Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Top Mystery Books to Read in Your Lifetime

Take a look at the must-read mystery novels available in our collection voted by the Mystery Writers of America as the best of the genre.

More Best-Of Guides

Top Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books To Read Before You Die

An overview of the most important and influential science fiction and fantasy titles to read in your lifetime.

Collection Manager

Profile Photo
Jon Schafle
Huntsville Madison County Public Library - Downtown Branch

Top Graphic Novels

Upcoming Maintenance

On October 25 the library will be moving to a new catalog system that will be more intuitive and user friendly, unfortunately this means the migration will break all of the previous links in our libguides and blogs referencing links to books in our system. Our team will be working to fix the issue as soon as possible, but in the meantime you may experience broken links while browsing, we apologize for the inconvenience.

This Guide

This guide highlights some of the most famous and well-loved mystery stories that we currently have available in our catalog. 'Mystery' for the purposes of this guide is used as a board term and includes traditional mysteries, thrillers, suspense and even some horror. The titles are seperated into general print titles, large print, graphic novels and audiobooks.

Top Mystery Books

Top Large Print Mystery

Top Mystery Audio