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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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  1. 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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  2. The Womans Way
    The Womans Way

    by Charles Garvice

    The Womans Way
    by Charles Garvice

    Rating: 2.7/5 (242 votes cast)

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    Celia's new neighbors are a mysterious lot. The elderly violin virtuoso downstairs appears to have a hidden history and the suicidal young man next door seems to have no past at all. Who is he? Celia engages both men with her self-confident charm, which leads her to uncover the secrets and passions of these two and more.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. 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 (307 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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  4. The Sign of the Four
    The Sign of the Four
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Rating: 2.8/5 (310 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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  5. The Place of Honeymoons
    The Place of Honeymoons

    by Harold MacGrath

    The Place of Honeymoons
    by Harold MacGrath

    Rating: 2.7/5 (294 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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  6. 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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  7. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles
    by Agatha Christie

    Rating: 3.2/5 (639 votes cast)

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    This baffling mystery story seeks to find who poisoned the stepmother. Was it one of her sons, her new husband or someone else. The book captivates the reader with characters, clues and intrigue. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot closely observes all suspects to find a pattern to lead him to the murderer.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Romantic Suspense

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  8. The Moonstone
    The Moonstone
    by Wilkie Collins

    Rating: 2.8/5 (284 votes cast)

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    In this fast-paced mystery, eyewitnesses each tell what they know about an enormous diamond that is taken out of India and sent to London where it disappears. The story revolves around who really owns the diamond. The book, first published in 1868, is often called the first detective novel and is one of the author's most critically-acclaimed works.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  9. The Midnight Queen
    The Midnight Queen

    by May Agnes Fleming

    The Midnight Queen
    by May Agnes Fleming

    Rating: 2.8/5 (451 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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  10. 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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