If you are like me, then you love a good mystery novel. But finding a great mystery novel is not easy. That is why we decided to list the 25 best mystery books of all time. Keep reading to see which books made our list!
There are a lot of mystery novels that are regarded as classics. By making this 25 best mystery books of all-time list, we are able to include most of them. Some great novels will be left off or just didn’t make the cut. You can see the full list below!
The 25 Best Mystery Books of All Time!
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- The Alienist by Caleb Carr
- In the Woods by Tana French
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
- Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
- The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- The Firm by John Grisham
Classics and Then Some
Every best mystery list has to include Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. This list could have had a bunch of Christie novels but we decided to mix it up and include other authors. That let us include other great novels that are often overlooked.
Books such as Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. If you enjoy a good mystery novel, then these are worth checking out!
Other great mystery novels on the list include The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, and The Alienist by Caleb Carr. No list is ever going to get it right but we can guarantee that these books will leave you satisfied.
That is all for our 25 best mystery books of all time list. What books should have been included on the list? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!