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Chief Inspector GamacheA man of quiet courage and expert deduction, respected investigator Chief Inspector Armand Gamache takes on baffling murders in rural Quebec villages.
Miss MarpleMurder in the village library, the vicarage, or on a garden tour–nothing rattles Agatha Christie’s best-loved heroine, Miss Jane Marple.
Dr. Alex CrossDr. Alex Cross, a tough guy with a PhD in psychology, gets inside the heads of elusive and twisted killers in this James Patterson series.
Easy RawlinsIn this series by mystery icon Walter Mosley, luckless veteran turned PI Easy Rawlins takes on neglected cases and bigotry in post-WWII Los Angeles.
Dublin Murder SquadThe detectives of the Dublin Murder Squad solve perplexing, violent crimes—all the while trying to escape their pasts.
Harry BoschMaverick LAPD homicide detective and private eye Harry Bosch tackles dark cases in this gripping, gritty series.
Henry Rios MysteriesCriminal defense lawyer Henry Rios faces issues both personal and professional in this queer mystery series.
Blanche WhiteMurder meets humor and social commentary in Barbara Neely’s tales of Blanche Lam, housekeeper and amateur sleuth.
YouSantino Fontana is the seductive voice of an obsessive stalker in this utterly addicting series with murderous consequences.
Rizzoli and IslesA doctor-turned-author brings her expertise to these gripping thrillers featuring a detective and medical examiner duo.
Robert LangdonA college professor and renowned symbologist gets wrapped up in labyrinthine conspiracies in this twisty series.
MillenniumVictim turned avenger Lisbeth Salander, anti-social tech whiz with a dragon tattoo, teams up with a crusading journalist to hack criminal masterminds.
Harry HoleOslo’s toughest detective tracks down cold-blooded killers across Scandinavia in this Nordic noir fan favorite series.
Mercy KilpatrickAn FBI agent raised by survivalists is prepped to take on killers. But keeping her past a secret proves more difficult.
Jack ReacherEx-military cop and drifter Jack Reacher has a knack for attracting trouble in this edgy, fast-paced thriller series.
Hannibal LecterDelve into the mind and evolution of one of fiction’s most haunting characters: Hannibal Lecter, doctor, consultant, and cannibal.
Royal SpynessEngland’s poorest heiress Lady Georgie stumbles into intrigue after intrigue in this totally delightful (and impeccably narrated) cozy set in 1930s London.
Lady SherlockMaster narrator Kate Reading is the voice of Charlotte Holmes, an exceptional woman detective who assumes an alias to take on London’s toughest cases.
Perveen MistrySet in 1920s Bombay, this fresh series follows a young female lawyer in India devoted to championing women’s rights.
Bess CrawfordFollow alongside Bess Crawford, a nurse in the first World War, as she takes on a host of dangers and intrigue.
Maisie DobbsMaid turned psychologist and self-made sleuth Maisie Dobbs is a woman ahead of her time in post-WWI London.
The Hangman's DaughterSuperstitions, the occult, and grisly murders haunt a family of sleuths by happenstance in 17th-century Bavaria.
Isaac BellDriven by the pursuit of justice, Isaac Bell travels the American West (circa 1900) pursuing dastardly criminals.
Kopp SistersSet in 1910s New Jersey, this series is based on the real adventures of three sisters with the moxie to take on injustice.
Gray ManWhen an ex-CIA assassin becomes a hired gun, he’s bound to attract dangerous clients. Get ready for Mark Greeney’s truly explosive thriller.
Jack RyanIn Tom Clancy’s tightly woven, tense, and topical series, Cold War hero and CIA analyst Jack Ryan takes on the KGB, terrorists, and other threats.
BreakthroughMarine biologist Alison Shaw teams up with naval investigators against menacing deep sea forces and submarines.
Atlee PineAn FBI agent tormented by the childhood kidnapping of her sister takes on a terrifying plot in this gripping, pause-resistant caper.
Mitch RappOperative Mitch Rapp is a former top college athlete rocked by tragedy, and to the CIA, he’s the perfect asset.
Scot HarvathPolitical intrigue meets nonstop thrill ride in Brad Thor’s series about a Navy SEAL turned secret service agent.
James BondIan Fleming’s classic tales of espionage, seduction, and sophistication are among the best of the best in spy thrillers.
Joe LedgerHorror, thriller, and action adventure combine in Jonathan Maberry’s story of an ex-cop taking on bioterrorism threats.
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The Essential John Grisham in Audio
John Grisham is best known for his fast-paced legal thrillers and mysteries, many of which have been adapted for television and film. Because he’s so prolific and has been writing for decades, it can be difficult to know where to begin when selecting a title from his impressive back catalog. And Grisham is definitely a jack-of-all-trades: he’s written not only legal thrillers, but nonfiction, a series for kids, some humorous novels, and recently, a new mystery series outside of the legal thriller genre.
Best Mystery Series: Listens That'll Take You Right to the Crime Scene
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 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.
The Best James Patterson Audiobooks and Series According to Fans
James Patterson is one of the most prolific contemporary American writers working today—from children's and YA books to thrillers, mysteries, and even romance, it's hard to keep up with such a massive number of best sellers. Figuring out where to start with his array of audiobooks can be a tough choice to make. We've rounded up some of James Patterson’s most popular and highly rated audiobooks. Feel free to dive in anywhere!