Books by: Mystery


Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

by Dan Brown
1,948,311 voters
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he disc...
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown
1,423,540 voters
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveil...
Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

by John Green
756,567 voters
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave ...
Holes

Holes

by Louis Sachar
728,541 voters
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley...
A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill

by John Grisham
587,967 voters
Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice -- at last it's available in a Doubleday...
The Firm

The Firm

by John GrishamRobin A.H. Waterfield
479,274 voters
Mitch McDeere is young, intelligent and ambitious. When he gets a job with the law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke it seems to be the path to money and power. But soon Mitch find...
Deception Point

Deception Point

by Dan Brown
444,571 voters
When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory tha...
Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark

by Charlaine Harris
415,154 voters
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's jus...
Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress

by Dan Brown
412,082 voters
Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization...
And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
389,415 voters
First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all...
One for the Money

One for the Money

by Janet Evanovich
383,284 voters
Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "worki...
The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

by Thomas Harris
345,083 voters
There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asyl...
Misery

Misery

by Stephen King
324,941 voters
Alternate cover edition here.

Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has fin...
The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

by Robert Ludlum
321,636 voters
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here

Who is Jason Bourne? I...
The Client

The Client

by John Grisham
313,536 voters
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarett...
Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

by James Patterson
303,253 voters
The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years!

A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of...
The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

by John Grisham
283,227 voters
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America lea...
Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls

by James Patterson
271,296 voters
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In Washington D.C. Alex Cros...
The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

by Tom Clancy
265,195 voters
Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rum...
The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz ZafónLucia Graves
258,449 voters
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a my...
The Godfather

The Godfather

by Mario PuzoRobert ThompsonPeter Bart
252,729 voters
The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon.

Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld,...
1st to Die

1st to Die

by James Patterson
226,567 voters
James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women's Murde...
'Salem's Lot

'Salem's Lot

by Stephen King
224,716 voters
Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. Th...
The Runaway Jury

The Runaway Jury

by John Grisham
219,086 voters
Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerv...
The Pact

The Pact

by Jodi Picoult
218,156 voters
For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other, sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty-- they've grown so close it seem...
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Vladimir NabokovDan ChaonMervyn PeakeRobert Louis Stevenson
215,738 voters
In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.
The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

by Diane Setterfield
209,619 voters
Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father’s antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britai...
Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn
207,196 voters
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. ...
Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

by Dean Koontz
202,979 voters
"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of h...
Storm Front

Storm Front

by Jim Butcher
197,245 voters
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment...
Dead to the World

Dead to the World

by Charlaine Harris
195,020 voters
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not e...
The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

by Umberto EcoWilliam WeaverSeán Barrett
194,875 voters
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly o...
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle
193,435 voters
'There's a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.'

From ...
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

by Thomas Harris
189,053 voters
Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and...
Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas

by Charlaine Harris
188,650 voters
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature tha...
The Historian

The Historian

by Elizabeth Kostova
187,550 voters
To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…

Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing lette...
In the Woods

In the Woods

by Tana French
180,014 voters
A gripping thriller and New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Broken Harbor and The Secret Place

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer o...
Club Dead

Club Dead

by Charlaine Harris
179,688 voters
Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a whi...
Rebecca

Rebecca

by Sally BeaumanDaphne du Maurier
176,813 voters
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a t...
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith
176,561 voters
Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series...
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick SüskindJohn E. Woods
171,557 voters
An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest pas...
The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

by Michael Crichton
169,377 voters
The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequat...
Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail

by Charlaine Harris
168,085 voters
Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her broth...
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt
164,194 voters
Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative str...
Postmortem

Postmortem

by Patricia Cornwell
163,805 voters
Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects th...
Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead

by Charlaine Harris
161,610 voters
Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one - even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. H...
The Secret History

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt
161,569 voters
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a wo...
All Together Dead

All Together Dead

by Charlaine Harris
161,356 voters
Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vamp...
The Complete Stories and Poems

The Complete Stories and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe
158,873 voters
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, 1966 BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket, 821 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.
Killing Floor

Killing Floor

by Lee Child
158,708 voters
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack kn...
Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars

by Sara Shepard
153,199 voters
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of re...
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan DoyleAnne Perry
150,495 voters
Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of t...
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

by Ally Carter
148,015 voters
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and t...
Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

by Jeff Lindsay
147,518 voters
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer wh...
The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

by Michael Connelly
146,834 voters
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles ...
It

It

by Stephen King
145,986 voters
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to liv...
Timeline

Timeline

by Michael Crichton
145,537 voters
In an Arizona desert, a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfw...
The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

by Robert Ludlum
138,107 voters
A killer with no face, no identity and a name the world wanted to forget:

Jason Bourne

Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassi...

Patriot Games

Patriot Games

by Tom Clancy
136,723 voters
Tom Clancy's Patriot Games is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished the author's two previous bestsellers, Hunt for Red October ...
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston LerouxAlexander Teixeira de Mattos
136,548 voters
First published in French as a serial in 1909, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a riveting story that revolves around the young, Swedish Christine Daaé. Her father, a famous musician,...
Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom

by Tsugumi OhbaTakeshi Obata
136,421 voters
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami,...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
136,386 voters
Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series off...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie
135,555 voters
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one pass...
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

by John Grisham
135,094 voters
John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total...
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by E.L. Konigsburg
131,433 voters
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful,...
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie
128,512 voters
Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her ...
Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars

by David Guterson
128,441 voters
San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned,...
Thinner

Thinner

by Stephen KingRichard Bachman
127,147 voters
Billy Halleck, good husband and loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American good life: He has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career as a lawyer...
Plain Truth

Plain Truth

by Jodi Picoult
126,872 voters
The small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, is a jewel in Lancaster County - known for its picture-postcard landscapes and bucolic lifestyle. But that peace is shattered by the disco...
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

by James Patterson
120,122 voters
Release Date: July 28, 2003
Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man - but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named S...
The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

by Jeffery Deaver
117,995 voters
Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics -- until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer...
A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road

by Nicholas Sparks
115,111 voters
Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. Missy had been his first love, and Miles fervently believes she will be his las...
Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough

by Janet Evanovich
114,302 voters
This one's double the fun!

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Man...
The Westing Game

The Westing Game

by Ellen Raskin
114,110 voters
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire...
A is for Alibi

A is for Alibi

by Sue Grafton
112,950 voters
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few...
Three to Get Deadly

Three to Get Deadly

by Janet Evanovich
111,666 voters
A “saintly” old candy store owner is on the lam - and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead...
Shutter Island

Shutter Island

by Dennis Lehane
110,856 voters
The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate th...
Fool Moon

Fool Moon

by Jim Butcher
108,451 voters
Harry Dresden--Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
107,611 voters
The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.

This fantastic c...
Watchers

Watchers

by Dean Koontz
107,331 voters
From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally vio...
Flowers in the Attic

Flowers in the Attic

by V.C. Andrews
107,067 voters
Such wonderful children. Such a beautiful mother. Such a lovely house. Such endless terror!

It wasn't that she didn't love her children. She did. But there was a fo...
Four to Score

Four to Score

by Janet Evanovich
105,230 voters
Stephanie Plum, Trenton, New Jersey's favorite pistol-packing, condom-carrying bounty hunter, is back - and on the trail of a revenge-seeking waitress who's skipped bail. With the ...
The Chamber

The Chamber

by John Grisham
101,151 voters
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:
Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and...
The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean

by Jacquelyn Mitchard
100,891 voters
Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book ...
Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game

by Stephen King
98,879 voters

Stephen King cranks up the suspense in a different kind of bedtime story. A game of seduction between a husband and wife goes horribly awry when the husband dies. But the nightm...

Déjà Dead

Déjà Dead

by Kathy Reichs
98,343 voters
Her life is devoted to justice; for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her wee...
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac McCarthy
98,110 voters
In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to dr...
Hot Six

Hot Six

by Janet Evanovich
97,847 voters
Low-rent bounty hunter Stephanie Plum reaches depths of personal experience that other women detectives never quite do. In Hot Six, for example, a sequence of new and hideou...
The Tenth Circle

The Tenth Circle

by Jodi Picoult
97,737 voters
Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; ...
The Austere Academy

The Austere Academy

by Lemony SnicketBrett Helquist
96,619 voters

Dear Reader,

If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are int...

The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin

by Margaret Atwood
96,398 voters
Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying...
The Black Echo

The Black Echo

by Michael Connelly
95,894 voters
For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal...because the murdered ...
Grave Peril

Grave Peril

by Jim Butcher
95,244 voters
An alternative cover edition with a different page count exists here.

Ha...
The Alienist

The Alienist

by Caleb Carr
95,123 voters
The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classma...
Seven Up

Seven Up

by Janet Evanovich
93,115 voters
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

BLOWN UP
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Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle

by Ken Follett
91,807 voters

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi v...

Hard Eight

Hard Eight

by Janet EvanovichLorelei King
91,716 voters
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared.

Evelyn's estranged husband,...
The Woman in White

The Woman in White

by Matthew SweetWilkie Collins
91,383 voters
'In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from ...
High Five

High Five

by Janet Evanovich
91,348 voters
What’s Stephanie up to now?

Her Uncle Fred has disappeared. A body turns up in a garbage bag. She’s got a nasty bookie following her around town. Grandma Mazur has her han...
Murder at the Vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage

by Agatha Christie
90,920 voters
Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent si...