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Mystery and Thriller Book Series

Mystery & Thriller Book Series

From classic whodunits to action-packed spy capers and chilling stories of brilliant killers, our
mystery & thriller series deliver compelling characters, absorbing cases, and plenty of suspense.

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Jack Ryan Is Action Hero with a Political Edge

CIA analyst and former Marine, Jack Ryan was done with field work—until an impulsive act of courage gained him international recognition and enemies. In Tom Clancy’s tightly woven, tense, and topical thrillers, a Cold War hero takes on the KGB, terrorists, and other threats.

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Doctor Alex Cross Is One of Fiction’s Greatest Detectives

He gets inside the heads of brilliant and twisted killers. And he takes on D.C.’s grisliest murder cases. Alex Cross, a tough guy with a PhD in psychology, and a soft spot for his wife, kids, and Nana, shines in thriller after thriller from suspense master James Patterson.

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Solve Murders with Accidental Sleuth Miss Marple

Murder in the village library, the vicarage, or on a garden tour–nothing rattles Miss Jane Marple. One of Agatha Christie’s best known and loved characters, this little old lady is sharp as a tack and solves crimes that baffle police simply by paying attention to the evidence.

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New, notable, and endlessly entertaining series that are hot right now.

Bluebird Bluebird
Highway 59

By: Attica Locke
Narrated by: JD Jackson

1,617 ratings

A Merciful Death
Mercy Kilpatrick

By: Kendra Elliot
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt

11,897 ratings

Patient Zero
Joe Ledger

By: Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by: Ray Porter

66,722 ratings

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson
Narrated by: Simon Vance

120,343 ratings

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The 10 Detective Book Series That Keep Us Guessing

Chances are if you’re a mystery or crime fan, you love detective novels. And if, like me, you hate having a suspenseful story interrupted by life’s chores and routines, then you’re always on the lookout for the best detective book series in audio. Here are 10 detective series that are so good, you’ll have a hard time not marathoning them all.

10 Thrilling Spy Book Series for Espionage Lovers

Action, thrills, and edge-of-your-seat moments are things you can usually count on from spy book series. And having them narrated to you, with all the breathless intensity the plots require, makes espionage books a must in audiobook format. If you’re looking for some adventure in your life via catching some spies—or being a spy!—here are 10 thrilling espionage books for your spy-loving heart.

Mystery & Thriller Series Authors We Love
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Dublin Murder Squad

Easy Rawlins

Harry Bosch

Royal Spyness

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If you love Jacqueline Winspear’s brainy female sleuth and rich historical details, these three celebrated series could be your new favorites! Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness follows Lady Georgina “Georgie” Rannoch through an irresistible world of intrigue and romance. Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mysteries star beloved narrator Jayne Entwistle and the most charming 11-year-old investigator you’ve ever met. And in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith introduces Botswana’s sole female detective, Precious Ramotswe, in a series of atmospheric, insightful, and often humorous novels. —Kat

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Chief Inspector Gamache
These stories are multilayered with colorful and complex characters.
Ms. Penny's writing is lush, filled with insight and humor.
The narration by Ralph Cosham adds another dimension to the
experience of enjoying these novels.

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Chief Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny
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