

    The Whiskey Rebels

    The Whiskey Rebels is a standalone historical fiction novel written by David Liss which centers on the most valuable spy Ethan Saunders who now haunts in the taverns of Philadelphia. 

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    Andrea Valdez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This one of the best books I have ever read. It deserves to be on the list of the best literary mystery books ever written. The author has a certain style of writing to put you into the era of the story and creates a strong emotional connection with the reader. The only bad part of this book is some of the parts are slow and hard to follow; but overall a great read. "
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    #49The Face on the Milk Carton

    The Face on the Milk Carton

    The Face on the Milk Carton is the first book in the mystery fiction series Janie Johnson written by Caroline B. Cooney which centers on 15-year-old Janie Johnson trying to find clues why her parents kidnapped her. 

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    Melissa Kennedy
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The writer teases the audience, allowing to believe the story will resolve Jamie's family dilemma and her personal identity crisis. Instead, readers learn the goal of the book is to make us buy the next book, which I won't. Goodbye, Janie, and good luck. Something tells me the next book will be a tease, too"
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    #50Whose Body?

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    Tiffany Hicks
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I loved this mystery. I wasn't able to figure out the murderer."
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    #51Fever Dream

    Fever Dream

    Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin is a mystery and psychological fiction novel originally published in 2017. This book tells the story of a dying woman named Amanda and a young boy desperate for a family.

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    Christine Hopkins
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I read this book in one sitting. It is short in length but not short in action and mystery. When I first began I was concerned with how it would be because I was confused but the intensity of the short novel still stands out a month after reading."
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    #52Hide in Plain Sight (Three Sisters Inn)

    Hide in Plain Sight (Three Sisters Inn)

    Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2007. This is the first book in Perry's Three Sisters Inn series. It is followed by A Christmas to Die For and Buried Sins.

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    Rigoberto Villarreal
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book has lots of great reviews so I'm sure that for fans of the genre this will be a fun read. It's also a trilogy, so there are more books if you like this one. I don't like mystery book generally, so I'll pass."
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    #53You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery)

    You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery)

    You've Got Murder is a mystery novel by Donna Andrews. It tells the story of Turing, an AI personality, as she tries to figure out the truth about her creator's disappearance. It is the first book in the Turing Hopper Mystery series. 

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    David Holland
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "You've Got Murder is one of the better mystery books ive read. Its storyline keeps me on my heels and keeps me wondering whats next. Very recommended. "
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    #54The Assassin's Prayer

    The Assassin's Prayer

    The Assassin's Prayer Mystery, Cultural, Crime Fiction written by Ariana Franklin. It was published July 22, 2010 by Bantam Press. It is the fourth installment in a series.

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    Lauren Sanders
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I think there are better books out there. For example, Agatha Christie. The Assassin's Prayer does sound like a pretty good book and worth the read."
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    #55Murder Simply Brewed (An Amish Village Mystery)

    Murder Simply Brewed (An Amish Village Mystery)

    Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and Amish romance novel originally published in 2014. This is the first book in Chapman's An Amish Village Mystery series.

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    Joel Campos
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A great mystery book! Highly recommend it if this is the type of genre you like! Looking forward to reading the next book!"
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    #56Suffer the Children

    Suffer the Children

    Suffer the Children is a standalone horror fiction written by John Saul which centers in Port Arbello 100 years ago after a pretty little girl died mysteriously which started the disappearance of children one by one. 

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    Gregory Stone
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A gruesome little tale, that ultimately leaves one dissatisfied and feeling disappointed. Not the first time the author has left something to be desired in his works. Overall, I would give this a pass. "
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    #57Called Back (The Detective Club)

    Called Back (The Detective Club)

    Called Back (The Detective Club) is a mystery-filled novel written by by Hugh Conway and Martin Edwards. It was published September 29, 2015 by Collins Crime Club.

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    Adam Curtis
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Emily Dickinson was moved by this novel. It was so popular on its day (1883), that its fame rivaled the sensational best sellers of Wilkie Collins. Today it might be forgotten without this beautifully produced reprint from Collins Crime Club. I loved the book, in spite of (or because of) its excessive melodrama and extreme romanticism. "
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    #58The Night Child

    The Night Child
    The Night Child is an adult fiction novel written by Anna Quinn which follows English high school teacher Nora Brown after she sees a girl's face in her classroom following her dismissal of her students. 
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    Sandra Cole
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This past Christmas my sister purchased me a book called The Night Child. I have never really been a fan of mystery books but this book did a nice job of keeping my interest from the first page. I thanked her a lot for the gift."

Summary

Best What are the best literary mystery books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lovely BonesBooks 23 Paid
2Gone GirlBooks 22 Paid
3The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)Books 20 Paid
4The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesBooks 20 Paid
5The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 19 Paid
6Snow Falling On CedarsBooks 17 Paid
7The HistorianBooks 15 Paid
8Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilBooks 14 Paid
9The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)Books 12 Paid
10The Secret HistoryBooks 11 Paid
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