Standalone Mysteries & Thrillers
From Jack Reacher to the Dublin Murder Squad, there are many popular mystery and thriller series to get lost in. But there are also great examples of the genre that stand by themselves. For those of you in the mood for a one-and-done, here are some must-read standalone mysteries perfect for spending an autumn weekend with.
A murder she doesn’t remember committing. A killer she doesn’t remember meeting. Megan Goldin’s Stay Awake is an electrifying novel that proves memory can be deadly.
A family reunion on a tiny tidal island leads to murder in this delightfully twisty and atmospheric thriller with a wink to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None…
Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead. A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape, The Lost Man confirms Jane Harper is one of the best new voices in writing today.
From the bestselling and award-winning author comes a wickedly clever and fast-paced novel of greed, revenge, obsession–and quite possibly the perfect murder.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water…
The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead
From the author of the acclaimed In My Dreams I Hold a Knife comes a pitch-black thriller about a woman determined to destroy a powerful cult and avenge the deaths of the women taken in by it, no matter the cost.
The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias
From Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Locus award-nominated author, Gabino Iglesias, comes a genre-defying thriller about a father desperate to salvage what’s left of his family, even if it means a descent into violence–both supernatural and of our own terrifying world.