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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. The Town Of No Return
    The Town Of No Return

    by Mary Blair

    The Town Of No Return
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 3.8/5 (5 votes cast)

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    The night of graduation 12 seniors decided to spend most of their summer vacation sightseeing most if not all of the haunted places in the Midwest. Halfway through they disappeared. One of the group had left a list of exactly where they were going on her laptop. Will they be found alive or dead?

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, SciFi & Horror, Bookies

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  2. The Road To Home
    The Road To Home

    by Mary Blair

    The Road To Home
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 4.0/5 (5 votes cast)

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    Stephanie grew up in a little farming town with her mother and grandmother. One day she recieved an envelope on her car at her job at the city market with a picture and a note daring her to find this place. Is she 16 or 18? Will she find the place? Will she live to find out? Only time will tell.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Bookies

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  3. Unknown love
    Unknown love

    by K_a_v_i_t_a_2_8

    Unknown love
    by K_a_v_i_t_a_2_8

    Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes cast)

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    Sensitive and sensible story of a girl .

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. Kidnapped On St. Patrick's Day
    Kidnapped On St. Patrick's Day

    by Mary Blair

    Kidnapped On St. Patrick's Day
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 3.2/5 (6 votes cast)

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    Bryson and his younger sister Lilly was suppose to have been accompanied by their aunt on their family's float for the St. Patrick's Day parade but never arrived to the staging area. Later their aunt is found dead in a park but no sign of the two youngsters then a ransom note arrives at their home.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Bookies

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  5. Safety Underneath The Fireplace
    Safety Underneath The Fireplace

    by Mary Blair

    Safety Underneath The Fireplace
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 4.3/5 (4 votes cast)

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    Marcy Winchester's parents owned a popular super market until the day their country's leaders voted to change their country's status not allowing families to own their own business and put her family on their list of potential rioters which made them one of the families doomed for assassination

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  6. Sometime After Midnight
    Sometime After Midnight

    by Mary Blair

    Sometime After Midnight
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 4.3/5 (7 votes cast)

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    Victoria Edison spent her elementry years of school living in the midwest. Her father was from the Harvard Law School and her mother was the vice president of one of the richest investment companies. They moved back to New York. Victoria hated New York.and wanted to go back to Porky Pine Hallow

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  7. Where Have the Children Gone
    Where Have the Children Gone
    by K Lyn

    Rating: 3.8/5 (9 votes cast)

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    He promised her a ride she would never forget!

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Bookies

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  8. Born to Beguile
    Born to Beguile
    by K Lyn

    Rating: 2.8/5 (8 votes cast)

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    “She’s a witch! Your daughter was born with the witch gene!”

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  9. The Love Of Her Life
    The Love Of Her Life

    by Mary Blair

    The Love Of Her Life
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 3.0/5 (4 votes cast)

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    Murder: Kendal Marie worked hard to get through nursing school only to be passed over by the popular group of nurses for promotion. When the hospital opened up a new drug rehab for homelessand low income people she signed up for the clinic's in house nursing staff. One nurse was out for her blood

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  10. Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    by B S Murthy

    Rating: 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Even as Detective Dhruva was enamored by Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, Radha, the alleged murderess gatecrashes into his life, But when Kavya too joins him after her man and her kidnapper were murdered, there ensues the tussle of a love triangle, which gets unraveled in a poignant end.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Bookies

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