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

Hunting Annabelle
Half of What You Hear
This Lie Will Kill You
The First Lady
Hearts of the Missing
For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
Crow Flight
One Taste Too Many (Sarah Blair Mystery, #1)
Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1)
Game of Scones (A Sugar & Spice Mystery #1)
What You Hide
Eggs on Ice (Cackleberry Club, #8)
The Fade
Deadfall
Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square, #5)
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    S.J. Watson

    Author of Before I Go to Sleep

    S J Watson was born in the UK, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years.

    In 2011 Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was released to critical acclaim. It has now been published in over 40 languages, and has become an international bestseller, winning numerous awards.

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