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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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    Pages
    by S.J. Johnson

    Rating: 2.3/5 (465 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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  2. The Drums of Jeopardy
    The Drums of Jeopardy
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.4/5 (203 votes cast)

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    Love, adventure, villainous Bolsheviks and a cursed necklace with two magnificent emeralds all come together into a melodramatic romantic mystery novel.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  3. The Pagan Madonna
    The Pagan Madonna

    by Harold MacGrath

    The Pagan Madonna
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.5/5 (217 votes cast)

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    Jane Norman, a Red Cross nurse from America, comes to Shanghai by chance, under the spell of fate. In China and on the sea, Jane wears beautiful beads with a mysterious past that captures the attention of romantic rivals and plotting pirates alike, taking Jane on the adventure of her life.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. Behind a Mask
    Behind a Mask
    by A M Barnard

    Rating: 2.5/5 (256 votes cast)

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    A fast-paced thriller, Behind a Mask is the story the demure governess Jean Muir and her adventures in the home of the seemingly tranquil Coventry family, where she has come as a tutor. Mystery, love, and betrayal follow Miss Muir into the home and stir up suspicions, deceptions, and passions.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  5. Beyond the City
    Beyond the City
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Rating: 2.6/5 (247 votes cast)

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    The girl next door is much more than ordinary in this surprising domestic romance by Arthur Conan Doyle. A remarkable departure from his famous detective stories, Beyond the City explores the relationships between the residents of three adjoining homes. The cast of characters includes a widowed doctor with two daughters, a retired admiral with a wife and son, and a feminist living with her nephew.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  6. Death from the Pyramid
    Death from the Pyramid

    by Mary Blair

    Death from the Pyramid
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes cast)

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    A group of thrill seekers out to explore the world of Archaecology signed up for a eight weeks course then a trip to a real live Egptyian pyramid . For Kathy and Chris it was a chance to spend the summer with her grandfather. Strange things started to happen.


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  7. Fatal Impact
    Fatal Impact

    by Wayne Allen McClain

    Fatal Impact
    by Wayne Allen McClain

    Rating: 2.6/5 (272 votes cast)

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    An easy money scam puts five people in a deadly game of cat and mouse as human targets of a wealthy business man. They think it is just a game, but to the hunter ... this is real. Until the last man is standing this is a rocky ride.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction

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  8. The Ghost of Guir House
    The Ghost of Guir House

    by Charles Willing Beale

    The Ghost of Guir House
    by Charles Willing Beale

    Rating: 2.6/5 (240 votes cast)

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    A mysterious missive from young Dorothy Guir draws Mr. Henley from his New York City home to remote regions of Virginia. 1890s spiritualism infuses this weird, ghostly tale of a spirit romance and a mysterious crime that Mr. Henley's must attempt to solve.

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

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  9. The Grey Cloak
    The Grey Cloak

    by Harold MacGrath

    The Grey Cloak
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.6/5 (255 votes cast)

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    The masked man in the grey cloak is a mystery ... is he the man who killed the Comte? Or is he among the gentlemen courting the beautiful new widow? Either way he faces dramatic challenges at swordpoint in this swashbuckling romantic adventure.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  10. Three Strikes - You Are Dead
    Three Strikes - You Are Dead

    by Debbie Colleen Gansert

    Three Strikes - You Are Dead
    by Debbie Colleen Gansert

    Rating: 2.7/5 (242 votes cast)

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    How do you manage a baseball team that is in the middle of a heated pennant and is also being stalked by a serial killer? Beachcombers manager is finding out. Utility outfielder Rico Valley is the first victim of the serial killer. By mid season, three of his teammates have also become victims.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction

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