13 Page-Turning Murder Mysteries Recommended by Off the Shelf Readers
Plot twist! Today’s list of page-turning murder mysteries is straight off the shelves of our very own Off the Shelf readers. We asked you on Facebook about your favorite mystery books and were overwhelmed (and delighted) with your responses. We sifted through your picks and here are just a few of the spine-tingling books we can’t wait to dive into.
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With its white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists, it’s no wonder Off the Shelf readers consider this Lisa Lutz thriller a must-read. After leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya flees town and meets an ally, Blue, along the way. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, readers are left to wonder: can she possibly outrun her past?
3The Life We Bury
Looking for an interview subject for a college assignment, Joe Talbert finds himself unwittingly interviewing convicted murder Carl, who has been medically paroled to a nursing home. Thread by thread, Joe digs deeper into the circumstances of Carl’s conviction and the crime. But will he discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?
4How the Light Gets In
It’s Christmastime in the village of Three Pines and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has received a missing person report for an unnamed woman. But as Gamache is drawn into the investigation, he soon discovers that the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world.
Many of you agreed Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series, which begins with POSTMORTEM, was essential for avid mystery readers. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst when a gruesome trail of stranglings paralyzes Richmond, Virginia. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman.
6Evil Under the Sun
Of course, no list of murder mysteries worth its salt can leave out legendary writer Agatha Christie. In EVIL UNDER THE SUN, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather shocking secrets to light.
8You Belong To Me
Pick up any Mary Higgins Clark suspense novel and we promise that you’ll be dazzled by it. With more than 50 books under her belt, Clark is an authority in the genre. Off the Shelf readers recommend Clark’s YOU BELONG TO ME, a page-turning mystery about a killer who targets lonely women on cruise ships.
9The Black Echo
A Michael Connelly thriller—namely a Detective Harry Bosch one—is a staple for the contemporary thrill-seeking reader. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.
Sarah’s husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother. When his beloved Aunt Julia suffers an accident, they return to the childhood home Jack has avoided for years. As facts about Julia’s accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about this family is what it seems and that her husband’s past is actually a puzzling rabbit hole.