New Mystery and Thriller Reads for Fall
By: Valeria Ramos
As the leaves start to rustle and the temperatures cool, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a captivating mystery or thriller novel. Whether you’re looking for spine-tingling suspense, mind-bending puzzles, or a classic whodunit to curl up with on a crisp autumn evening, we’ve got you covered.
In this roundup of new mystery and thriller reads for fall, we’ve scoured recent releases to bring you the most enticing tales to keep you on the edge of your seat. So, grab your favorite blanket, brew a cup of tea, and get ready to dive into a world of intrigue and suspense. Your next thrilling read might just be waiting for you in this handpicked list!
10 New Mystery and Thriller Books for Fall
The Last Devil to Die
“In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.”
When their friend in the antique business has been killed, and a dangerous package goes missing, the group navigates art forgery, online scams, and drug deals to uncover secrets that will tug at your heartstrings. Friendship and mystery unite in this delightfully suspenseful tale!
The River We Remember
In this captivating novel, a shocking murder in a small 1958 Minnesota town ignites a firestorm of old grievances.
Sheriff Dern, a war hero, probes the murder of a wealthy landowner, with suspicions on Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran with a Japanese wife. The town descends into anger as a cast of characters with tragic pasts wrestles with the murder’s potential revelations.
Dead of Winter
A chilling, remote cabin in the snowy wilderness sets the stage for a spine-tingling thriller.
Christa’s tour group in the Rocky Mountains takes a turn when a snowstorm traps her and eight strangers in a cabin. Their tour guide vanishes, only to be found brutally murdered. With a killer among them, the group grapples with survival and betrayal in a gripping tale that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murders
Meet Vera Wong, a tea-shop owner, matchmaker, and accidental detective.
When a dead man disrupts her peaceful tea-sipping routine, Vera takes it upon herself to uncover the truth. Join her in this charming and quirky cozy mystery as she uses her wit and maternal instincts to catch the killer.
In 1974 Boston, Mary Pat embarks on a desperate quest to find her missing daughter, uncovering dangerous secrets that threaten the Irish mob’s reign.
Set against the backdrop of Boston’s turbulent school desegregation, this novel delves deep into criminality, power, and the dark underbelly of American racism, making it a must-read thriller from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author.
Those Empty Eyes
Alex Armstrong has reinvented herself after being accused of her family’s massacre, adopting a new identity and dedicating her life to seeking justice for others.
Her latest case involves Matthew Claymore, a man accused of his girlfriend’s disappearance, which reveals shocking secrets about a university’s dark cover-ups. As Alex delves into this case, she uncovers unexpected links to her own family’s murder, exposing a sinister truth: nobody is who they appear to be. This novel weaves a compelling narrative of hidden identities, dark secrets, and a quest for justice.
The Housemaid’s Secret
In this sequel to the best-selling thriller, “The Housemaid,” Millie lands a job with the wealthy Garrick family, taking care of their penthouse while harboring a hidden agenda.
She becomes suspicious of Mrs. Garrick, who seems to be hiding dark secrets and suffering in silence. When the narrator discovers something unsettling, she makes a vow to protect Mrs. Garrick while pursuing her own vendetta against Douglas Garrick.
In this novel, a mysterious murder case in 1959 Adelaide Hills, triggers a chain of events spanning generations.
60 years later, journalist Jess returns to Sydney to find her grandmother, Nora, frail and confused after a fall. As Jess uncovers secrets within the family, she connects them to an unsolved 1959 tragedy, leading to a thought-provoking exploration of motherhood, secrets, and truth.
All the Dangerous Things
Isabelle Drake’s life took a devastating turn when her toddler son, Mason, was abducted from his crib a year ago.
Her relentless search for him has left her sleep-deprived, with only fleeting moments of rest. When she agrees to an interview with a true-crime podcaster, probing questions and severe insomnia dredge up unsettling memories from her own past, casting doubt on her memory of Mason’s disappearance and raising questions about her own trustworthiness in this suspenseful thriller.
In this cozy mystery, bookstore owner Nora Pennington gets entangled in a murder investigation when her ex-husband’s former flame ends up dead.
Nora and her friends team up with the sheriff to solve the case, but complications arise when one of their fathers, recently released from prison, returns to town with a troubling past.
Cozy Up With a New Mystery Book This Fall
In the world of literature, few genres hold the power to captivate and intrigue quite like mysteries. So, grab a warm beverage, find a cozy nook, and immerse yourself in the compelling narratives that await. These book recs are sure to make your fall reading experience one filled with suspense and excitement.