Academic Mysteries When death stalks those hallowed halls of ivy, it is often the professors,
teachers, or students who must find the culprits... or maybe THEY are the
African-American Mysteries The sleuths in these mysteries come from all walks of life. Check out one of these mysteries featuring African-American characters.
Award-Winning Mysteries If you enjoy reading a well-written mystery, try one of these titles which
has been awarded an
Agatha Award, an Anthony Award, a Dagger Award, an Edgar
Allen Poe Award, a Lambda Award, or a Shamus Award.
Beyond CSI: Books on Forensics If you're
fascinated by forensic professionals and the techniques they use to
catch criminals, try one of these nonfiction or fiction books.
Christmas Fiction, Romance, and Mystery Keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round by enjoying one of these
Crafty Mysteries Any crafter who has accidently pricked herself with a sharp needle knows that crafting is hazardous. Read one of these mysteries where crafting is not only hazardous, it’s lethal.
Crime Noir This is gritty hardboiled fiction where themes of loneliness, despair, sexual obsession, and hard luck prevail. A fatalistic hero, who is often more victim or perpetrator than detective, tries to save those at the margins of society.
Culinary Crimes A teaspoon of this and a pinch of that and you’re dead. When one of their
guests winds up in the soup, chefs, caterers, and hosts must solve the
crimes to divert suspicion from themselves.
Dynamic Duos Whether they be husband and wife, inspector and sergeant, co-workers,
ex-spouses, or friendly enemies, these dynamic sleuthing duos work in tandem
to solve the crimes they stumble onto.
Gruesome Gardens Gardens can be such lovely spots, all verdant and lush and deadly. There are
such delicious ways to get rid of unwanted people; poisonous herbs and
flowers and tools of every degree of sharpness or bluntness. Try one of
these mysteries with a gardening theme.
Janet Evanovich Readalikes Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum & MetroGirl series feature young female
protagonists who are involved with crime fighting and frequently find
themselves in over their heads. The novels listed below have similar plot
situations, quirky characters, humorous dialogue, or feisty protagonists.
Jewish Mysteries Enjoy these crime stories which incorporate Jewish sleuths, settings, and
Medieval Mysteries The Middle Ages are murderous in these mysteries set in the world of
knights, ladies, monks, and peasants.
Murder in Faraway Places Enjoy these crime stories set in distant lands.
Murder in the Cold Outdoors When the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, settle
in with one of these mysteries set in the cold outdoors.
New Tales of Sherlock Holmes A. Conan Doyle may be long gone, but his most famous creation still lives in these recent stories of detection featuring Holmes, Watson, and other beloved characters.
Scandinavian Sleuths In these colder climes, the nights are dark and long and cold as death. But “truth will out.”
Unusual Detectives Sheep, vampires, and teddy bears are not the typical heroes that come to mind when someone needs a PI. Yet, as these books prove, the best detective to solve the mystery need not be human.