Mysteries & Thrillers

  • Mystery Madness

  • Thrill Me

    • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of seriously good, page-turning mysteries. Readers looking for a story involving generations in a family of terrorists. Teens who enjoy a good suspense novel.

    • Do Not Become Alarmed

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of page-turning thrillers set amongst a South American cruise vacation. Those who don't mind a storyline about the disappearance of children. Readers of mysteries coupled with an exploration of marriages and parenting.

    • Night Film

      Perfect for: Fans of creepy, page-turning horror / thrillers. Readers interested in a story about a wacko cultish film director and his murdered daughter. Lovers of seriously dysfunctional families.

    • Disclaimer

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of creepy, psychological thrillers. Readers interested in the story of a filmmaker whose nighttime reading recreates her one, terrible secret in graphic detail. Fans of art imitating life in eerie detail.

    • The Long and Faraway Gone

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of a contemporary thriller. Readers interested in two unsolved crimes that come back to haunt the survivors while bringing these two strangers together. Anyone fascinated by the workings of memory and the impact of violence on its survivors.

    • We Could Be Beautiful

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of slower-paced psychological thrillers. Readers interested in the story of a privileged New Yorker who begins to unravel long-held family secrets. Anyone looking for a nice page-turner.

    • Before the Fall

      Fans of page-turning thriller/mysteries. Readers interested in the story of ten wealthy characters who perish in a plane crash at the beginning, and the two survivors who cause a media sensation. Anyone looking for a great mystery that you shouldn’t start on a plane.

    • All Things Cease to Appear

      Book Dumpling Recommends for: Lovers of Gone Girl Readers of suspense fiction Anyone up for a good mystery about a missing wife.

    • Memory Man (Amos Decker #1)

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Readers looking for a story about a detective who is incapable of forgetting anything. Like, anything. Fans of revenge tales centered on a tragic murder of an entire family. Lovers of crime thrillers.

    • Luckiest Girl Alive

      Ani FaNelli has the cool job, perfect fiancé, you get the picture. But it wasn't always this way. Because there's a dark, buried secret in Ani's past that haunts her from that time in boarding school... Perfect for: Page-turning, beach reading. Lovers of ‘traumatic youth’ stories that come back to...

    • The Girl on the Train

      Rachel’s life is going downhill: she’s an alcoholic who rides the same train every day, past her old house, looking for signs of action between her ex-husband and the woman he left her for. When the enchanting couple living next door captures her eye, Rachel invents a story for them....

    • The English Girl (Gabriel Allon #13) – Daniel Silva

      Following the disappearance of a mysterious young woman in Corsica, professional assassin and spy, Gabriel Allon, embarks on a mission to locate her in a world where no one can be trusted. Perfect for: Lovers of international espionage. Fans of page-turning thrillers. Readers looking for their next favourite spy.

    • The Swimmer

      On one side of the world, the local 'swimmer' (a former spy) spends his days well, swimming. While he does laps, Kalara Walldeen works in Brussels as a political aide. When Klara witnesses something she shouldn't have, there's only one person who can save her: if he can leave his...

    • Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1)

      Summer, 1950: at the once grand, but now rather shabby mansion of Buckshaw, eleven-year-old, Flavia de Luce, is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It’s good she has a hobby: her father is distracted, her mother is dead, and her sisters ignore her at best, and antagonize her...

    • The Silent Wife

      Life is good for long-term partners, Jodi Brett and Todd Gilbert. Or so they would have you think: through the omniscient narrator we see that not only is their 20-year marriage “approaching a final stage of disintegration” but that, in just a few short months, Jodi will become a killer....

    • The Chairman (Christian Gillette #1)

      An equity fund manager is murdered, and his successor, Christian Gillette, is ready to take the helm. When Gillette escapes an attempt on his life – his limo explodes into fiery shreds – he becomes aware of the risk of his position. But no enemy will hinder his success –...

    • I Am Pilgrim

      The mysterious, Pilgrim, a US spy of all spies (complete with shady history), globe-trots (literally, the book jumps from Thailand to London to Afghanistan) to prevent bad things from happening. This book is so good and well written that to write more just wouldn’t do this riveting plot any justice....

    • A Simple Plan

      Three friends find four million dollars in cash in the wreckage of a plane crash. They decide to keep it to themselves so they can keep the money. Seems like a simple plan, except it’s really not. You know where it’s going, but you can’t stop... Perfect for: A suspenseful...

    • And Then There Were None

      This really is the #1 best-selling mystery of all time: the premise follows ten strangers (invited to an island by a mysterious host), all whom have something to hide. One by one, they die according to a nursery rhyme: “Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; one choked his little...

    • Berlin Noir: March Violets / The Pale Criminal / A German Requiem (Bernard Gunther #1-3)

      Get your dose of Kerr, a master of mystery, in these three books in one which follow ex-policeman, Bernie Gunther, a detective in Nazi Germany, as he navigates plots rich with historical accuracy: entertainment set during a dark period is no easy feat. Perfect for: Fans of hard-boiled detective stories,...

    • Eye of the Crow

      How did Sherlock Holmes become the king of great detectives? Peacock explores the 13-year-old Holmes’ first case – a murder, no less. Through the young detective’s eyes, we travel through a London filled with few friends and many enemies, where we meet his family, his methods of deduction, and his evolving...

    • The Black-Eyed Blond: A Philip Marlowe Novel

      Settle in for some crime fiction set in the 1950s with: a gumshoe detective, a rich leggy blonde, a bunch of thugs and, well, you get the idea. Years after Raymond Chandler’s death, Benjamin Black skilfully revives the one-and-only Philip Marlowe. In this caper, Marlowe searches for a rich dame’s...

    • Bellweather Rhapsody

      In 1982, Minnie Graves is a miserable bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding when she witnesses a terrible suicide / murder at The Bellweather Hotel. Flash forward to 1997 when the Hatmaker siblings travel to aforementioned hotel to partake in the Statewide High School Music Convention. Strange things start happening in...

    • Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan #11)

      From the producer of Bones comes another, grisly thriller: when a plumber discovers the skull of a teenage girl, Temperance Brennan is called in. Again. Not for the faint of heart. 

    • Still Missing

      Annie is a normal, modern-day woman who works as a realtor. That is, until the day she holds an open house and is abducted to a remote mountain cabin by a complete psychopath. Once she escapes, Annie battles to regain the normal life she once had. Perfect for: • Those...

    • Into The Darkest Corner

      Catherine falls hard for Lee: he’s charming, good-looking, a ‘real’ catch. When Lee reveals a much darker side, Catherine is sucked into his twisted, controlling and abusive world. Flash forward four years and Lee is behind bars. Catherine lives in constant fear accompanied by agonizing symptoms of OCD and PTSD....

    • The Shining Girls

      The Shining Girls is what you get when you combine a time-traveling serial killer with one of his potential victims hell-bent on outwitting him. Creepy, mesmerizing and well written. Perfect for: • Lovers of sci-fi / serial killer novels. • Those looking for a clever take on a seasoned formula....

    • The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy #1)

      Raised from birth to become an assassin, the ninth orphan decides to break free from the government agency that’s ‘raised’ him. Needless to say, severe consequences follow.Perfect for:• Lovers of fast-paced, international thrillers. • Those who usually dislike dystopian books. • Readers of addictive series.

    • Always Watching

      Dr. Nadine Lavoie is at home on the psych ward, mending the lives of her patients. When a new arrival forces Nadine to confront her own demons that have haunted her from childhood – she will discover the true reason behind her memory loss and claustrophobia. Perfect for: • Fans...

    • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)

      When supermodel Lula Landry is found dead due to an apparent suicide, the case is closed. Smelling foul play, her brother hires tortured P.I. Cormoran Strike to revisit the events that led to her death. With his new sidekick, Robin, and a cast of unsavory characters that has you guessing...