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:

    • The Wife Between Us

    • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,414
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19,384

    Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

    • By Jenn on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Girl on the Train

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132,565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117,058
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116,932

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

    • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Fixer

    • Justice Series, Book 1
    • By: T. E. Woods
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,796

    Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

    • By shelley on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Chalk Man

    • A Novel
    • By: C. J. Tudor
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,729

    In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Losing One’s Head

    • By DobieChuck on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Sharp Objects

    • A Novel
    • By: Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,964

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pitch Perfect Performance

    • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Woman in the Window

    • A Novel
    • By: A. J. Finn
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20,226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18,607
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18,551

    For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade's most anticipated debuts....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • STAY AWAY!!!

    • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Out

    • A Novel
    • By: Natsuo Kirino
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 897
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 828

    This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Out...

    • By Christopher on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mistake

    • By: K. L. Slater
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,041
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,035

    You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't be an a***** or you may be accused of murder

    • By Daniel Carter on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Breakdown

    • By: B. A. Paris
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,754
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,750

    Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I tore through it within a few days

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sister

    • By: Louise Jensen
    • Narrated by: Natalie Blass
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,632
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,318

    Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great suspense with unsual twists, turns and spill

    • By green ice cream garden on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dark Places

    • A Novel
    • By: Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,828

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark indeed

    • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Twist of Faith

    • By: Ellen J. Green
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,158

    After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The reader was great, the story not so much

    • By ShortOne on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Secret Mother

    • By: Shalini Boland
    • Narrated by: Katie Villa
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817

    Tessa Markham comes home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderfully entertaining book

    • By susan on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • I Am Watching You

    • By: Teresa Driscoll
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,995
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,990

    When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy Thriller With Depth

    • By Sara on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • You Will Know Me

    • A Novel
    • By: Megan Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 941

    How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter, Devon, a gymnastics prodigy, compete....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOTHING "like gone girl" like it claims

    • By lmb5 on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Remember Me

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Menley Nichols as never stopped blaming herself for the accidental death of her two-year old son, a tragedy that strained her marriage and her sanity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You won't want to stop reading...

    • By Bette on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $18.85

    • The Cinderella Murder

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,764

    In a first-time collaboration, "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark partners with best-selling author Alafair Burke to deliver a brand new suspense series about a television program....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping!

    • By Eva Gannon on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Whistler

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13,942
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12,521
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12,447

    Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's John Grisham, right?

    • By Elle on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $31.50

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