What are the best mystery books for Christians?

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    #1The Pawn (Patrick Bowers Files)

    The Pawn (Patrick Bowers Files)

    The Pawn is the first in The Patrick Bowers Files series by Steven James. It is a suspense Christian book coupled with a thriller theme. This book was published in 2007 for young adult readers.

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    Félix Molina
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It's difficult to find books that are suspenseful and action-packed, but that are in line with my Christian upbringing. The Pawn was EXACTLY this. I couldn't flip the pages fast enough and there were plenty of Christian references."
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    #2This Present Darkness

    This Present Darkness

    This Present Darkness is a Christian mystery thriller fantasy fiction and the first book in Darkness series written by Frank Peretti. It is published in 1986. 

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    Megan Martin
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "You will definitely love this book if you love a good mystery. This book kept me on my toes. I was surprised that it was an older book made in the 1980s. This is a must read!"
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    #3Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

    Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

    Sister Eve and the Blue Nun is the third in A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery series by Lynne Hinton. It is a Christian fiction book on a mystery. This book was published in 2016 perfect for young adult readers.

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    Guillermina Solís
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I'm a devout Christian and I like mystery books that cater to my faith. Sister Eve and the Blue Nun was a christian mystery fiction with a good story line."
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    #4Danger in the Shadows (The O'Malley Series)

    Danger in the Shadows (The O'Malley Series)

    Danger in the Shadows is part of the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson. It is a Christian book on with a balance of mystery and romance. This book was published in 2005 that is perfectly written for young adults.

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    Aaryan Trivedi
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I am always on the hunt for Christian mystery books. I recently found Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson and was very pleased with the story. The book has a good balance of mystery and romance. Pick this book up you wont regret it. "
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    #5Deadly Pursuit

    Deadly Pursuit

    Deadly Pursuit is the second book in the Guardians of Justice series by Irene Hannon. It is a Christian fiction book on romance and mystery. This book is about two siblings who fight for justice hand-in-hand.

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    #6Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice)

    Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice)

    Fatal Judgment is a romantic suspense novel written by Irene Hannon. It is the first book in the Guardians of Justice series, originally published in 2010. It tells the story of a federal judge and the US Marshal who swore to protect her.

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    #7Piercing the Darkness

    Piercing the Darkness

    Piercing the Darkness is a Christian fantasy fiction and the second book in Darkness series written by Frank E. Peretti. It is first published in 1989. 

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    Jack Sanders
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "the solution provides a good example of a christian mystery novel"
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    #814

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    14 is a horror science fiction mystery written by Peter Clines. This book is chosen by Audible.com as the best sci-fi novel of 2012. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Permuted Press.
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    Terry Brooks
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is outstanding! A man moves into an unusual apartment building and works with the other tenants to decipher all the mysteries within. In my opinion, it is reminiscint of the TV show LOST! The mysteries and strange occurrences reminded me of it."
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    #9Altar of Resistance (World War Two)

    Altar of Resistance (World War Two)
    Altar of Resistance is the second book of the World War Two trilogy written by Samuel Marquis, who is named as no. 1 Denver Post Bestselling Suspense Author. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2017 by Mount Sopris Publishing.
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    Angélica Guerrero
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Great story about those nasty Nazis. Very entertaining. I have now read 3 books by this author and enjoyed them thoroughly."
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    #106 Killer Bodies

    6 Killer Bodies
    6 Killer Bodies is the sixth book in the Body Movers series. This mystery novel is written by Stephanie Bond, and it was published in 2009. The story focuses on proving the innocence of the main character's best friend.
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    Wayne Holland
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a fun read for those that want a little intrigue and romance in their novels. I burned through this book on my kindle in a week and was quite happy with how the story turned out. I recommend this book to my fellow Christians as there is no gore and very little violence."
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    #11A Christmas Homecoming

    A Christmas Homecoming
    A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry tells about a murder that takes place on Christmas. With plausible characters, this well-written mystery book will hook you from the first page!


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    Barbara Little
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I like this author so I decided to try this book. This book is definitely not my favorite from this author. The characters were interesting, but the story wasn't engaging enough for me. If you want to read a book like this, try her other books because they are much better."
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    #12A Dead Husband

    A Dead Husband
    A Dead Husband by Anna Celeste Burke is a mystery fiction novel published in 2013. This book is the first one in the Jessica Hungtinton Desert Cities Mystery Series. Burke is a USA Today Best-Selling Author.
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    Jose Weaver
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A Dead Husband has such wonderful descriptions, and the story line is fabulous, Anna Celeste Burke has done it yet again. Great read from beginning to end. It will keep you guessing ."
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    #13A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    A Drink Before the War is a mystery thriller crime fiction and the first book in Kenzie & Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. It is first published in 1994. 

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    Raymond Jenkins
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The setting of this book is in the ghettos of South Boston and involves the adventures of two private investigators, Kenzie and Gennaro. They are in charge to look into the disappearance of a cleaning woman who may have taken secret state files. This is considered by some as the best crime novel written in English. "
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    #14A Great Reckoning

    A Great Reckoning

    A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny is a mystery fiction novel originally published in August 2016. This book won the Anthony Awards for Best Novel in 2017. It is preceded by The Nature of the Beast and followed by Glass Houses.

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    Raymond Tucker
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Several reviewers have noted that this is a stand alone book, and it is in the sense that there is a contained story, but I would argue that reading this book without having read at least some of the previous books is a mistake. Without the background, the echoes of meaning in this book are lost and the reading experience has to suffer. Louise Penny spends almost no time giving background material in her novels - she assumes you know. I've found Penny's later books to have a strong undercurrent of sadness. In this book, where so much of the story is about memory and memories, the sadness is like a veil through which the whole narrative is seen. One of the lessons of the novel is that life hands us situations, many of which are painful but we decide how they impact our future. Much of the book explores how choices compel other choices, but also how each character has the opportunity to make a new choice, a better choice and change their lives, overcome failure and bitterness and find forgiveness. In the end this is a deeply hopeful book."
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    #15A 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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    Richard Cooper
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I once thought butter churning after evening mass couldn't get any more exciting. That was until Vannetta Chapman opened my mind with A Perfect Square. Never again will I guess the dark secrets a quaint and faithful society holds underneath the layer of outwardly kindness. "
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    #16Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a suspense thriller and political fiction novel originally published in 2006. This seventh book features CIA superagent - Mitch Rapp. It is preceded by Consent to Kill and followed by Protect and Defend.

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    Hao Duan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a christian book, it is very helpful to know better today's ugly reality , it is somewhat motivational. I definitely think that reading this book helps you getting some mystery knowledge that majority of people doesn't know anymore. You will be very surprised with the information that this book reveals. "
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    #17All Through the Night

    All Through the Night

    All Through The Night is a suspense novel by the renowned author of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark. It tells the story of two amateur sleuths as they try to help a mother find her child who went missing years ago.

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    Jonathan Sullivan
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Boring and way, too wordy "All Through the Night" is nothing more than a smorgasbord of nonse. Too wordy and slow to pick up the pace, this book about nothing will frustrate you and put you to sleep fast."
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    #18Medals in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Medals in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Medals in the Attic by Cathy Elliott is a fictional cozy mystery novel originally published in January 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the second book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Photo Album.

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    Danielle Cunningham
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is the second book in the series but you don't have to read the first one to enjoy this one. The author catches you up at the beginning of the book. This is a fun and light read. I think that it is suitable for all ages and most people will enjoy it. "
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    #19The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic by K.D McCrite is a romance fiction and mystery novel originally published in June 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the ninth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Emeralds in the Attic.

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    Mary Thompson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If a christian is looking for a mystery book that will not offend them or the religion they will need to be specific when searching. Maybe something like Christian Mystery Books. But other than that the topic is fine."
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    #20Emeralds in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Emeralds in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Emeralds in the Attic by Jan Fields is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the tenth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Wedding Dress in 2011.

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    Ayaan Sengupta
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This was a thoroughly enjoyable read---containing interesting jewelry details, suspense and intrigue in a totally believable setting. Jan Fields is a great author. Great mystery series"
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    #21Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In by Karen Kelly is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the eight book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Deed in the Attic in 2011.

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    Barbara Jones
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is an excellent novel for people who like mystery without the evil undertones to it. As a Christian it is hard to find entertaining books in the genre without having my sense of ethics violated. But Boxed In is a great solution, especially considering there are eight books in the series, for a reliable form of acceptable reading enjoyment."
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    #22Map in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Map in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Map in the Attic by Jolyn Sharp is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the sixth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Rag Doll in the Attic in 2011.

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    Eduardo Velázquez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is the 6th book in Annie's Attic Mysteries series and it is such a great storyline. This series is awesome and I have loved every book. The books just keep getting better and better. Map in the Attic is no exception. I loved it and I am sure you will too."
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    #23Righting Wrongs

    Righting Wrongs

    Righting Wrongs is a Christian historical mystery fiction novel written by Larry J. Tate. It is published in 2012 by Total Publishing and Media. 

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    Harry Wheeler
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This was a surprisingly terrific thriller. Our pastor gave us this as a home warming present, because we'd let it be known I enjoy mysteries. I was engrossed from the start to the end."
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    #24Deadly Disclosures

    Deadly Disclosures

    Deadly Disclosures is a Christian mystery fiction novel written by Julie Cave. This book was originally published in 2010. This is the first book in the Dinah Harris Mysteries.

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    Hannah Perry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I like to read books with Christian values interwoven. The heroine in this book learns about creationism through a murder mystery and it was such an amazing read."
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    #25Pieces of Light

    Pieces of Light

    Pieces of Light is the third novel in the Dinah Harris Mysteries written by Julie Cave. This Christian mystery thriller novel was originally published in 2011.

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    Vicente Villa
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Personally I've always questioned having non-religion books based on religion or appeal to them. That silliness aside, the book isn't bad and it's not due to what religion it leans on during it, but the fact that it's well written."
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    #26The King

    The King

    The King is the sixth novel in The Patrick Bowers Files series written by Steven James. This Christian mystery thriller novel was originally published in 2013.

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    Janice Perry
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Religious fantasy is not common. The King tackles a mystery"
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    #27Opening Moves

    Opening Moves

    Opening Moves is part of The Patrick Bowers Filers written by Steven James. This Christian mystery thriller fiction novel was originally published in 2012.

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    Eduardo Quiroz
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I love serial killer movies and books, so I had to pick this up. Dahmer was a brutal man, but the story of his life is addicting. Great book."
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    #28The Knight

    The Knight

    The Knight is the third book in The Patrick Bowers Files series written by Steven James. This Christian mystery thriller fiction was originally published in 2009.

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    Matthew Brooks
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "What a great book! I think The Knight is one of the best mystery books for Christians that is out there. I am so thankful for The Patrick Bowers Files series by Steven James because it satisfies my love of reading mystery novels but is Christian based so there is not all the trash that most mystery books have. "
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    #29The Photo Album (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Photo Album (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Photo Album by Marlene J. Chase is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the third book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Letters in the Attic.

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    Joyce Riley
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The attic series by Marlene Chase is an excellent way to pass some time. Each book is eagerly devoured and leaving me anticipating the next one in the series. mysteries are not usually my genre but I thought I'd take a chance with this book and I am glad I did."

Summary

Best What are the best mystery books for Christians
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Pawn (Patrick Bowers Files)Books 63 Paid
2This Present DarknessBooks 60 Paid
3Sister Eve and the Blue NunBooks 36 Paid
4Danger in the Shadows (The O'Malley Series)Books 34 Paid
5Deadly PursuitBooks 31 Paid
6Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice)Books 28 Paid
7Piercing the DarknessBooks 26 Paid
814Books 21 Paid
9Altar of Resistance (World War Two)Books 17 Paid
106 Killer BodiesBooks 15 Paid
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