An extensive (and always growing) list of mystery novels from around the world.

  • Have you read all of these?
  • Which are on your ‘to read’ list?
  • Which are the best?
  • The worst?
  • Any we should add?

This list is frequently updated whenever we have time or read new novels. If you have any recommendations (from any country) please share in the comments!

Plus, if you liked this, don’t forget to check out our list of Movie Mysteries, TV Mysteries, True Crime Blogs, and True Crime Podcasts as well and share this list with others!

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*We define ‘Cozy Mystery’ as a work with minimal sex, violence, psychological intrigue, or gruesome depictions (e.g., not thriller – Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie).


*Some works may deal with difficult / adult subjects and imagery. You should read online reviews and read at your own discretion.

Incorporation into this list does not reflect the views or opinions of The Suitcase Detective; it’s not a recommendation or endorsement. Just a statement that it exists and is primarily based on a mystery.


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