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Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term that is often used as a synonym of detective fiction — in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) solves a crime. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle element and its logical solution (cf. whodunit), as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories which focus on action and gritty realism. However, in more general usage "mystery" may be used to describe any form of crime fiction, even if there is no mystery to be solved ...more

Most Read This Week Tagged "Mystery"

The Girl on the Train
Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport, #26)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman, #1)
When I'm Gone
We Were Liars
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
Behind Closed Doors
The Light of the Fireflies
The Grownup
Doing It Over (Most Likely To, #1)
Big Little Lies
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
Cometh the Hour (The Clifton Chronicles, #6)
Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8)
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
A Death in Sweden
Before I Go to Sleep
The Tumor
'Til Death Do Us Part
Blood Money (Joe Dillard #6)
The 14th Colony (Cotton Malone, #11)
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
Family Jewels (Stone Barrington #37)
A Crime of Passion (Joe Dillard #7)
Partners: A Rogue Lawyer Short Story
The Murder of Mary Russell (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, #14)
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
No One Knows
Ghost Gifts
Red Knight Falling (Harmony Black, #2)
Finding Jake
The Big Fear (Hollow City Series)
15th Affair (Women's Murder Club #15)
The Moonlit Garden
Every Heart a Doorway
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
Hide Away (Eve Duncan, #20)
The Missing
Furious (Faith McMann Trilogy #1)
The Liar
Bulldog (Dev Haskell Mysteries #9)
The Forgetting Time
The Crossing (Harry Bosch Universe, #23)
Orchids and Stone
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Reasonable Fear (Joe Dillard #4)
Paris Time Capsule
Death of a Crafty Knitter
The Sins of the Father (The Clifton Chronicles, #2)
Ordinary Grace
The Color of Water in July
Kindred (Genealogical Crime Mystery #5)
The Advocate's Ex Parte
Darkness First
Stone Walls (True Heroes, #1)
Breakdown (Alex Delaware #31)
War Hawk (Tucker Wayne, #2)
Property of a Noblewoman
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
Reconstructing Amelia
The Girl With No Past
Conflict of Interest (Joe Dillard #5)
Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
Ancient Magic
The Drowning Game
The North Water
Girl Jacked (Jack Stratton, #1)
The Taste of Fear
Stranger Child (DCI Tom Douglas, #4)
The Casual Vacancy
Dark Place to Hide
Cold Justice (Jake and Annie Lincoln, #2)
Squall
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)
Cold River
The Gangster (Isaac Bell, #9)
No Longer Safe
All Saints' Secrets (Saints Mysteries #2)
Missing You
The Lost Empress (Genealogical Crime Mystery #4)
Thirteen, Fourteen ... Little Boy Unseen (Rebekka Franck Book 7)
Mightier Than the Sword (The Clifton Chronicles, #5)
Justice Redeemed
Fellside
NYPD Red 3 (NYPD Red, #3)
Rosemary's Gravy (A We Sisters Three Mystery Book 1)
The Prettiest One
Darkness
Pretty Dead
The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, #3)
The Improbability of Love
Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swenson, #19)
Known (Bone Secrets, #5)
The Memory Child
The Pecan Man
Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, #4)
North of Here
The Promise (Elvis Cole, #16; Joe Pike, #5; Scott James & Maggie, #2)


James Patterson
James Patterson 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
His Favorite Books: Here are some of Patterson's favorite "bedtime books."
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Anaïs Nin
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Anaïs Nin

Charles Baxter
When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.
Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

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