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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Death at the Stadium
    Death at the Stadium

    by Mary Blair

    Death at the Stadium
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 3.3/5 (8 votes cast)

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    Someone very important is missing.His car has been parked in his parking space ever since last Sunday's game. He hasn't been home and doesn't answer his cellphone. Will he show up for next Sunday's game? Only he knows that answer to that question.


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  4. Death from the Pyramid
    Death from the Pyramid

    by Mary Blair

    Death from the Pyramid
    by Mary Blair

    Rating: 2.3/5 (6 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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  5. Romancing a Stalker
    Romancing a Stalker
    by Carl Wayne Bryant

    Rating: 2.9/5 (335 votes cast)

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    William Arflin escapes from prison while serving a life sentence for murdering three women he met on the Internet. Now anyone with a computer could be his next victim. Interpol is forced to put the entire computer world on alert when dead bodies appear all over the globe that link him to the crimes.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Other Fiction, Romantic Suspense

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  6. The Branding Iron
    The Branding Iron
    by Katharine Newline Burt

    Rating: 2.9/5 (328 votes cast)

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    To have and to hold, to honor and obey - marriage vows usually recited to show commitment can also mean something more ominous. Wedded bliss turns to suspicious jealousy in this fictional account of a Wyoming husband whose jealousy leads him to brand his wife as he would his cattle. Reportedly based

    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 (640 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. Crime Time
    Crime Time
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.5/5 (726 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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  10. Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    Mountain Ice (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 3.4/5 (418 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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