Mystery Fiction

So you'd like to dive right into a mystery novel but have no ''clue'' where to start? Mystery fiction is a category of literature which involves solving crimes or puzzles by a process of observation, sleuthing, and the discovery of clues. Read more about mystery fiction at

Mystery Fiction Subgenres

* Detective Fiction: features main characters who are either professional private investigators or amateur sleuths. ** Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ** Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple novels by Agatha Christie * Women Detective Fiction: mystery novels in which the protagonists are female. ** Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell ** Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich ** Kinsey Milhone novels by Sue Grafton * Cozies (singular: cozy): take place in a small town, country village, or a rural setting. * Police/Procedural Fiction