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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. Bones in London
    Bones in London

    by Edgar Wallace

    Bones in London
    by Edgar Wallace

    Rating: 2.8/5 (217 votes cast)

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    Bones is back in the second story of The Lieutenant Bones series. A mischievous businessman, Bones seems to have every financial schemer in London coming after him, but somehow he always comes out on top. Humor and romance follow Bones as well, as he makes his way through the underworld of London moneymakers.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  2. The Breaking Point
    The Breaking Point
    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Rating: 3.0/5 (637 votes cast)

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    Elizabeth Wheeler is a small-town, church-going girl who dreams of a man who will whisk her away from her mundane life. What she gets is an endless adventure of passion, betrayal, and murder, and just maybe the wedding of her dreams.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. K
    K

    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    K
    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Rating: 2.9/5 (400 votes cast)

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    For unknown reasons, famous surgeon K. LeMoyne drops out of the medical scene to live in seclusion in a small town. His quiet moments are few, for he boards with the beautiful Sidney Page, a nurse-in-training, who tries to uncover his mysterious past.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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

    Rating: 2.8/5 (419 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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  5. The After House
    The After House
    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Rating: 2.8/5 (278 votes cast)

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    A young doctor climbs aboard a luxury yacht as steward of the After House. It's smooth sailing until mysterious murders leave Dr. Leslie to solve the crimes and keep himself alive. This is a classic mystery and suspense story from Rinehart.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  6. Bab - A Sub Deb
    Bab - A Sub Deb

    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Bab - A Sub Deb
    by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Rating: 2.7/5 (226 votes cast)

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    Meet Bab, a melodramatic young lady who is outraged that she is not allowed to be a debutante like her older sister. The indignant youth's bumbling quest for the spotlight leads her into all sorts of predicaments. A mild mystery with lots of humor.

    Categories: Romantic Suspense, Mystery & Suspense

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  7. Deception
    Deception

    by Casey Pendelton

    Deception
    by Casey Pendelton

    Rating: 2.8/5 (316 votes cast)

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    When a night out results in memory loss for Kelly, little does she realize what it means.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction

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  8. The House of a Thousand Candles
    The House of a Thousand Candles
    by Meredith Nicholson

    Rating: 2.9/5 (370 votes cast)

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    John Glenarm has to fulfill some odd requirements to gain his inheritance. For reasons known only to his grandfather, John must spend a year in an isolated house, and is forbidden to marry Marian Devereux, a woman he has never met. Uncovering the reasons why may bring the biggest treasure.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  9. Soldiers of God
    Soldiers of God
    by Steven Moore

    Rating: 2.8/5 (212 votes cast)

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    Three stories weave together to present the struggle against fundamentalist extremists and the ruthless men that exploit them. An Arab grad student writes a thesis about what led to the third world war in the Middle East, a priest becomes involved with terrorist cells of religious extremists and a ruthless businessman goes after crude oil in South America.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, SciFi & Horror, Other Fiction

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  10. The Dead and the Dreamer
    The Dead and the Dreamer
    by Wayne Allen McClain

    Rating: 3.0/5 (295 votes cast)

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    This fast-paced action novel follows the challenges of John Farris, a struggling private eye, who is hired by a local country singer on the verge of big-time stardom. She wants to find out who murdered her long-time manager.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Romantic Suspense

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