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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. A Journey Through Hell: Visions of the Afterlife
    A Journey Through Hell: Visions of the Afterlife

    by Elizabeth Hartl

    A Journey Through Hell: Visions of the Afterlife
    by Elizabeth Hartl

    Rating: 2.9/5 (428 votes cast)

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    Derick Lombasto is a factory worker who has written a religous book and wants it published. When no one wants his manuscript, Derick meets with an agent, Craig Devon, who promises Derick that his book will be published for a fee. Derick agrees, while his girlfriend, Maria, tells him that the agreement with Devon is not a good idea. When Derick's estranged wife, Lydia, walks back into his life, Derick finds himself not only dealing with Devon's outrageous requests, but also trying to keep his and Maria's relationship alive. Can Derick survive Craig Devon and the trials of his personal life, or will he have to pay for both with his life?

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, SciFi & Horror, Romantic Suspense

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  2. A Study in Scarlet
    A Study in Scarlet
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Rating: 3.3/5 (665 votes cast)

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    Sherlock Holmes makes his debut in the mystery of a corpse found in a run-down, abandoned house. He encounters a strange clue, the word RACHE written in blood on the wall near the body. Only the astute mind of Mr. Holmes can make sense of such a cryptic clue.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  3. 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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    Dead on the Fourth of July (David Dean Mysteries)
    by R. E. Derouin

    Rating: 2.9/5 (495 votes cast)

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    David Dean's election bid for Sheriff becomes complicated after ten-year-old Martha discovers a skeleton in an abandoned mine. He and his wife promise the girl they'll identify the remains; but, the bones disappear. Someone wants the skeleton to remain anonymous! Tragedy strikes...

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  9. 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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  10. 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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