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Looking for the best audiobooks in mystery you can find? Let's explore the options.

Audiobooks are changing the way we consume literature, and they’re especially useful if you’re a fan of mysteries. If Amazon and Audible aren’t giving you good recommendations, look no further than this blog.

Listening to your favorite audiobooks is a great way to catch up on all you’ve been missing while busy with life. Plus, it allows you to multitask. What if you have learning disabilities? Don’t worry, they won’t get in the way of our 10 best mystery audiobooks ever.

Our top recommendations for mystery audiobooks

Even though our world is one big mystery, it can’t compare to the universes that come out of our favorite authors’ pens. That’s especially the case for our Top 10 picks because they’re guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

First, there were ten in this chilling psychological thriller by none other than the queen of the best mystery audiobooks – Agatha Christie. The true crime favorite outdid herself in the novel that places 10 mysterious people bound for murder.

There’s only one way to find out what happens.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Even though readers don’t have many positive things to say about this book on Goodreads, we believe it’s a must-read. This murder mystery thrills and intrigues everyone that picks it up because why does a woman organize her own funeral 6 hours before she’s murdered?

Follow along with the author and a disgraced policeman while they try to crack this 10-year-old cold case.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

How far would you go to protect your dark secrets? Even worse, would you kill a classmate who tried to expose them? Karen McManus’ debut novel invites you to figure out why a teenager would drop dead by the end of detention and if his “friends” had anything to do with it.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

We all spy on our neighbors sometimes, don’t we? Anna is no exception. However, one day, she will see something she shouldn’t have and begin questioning everything. This Amazon bestseller will keep you on your toes, constantly looking for answers.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

What would you do to make someone start talking? Especially if that someone is Alicia, a woman with the perfect life who shot her husband in cold blood and never spoke another word. Find out why this novel has such a high score on Audible and solve the mystery.

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

You’re the owner of a plantation in the American South, and everything is just as it should be. Until your gardener discovers a body. Even though a work of fiction, this novel will satisfy all your true crime obsessions.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

What fun could you have as a young woman back in the 1950's? For Flavia de Luce, discovering murder at the Buckshaw mansion is the best thing that has ever happened to her. Follow along as she’s seemingly born anew in this fantastic audiobook.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Speak now or forever hold your peace. Someone turns up dead at a wedding you’d die to be a part of. But why and who wouldn’t wish this couple well? Find out in a chilling Amazon bestseller set in Ireland. We know Tana French is proud of this one.

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

A broke Los Angeles actress by day and sleuth by night – Dayna begins investigating a murder for a prize. But her intentions are fast to change as she becomes fully invested. What can go wrong? Nothing, really… until someone tries to kill her.

They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

Here comes yet another thriller audiobook to satisfy your true crime desires. Delighted to be invited to a luxurious private island, Miriam soon finds that her companions can’t be trusted. With secrets galore, this standalone Amazon favorite will make your head spin with questions.


What is the best mystery book of all time?

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, but also “Murder On The Orient Express” and the fantastic Poirot. Who doesn’t love a road trip gone wrong?

Who is the best mystery book writer?

Here are some of our favorites: Lisa Jewell, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Ruth Ware, David Baldacci, and Megan Miranda whose books you can find in many book club sections. Can’t forget about Robert Galbraith, if you know what we mean.

What is a cozy mystery series?

Cozy mysteries are a subgenre where crime, violence, and sex are kept off-scene and to a minimum. 

What is a detective novel?

Another subgenre of crime and mystery fiction where a detective tries to solve a crime, usually a murder.

Why should you read a mystery book?

Because they will take your imagination to new heights!

What is the most popular mystery series?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

What is a mystery book series?

A mystery book series includes a series of books tied together by recurring characters or events.

What is a series of detective stories?

Similarly to mystery book series, it’s a series of detective stories usually featuring a recurring character. Take Sherlock Holmes, for example!

Who is the narrator of the audiobook?

The narrator can be anyone. Usually it’s the author, but with Speechify – you choose who you want to listen to.

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