I love a good mystery. Whether it's a police detective closing in on a criminal, hapless amateurs stumbling onto clues, or you, the reader, sussing out the details, there's nothing like the excitement and engagement of a well-done whodunit - whatever the form. My obsession, which may have started with all those choose your own adventure mystery books I once devoured, only grew as I did. And so did my desire to see myself in these stories. Thankfully, especially in recent years, there's no shortage of mysteries and thrillers with women as the driving force behind them - and not always on the virtuous side. That's what keeps it interesting and why we love them, right? So I've pulled together this list of 100 of my favorites (adding it to our 100 club).

We've got an array of popular subgenres from which to choose. Psychological thrillers with shifting perspectives and shifty states of mind. Police Procedurals that are very focused on solving the case. Suspense titles that'll keep you guessing. True Crime books that prove reality can often be more horrifying than fiction. Modern Detective tales that ground us in the contemporary world and a keen sense of the hero's inner workings. Classic Detective titles that harken back to a different time, with different sensibilities. And Espionage books to get your spy game on. Pick your poison below and find your next listen that's sure to make you shudder with delight. -- Abby, Audible Editor

Choose your favorite kind of Mystery or Thriller below:

    • Bonfire

    • A Novel
    • By: Krysten Ritter
    • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 763
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 763

    A psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Mystery

    • By Levi on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Behind Her Eyes

    • A Novel
    • By: Sarah Pinborough
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,677
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12,680

    Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What the heck...

    • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Secrets She Keeps

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,769
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,693

    Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Secrets - but Nothing New here

    • By Marie on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Last Thing She Ever Did

    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,086

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a psychological thriller exploring the things we dare to do when no one is looking....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I just couldn't get into it....

    • By Michelle on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Her Last Secret

    • A Gripping Psychological Thriller
    • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
    • Narrated by: Katie Villa
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 768

    The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Had To Think On This One..

    • By Wendi on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Anatomy of a Scandal

    • A Novel
    • By: Sarah Vaughan
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 366

    An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal among Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Men behaving badly

    • By RueRue on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Last Mrs. Parrish

    • A Novel
    • By: Liv Constantine
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,760
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,737

    Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Up in the Air

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Stillhouse Lake

    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,217

    With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much

    • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Duplicity

    • By: Sibel Hodge
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,516

    Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Silence of the Calves

    • By 6catz on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Magpie Murders

    • A Novel
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,646

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A British Whodunit

    • By Sara on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Cutting Season

    • A Novel
    • By: Attica Locke
    • Narrated by: Quincy Tyler Bernstine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 531

    Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where the past and the present coexist uneasily....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery + Atmosphere = A Definite Winner!

    • By Carole T. on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Wife

    • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,854
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,843

    A stunning domestic thriller which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Toni R. on 02-03-18
    • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4,194 ratings

    Regular price: $27.37