The 50 Best Mystery Books According to Esquire

Esqiuire decided to create their own list of the best 50 mystery books of all time. Making such a list is no easy task. We will look at the 50 best mystery books according to Esquire and see how their list holds up!  

The 50 Best Mystery Books

I love a good mystery book which is why I will be taking this list seriously. Mystery books are difficult to rank because there are a lot of subgenres and people have their own preferences. A list can be compiled with 20 Agatha Christie novels and many people would be okay with it. Keep reading to see the full list!  

The 50 Best Mystery Books

A Great List  

The first thing I want to say about is that it this is a great list. It has many amazing mystery books and somehow was able to include books from many subgenres with ease. Having Dracula as the 50th best mystery book is a great choice because it is iconic but there are a lot if mystery books that are better.  

This list includes many mystery classics that are must reads such as The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon to name a few.  

The top ten is interesting because I like most of the pics. I haven’t read Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem so I can’t say much about that. But the remaining books are all amazing and I recommend all of those books if you haven’t read any. I shall get to reading Motherless Brooklyn and see if it does deserve its stop in the top ten.  


No list is perfect but this one is pretty close. I also love the inclusion of books that many readers have not read. Also, there are a bunch of foreign novels included which is something many lists don’t do well.  That is all for the 50 best mystery books according to Esquire. Let us know what you thought of this list!

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4 thoughts on “The 50 Best Mystery Books According to Esquire

  1. Anonymous says:

    No fiction list should be with out
    To kill a mockingbird
    Catcher in the rye
    Old man and the sea
    On the road


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