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19 Best Murder Mystery Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Murder Mystery books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best murder mystery books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Alienist
    The Girl on the Train
  3. 3
    In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

  4. 4
    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

  5. 5
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  6. 6


    Daphne du Maurier

  7. 7
    And Then There Were None
  8. 8
    My Sister, the Serial Killer
  9. 10
    The Secret History
  10. 11
    The Da Vinci Code
  11. 12
    The Big Sleep
  12. 13
    Big Little Lies

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

  13. 14
    The Dry

    The Dry

    A Novel

    Jane Harper

  14. 15
  15. 16
    The Silence of the Lambs
  16. 17
    Mystic River

    Mystic River

    Dennis Lehane

  17. 18
    Night Film

    Night Film

    A Novel

    Marisha Pessl

  18. 19
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
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