• The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries - The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
  • The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries - Green for Danger by Christianna Brand
  • The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries - Mrs. McGinty's Dead (1952) by Agatha Christie
  • The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries - Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey
  • The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries - Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson

The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries, recommended by Tom Mead

In the Golden Age of mystery between the two World Wars, writers loved to devise fiendish plots where seemingly impossible crimes were committed. Tom Mead, author of two ‘locked-room’ mysteries set in the 1930s, introduces us to some of his favourite books in the genre, from the Golden Age itself to books written in more recent decades that pay tribute to its traditions.

  • The Best Mystery Books - Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Best Mystery Books - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • The Best Mystery Books - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • The Best Mystery Books - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) by Agatha Christie
  • The Best Mystery Books - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Best Mystery Books, recommended by David Baldacci

The best mystery books are completely unputdownable and addictive, the entertainment they provide more portable than watching TV and so much more satisfying than looking at your phone. Bestselling author David Baldacci, one of the masters of the genre and a passionate advocate for literacy and reading, talks us through some of the best mystery books ever written—as well as the contemporary authors he most admires.