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

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    Harold's House
    Release date: Sep 17, 2014

    Jake Marshall is convinced that the old house he lives in is haunted. While he tries to avoid the ghost, the town bullies discover him. With his head…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 30 - Nov 30, 2014
    5 copies available, 250 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Brothers Cro-Magnon by Roger Thomas Pepper
    The Brothers Cro-Magnon
    Release date: Aug 01, 2014
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    Publishers Weekly Select: MYSTERY/THRILLER--BESTSELLER

    "THE BROTHERS CRO-MAGNON is a thrilling ride into a world few authors dare to go. R…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 23 - Oct 22, 2014
    2 copies available, 345 people requesting
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  • Women Under Fire by Jacki Delecki
    Women Under Fire
    Curl up with WOMEN UNDER FIRE, Book 2 in the Grayce Walters series for a suspenseful, sexy autumn read by Seattle's romantic mystery author Jacki Dele…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 01 - Nov 01, 2014
    1 copy available, 128 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
    Black Ice
    My Sister's Grave
    Deadline (Virgil Flowers, #8)
    Leaving Time
    The Good Girl
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    Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)
    Lock In
    Festive in Death (In Death, #39)
    The Miniaturist
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    425 books — 1,301 voters

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    2,500 books — 1,451 voters
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    983 books — 2,403 voters

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    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
    A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
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    Laura Lippman
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    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?' 'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.' 'The dog did nothing in the night-time.' 'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.
    Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

    Anaïs Nin
    The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
    Anaïs Nin

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