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12 Best Mystery Books of All Time

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

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best mystery books" into our search engine and study the top 4+ 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
    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

  2. 2
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  3. 3


    Daphne du Maurier

    In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

  5. 6
    And Then There Were None
  6. 7
    Still Life

    Still Life

    A Novel

    Louise Penny

  7. 9
    The Woman In White

    The Woman In White

    Wilkie Collins

  8. 10
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
  9. 11
    The Alienist


  • How was this Mystery books list created?

    We searched for 'best Mystery books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Mystery books are in this list?

    There are 12 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Mystery books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Mystery books on the internet.

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