While a standalone mystery is great when you're in the mood for a one-and-done, sometimes you want to feed your craving with an entire mystery series—knowing there's a world and characters you can keep coming back to for the satisfaction of solving unsolved crimes. With audiobooks, you get the added bonus of sinking deeper into the setting, clues, and suspects as the story is performed for you, so you'll feel like you're alongside detectives, ready to bust a case. Here are the best mystery book series, spanning the gamut from procedurals to historical whodunits.

Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Truly Devious
A is for Alibi
Unquiet Dead
Land of Shadows
In the Woods
The Dime
Bluebird, Bluebird
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Last Place You Look
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
Broken Places
A Study in Scarlet Women
A Rising Man
A Curious Beginning
The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1
Special Circumstances
Still Life

Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and can hold a conversation using only gifs.

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