header logo

19 Best Murder Mystery Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Murder Mystery books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best murder mystery books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

Mobile Cover ImageDesktop Cover Image
  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    In Cold Blood

    Truman Capote

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    Rebecca

    Daphne du Maurier

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    Mystic River

    Dennis Lehane

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Night Film

    A Novel

    Marisha Pessl

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this Murder Mystery books list created?

    We searched for "best Murder Mystery books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Murder Mystery books are in this list?

    There are 19 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Murder Mystery books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Murder Mystery books on the internet.

Got feedback? Email us 📧