Best new thrillers and detective novels of 2022 to date


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From crumbling Gothic mansions and deserted islands to suburban neighborhoods with a dark side, the best thriller and mystery books of 2022 will take you to spooky places this year. However, 2022 is also shaping up to be the Year of Cozy Mystery. While the genre – which is known for mixing murder and laughter – has always been loved by its fans, it is poised to make its mark on the mainstream thanks to the highly anticipated new releases from Jesse Q. Sutanto, Gigi Pandian and Mia P. Manansala.

Are you more of a thriller full of twists and turns? Then, this year, you will also find many new products to satisfy you. Prepare for new readings from Lucy Foley, Simone St. James, Ruth Wilson, Riley Sager and Alex Finlay. Once you’ve added the first novels from authors keen to leave their mark on the genre, it becomes clear that there is no shortage of excellent thriller and mystery books at a bookstore (or e-reader) near you.

Ready to dive into mystery and chaos? So read on for a list of every mystery and thriller book you need to add to your ever-growing TBR this year.


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