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Best Mysteries to Listen to
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Best Mysteries to Listen to

These are my favorite mysteries that I have listened to. Some books don't always make the best listening material, but these are ones I can say are great!

Big Sky

Jackson Brodie: Book #5

By: Kate Atkinson
Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes

“ I listened to Big Sky with ever-increasing delight. Until now I was a stranger to Kate Atkinson and her fictional private eye, Jackson Brodie, and had no idea what was in store for me. The various threads of the story were laid out in the early chapters, leisurely, each character so clear and compelling, the narrative sparkling and even funny.... Read more

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Conviction

By: Denise Mina
Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes

“ Why did I wait so long to read Denise Mina?! Conviction is a fast listen made faster by the fact that the plot takes place over the course of just a couple of days. Anna is as explosively fascinating character (literally and figuratively, considering her temper!) Cathleen McCarron was such a wonderful narrator that I am actively seeking out... Read more

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What Rose Forgot

A Novel

By: Nevada Barr
Narrated by: Kate Burton
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes

“A unique story with an unreliable narrator that moved along at a brisk pace. I loved the main character, her attempt to figure out where she is, why she's there, and so much more. Thrilling and wonderful! Read more

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Heaven, My Home

A Highway 59 Novel: Book #2

By: Attica Locke
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

In this "captivating" crime novel (People), Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing child -- but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target.
9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise... Read more

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Bluebird, Bluebird

A Highway 59 Novel: Book #1

By: Attica Locke
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 9 hours 24 minutes

“Loved this audiobook. Darren Matthews is such a compelling protagonist, and the cast of characters, pacing, etc of this novel is terrific. Also thought the reader did an excellent job. Now on to Heaven My Home! Read more

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Lady in the Lake

A Novel

By: Laura Lippman
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

“I continue to be in awe of Laura Lippman’s ability to write novels that are so much more than mysteries. Lady in the Lake is, of course, a wonderful mystery with twists and turns and surprises —nothing is predictable. But it is also a beautiful character study and a sensitive look at the desire to have a meaningful life and how ambition can be... Read more

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The Word is Murder

A Novel

A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery: Book #1

By: Anthony Horowitz
Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

“When a healthy 60-year-old woman is found strangled in her London home the very day she had organized and paid for her own funeral, former police detective—now consultant—Daniel Hawthorne convinces author Anthony Horowitz to shadow his investigation to eventually publish this very story. Imagine sitting in a darkened English pub listening to... Read more

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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

A Novel in Clues

By: Nova Jacobs
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and protect—before others can get their hands on it.Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of... Read more

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A Better Man

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Book #15

By: Louise Penny
Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

"Robert Bathurst's intelligent narration captures every nuance, every emotion, and each of Louise Penny's subtle revelations about the unique, completely engaging residents of Three Pines." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief... Read more

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The Lost Man

By: Jane Harper
Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
Length: 10 hours 59 minutes

“Jane Harper has created yet another masterpiece, this one a standalone set in the outback region of Queensland Australia. It is a beautifully written character driven novel where the extreme hardship of living and surviving in the outback is one of the major characters. It is the story of the Bright brothers told from the perspective of Nathan –... Read more

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Your House Will Pay

A Novel

By: Steph Cha
Narrated by: Greta Jung & Glenn Davis
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

“Riveting story of two families struggles as racial violence has forever bound them together. Read more

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