A great mystery book contains the element of suspense and thrill of figuring things out. This type of books are one of the best-selling genres of all time. Below is a list of some of the best mystery books in publishing history. These books are hot right now on Amazon and are considered the classics under the genre of murder mystery and detective stories.

1.“A” IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton

Kinsey Millhone is a private investigator who helps Nikkie Fife, a woman accused of murdering her adulterous husband.

2.THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN by Michael Crichton

A probe satellite that falls in a deserted area in northeastern Arizona has corpses lying on the ground with all their faces in frozen surprise.

3.BAD MONKEY by Carl Hiaasen

Detective Andrew Yancy tries to investigate the real story behind a boating accident that where he got the human arm stored in his freezer.

4.THE BIG SLEEP by Ramon Chandler

Philip Marlowe is a private eye hired by a millionaire to investigate the blackmailer of his daughter. Marlow untangles so much more than an extortion story. 

5.THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF PULPS by Otto Penzler

In this collection of over forty-seven stories and two novels, mystery genre was popularized.

6.THE CLEANER: JOHN MILTON SERIES by Mark Dawson

After a decade of service to M16, John Milton retires and chooses the underground life.

7.IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote

Truman Capote travels to a small town in Kansas investigates the murder of the 4 members of the Clutter family. This book ranks top two among the best-selling true crime stories in history of publishing.

8.THE COMPLETE AUGUSTE DUPIN STORIES by Edgar Allan Poe

A compilation of the best mystery novels including “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” which is considered to be the first original detective story.

9.THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith

While reinvestigating a case that had been cast aside as suicide, Cormoran Strike finds himself brushing elbows with the high-profile and navigating the kind of lives that they live.

10.THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist, investigates the murder of the Louvre museum curator using a series of clues hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s works. With the aid of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, they try to figure out the puzzle and in the process expose ancient lies.