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Friday the 13th - Murder Mystery Books

April 13, 2018

Looking for some crimes to solve? this is a list for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller and suspense books that will keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night. There’s nothing quite like racing through a suspenseful, twisty page-turner. You won't be able to put them down!

"His name was Jason... and today, is his birthday."

— Pamela Voorhees, Friday the 13th 

1 The After House

The After House

Mary Roberts Rinehart | Mystery Classics

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A dream trip turns into a nightmare when three people are murdered aboard a luxurious yacht called the After House.

2 The Feathers

The Feathers

Rcheydn | Fiction

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A serial killer is terrorizing London – but not the normal serial killer. This murderer is experimenting – just how long can he control his victims, torturing them in the most unusual way, before they die? He is getting better with the feathers each time – but that does not mean he will stop. Detective Inspector David Maguire and his partner are on the trail of the killer, but it is a trail that has baffled them from the start – what is the killer trying to prove? What is his aim? At the same time investigative reporter Zack Tighe is following the story closely – perhaps a little too closely – and is proving to be far from helpful.

3 Clearwater Journals

Clearwater Journals

Al Rennie | Mystery

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Joe Holiday, an ex Metro cop, finds himself dragged into an investigation by Mia, an IHOP waitress. The probing they do into the murder of Mia\'s sister years earlier turns into a deadly manhunt with Joe and Mia suddenly becoming the targets of a vicious plot.

4 Murder in the Gunroom

Murder in the Gunroom

Henry Beam Piper | Mystery Classics

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Detective Jefferson Davis Rand is hired to examine a large gun collection after the owner seemingly commits suicide, and he discovers foul play.

5 A Deadly Suggestion

A Deadly Suggestion

R. W. Williams | Fiction

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When a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 5 shows a suspicious circumstance, Washington State Patrol, Detectives Trotman and Carver are on the case. A sinister plan reveals itself as the pieces fall together and the suspected murder is linked to more states. But tragedy strikes and the case come to a screeching halt with the death of Special Investigator Max Torkelson, known for thinking outside of the box when it comes to hard-to-solve crimes. Fortunately, a like-minded and up and coming Detective, Sheree Williams, steps to the fore. Her innate ability to decipher the cryptic notes left behind on Max’s files flings the case into overdrive. Unless she presses forward, one of the most frightening mass murder plots in U.S. History will launch within days or even hours.

6 The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Herbert George Wells | Sci-Fi Classics

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A scientist creates a serum to render himself invisible, but he can't reverse it, and this and this intolerable state drives him to madness and murder.

7 The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens | Mystery Classics

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This story is a murder mystery in which Edwin Drood is supposedly murdered and suspicion is cast on his uncle.

8 The Legacy of Cain

The Legacy of Cain

Wilkie Collins | Mystery Classics

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When a condemned woman asks the local Minister to take her daughter home, the childless man is touched and finds himself unable to refuse. Yet the prisoner has been unrepentant of the murder of her husband. Will her vices be passed on to this seemingly sweet child?

9 Something Between Red And Violet

Something Between Red And Violet

Rahee De | Mystery

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Mangled eyes have been turning up all over Bristol and the police are zeroed in on a possible suspect. Two murders within two days, all committed with a tattered knife. Calme, a special agent is sent to solve a different case altogether, gets tangled up in the mess and to her surprise, finds herself falling for the guy she's supposed to imprison. Will she be able to solve the case and find the answers before the arrogant killer and his deadly blow strikes again?

10 Copycat Ripper

Copycat Ripper

Bryan Stark | Fiction

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Murders resembling the original ripper occur but another motivation is suspected by Detective Chief Inspector Anderson.

11 Murder Outside Haneyville

Murder Outside Haneyville

Gary Whitmore | Mystery

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Two reporters, Donovan and Jodi, from different areas of the country become obsessed when a 1962 Buick Special was found in Lake Haney by Haneyville, Tennessee. The car belonged to two teens that went missing one summer night in 1970. They both headed off to Haneyville to write a story to discover what happened to the missing teens. During their research on the two missing teens, they discover they were both lovers from a previous life.

12 Agatha Webb

Agatha Webb

Anna Katharine Green | Mystery Classics

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When Agatha Webb and her servant are found murdered, the task of solving the mystery begins at once, and suspicion points to multiple people.

13 Bat Wing

Bat Wing

Sax Rohmer | Mystery Classics

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Paul Harley is a private detective who investigates a strange case in London which involves murder, voodoo, and vampires.