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21 Modern Mysteries You Won't Be Able to Put Down


1 The Expats by Chris Pavone 

“Refreshingly original. . . . Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carré in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone. . . . A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger.” —The Star-Ledger. Read More
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2 Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran

A San Francisco-set new-age noir murder mystery with a sharp, highly flawed female detective as the lead. Read More

3 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

A precocious, chemistry-obsessed 11-year-old girl attempts to solve a murder in this charming mystery set in the English countryside. Read More

4 The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits


“Bristling with wicked humor and sharp-edged irony, The Vanishers explores the ways in which the dead can haunt the living and the often painful persistence of memory.”

—Huffington Post Read More

5 Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

This is the first in an ongoing series of books (No. 17 just came out this year) starring forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan as she solves murders alongside a cop love interest mostly in either Montreal, Canada, or Charlotte,NC. It also inspired the TV show Bones, although the characters and plots differ. Read More

6 The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith


"[Rowling's] literary gift is on display in this work. She crafts an entertaining story [and] comes up with an ending that I'll admit I was surprised by. . . . A fun read, with a main character you can care about and one you'll want to see again in other adventures."―Washington Post Read More


7 Joyland by Stephen King


Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Read More

8 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

“You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen Read More

9 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


“Gillian Flynn’s third novel is both breakneck-paced thriller and masterful dissection of marital breakdown… Wickedly plotted and surprisingly thoughtful, this is a terrifically good read.” 

—Boston Globe Read More

10 The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

“A top-notch thriller, one of the best of the genre” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) from international crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg tells the story of brutal murders in a small Swedish fishing village, and the shattering, decades-old secrets that precipitated them.  Read More

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