The Best Mystery Audiobooks

The Best Mystery Audiobooks

Mystery is in the air. You can feel it. Or maybe it’s just the strains of classic crime novels playing in your headphones? Either way, you can’t shake the sensation that something sinister lurks just beyond the corner. But you’re almost certainly not the only person wondering what they’d do if they got wrapped up in a whodunnit. You don’t need to be a professional sleuth to know that murder and mystery make for a gripping combination. And that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best mystery books for listeners of all levels.

Crime & Detective Stories

A Flicker in the Dark Image

A Flicker in the Dark

Author: Stacy Willingham

Narrator: Karissa Vacker

Details: Six adolescent girls went missing in Chloe Davis's small Louisiana village when she was 21. By the end of the summer, Chloe's father had confessed to the crimes and been sentenced to life in prison, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to battle with the reality and move ahead while dealing with the fallout. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren't actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer?


No Mark Upon Her

No Mark Upon Her

Author: Deborah Crombie

Narrator: Gerard Doyle

Details: Deborah Crombie, a New York Times best-selling author, makes her mark with this engrossing, finely hued suspense novel - a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective - an accomplished rower - on the Thames, full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals.

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Swimming To Catalina

Author: Stuart Woods

Narrator: Tony Roberts

Details:  Stone Barrington, an ex-cop turned Manhattan attorney and investigator, returns in Swimming to Catalina, still reeling from his abrupt breakup with clever, gorgeous magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has gone on to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Calder then asks Stone for assistance: Arrington has fled without a trace, and Calder, rather than calling the cops, wants Stone to track her down. 

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Twisted Psychological Mysteries


Author: Judy K. Walker

Narrator: Alex Knox

Details: One man was slain, and another was on the verge of death... And it's not even close to being over. Adam Rutledge regrets that he didn't get a chance to stop the man terrorizing Beecham County, and that his friends and family are suffering as a result. But Adam's suffering is only getting started.

The Perfect Mother

Author: Aimee Molloy

Narrator: Cristin Milioti

Details: They're known as the May Mothers, a group of new mothers who all had babies in the same month. They meet in Prospect Park in Brooklyn twice a week for some much-needed adult time. The women are seeking for a nice break from their everyday routine when they go out for drinks at the chic neighborhood pub. But something goes horribly wrong on this sweltering Fourth of July night.

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Author: Sarah Pinborough

Narrator: Sarah Durham

Details: MADNESS LIES IN THE DARK OF NIGHT... Emma is unable to sleep. CHECK THE DOORS AND WINDOWS. It's been like this since the big 4-0 began to approach. TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY AND LOCK THE DOORS. Just before her fortieth birthday, her mother stopped sleeping. Because of it, she went insane and committed the unthinkable. CHECK-IN ON THE KIDS. Is that what's going on with Emma? WHY IS IT THAT SHE CAN'T SLEEP?


Cozy Mysteries with a Twist

And Then There Were Crumbs

Author: Eve Calder

Narrator: Christa Lewis

Details: Stewart Lord is a real estate developer who like a special kind of dough: green dough. He realizes he might make a fortune by buying the Cookie House from Sam, who is adamant about not selling. When Stewart turns on Sam and subsequently shows up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam's cinnamon buns, all eyes turn to the town's favorite bakery.


Cinco de Mayhem

Author: Ann Myers

Narrator: Cris Dukehart

Details: In the second Santa Fe Café mystery thriller, margaritas, spicy guacamole, and murder are among this year's Cinco de Mayo preparations.

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The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

Author: Agatha Christie

Narrator: Emilia Fox

Details: Heather Babcock had been babbling at her movie idol, the gorgeous Marina Gregg, for a minute. Heather had a major seizure the next day after being poisoned by a lethal combination. The cocktail appears to have been made with the lovely actress in mind. Miss Marple, on the other hand, begins to ask her own inquiries while the police go through the evidence, because she knows that even the most quiet village can hold terrible secrets.

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Mystery stories are some of the most popular stories out there, so it makes sense that they would be some of the most popular types of audiobooks, too. Whether you want to get your mind whirling or simply enjoy a good story, these mystery audiobooks have something for everyone. From classic whodunits to chilling stories with an almost supernatural twist, these mystery audiobooks will keep you glued to your headphones until the end.

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