Top 50 Best Crime, Thriller and Mystery Books
Looking for your next suspense book? We've compiled a list of the 50 best crime, thriller and mystery books. There are some truly great books on this list, from enthralling mystery novels to captivating crime books and the most suspenseful thrillers.
The category "suspense books" is sometimes used to describe books from the three genres. Here we rank books from all three genres in one combined list. Although each genre has it's own intricacies, they all have one thing in common. The books on this list excel at building suspense and are guaranteed to keep you up at night.
The list was created by parsing comments on the r/books subreddit, and takes into account both number of mentions and the comment scores. Since the list was created by parsing user comments, it represents the most popular crime, mystery and thriller books.
This list uses data from 2018 and 2019, so the list represents the most popular crime, mystery and thriller books for those years. As we get more data the list may change and will hopefully become a list of the best mystery books of all time.