Mystery

Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term that is often used as a synonym of detective fiction — in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) solves a crime. The term "mystery fiction" may sometimes be limited to the subset of detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle element and its logical solution (cf. whodunit), as a contrast to hardboiled detective stories which focus on action and gritty realism. However, in more general usage "mystery" may be used to describe any form of crime fiction, even if there is no mystery to be solved ...more

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The Swallows
Swipe Right for Murder
All the Bad Apples
The Wolf Wants In
Stolen Things
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (Her Royal Spyness #13)
Careful What You Wish For
The Hidden Things
Ice Cold Heart (Monkeewrench, #10)
Here There Are Monsters
Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #25.7)
The Murder List
Singapore Sapphire (Harriet Gordon Mystery #1)
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories
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