There is nothing better than grabbing a good mystery novel and getting cozy in the fall. Summer is nearing its end and this weather demands a good mystery novel. That is why we have made a list of the 20 best mystery books to read in 2023!
Choosing what to read is always an adventure. This list should make that a little easier. There are some classics here and many books that readers have loved over the years. All of these books will have you hooked. You can see the full list below!
The 20 Best Mystery Books to Read in 2023
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Dead Dead Girls: A Harlem Renaissance Mystery by Nekesa Afia
- Jackal by Erin E. Adams
- Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
- Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
- Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum
- All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris
- Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Mystery Books to Read
The list includes some of the most popular mystery books to be ever written. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a must read. But the list also contains older novels such as Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. And who can forget about the timeless classic The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris?
Recently, I read Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and was unable to put the novel down. It is a horror novel that takes place in Mexico and includes magic and Nazis. It is an interesting combination based on facts that Moreno-Garcia uses to tell a tale unlike any other.
After reading the book mentioned above, I had to read another book by Moreno-Garcia. That is why I chose to read her popular novel Mexican Gothic. Her writing style is unique and I love the creepy themes of the book. The characters are fun but my favorite thing about the novel was the small-town setting that feels like traveling back in time.
These are the 20 best mystery books to read this fall. How many of these books have you read or plan to read? Let us know in the comments below!