Celebrating The Best Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted by Cybil on April 6, 2020
Romance Week 2020
 
Unreliable narrators, locked rooms, weird relations, sketchy husbands, missing women, red herrings, suspects, hunches, and much more...
Oh yes, it's Mystery & Thriller Week! 



 

 
The 100 Most Popular Mysteries and Thrillers on Goodreads
We suspect you'll find a great mystery on this list.





 
Goodreads Employees Recommend Their Favorite Mysteries
Our colleagues share their top pageturners with you.




 

 
The Most Popular New Mysteries & Thrillers
Check out these 40 top books published in the past five years.





 
36 Mystery Recommendations Based on Pop Culture
Loved Knives Out, Parasite, and You? Here's what to read next.





 
Mystery and Thriller Recommendations by Trope
Locked rooms, creepy kids, sketchy husbands...and more!





What will you be reading for Mystery & Thriller Week?

 

Let us know in the comments!

 

 



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message 1: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Just starting to read The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen


message 3: by Esther (new)

Esther Clifford Reading IN THE DARK by Cara Hunter


message 4: by Eugenia (new)

Eugenia I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll


message 5: by Pocki (new)

Pocki Perfect timing as I'm about to delve into the latest Kathy Reichs book!


message 6: by lasar (new)

lasar My recommendations:

He Said/She Said
The Cuckoo's Calling
Sleep (If this link doesn't work, I mean Sleep by C.L Taylor)
Dead Man's Cove
Ketchup Clouds
Thornhill
Beyond the Bright Sea
Sister
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Body Harvest
#AskAmy (This is a Wattpad story BUT IT'S REALLY GOOD)


message 7: by Evi (new)

Evi Oh, wow, I love mystery & thriller books. I picked 3 from these lists to read:
In the Woods
The Hunting Party
The Last
I've never heard about these books, but I got curious! I hope I'll like them! 😀


message 8: by Esther (new)

Esther Clifford Evi wrote: "Oh, wow, I love mystery & thriller books. I picked 3 from these lists to read:
In the Woods
The Hunting Party
The Last
I've never heard about these bo..."


In the Woods was good. So far of the 3 Tana French books that I've read that one's got to be the best.


message 9: by Esther (new)

Esther Clifford Maria wrote: "My recommendations:

He Said/She Said
The Cuckoo's Calling
Sleep (If this link doesn't work, I mean Sleep by C.L Taylor)
Dead Man's Cove
[book:Ketchup..."


The Cuckoo's Calling was a change for me from most mystery thrillers. Pretty good character development throughout the book.


message 10: by Evi (new)

Evi Esther wrote: "Evi wrote: "Oh, wow, I love mystery & thriller books. I picked 3 from these lists to read:
In the Woods
The Hunting Party
The Last
I've never heard ab..."


I hope I'll enjoy reading these books too! 🙂


message 11: by Shirisha (new)

Shirisha Valluri Sam wrote: "Here are my recs for great mystery/thriller reads:

A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Enigma
Rivers of London
The Silence of the Lambs
[book:True Sto..."

Thank you for the list, will surely look them up


message 12: by Hossein (last edited Apr 06, 2020 03:02AM) (new)

Hossein Just started The Name of the Rose


message 13: by Zeey (new)

Zeey The Outsider by Stephen King and StillHouse Lake by Rachel Caine


message 14: by Čitateljka (new)

Čitateljka I started reading Sad Cypress yesterday without knowing of Goodreads mystery & thriller week. What a great coincidence! I am utterly enjoying it and I can't stop reading it. I frankly recommend it to everyone!


message 15: by Astralia (new)

Astralia Dik Hi. I want to add Mystics


message 16: by Aida (new)

Aida am reading Agatha Christie's The Murder on The Links


message 17: by Book (new)

Book Bandit ohhhh so many great new recommendations - keep them coming!

A couple of my favourite thrillers from the past year were:

In The Clearing
The Lost Man
I Let You Go

Everyone seems to be talking about Tana French at the moment so that's next on my list!


message 18: by Sneha (new)

Sneha this happens to be my favourite genre! currently reading Simone St. James's Silence for the Dead.


message 19: by Charlie (new)

Charlie Parra I read "I'm thinking of ending things" a couple of days ago. It was, different from what I was expecting.

Thrillers are my favorite genre. I can't get enough! I'm not sure which one will be my next. I'm torn between The family upstairs or The Whisper Man.

What do you guys think?


message 20: by Sneha (new)

Sneha Charlie wrote: "I read "I'm thinking of ending things" a couple of days ago. It was, different from what I was expecting.

Thrillers are my favorite genre. I can't get enough! I'm not sure which one will be my nex..."


I didn't like The Family Upstairs as much as i liked The Whisper Man. My vote definitely goes to the latter :D


message 21: by Susan (new)

Susan Reading Playing for ashes by Elizabeth George to start


message 22: by Bill (new)

Bill I'm in the middle of The Dry The Dry]. A very small town setting with decades old secrets, this one is very well written.


Ⓟⓔⓐⓒⓗⓨ Ⓚⓔⓔⓝ Ⓡⓔⓐⓓⓢ I just finished The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I thought it was somewhat maniacal.


message 24: by Khara (new)

Khara I’ll be continuing with The Longmire Mystery series. Can’t believe no on mention this series in any of the above categories!


message 25: by Simona (new)

Simona Salvoni Io sto leggendo "Il cielo è un posto sulla terra" di Ake Edwardson.


message 26: by Jenine (new)

Jenine My school books


message 27: by Max (new)

Max Gu Where are the credits for the illustrations ?


message 28: by Marie (last edited Apr 06, 2020 08:00AM) (new)

Marie I just started Deadly Election, by Lindsey Davis.


message 29: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Mystery and Sci Fi. A neat combination.

Try:
Inherit the Stars (Giants, #1) (James P. Hogan) or Century Rain (Alastair Reynolds)

Both are gripping reads.


message 30: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Walachova Thriller I am currently reading is XO by Jeffery Deaver. Next on my thriller reading list is Bone Collector by Jeffery Daver. I would like to read whole Lincoln Rhyme Series.


message 31: by Shelby (new)

Shelby I just started reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The next one is still up in the air, but I enjoy looking at everyone's suggestions.


message 32: by Breezy (last edited Apr 06, 2020 08:21AM) (new)

Breezy Kinkade Anyone looking for a lighthearted mystery series should check these out:

Game Night Fight

Slice of Life


message 33: by Sean (new)

Sean Ollett Avoid My Sister the Serial Killer, terribl book. Could have been very good but was really disappointing and annoying.


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie Eley Charlie wrote: "I read "I'm thinking of ending things" a couple of days ago. It was, different from what I was expecting.

Thrillers are my favorite genre. I can't get enough! I'm not sure which one will be my nex..."


Definitely The Whisper Man! What did you think of "I'm thinking of ending things"?


message 35: by Katie (new)

Katie Eley I think I'm going to read The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup


message 36: by Breezy (new)

Breezy Kinkade Sean wrote: "Avoid My Sister the Serial Killer, terribl book. Could have been very good but was really disappointing and annoying."

What let you down about it?


message 37: by Sean (new)

Sean Ollett Sam wrote: "Here are my recs for great mystery/thriller reads:

A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Enigma
Rivers of London
The Silence of the Lambs
[book:True Sto..."

Rivers of London series the best of them all.


message 38: by Sean (new)

Sean Ollett Breezy wrote: "Sean wrote: "Avoid My Sister the Serial Killer, terribl book. Could have been very good but was really disappointing and annoying."

What let you down about it?"

The way she let the sister get away with murdering people, helped her get rid of the bodies and covered up for her. Never seemed to occur to her to report her to the police because "she's my sister"!!!! She murdered a number of men, ffs. It was silly.


message 40: by Novella (new)

Novella I'm currently reading Murder at Morrington Hall, but some favorites:
Rules of Murder
Murder at Archly Manor
Death at Wentwater Court
The Anatomist's Wife
Enter Second Murderer
A Beautiful Blue Death
The Monogram Murders
Picture Miss Seeton
Crocodile on the Sandbank
Murder With Peacocks
Anything Goes


message 41: by Novella (new)

Novella zrhmaida wrote: "am reading Agatha Christie's The Murder on The Links"
Yes, can't go wrong with Agatha Christie! enjoy!


message 42: by Aregarm (new)

Aregarm Vardanyan Currently reading True Darkness by J.C. Phelps and Lorenzo Hillman

True Darkness by J.C. Phelps


message 43: by ☯Emily (last edited Apr 06, 2020 09:43AM) (new)

☯Emily  Ginder Anything by Agatha Christie or Rex Stout, Elizabeth Peters or Donna Andrews. I have read the first two recently and will probably do an Andrews book next.


message 44: by Breezy (new)

Breezy Kinkade Sean wrote: "Breezy wrote: "Sean wrote: "Avoid My Sister the Serial Killer, terribl book. Could have been very good but was really disappointing and annoying."

What let you down about it?"
The way she let the ..."


Yeah, sounds like a miss. Sounds like an interesting premise but one that’d be tricky to make believable.


message 45: by Haanim (last edited Apr 06, 2020 09:38AM) (new)

Haanim I'm going to be reading a brand new book called Easter Egg by Jason Acar. It looks freaky, can't wait!


message 46: by ☯Emily (new)

☯Emily  Ginder Book wrote: "Everyone seems to be talking about Tana French at the moment so that's next on my list!
"


Not my favorite author. Read one book and could barely finish it.


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah A great thriller to read is 'Hell's Teeth'.


message 48: by Madilynn (new)

Madilynn 39 clues book 10 or Harry Potter


message 50: by Helen (new)

Helen Howerton Currently reading:
A Murderous Inheritance by Issy Brooke

The Burial Circle by Kate Ellis

Then my copy of Who Speaks for the Damned by C.S. Harris will be coming from my local independent bookstore. Need to support our indies in these unusual times -- and at all times, really.


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