Mystery & Thriller Week 2018

Posted by Marie on April 2, 2018
Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week 2018

Mystery & Thriller Week is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio. Enjoy the suspense on audio.

It's time to gather the clues, round up the suspects, narrowly escape danger, and savor the thrill of figuring out "whodunit" in our best pulse-pounding reads.


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What will you be reading for Mystery Week?

Let us know in the comments!


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Fictionophile Every week is mystery week for me as it is my favorite genre.
This week I am reading "Let Me Lie" by Clare Mackintosh AND
"Before the Storm" by Leslie Tentler as part of Mystery/Thriller Week.


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Sam Quixote If you want to read the best there is, check out Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None - she's not called the Queen of Mystery for nothing!


message 3: by Suicideloveme (last edited Apr 02, 2018 09:47AM) (new)

Suicideloveme Blaze by Richard Bachman Blaze by Stephen King, (or Richard Backman) read it its an awsome book about mystery and crime.


message 4: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig and Twenty One Days by Anne Perry.

Love mysteries and love the theme week. Thanks!


message 5: by Terri (new)

Terri Sam wrote: "If you want to read the best there is, check out Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None - she's not called the Queen of Mystery for nothing!"

I'm DYING to read this book, but being a weirdo I insist on reading Agatha Christie's books chronologically. Can't wait to eventually get to this one, though it may be a few years away.


message 6: by Bill (new)

Bill The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. This is what got me into the Harry Hole series...even though it was the 7th book in the series, you can still follow along very well.


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message 8: by Julai (new)

Julai Books by Dean Koontz
a) Phantoms
b) Strangers
c)Whispers

Books by Agatha Christie
a) Ordeal by Innocence
b) A.B.C Murder
c) Halloween Party


message 9: by Katherine (new)

Katherine McCauley My favorite mysteries are Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey novels—in addition to great plots, they have outstanding characters, a lot of personality, and a wonderful sense of humor.

I started with The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and then read Strong Poison; the books are best read more or less in order, but the earliest ones are a bit weaker, and I found that those two were enough to get me interested in going through chronologically. Gaudy Night is tenth in the series and truly one of the greatest mystery novels of all time, but it won't mean as much if you skip what comes before! It's absolutely worth the time it takes to read the whole series. I simply adore these books.

To my mind The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is the indispensable Christie novel. It led me down a path to reading many, many more mysteries and it remains one of my absolute favorites!


message 10: by Tahera (new)

Tahera I will be reading The Street Lawyer by John Grisham


message 11: by Aylin (new)

Aylin Fantastic. I was thinking about reading Sherlock Holmes novels and 5 more books from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Such a great moment to start my journey.


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Jatin Bansal Terri wrote: "Sam wrote: "If you want to read the best there is, check out Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None - she's not called the Queen of Mystery for nothing!"

I'm DYING to read this bo..."

is it a must to read it in a chorno order?


message 13: by Gillian (new)

Gillian Mann I just finished reading All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda to kick off mystery week. I am currently deciding my next read. I am thinking Caraval , the Axemans Jazz, or Waiting for Wednesday


message 14: by Syndi Siahaan (new)

Syndi Siahaan I'm reading The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1) by David Baldacci


message 15: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Listening to The Hippopotamus Pool, another great Amelia Peabody mystery!


message 16: by Stanley (new)

Stanley McShane I just finished The Advice Column Murders by Leslie Nagel The Advice Column Murders and currently reading Claws for Concern by Miranda James Claws for Concern for Mystery/Thriller Week.


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Stanley McShane Sophia wrote: "Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig and Twenty One Days by Anne Perry.

Love mysteries and love the theme week. Thanks!"


I really enjoy books by Caroline Fardig.


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Supratim Primal Fear by William Diehl!


message 19: by Valerie (new)

Valerie I'm currently re-reading Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb. I'm also reading The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns. I read mostly mysteries so almost every week is mystery week for me! :)


message 20: by William (new)

William Richardson I love mysteries so I'm reading Hold back the Dark by Kay Hooper


message 21: by Sania (new)

Sania The Murder House by james patterson and Desperation by Stephan king


message 22: by L J (new)

L J Next on my list: Laurie Cass Bookmobile Cat #4 Pouncing on Murder but I don't have it as audio. I'm busy with spring cleaning and want to listen. I have a long tbr mystery list so not a problem.


message 23: by Suicideloveme (new)

Suicideloveme Reading Blaze and Hyde


READ THEM


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Fairbanks Favorite genre. I'm reading The Woman in Cabin 10 this week.


message 26: by Tiuri (new)

Tiuri Please stop showing this crap on top of my feed.!!! There's already a huge button in the top row, I don't need additional force-feeding!!!


message 27: by Tobias (new)

Tobias Langhoff Oof, Mystery Week is a week too late! In Norway, one of the lands of Nordic noir, crime fiction is usually read during the Easter holidays. https://www.thelocal.no/20180329/bloo...


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Rita I'm currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt


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Ian Wilson Jatin wrote: "Terri wrote: "Sam wrote: "If you want to read the best there is, check out Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None - she's not called the Queen of Mystery for nothing!"

I'm DYING t..."


I read this last year and as far as I could tell it was a stand alone book. I don't believe there is anything needed to read before hand but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


message 30: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Bruso Mystery, suspense and thrillers: My favorite genres


message 31: by Talia (new)

Talia I’m reading Snowblind


message 32: by Nichole (new)

Nichole Do cozy mysteries count?


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Easily my favorite genre - I'm currently going through Agatha Christie's collections of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. And Then There Was None was such an enthralling read that I immediately had to read more of her stories.

I just finished reading Sometimes I Lie and Murder at the Vicarage with The Mysterious Affair at Styles as my current book. If you're a fan of podcasts or audiobooks, along with true crimes, I would also highly recommend West Cork. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the story unfolded and the amount of information that was presented from interviews.

In fact, I would love suggestions for more true crimes.


message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I'll probably read Agatha Christie because queen of mysteries


message 35: by Carole (new)

Carole Mary Higgins Clark's I Heard That Song Before, a romantic murder mystery.


message 36: by Replicant Rachel (last edited Apr 02, 2018 11:05AM) (new)

Replicant Rachel I've enjoyed The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz most. I haven't heard of any of these, I rarely read mystery these days.

I don't think it's everyone's cup of tea, but it has thriller, mystery, suspense,a bit of horror and some erotica


message 37: by Leana (new)

Leana Reed **Spoiler Alert** This review is connected to my other contribution. I had read the second… or first, either could be read first. The past couple months though I wanted to read the next book Between Shades of Grey. It does, in fact, tie together with Salt to the Sea, another fantastic book by Ruta Sepetys, and is just as good and intriguing to read.

Between Shades of Grey is amazing even though the book is so sad and depressing. It has little spurts of just these sweet and loving moments but when you think of just how far Lina and all the ones around her have come is heartbreaking. Just imagining what these innocent people have experienced is so sad and yet they always look on the brighter side of their struggles.

Unlike Ruta’s last book, Salt to the Sea, the book is fully written from the perspective of Lina and her visions of what’s going on around her. It brings light to such a dark, and not very well known, side of the war.

It works your mind and makes you think about the events for hours after you read them. I have come to fall in love with these books because it helps me to always see the deeper meaning and the deeper stories within people’s pasts.

I would definitely recommend this book, and Salt to the Sea. These are both great booksBetween Shades of GrayBetween Shades of Gray and obviously should be read together. Ruta Sepetys has now become one of my favorite authors and I don’t plan on stopping at just these two books.


message 38: by L J (new)

L J Most people seem to talk about Christie's Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. My favorites are Tommy and Tuppence. The Complete Tommy And Tuppence I find the characters to be more likable than Poirot or Marple.


message 39: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I'm so excited to finish this one today! The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks


message 40: by Jay (new)

Jay I'm finishing Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4) by Maddie Day today hopefully.

Then I plan to read The Disappeared (Joe Pickett, #18) by C.J. Box

And I have to start reading an advance copy of a thriller for a review I'm doing. I forget the title at the moment but it is set in North Korea.


message 41: by AGMaynard (new)

AGMaynard You don't have to read any Christie in ANY order. Don't worry about those who say you do. They may have a rule about publication date, or year, or whatever but you may do what you want!!


message 42: by Shashank (new)

Shashank srivastava The French Girl by Lexie Elliott Started reading this one.... nice read, Slow paced but a nice one. Hopefully I'll end it in the "THRILLER WEEK 2018"


message 43: by Judy (last edited Apr 02, 2018 11:50AM) (new)

Judy Louise Penny is my top author right now. Anything by her is excellent on many levels, including a suspenseful mystery to be solved. The characters and settings are outstanding. I am reading them in order. I am ready for A Great Reckoning.


message 44: by Amy (last edited Apr 02, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Amy The Return of Sherlock Holmes Started listening to this today... without even realizing that it is Mystery & Thriller Week!!


message 45: by Shany (new)

Shany Larouche I'm not a huge fan of mystery/thriller. But I just read a Sherlock Holmes story to help my sister with one of her homework! So I have participated without even knowing. Haha!


message 46: by Shany (new)

Shany Larouche Amy wrote: "The Return of Sherlock Holmes Started listening to this today... without even realizing that it is Thriller Week!!"

Hahaha! Exactly the same here!


message 47: by Jay (new)

Jay Schutt Waiting on Christie's "Death on the Nile" to arrive in the mail.


message 48: by Shawn (new)

Shawn McGeeney Bill wrote: "The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. This is what got me into the Harry Hole series...even though it was the 7th book in the series, you can still follow along very well."

Just started the most recent of the HH books. I'll be sad when this one is over and I have to move on to something else.


{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y } HECK YES! This post makes my heart happy.

Something that isn't fantasy driven or anything liberal being shoved down our throats.

I love mysteries and thrillers! Thanks Goodreads!


message 50: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth This is my genre! So I'm always reading mysteries. Agatha Christie is the best at the game!!!!


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