The Best Mystery Novels To Keep You Turning The Page

T here are thousands of mystery books, with quite a few hidden gems that can be found when going through the mystery section at a store. This is the list for someone tired of starting a book and knowing a few chapters down what is going to happen. This is for someone who likes to read novels with an out-of-the-box plot. Here are the best mystery books to keep you turning pages until you are done! 

1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

When it comes to mystery, Dan Brown has proven to be a master of this genre. This book is a goldmine of conspiracy theories and history, starting from the Mona Lisa to the popular Westminster Abbey. A book following the murder of a curator whose body was found covered in symbols. The investigator, a symbologist, has to follow clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, to find the killer. 

2. Time and Again by Jack Finney

When Stephen King, the king of horror and mystery books praises a book, then it is a book that has to be read. Time and Again is one of those books. A book about time travel, and a mystery about a half-burned letter that served as a warning. It follows the story of a romance too that lasts through time jumps during the 70s and 80s. 

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

One of few femme-based thriller novels that inspired so many others and even a blockbuster film. A book about a girl called Amy Dunne who leaves behind the perfect husband Nick after she disappears on their 5th wedding Anniversary. Nick starts acting suspiciously with all the pressure from the media and police. How involved is he in her disappearance? Find out for yourself! 

4. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

A happy couple looks for a nanny after the wife decides to go back to work. What could go wrong? A quiet, polite woman called Louise enters the picture as the perfect nanny. Does getting a little too attached and dependent on each other cause a rift? Read and find out how the illusion of perfection and happiness gets shattered and things fall apart.

5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

A list of mystery novels can not be complete without the queen of the genre that is Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot stars as the detective following a murder on a train full of people that have been coincidentally brought together. Is the murderer still on the train? Or did he manage to find a way out?

6. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Fin

A doctor afraid of crowds and being out in the open watches a supposed picture-perfect family from across the street in this thrilling novel. The doctors’ trauma is due to getting into an accident and being stranded in the snow, leading her struggling to leave the house. So, why does she sit across the street in a cafe watching a family from the window? Grab this book and get comfortable to find out what happens, or just watch the movie that is based on this novel on Netflix. 

7. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson, a famous photographer sits quietly in a psychiatric hospital. She has not spoken a word since a horrible shooting incident. One therapist is on the mission to get her to talk. To find out why she shot her husband five times in the face in their magnificient house.

The therapist continues to ask why, even if it leads to his insanity. 

8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rachel likes to live with a schedule. The same train for commuting every morning and night. She enjoys watching the same couples every day having breakfast on their lovely deck. She considers them the perfect family, that is, until she enters their perfect-looking house and gets a peek behind the veil. Should she call the police about what she saw? 

9. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

After the famous murder of the Clutter family in 1959, Truman and the widely-known Harper Lee travel to Holcomb, Kansas. The duo does their research and writes what they find about the killing. In Cold Blood is the retelling of the real-time nightmare that took place.

These best mystery books are sure to leave you wanting to turn pages until you find answers to the puzzle!

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