As the leaves change color and the air grows colder, there’s nothing like curling up with a good mystery or thriller book to get your brain gears turning. We’ve put together a list of the best mystery and thriller books of 2022 hitting shelves this fall, so you can be ahead of the curve and know what to look for. So whether you’re in the mood for an edge-of-your-seat thriller or a complex mystery, we’ve got you covered!
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind–leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Sharp Objects in this internationally bestselling psychological thriller, for fans of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell, now for the first time in English.
We Spread by Iain Reid
The author of the “evocative, spine-tingling, and razor-sharp” (Bustle) I’m Thinking of Ending Things that inspired the Netflix original movie and the “short, shocking psychological three-hander” (The Guardian) Foe returns with a new work of philosophical suspense.
The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy
For fans of Matt Haig and Anthony Horowitz, an “intriguing and thought-provoking” (Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish) novel in which the lives of a disgraced police officer, a prolific author, and an upstanding citizen are inextricably bound together by a series of mysterious deaths.
Double Exposure by Ava Barry
In this heart-pounding tale of deception, a young P.I. must unravel the secrets behind a murders of a Los Angeles heiress’s parents.
River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan
This psychological thriller weaves together folk magick with cultural empowerment. Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the book follows Eva Santos Moon, a struggling artist whose husband is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend. Eva must use her magick as a bruja to protect herself and her family, while confronting her own dark past.
Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris
From the acclaimed author of All Her Little Secrets comes yet another gripping, suspenseful novel where, after the murder of a white man in Jim Crow Mississippi, two Black sisters run away to different parts of the country . . . but can they escape the secrets they left behind?
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
This is not just another novel about a dead girl. Two women—one alive, one dead—are brought together in the dark underbelly of New York City to solve a tragic murder.
The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz
In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fourth literary whodunit following The Word is Murder, The Sentence Is Death, and A Line to Kill, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation—and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne.
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