An extensive (and always growing) list of mystery books and 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 books. If you have any recommendations (from any country) please share in the comments!

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

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

Disclaimer: This article may contain affiliate links or paid sponsorships. *Some works may deal with difficult / adult subjects or may be graphic to watch. You should read online reviews and read at your own discretion. The Suitcase Detective is not responsible for any consequences that come from you viewing or reading the following works. You should read online reviews and select at your own discretion. Some of the content on the sites or in the books listed may not be acceptable for minors. Incorporation into this list does not reflect the views or opinions of “The Suitcase Detective”; it is not a recommendation or endorsement.

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You can filter by Title, Genre, and Country. You can select multiple Genres or Countries and it will filter based on “either/or” (e.g., if both are selected, it will search for either Britain OR Canada). There is also a “Search Table” option below the Print/Export tools. This search will comb through all of the columns including Title, Genre, About, and Country.

Genres: Autopsy / Pathology, Blackmail / Extortion, Cozy Mystery, Criminal POV, Criminal Psychology, CyberCrime, Espionage, Falsely Accused, High School, Historical, Horror, Journalist, Kidnapping / Escape, Law, LGBT, Manga / Graphic Novels, Medical, National Police, Nosy Detective, Police Detective, Political, Private Detective, Scientific Evidence, SciFi & Fantasy, Supernatural, Time Travel, Treasure Hunt, True Crime, Vengeance, Vigilante Justice, Wuxia / Asian Fantasy

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