The beauty of reading a high-level mystery novel is its ability to masterfully misdirect your suspicions of the (often deadly) culprit. Chapter by chapter, you’re unconsciously led to believe any given character could be the guilty party as the author deftly weaves the threads of mistrust. And it’s those false trails that make the ultimate pay off at the novel’s conclusion that much more satisfying.
To honor these types of works, and their brilliant authors, we’ve compiled a list of top-tier mystery novels in which everyone is a suspect. So, sit back, relax, and commence the whodunit guessing game. We’ll see you on the other side.