Best Mystery/Thriller/Detective Novels of all time

Merry Christmas guys!! today I’m going to share my top 7 Mystery/ Thriller/ Detective Novels all time. I may be a little biased towards Agatha Christie and Dan Brown but, trust me they’re writing is soo good. These are specifically chosen to keep you on the edge and to leave you completely stunned and amazed at the end. I’m going to give you a brief gist so you get the idea of the theme of the novel.

In no particular order lets get started:

And then there where none



Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion, at dinner a recoreded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down one by one… as one by one … They begin to die. Which amongst them is the killer and will any of them survive?

 The Da Vinci Code



While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body and the floor around him covered in baffling in symbols. Along with Sophie Neveu a French cryptologist, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci.




Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he go there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. With only a few from Dante’s Inferno to guide them.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband. He knew someone was blackmailing her and now he knew she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. Ackroyd was stabbed to death before he’d finish reading who the mystery blackmailer was.

Crooked House


The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection and suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior.

Angels & Demons


Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to Swiss research facility to analyse a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers a deadly vendetta against the catholic church by a centuries-old underground organization- the Illuminati. Langdon joins forces in Rome with mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb.

Murder on the Orient express


Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Simon Ratchett lies dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer, before the murderer decides to strike again…

So that’s it, I’m pretty sure you’ll like this if you are a mystery novel fanatic as I am. Please let me know you’re suggestions, I would love to read more books 🙂

So that’s it for today, take care, enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and I will meet you soon…

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2 thoughts on “Best Mystery/Thriller/Detective Novels of all time

    1. Hi
      I purposely didn’t include Sherlock Holmes because I only wanted to include those books which many people might not be aware of. Most of them already know Sherlock Holmes.
      Sherlock Holmes is always #1


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