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There is nothing like curling up with good books that are real page-turners, unless it is reading those mystery stories online. Murder mysteries and suspenseful crime stories can keep you captivated for hours. At PublicBookshelf you can read books online free. All types of books, even online mysteries.

Love a great who-dunnit? Find the perfect mystery writer who will keep you in suspense until the end and coming back for more. Whether you love old-fashioned mysteries complete with red herrings or you prefer to solve more difficult puzzles, there are books to fit the bill. Find cozy mysteries and classic mysteries that feature new heroes and heroines that you're sure to enjoy.

Great detective novels, like the Sherlock Holmes series, have kept readers entertained for centuries. If you love playing detective and matching wits with both the criminals and their pursuers, then Mystery and Suspense titles are sure to please. Step inside the mind of a great detective and see if you can solve the crime before they do!

While mysteries keep you guessing until the end, in suspense novels often you know who the bad guy is up front. The focus shifts from determining who committed the crime to why or how. Both genres are designed to make you think and to add a little drama into what otherwise might be a dull world.

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  1. Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.2/5 (265 votes cast)

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    David Dean's election bid for Sheriff becomes complicated after ten-year-old Martha discovers a skeleton in an abandoned mine. He and his wife promise the girl they'll identify the remains; but, the bones disappear. Someone wants the skeleton to remain anonymous! Tragedy strikes...

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  2. Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.5/5 (331 votes cast)

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    Escaping her abusive husband, Edith and her mute son register at the Dean’s B&B. An ex-boyfriend shows up, followed by her husband. Her husband’s climbing rope is cut and he plunges to his death. Did she sever the line or was it her ex-boyfriend or someone else? The police have made up their minds…

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. Crime Time
    Crime Time
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.5/5 (522 votes cast)

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    Two couples realize their friend has dreams which are visions of past happenings. They use his mystifying ability to locate missing children. A retired FBI agent helps obtain more info and improves their success. Public suspicion grows. It takes all their wile and skill to outsmart the kidnapper.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. Skip Case (David Dean Mysteries)
    Skip Case (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.4/5 (394 votes cast)

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    When Jeffrey Byrne disappears there is no evidence of a skip, suicide or foul play. Byrne left his lovely wife Cynthia, a sports star son, and a comfortable if boring life. The case is officially closed, but the detective's feelings for the missing man's wife grow, along with his suspicions.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  5. Pages
    Pages
    by S.J. Johnson

    Rating: 2.3/5 (434 votes cast)

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    Pages is a collection of four very different novellas, all with heart-grabbing similarities of family challenges and insights. Each page turn gets the reader closer to understanding the heart of the characters and the situations encountered.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Inspirational Romance

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  6. The Sign of the Four
    The Sign of the Four
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Rating: 2.6/5 (250 votes cast)

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    Miss Mary Morstan comes to detective Sherlock Holmes for help solving the mystery of the disappearance of her father. Every year since her father vanished, Miss Morstan has received a valuable pearl from an anonymous gift-giver. Who sends the pearls, and why?

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  7. The Midnight Queen
    The Midnight Queen

    by May Agnes Fleming

    The Midnight Queen
    by May Agnes Fleming

    Rating: 2.8/5 (424 votes cast)

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    It is the time of the plague in London, a time of horror for everyday people. Yet, for some, there is a dark magic in the air. Lords and ladies are influenced by an otherworldly enchantment that empowers them to challenge death and seek life and love.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  8. The Place of Honeymoons
    The Place of Honeymoons

    by Harold MacGrath

    The Place of Honeymoons
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.7/5 (279 votes cast)

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    Opera star Nora Harrigan is a success on the stage, and enjoys the attentions of many suitors, including Edward Courtlandt and Herr Rosen. Things turn dark when Nora is abducted and accuses one of them of arranging the deed. Or is Nora's rival in song and love, Flora Desimone, somehow responsible?

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  9. The Voice in the Fog
    The Voice in the Fog

    by Harold MacGrath

    The Voice in the Fog
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.8/5 (294 votes cast)

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    The London fog can hide a lot of things, including the thief who has stolen a sapphire necklace from Kitty Killigrew. She has heard parts of a conversation in the mist, however, that might simplify solving the case but complicate her new romantic interest.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  10. The Circular Staircase
    The Circular Staircase
    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Rating: 2.8/5 (377 votes cast)

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    At a spooky, sprawling summer home in New England, wealthy spinster Miss Inness finds herself at the center of a murder mystery. Her nephew and a friend are the main suspects. When her nephew disappears and her niece falls for the disreputable friend, Miss Innes must unravel many mysteries.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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