Best 2017 Mysteries and Thriller Lists

Best mystery books

While Amazon has revealed their best mysteries and thrillers of 2017 quite early, other sites, magazines, and newspapers have published their 2017 favorites in the genre as well. Here are the top lists of the mysteries and thriller genres. New York Times Best Crime Novels  of 2017 The Thirst, by Jo Nesbø (published by Knopf) The Force, by Don Winslow (published by Morrow/HarperCollins) Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips (published by Viking) The Driver, by Hart Hanson (published by Dutton) Lightning Men, by Thomas Mullen (published by 37Ink/Atria) Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly (published by Little, Brown) The Midnight […] Read more »

Authors Similar to James Patterson

James Patterson author

In this post, I’d like to recommend you a few authors similar to James Patterson.  He has a ton of crime mystery books released. In fact, he has so many books that a list of James Patterson books in order had to be created. But what if you’ve read everything the author has written so far? What if, while waiting for James Patterson’s new book, you want to read something similar? Something equally engaging, with a similar writing style (granted, that’s not always possible since all authors have their unique styles of writing), and something that has books in series […] Read more »

Amazon’s Best Mystery and Thrillers of 2017

best mysteries 2017

Here we are, once again, at the end of a year that brought us many joyful moments of reading. Amazon is the first to come out with their best mystery and thriller books for 2017. Some of my favorite authors are included in this list, such as Greg Illes, Daniel Suarez, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, John Le Carre and Nelson De Mille. So this is what Amazon’s editors have to say about who and what is the best this year. 1.  The Dry by Jane Harper (January 2017) 2. Mississippi Blood by Greg Illes (Pen Cage series #6) (March 2017) 3. […] Read more »

8 Mysteries Worth Reading In January 2017

The Lost City of the Monkey God

January 2017 is experiencing a lot of released books in the form of mystery series or standalone novels from various publishing houses. It is quite a busy month and the crime/mystery/thriller genre is quite popular this time of the year. Here are 10 books published in January 2017 that I can’t wait to read. I hope you will check them out as well because they seem quite promising in offering several hours of exciting and enjoyable reading. The Prisoner by Alex Berenson (John Wells #11) The latest book in the John Wells spy thriller series by Alex Berenson, The Prisoner is […] Read more »

Mystery Sequels’ 10 Best Mysteries of 2016

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Here is a look back at the books that left the strongest impression on me this year. At the beginning of the year I added a Goodreads reading challenge to read 100 books in 2016. It is now the end of the year, and lo and behold, the number of books I’ve read so far is 145. Granted, around 30% of those are non-fiction books or books published in previous years, but that still leaves me with around 100 crime, mystery and thriller novels published in 2016 that I read from cover to cover. So here are Mystery Sequel’s 10 […] Read more »

Best Mysteries Of 2016 From Amazon And Others

best mysteries thrillers of 2016

With 2016 ending in little over a month, book sellers like Amazon and magazines including Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, The Strand Magazine and others are hurrying to post their top pics in the crime mystery genre for this year. It is exciting both for authors and their readers to see who will make the top 10, 12 or 15 month the hundreds – make that thousands – of books written in 2016. Competition is fierce and great authors abound, which is something that book lovers can only say their thanks to. Luckily we always have something good to read, and […] Read more »

7 Halloween Mystery Books That Are Not Cozies

Halloween mysteries

Let’s face it, most Halloween mystery books are cozies. I could list over 100 books either set at Halloween or with a Halloween / ghost story theme that are light mysteries fit for the whole family to read around those days of festivity. Finding serious crime mystery series and standalone thrillers and detective novels set at Halloween is, however, not so easy. I did manage to get several though, and in the process also widened a bit more my TBR (to be read) shelf, because why not. More books only mean more happiness. Without further ado, here are a few of […] Read more »

Christmas Mystery Books Published 2015

When it comes to cozies, Christmas mysteries are some of the most popular books to read, especially around the times the holidays are nearing with big steps. Sure you can find non-cozies among these at times as well, but they are for the most part a rarity, and with good reason. Christmas is a family holiday with children spending time and having fun with adults, eating cakes, singing Christmas carols and opening their gifts. It is a peaceful and joyful time where reading about murder should not an intense and negatively emotional experience. The whole atmosphere in the house is cozy, and reading […] Read more »

Best Mysteries Of 2015 From Amazon And Others

Amazon best mysteries 2015

Listing the best mysteries of 2015 is part of a long tradition of ‘best books in year x’ started by bloggers, commercial entities like Amazon and various book magazines online. The year 2015 is nearing its end and Amazon has already published its own best books list with so far 21 great mystery/thriller and suspense novels. Others, like Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post and The Strand Magazine have shortly followed suit with their own top 5, 10 and 12 lists. Amazon‘s 21 Best Mysteries For 2015 1. All The Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer 2. Finders Keepers by Stephen King 3. The Cartel […] Read more »

Favorite Books Read In 2014

Haunted by Kay Hooper

My goal for this year was to read 100 books (although not all of them were mysteries). I’m on track for this goal with just a couple more left to catch up to before the year ends. I’ve got to say 2014 was a great year for reading some awesome books. I’ve met many new authors with their fantastic debut novels. I’ve caught up to latest books in favorite series. I’ve read a few great standalone novels. Overall I loved this year, it offered me the chance to immerse myself in the deep world of characters and storylines that grabbed […] Read more »