Mystery

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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Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)
Someone Like Me
Little White Lies (Debutantes, #1)
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5)
The Shadows We Hide
The Best Bad Things
The Feral Detective
This Splintered Silence
The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #2)
The Stranger Diaries
Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff (Henry & Eva, #1)
The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink Mysteries, #2)
City of Secrets (Counterfeit Lady, #2)
A Midwinter's Tail
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    S.J. Watson

    Author of Before I Go to Sleep

    S J Watson was born in the UK, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years.

    In 2011 Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was released to critical acclaim. It has now been published in over 40 languages, and has become an international bestseller, winning numerous awards.

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