Non-Murder Mysteries

Novels about a mystery of some kind, but not a "who killed ____." This could be a mystery the characters are trying to solve ("why did she kill herself?") or a mystery the reader is trying to solve ("why is this formerly well-adjusted high achieving character such a wreck now?") It could even be a "WHY did that person kill ____?" Just not "WHO?" All novels have little mysteries, but for books on this list the reader (and, probably, the characters) must spend a significant portion of the book trying to figure something out.
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message 1: by Shay (new)

Shay Vande I'm so glad this list exists! I don't know what it is about me, but I don't care for the great abundance of murder mysteries. I'd like mysteries that are unique where the mystery isn't necessarily murder or some other crime, but perhaps a character whose lost their memories and are puzzling out their life, or finding someone/something that's been lost, etc. It's more intriguing to me, for some reason.


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