Recommend Me Books – Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Posted August 26, 2017 by Geybie in Recommend Me / 60 Comments

Mystery, Horror, Thriller

We’re back again with another “recommend me books” feature. Check out the other posts if you haven’t yetThere are A LOT OF AWESOME recommendations!!! Thank you so much to all the bloggers and readers who have participated. 😀

I was a huge fan of mystery, horror and thriller books when I was in junior and senior high school. You would never find me without a book of this genre in my hands. I had a few years of reading hiatus during college and literally didn’t read any novels. My busy college life and life in general during those years had taken away the joy of reading stories out of me and after graduation, it was the romance novels that brought me back to reading constantly.

I miss this genre especially after reading many reviews from the blog I’ve been visiting. I want to give this genre a try soon and am in a dire need of your recommendations. I don’t quite remember the titles of the books I read before college and I know there are awesome new ones released lately. It’s been more than ten years and my memory is not that good, so I need your help. I know many of you are big fans of this genre. Please recommend me your favorites.

Anyway, please check out the other posts if you haven’t yet:

What are your favorite mystery, horror, thriller books?

Nadene at Totally Addicted To Reading: I have fallen down on this genre.

The Complete Tommy & Tuppence Collection by Agatha Christie The Complete Tommy & Tuppence Collection: The Secret Adversary, Partners in Crime, N or M?, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, and Postern of Fate (Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries) by Agatha Christie  Booker series by John W. Mefford Redemption Thriller series by John W. Mefford   The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Melissa at Melissa’s Book World: Last year I started reading Young Adult Horror and I fell in love with several books. I’d really recommend:

And I’ve still got several books unread on the shelves I’m really looking forward to reading:

And I’m really looking forward to the new release of Stephanie Perkins next month, which is a YA horror as well, “There Is Someone Inside Your House.”

The House by Christina Lauren Anna Dressed in Blood Series by Kendare Blake The dead house by Dawn Kurtagich Shutter by Courtney Alameda There is someone inside your house by Stephanie Perkins

Jennifer at Book Den: I don’t know where to begin! 🙂 Obviously, if you ask for horror recommendations, Stephen King is going to come to mind. One of his newer books called Joyland encompasses the mystery/thriller/horror trio, and it’s a quick read. I think it would appeal to your romance side as well.

Nadene just mentioned Agatha Christie. Her novel “And Then There Were None” is one of my favorites.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Joyland by Stephen King

Shanah Bionic Book WormA Head Full of Ghosts is one I read a year ago and still wonder if I saw everything properly. This is one that gave me the chills so bad! Also You by Caroline Kepnes and My Best Friends Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Hope this helps!

You by Caroline Kepnes A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Erica at The Broken Spine: Oh my you’re so in my wheelhouse with asking for recommendations for these genres. I could go on and on. Hope this helps. If you have questions about anything let me know.

Horror:

Millenium Series by Stieg Larsson, David Lagercrantz The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1) by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series Book 2) by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Series Book 3) by Stieg Larsson Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Three Act Tragedy (Hercule Poirot series Book 11) by Agatha Christie Appointment With Death (Hercule Poirot series Book 19) by Agatha Christie Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot series Book 7) by Agatha Christie Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot series Book 12) by Agatha Christie Death On The Nile (Hercule series 17) by Agatha Christie Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot series Book 16) by Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot series Book 20) by Agatha Christie Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot series Book 9) by Agatha Christie Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot series Book 14) by Agatha Christie Murder in the Mews (Hercule Poirot series Book 18) by Agatha Christie Murder on the Links (A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 2) by Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot series Book 10) by Agatha Christie Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot series Book 8) by Agatha Christie Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot series Book 3) by Agatha Christie The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot series Book 13) by Agatha Christie The Big Four (Hercule Poirot series Book 5) by Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot Book 1) by Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot series Book 6) by Agatha Christie After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot series Book 29) by Agatha Christie Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot series Book 32) by Agatha Christie Curtain Poirot's Last Case (Hercule Poirot series Book 39) by Agatha Christie Dead Man's Folly (Hercule Poirot series Book 31) by Agatha Christie Elephants Can Remember (Hercule Poirot series Book 37) by Agatha Christie Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot series Book 23) by Agatha Christie Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot series Book 24) by Agatha Christie Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot series Book 36) by Agatha Christie Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot series Book 30) by Agatha Christie Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot series Book 28) by Agatha Christie One, Two, Buckle my Shoe (Hercule Poirot series Book 22) by Agatha Christie Problem at Pollensa Bay A Parker Pyne Story (Hercule Poirot series Book 40) by Agatha Christie Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot series Book 21) by Agatha Christie Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot series Book 27) by Agatha Christie The Clocks (Hercule Poirot series Book 34) by Agatha Christie The Hollow (Hercule Poirot series Book 25) by Agatha Christie The Labours of Hercules (Hercule Poirot series Book 26) by Agatha Christie The Monogram Murders A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 42) by Agatha Christie Third Girl (Hercule Poirot series Book 35) by Agatha Christie While the Light Lasts A Short Story (Hercule Poirot series Book 41) by Agatha Christie The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 3) by Henning Mankell Before The Frost (A Linda Wallander Mystery Kurt Wallander Mysteries Book 1) by Henning Mankell Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 1) by Henning Mankell Firewall (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) by Henning Mankell One Step Behind (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) by Henning Mankell Sidetracked (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) by Henning Mankell The Fifth Woman (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) by Henning Mankell Pyramid And Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 9) by Henning Mankell The Troubled Man (Kurt Wallander Mystery Book 10) by Henning Mankell The Man Who Smiled (A Kurt Wallander Mystery) by Henning Mankell Joel Gustafson Stories by Henning Mankell Sherlock Holmes Collection (The Complete Stories and Novels (Xist Classics) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith The Thirst (A Harry Hole Novel) by Jo Nesbo Cockroaches The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole series Book 2) by Jo Nesbo Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Jo Nesbo Nemesis (Harry Hole series Book 4) by Jo Nesbo Phantom (Harry Hole series book 9) by Jo Nesbo Police (Harry Hole series Book 10) by Jo Nesbo The Bat (A Harry Hole Novel #1) by Jo Nesbo The Devil's Star (Harry Hole series Book 5) by Jo Nesbo The Leopard (Harry Hole series book 8) by Jo Nesbo The Redbreast (Harry Hole Series Book 3) by Jo Nesbo The Redeemer (Harry Hole Series book 6) by Jo Nesbo The Snowman (Harry Hole series book 7) by Jo Nesbo House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson H. P. Lovecraft The Complete Fiction by H.P. Lovecraft

Christy at Christy’s Love of Books: Horror is my jam, man! lol. Here we go …

Okay, I’m stopping there. 😀

Brother by Ania Ahlborn The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn Normal by Graeme Cameron The Fireman by Joe Hill The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Kingdom (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Prophet (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Abandoned (The Graveyard Queen Book 4) by Amanda Stevens This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers Bird Box by Josh Malerman Dead of Night Series by Jonathan Maberry I Hunt Killers (The Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga Game (The Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga Blood of My Blood (The Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga The Hunt series by Andrew Fukuda You by Caroline Kepnes The Uninvited by Liz Jensen Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeleine Roux The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn Pretty When She Dies series by Rhiannon Frater The Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin

Greg at Greg’s Book Haven: I love a good mystery/ thriller. TEN by Gretchen McNeil was kinda fun (and there’s a movie coming next month on Lifetime. There’s Someone Inside Your House is one I’m looking forward to also, and of course, Christie who I haven’t read much but plan to?

I second Christy’s recommendation of This Is Not A Test. Loved it. Some recent thrillers I’ve liked are Emma In the Night, Dangerous Girls and What She Saw by Gerard Stembridge.

There is someone inside your house by Stephanie Perkins This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers What She Saw by Gerard Stembridge Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas Emma In the Night by Wendy Walker TEN by Gretchen McNeil

Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Bookviews: You already have quite a nice list here, Geybie. Of course, I have some recs, too 😉

Some of these are standalones, and all of them got at least 4 stars from me 🙂

Brown and de Luca series by Maggie Shayne Fairham Island series by Brenda Novak Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards Hanover House (the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles) by Brenda Novak Her Darkest Nightmare (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novel) by Brenda Novak Hello Again (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novel) by Brenda Novak A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr Made for You by Melissa Marr Keye Street series by Amanda Kyle Williams  The Eternal Balance series by Jus Accardo Jammer Davis Thriller series by Ward Larsen The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Hysteria by Megan Miranda Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason Need by Joelle Charbonneau The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag: Oh, I love this genre. If you want to read Christie – I recommend The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – or Halloween Party, for the upcoming season. Love those two. I’m a big fan of the series by M.J. Arlidge too (it starts with Eeny Meeny).

 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 4) by Agatha Christie Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot series Book 36) by Agatha Christie A Helen Grace Thriller by M.J. Arlidge

Shannon at It Starts At Midnight: I have always had a very tough time with mystery, horror, etc, so I am going to have to give some of these a try! I definitely want to read Anna Dressed in Blood, There’s Someone Inside Your House and Shutter. I really liked Dangerous Girls, that has to be one of the ones that blew me away the most- and it’s hard to do, apparently. I also liked Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes, Sweet Madness (which is a historical mystery based on Lizzie Borden) by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Curry, Feed by Mira Grant (if you’re into some paranormal with your horror/thriller!), Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett, When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I think that’s about it! Hope you can find some good ones. 😀

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett Feed by Mira Grant Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes Sweet Madness by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Trish at Between My Lines: I love mystery and psychological thrillers, and my favorite author is Tana French. Her books are set in Ireland in a detective murder squad. They can all be read as standalones but the same characters appear in lots of them. A good one to start with is The Likeness.
I also highly recommend Agatha Christie, and my favorite is And Then There Were None.
Sophie Hannah is another author I love, her mysteries are always so clever and unexpected. I thought her book A Game For All The Family was the ultimate mind game, and I was so confused!
And finally, Liane Moriarty is perfect if you want a puzzle to solve but in a more light hearted way. I suppose The Husbands Secret is the most well known, but I’ve enjoyed them all.

The Likeness by Tana French And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie A Game For All The Family by Sophie Hannah The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

Joy at Joy’s Book Blog: I enjoy mysteries, especially ones set in England. I’m working my way through the Maisie Dobbs novels by Jacqueline Winspear—they’re set between the wars and feature a female private investigator (very unusual for that time period). For a modern setting, I’m enjoying the Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton.

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 1) by Jacqueline Winspear Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 2) by Jacqueline Winspear A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 11) by Jacqueline Winspear A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 8) by Kacqueline Winspear Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 6) by Jacqueline Winspear Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs Novel) by Jacqueline Winspear In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs Novel) by Jacqueline Winspear Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 9) by Jacqueline Winspear An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 5) by Jacqueline Winspear Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 10) by Jacqueline Winspear Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 4) by Jacqueline Winspear Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 3) by Jacqueline Winspear The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 7) by Jacqueline Winspear Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton

Melliane at Between Dreams and Reality: I love the series by Caroll O’Connell. Such a great mystery series! I really love it!

A Mallory series by Carol O’Connell

Emma at Once Upon A Little Field: Some great books on people’s lists. I think a little it depends on how tolerant you are of things that might be a bit gory. I love Jo Nesbo but there can be gruesome scenes, same with the M J Arlidge series, which is great. If you want to start a newer series try Helen Fields’s Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey.

Perfect Remains by Helen Fields Perfect Prey by Helen Fields

Renee at Addicted To Romance: Some wonderful books you have listed here! I read quite a bit of mystery and thrillers too when I was a teenager. I was a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark, and then Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy were my favorites too. Tom Clancy is pretty complex though so not all his books are easy to read. Clive Cussler is fantastic. I can’t recommend him enough. His Dirk Pitt series is my favorite.

Dirk Pitt Adventure series by Clive Cussler

Amy at A Magical World of Words: Definitely think you will LOVE Gillian Flynn’s books, and also The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. And The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker is a thriller/horror novel, and it’s so good and suspenseful too. The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt is another brilliant read (very intense, but excellent).

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Karen at Kissin Blue Karen: There are almost too many books I love to mention in these three genres. These are all my 5-star reads;

Thanks for asking! I hope you find something you love from these recommendations.

The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin Trust No One by Paul Cleave Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn You by Caroline Kepnes Normal by Graeme Cameron The Fireman by Joe Hill The Passenger by Lisa Lutz Dark Matter by Blake Crouch NOS4A2 by Joe Hill The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King The Botanist by L.K. Hill The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy The Deep by Nick Cutter The Good Girl by Mary Kubica The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Lily at Night Owl Book Cafe: I just read a bunch of stuff by Katie Alender and I love her work, she does really good YA creepy ghost stories that are fast to read. Now I’ve been wanting more ghosts. I’d give Amanda Stevens Graveyard Queen a shot if you have not yet, that series is amazing. Also, Ellie Jordan by J.L. Bryan is freakin’ awesome for creepy ghost stories if you want to give that a shot; one of my fav series out there with the Graveyard Queen. Karin Slaughter is an excellent thriller writer as well.

The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Kingdom (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Prophet (The Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens The Abandoned (The Graveyard Queen Book 4) by Amanda Stevens Will Trent Series by Karin Slaughter Bad Girls Don't Die series by Katie Alender Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series by J.L. Bryan

Rita at Paging Through Books: This is my fave genre (not horror… but mystery, romantic suspense, thriller). May I suggest authors of books, instead of titles? Elly Griffiths, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Griffin, Tami Hoag, Meg Gardiner, Karin Slaughter… to name just the tip of the iceberg here. I could keep going and going! Enjoy!

Nai at The Bookworm: Great recommendations here! I love this genre. My go to horror writer is Stephen King. Misery, The Long Walk, and The Shining are my top favorites. Happy reading!

The Long Walk by Stephen King The Shining by Stephen King Misery by Stephen King

Vanessa at Blushing Geek: This is my favorite genre! I’ll try to narrow down my list because there are really a lot (most of them or should I say, all of them were from my favorite author, Mary Higgins Clark):

Classic Suspense:

Horror: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

There’s still a lot more but I forgot the title, need to check out my list. 🙂

Where Are You Now by Mary Higgins Clark Weep No More My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark We’ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark Loves Music Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark Daddy’s Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark A Cry In The Night by Mary Higgins Clark Blog This by Cami Checketts The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson The Case of The Black-Eyed Blonde by Erle Stanley Gardner You’ve Got It Coming by James Hadley Chase

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: Yes, This is Not a Test was brilliant, The Passage, Newsflesh Trilogy, Joe Hill, Stephen King, The Light duology by Aleatha Romig.

 This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin Newsflesh series by Mira Grant The Light series by Aleatha Romig

Uma at Books Bags Burgers: Oh, I haven’t read much horror but Asylum by Madeleine Roux was a good one I read last year! As for Mysteries, I’ll go with others and say, Agatha Christie! Especially her Poirot mysteries. Adding a lot of these books to my TBR list. 😀

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

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60 responses to “Recommend Me Books – Mystery, Horror, Thriller

  1. Last year I started reading Young Adult Horror and I fell in love with several books I’d really recommend:
    – the House by Christina Lauren
    – Anna dressed in blood duology by Kendare Blake

    And I’ve still got several books unread on the shelves I’m really looking forward to read:
    – the dead house by Dawn Kurtagich
    – Shutter by Courtney Alameda

    And I’m really looking forward for the new release of Stephanie Perkins next month, which is a YA horror as well; There is someone inside your house.

  2. I don’t know where to begin! 🙂 Obviously if you ask for horror recommendations, Stephen King is going to come to mind. One of his newer books called Joyland encompasses the mystery/thriller/horror trio, and it’s a quick read. I think it would appeal to your romance side as well.

    Nadene just mentioned Agatha Christie. Her novel “And Then There Were None” is one of my favorites.

  3. A Head Full of Ghosts is one I read a year ago and still wonder if I saw everything properly. This is one that gave me the chills so bad! Also You by Caroline Kepnes and My Best Friends Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Hope this helps!

  4. Oh my you’re so in my wheelhouse with asking for recommendations for these genres. I could go on and on. Hope this helps. If you have questions about anything let me know.

    Gillian Flynn‘s Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl
    Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson – The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played w/ Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
    Can’t go wrong with Agatha Christie, I would probably start with her Poirot series
    Alexander McCall Smith The #1 Ladies Detective Agency
    Sherlock Holmes
    Henning Mankell
    Jo Nesbo

    Horror:

    House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
    Shirley Jackson start with The Lottery and move on to others like The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in a Castle
    Classic Horror authors like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Bram Stoker
    I can’t really recommend Stephen King‘s later work. Not a fan of his but if you want to give him a whirl go with his earlier works

  5. Horror is my jam, man!. lol. Here we go …

    Brother by Ania Ahlborn
    The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
    The Fireman by Joe Hill
    The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens
    Normal by Graeme Cameron
    Bird Box by Josh Malerman (he’s a hottie)
    Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
    The Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga
    The Hunt series by Andrew Fukuda
    This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
    Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
    The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
    The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
    Pretty When She Dies series by Rhiannon Frater
    The Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry
    The Passage by Justin Cronin
    Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
    You by Caroline Kepnes
    Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeleine Roux

    Okay, I’m stopping there. 😀

  6. Greg Hill

    I love a good mystery/ thriller. TEN by Gretchen McNeil was kinda fun (and there’s a movie coming next month on Lifetime. There’s Someone Inside Your House is one I’m looking forward to also, and of course Christie who I haven’t read much but plan to?

    I second Christy’s recommendation of This Is Not A Test. Loved it. Some recent thrillers I’ve liked are Emma in the Night, Dangerous Girls and What She Saw by Gerard stembridge.

  7. Lauren Becker

    Oh, I love this genre. If you want to read Christie – I recommend The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – or Halloween Party, for the upcoming season. Love those two.

    I’m a big fan of the series by M.J. Arlidge too (it starts with Eeny Meeny).

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  8. I have always had a very tough time with mystery, horror, etc, so I am going to have to give some of these a try! I definitely want to read Anna Dressed in Blood, There’s SOmeone Inside Your House, and Shutter. As for ones I have already read… hm. I really liked Dangerous Girls, that has to be one of the ones that blew me away the most- and it’s hard to do, apparently hah. I also liked Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes, Sweet Madness (which is a historical mystery based on Lizzie Borden) by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Curry, Feed by Mira Grant (if you’re into some paranormal with your horror/thriller!), Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett, When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes… And I think that’s about it! Hope you can find some good ones 😀

  9. I love mystery and psychological thrillers, and my favourite author is Tana French. Her books are set in Ireland in a detective murder squad. They can all be read as standalones but the same characters appear in lots of them. A good one to start with is The Likeness.
    I also highly recommend Agatha Christie, and my favourite is And Then There Were None.
    Sophie Hannah is another author I love, her mysteries are always so clever and unexpected. I thought her book A Game For All The Family was the ultimate mind game, and I was so confused!
    And finally Liane Morriarty is perfect if you want a puzzle to solve but in a more light hearted way. I suppose The Husbands Secret is the most well known, but I’ve enjoyed them all.

  10. joyweesemoll

    I enjoy mysteries, especially ones set in England. I’m working my way through the Maisie Dobbs novels by Jacqueline Winspear — they’re set between the wars and feature a female private investigator (very unusual for that time period). For a modern setting, I’m enjoying the Lacey Flint series by Sharon Bolton.

  11. Some great books on people’s lists. I think a little it depends on how tolerant you are of things that might be a bit gory. I love Jo Nesbo but there can be gruesome scenes, same with the M J Arlidge series, which is great. If you want to start a newer series try Helen Fields, Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey.

  12. You already have quite a nice list here, Geybie. Of course, I have some recs, too 😉

    Brown and de Luca series by Maggie Shayne (mystery / thriller)
    Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
    The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles by Brenda Novak
    Fairham Island series by Brenda Novak
    One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
    Jammer Davis series by Ward Larsen
    He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
    If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr
    A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
    Ruined by Jus Accardo (this is part of a series, but I’ve only read the first book).
    Made for You by Melissa Marr
    Keye Street series by Amanda Kyle Williams
    The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
    The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
    Need by Joelle Charbonneau
    Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason
    The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr
    Hysteria by Megan Miranda

    Some of these are stand-alones, and all of them got at least 4 stars from me 🙂

  13. Some wonderful books you have listed here!! I read quite a bit of mystery and thrillers too when I was a teenager. I was a huge fan of Mary Higgins Clark, and then Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy were my favorites too. Tom Clancy is pretty complex though so not all his books are easy to read. But Clive Cussler is fantastic. I can’t recommend him enough. His Dirk Pitt series is my favorite.

  14. amynikitawords

    Definitely think you will LOVE Gilliam Flynn’s books, and also The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. And The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker is a thriller/horror novel, and it’s so good and suspenseful too.

    The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt is another brilliant read (very intense, but excellent).

  15. There are almost too many books I love to mention in these three genres. These are all my 5 star reads;

    The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft
    Trust No One by Paul Cleave
    Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
    Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
    Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King
    (actually anything by Stephen King)
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    You series by Caroline Kepnes
    Normal by Graeme Cameron
    The Botanist by L.K.Hill
    The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy
    The Deep by Nick Cutter
    The Fireman and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
    The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
    The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
    The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

    Thanks for asking! I hope you find something you love from these recs.

  16. I just read a bunch of stuff by Katie Alender and I love her work, she does really good YA creepy ghost stories that are fast to read. Now I been wanting more ghosts. I’d give Amanda Stevens Graveyard Queen a shot if you have not yet, that series is amazing. Also Ellie Jordan by J.L. Bryan is freaken awesome for creepy ghost stories if you want to give that a shot one of my fav series out there with the Graveyard queen.Karin Slaughter is an excellent thriller writer as well.

  17. This is my fave genre (not horror… but mystery, romantic suspense, thriller). May I suggest authors of books, instead of titles? Elly Griffiths, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Griffin, Tami Hoag, Meg Gardiner, Karin Slaughter… to name just the tip of the iceberg here. I could keep going and going! Enjoy!

  18. Great recommendations here! I love this genre. My go to horror writer is Stephen King. Misery, The Long Walk and The Shining are top favorites. Happy reading!

  19. This is my favorite genre! I’ll try to narrow down my list because there really a lot hehe (most of them or should I say, all of them were from my favorite author, Mary Higgins Clark hehe)

    We’ll Meet Again, No Place Like Home, I’ll Walk Alone, The Cinderella Murder, Weep No More My Lady, The Cradle Will Fall, Moonlight Becomes You, Where Are You Now?, I Heard That Song Before, Daddy’s Gone a Hunting, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, On The Street Where You Live, A Cry In The Night, Daddy’s Little Girl, Loves Music Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

    Blog This by Cami Checketts

    Classic Suspense:
    You’ve Got It Coming by James Hadley Chase
    The Case of the Black-eyed Blonde by Erle Stanley Gardner

    Horror
    The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

    there’s still a lot more but I forgot the title, need to check out my list 🙂

  20. Oh I haven’t read much horror but Asylum by Madeleine Roux was a good one i read last year! As for Mysteries, I’ll go with others and say Agatha Christie! Especially her Poirot mysteries. Adding a lot of these books to my TBR 😀

  21. Any murder/mystery, suspense/thriller, or psychological thriller, will generally keep me occupied and out of mischief!

    I don’t really have a favourite author, as I will read anything from the classics by Agatha Christie, to the occasional ‘cozy’ by an author such as Carolyn J. Rose, to the darker stories of someone like Layton Green, and anything in between!

    You have some excellent books featured, some of which I have read and some new to me, which I am off to check out in more detail, so thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yvonne

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