Readers’ Advisory: Mystery

 

Classic Mysteries
Raymond Chandler
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Government and Espionage Mysteries
David Baldacci
Alex Berenson
Tom Clancy
Ian Fleming
Vince Flynn
Jack Higgins
John LeCarre
Robert Ludlum
Daniel Silva
Brad Thor

 

Legal Mysteries
William Bernhardt
Michael Connelly
Linda Fairstein
John Grisham
James Grippando
Scott Turow

 

Lighter Mysteries
Susan Wittig Albert
Nancy Atherton
M.C. Beaton
Lillian Jackson Braun
Cleo Coyle
Mary Daheim
Dianne Mott Davidson
Janet Evanovich
Joanne Fluke
Carolyn G. Hart

 

Medical Mysteries
Jefferson Bass
Patricia Cornwell
Michael Crichton
Jeffrey Deaver
Tess Gerritsen
Kathy Reichs

 

Police Procedural
Nevada Barr
C.J. Box
Linda Castillo
Tony Hillerman
P.D. James
J.A. Jance
William Kent Krueger
Ed McBain
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Ian Rankin
J.D. Robb
S.J. Rozan
Joseph Wambaugh

 

Suspense and Thrillers
Jeffrey Archer
Ace Atkins
Lawrence Block
James Lee Burke
Lee Child
Carol Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Jane Clark
Harlan Coben
Robert Crais
Julia Spencer Fleming
Gillian Flynn
Martha Grimes
Andrew Gross
Iris Johansen
Elmore Leonard
John Lescroart
Robert B. Parker
Ruth Rendell
John Sandford
Karin Slaughter
Stuart Woods