Everyone has a book genre that they prefer, that’s no secret, but if you’re a mystery or thriller person, sometimes it can be hard to find one where you truly can’t guess who the culprit is. And let’s be honest, it’s no fun reading a mystery when you’ve spotted the killer or thief by page 40. Luckily for you, there are plenty of books out there where that isn’t the case and will keep you guessing until the last page.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is known for her incredible mysteries, and to be perfectly honest you can’t go wrong with any of them. However, And Then There Were None is an insane mystery where the end result will just totally blow your mind. This is a total classic and you shouldn’t pass it up.
The premise of the book focuses on a group of people who show up to an island having all been written letters by someone claiming they needed to come there for personal reasons—tailored to each person. Slowly, one by one, they’re all killed off and you are on your toes from page one to the very last one thinking who in the world could be doing this.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
This book and sequals have probably been on your radar for a while, but if you haven’t gone to the trouble to read it yet, you certainly should because it is one hell of a ride. The story follows a Swedish journalist and a hacker who are looking into a disappearance. Chaos and ensues and the end it unbelievable. It’s riveting, beautifully written and there are several more books so you don’t have to end at just one.
Where Monsters Dwell by Jørgen Brekke
Written by a Norwegian author and translated into English, this book is not for the faint of heart. It’s gruesome, sometimes thoroughly disgusting, but absolutely intriguing and unlike any other mystery book I’ve read before. The story beings in Norway in the Middle Ages and follows two current-day detectives investigating murders on each side of the Atlantic where both victims were flayed and they discover a book bound in human skin. Intrigued yet?
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
This wouldn’t be a true mystery list if it only included on Christie book. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd is another fantastic hit by the acclaimed mystery novelist and for good reason. This is one of Christie’s Poirot books, a funny little Belgian detective, who you will quickly fall in love with. Money, blackmailing, drama, humor, this book has it all and you’ll never guess who did it.
Writing mysteries is truly an art, and these four are top of the list. If this is a genre you’re interested it and you haven’t yet read these, it’s time to pop by the bookstore or get an e-book or visit the library and get going.