The Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books of 2022 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

"What are the best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books released in 2022?" We looked at 346 of the top Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

“What are the best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books released in 2022?” We looked at 346 of the top Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 37 books, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 300+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2022 Articles:

Previous Years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 37 Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books From 2022



37.) A Flicker in the Dark written by Stacy Willingham

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar

A New York Times Bestseller “A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning…



36.) Blood Sugar written by Sascha Rothchild

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Popsugar
  • Publishers Weekly

Terrific. You might come for the mystery, but you will stay for the sheer energy.–New York Times Book Review An utterly delicious debut thriller that…



35.) Daisy Darker written by Alice Feeney

Lists It Appears On:

  • Celadon
  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* Alice Feeney is great with TWISTS and TURNS. –Harlan Coben The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of Rock Paper Sc…



34.) Five Decembers written by James Kestrel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Booklist 2
  • Five Books

Winner of the 2022 Edgar Award for Best Novel “War, imprisonment, torture, romance…The novel has an almost operatic symmetry, and Kestrel turns a be…



33.) House of Hunger written by Alexis Henderson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • NPR

WANTED – Bloodmaid of exceptional taste. Must have a keen proclivity for life’s finer pleasures. Girls of weak will need not apply. A young woman is d…



32.) Jackal written by Erin E. Adams

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Popsugar
  • Publishers Weekly

A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white rust belt town. But she’s not the first–and she may not be the last. . . . “I read thi…



31.) Just Like Home written by Sarah Gailey

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Popsugar

Just Like Home is a darkly gothic thriller from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey, perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House a…



30.) Lavender House written by Lev AC Rosen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • Popsugar

A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lev AC Rosen’s Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer historical twist. Lavender House, 1952: the f…



29.) Portrait of a Thief written by Grace D. Li

Lists It Appears On:

  • Celadon
  • NPR
  • Popsugar

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by *Marie Claire* *W…



28.) Reputation written by Sarah Vaughan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • NPR
  • Popsugar

“Astonishingly timely and clever, utterly gripping.” –Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Sarah Vaughan has done it again. Superb.” –S…



27.) Secret Identity written by Alex Segura

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • Kirkus
  • NPR

From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books. It’s 1975 and the …



26.) The Book of Cold Cases written by Simone St. James

Lists It Appears On:

  • Celadon
  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar

A Most Anticipated Novel by PopSugar * Crime Reads * Goodreads * A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman ac…



25.) The House Across the Lake written by Riley Sager

Lists It Appears On:

  • Celadon
  • Indigo
  • Popsugar

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a most anticipated summer book by USA Today, People, E! News, Cosmopolitan, PureWow, CNN.com, New York Pos…



24.) The Ink Black Heart written by Robert Galbraith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Five Books
  • Waterstones

The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked…



23.) The Island written by Adrian McKinty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 2
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A “brilliant and relentless” new thriller from the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Chain (Don Wi…



22.) The Pallbearers Club written by Paul Tremblay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • NPR
  • Popsugar

“Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel . . . The Pallbearers Club is a welcome casket of chills to shoulder.” – Washington Post”Unc…



21.) The Verifiers written by Jane Pek

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • OMP
  • Popsugar

Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people’s online lives, a…



20.) Two Nights in Lisbon written by Chris Pavone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND NATIONAL BESTSELLER. There’s no such thing as a book you can’t put down, but this one was close. –Stephen King Smart su…



19.) White Horse written by Erika T. Wurth

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Esquire
  • Popsugar

This ghost story is a perfect example of new wave horror that will also satisfy fans of classic Stephen King. –Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of The Da…



18.) Winter Work written by Dan Fesperman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • NPR

An exhilarating spy thriller inspired by a true story about the precious secrets up for grabs just after the fall of the Berlin Wall–from the acclaim…



17.) Wrong Place Wrong Time written by Gillian McAllister

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo
  • Waterstones

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK”It’s perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve…



16.) You’re Invited written by Amanda Jayatissa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NPR
  • NYPL

“Absolutely addictive…it’s like Agatha Christie meets Crazy Rich Asians. Amanda Jayatissa is an author you want to watch.”–Brad Thor What could be …



15.) All Good People Here written by Ashley Flowers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometo…



14.) Anywhere You Run written by Wanda M. Morris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR
  • Popsugar
  • Publishers Weekly

Wise, riveting, and full of surprises, Anywhere You Run will keep you up past your bedtime and stay with you long after the book is closed.” –Lisa Un…



13.) Bleeding Heart Yard written by Elly Griffiths

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Book Depository
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

A murderer strikes at a school reunion–but the students are no strangers to death– in this propulsive, twisty thriller from the internationally best…



12.) City on Fire written by Don Winslow

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Booklist 2
  • Waterstones

New York Times Bestseller!From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel Trilogy (The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Border), The…



11.) Shutter written by Ramona Emerson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • OMP

Longlisted for the National Book Award This blood-chilling debut set in New Mexico’s Navajo Nation is equal parts gripping crime thriller, supernatura…



10.) The Butcher and the Wren written by Alaina Urquhart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectiv…



9.) The Violin Conspiracy written by Brendan Slocumb

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Booklist
  • NPR
  • Popsugar

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! – Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise–undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classi…



8.) Girl, Forgotten written by Karin Slaughter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Book Depository
  • Celadon
  • Indigo
  • Popsugar

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!”It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization that make her stand out among thriller writers.” — Washington PostFr…



7.) Hidden Pictures written by Jason Rekulak

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • Indigo

NATIONAL BESTSELLER – OPTIONED FOR NETFLIX BY A PRODUCER OF THE BATMAN “I loved it. –Stephen King From Edgar Award-finalist Jason Rekulak comes a wil…



6.) The It Girl written by Ruth Ware

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an u…



5.) Killers of a Certain Age written by Deanna Raybourn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Goodreads 2
  • Kirkus
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Popsugar

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “This Golden Girls meets James Bond thriller is a journey you want to be part of.” -Buzzfeed Older women often f…



4.) The Bullet That Missed: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery written by Richard Osman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Book Depository
  • Goodreads 2
  • Kirkus
  • OMP
  • Waterstones

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Ric…



3.) The Hacienda written by Isabel Cañas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Popsugar

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house,…



2.) The Paris Apartment written by Lucy Foley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Book Depository
  • Celadon
  • Five Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • NPR
  • Popsugar

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”Told in rotating points of view, this Tilt-A-Whirl of a novel brims with jangly tension – an undeniably engrossing gu…



1.) The Maid written by Nita Prose

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Celadon
  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo
  • Kirkus
  • Popsugar
  • Waterstones

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK – “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this…




The 300+ Additional Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books Released In 2022



38) 1989 – Val McDermid List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

39) A Heart Full of Headstones – Ian Rankin List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

40) A Song of Comfortable Chairs – Alexander McCall Smith List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

41) A World of Curiosities – Louise Penny List: (Barnes & Noble 2, Popsugar)

42) Are You Sara? – S.C. Lalli List: (NPR, Popsugar)

43) Bad Actors (Slough House #8) – Mick Herron List: (OMP, Waterstones)

44) Before You Knew My Name – Jacqueline Bublitz List: (Five Books, Popsugar)

45) Blackwater Falls – Ausma Zehanat Khan List: (Popsugar, Publishers Weekly)

46) Dark Music – David Lagercrantz List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

47) Desert Star – Michael Connelly List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

48) Dirt Creek – Hayley Scrivenor List: (OMP, Popsugar)

49) Double Exposure – Ava Barry List: (Popsugar, Publishers Weekly)

50) Heat 2 – Michael Mann List: (Barnes & Noble 2, Book Depository)

51) I’ll Be You – Janelle Brown List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

52) Like a Sister – Kellye Garrett List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

53) Livid – Patricia Cornwell List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

54) Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies – Misha Popp List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

55) Malice House – Megan Shepherd List: (Barnes & Noble, Popsugar)

56) Never Name the Dead – D.M. Rowell List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

57) Next in Line – Jeffrey Archer List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

58) Notes on an Execution – Danya Kukafka List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

59) One Step Too Far – Lisa Gardner List: (Book Depository, Popsugar)

60) Razorblade Tears – S. A. Cosby List: (Booklist 2, Five Books)

61) Real Easy – Marie Rutkoski List: (OMP, Popsugar)

62) Run, Rose, Run – Dolly Parton and James Patterson List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

63) Sign Here – Claudia Lux List: (Barnes & Noble, Popsugar)

64) Stay Awake – Megan Goldin List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

65) Take Your Breath Away – Linwood Barclay List: (Book Depository, Indigo)

66) The 6:20 Man – David Baldacci List: (Kirkus, Waterstones)

67) The Appeal – Janice Hallett List: (NYPL, Popsugar)

68) The Children on the Hill – Jennifer McMahon List: (Goodreads, Popsugar)

69) The Christie Affair – Nina de Gramont List: (Kirkus, Popsugar)

70) The Devil Takes You Home – Gabino Iglesias List: (Celadon, NPR)

71) The Family Remains – Lisa Jewell List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

72) The Fervor – Alma Katsu List: (NPR, OMP)

73) The Golden Couple – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen List: (Amazon, Popsugar)

74) The Hollow Kind – Andy Davidson List: (Barnes & Noble, Esquire)

75) The Kingdoms of Savannah – George Dawes Green List: (Celadon, Publishers Weekly)

76) The Lies I Tell – Julie Clark List: (Amazon, Popsugar)

77) The Old Woman With the Knife – Gu Byeong-Mo List: (NPR, Popsugar)

78) The Other Side of Night – Adam Hamdy List: (NPR, Popsugar)

79) The Overnight Guest – Heather Gudenkauf List: (Amazon, Popsugar)

80) The Retreat – Sarah Pearse List: (Popsugar, Waterstones)

81) The Return of Faraz Ali – Aamina Ahmad List: (NPR, Popsugar)

82) The Twist of a Knife – Anthony Horowitz List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

83) The Woman in the Library – Sulari Gentill List: (Bookpage, Popsugar)

84) The Younger Wife – Sally Hepworth List: (Book Depository, Popsugar)

85) Things We Do in the Dark – Jennifer Hillier List: (Indigo, Popsugar)

86) What Happened to the Bennetts – Lisa Scottoline List: (Amazon, Kirkus)

87) What Moves the Dead – T. Kingfisher List: (Barnes & Noble, Goodreads)

88) 22 Seconds – James Patterson List: (Book Depository)
89) A Beginner’s Guide to Murder – Rosalind Stopps List: (Popsugar)
90) A Black and Endless Sky – Matthew Lyons List: (NYPL)
91) A Child Alone With Strangers – Philip Fracassi List: (Esquire)
92) A Dangerous Business – Jane Smiley List: (Popsugar)
93) A Dowry of Blood – S. T. Gibson List: (Barnes & Noble)
94) A Dreadful Splendor: A Novel – B.R. Myers List: (OMP)
95) A Familiar Stranger – A. R. Torre List: (Popsugar)
96) A Ghost of Caribou: A Novel of Suspense (Alex Carter Series #3) – Alice Henderson List: (OMP)
97) A Good Mother – Lara Bazelon List: (Booklist)
98) A Helping Hand – Celia Dale List: (Book Depository)
99) A History of Fear – Luke Dumas List: (Popsugar)
100) A Mother Would Know – Amber Garza List: (Popsugar)
101) A Tidy Ending – Joanna Cannon List: (Waterstones)
102) Agatha Raisin: Devil’s Delight – M. C. Beaton List: (Waterstones)
103) Alias Emma – Ava Glass List: (Popsugar)
104) All I Want – Darcey Bell List: (Popsugar)
105) All That’s Left Unsaid – Tracey Lien List: (Publishers Weekly)
106) All the Dark Places – Terri Parlato List: (Popsugar)
107) All the White Spaces – Ally Wilkes List: (Esquire)
108) An Honest Lie – Tarryn Fisher List: (Popsugar)
109) And By Fire: A Novel – Evie Hawtrey List: (OMP)
110) And Then I Woke Up – Malcolm Devlin List: (Esquire)
111) Anybody Home? – Michael J. Seidlinger List: (Esquire)
112) Back to the Garden – Laurie R. King List: (Popsugar)
113) Base Notes – Lara Elena Donnelly List: (Popsugar)
114) Better the Blood – Michael Bennett List: (Book Depository)
115) Billy Summers – Stephen King List: (Booklist 2)
116) Black Cake: A Novel – Charmaine Wilkerson List: (NPR)
117) Black Lake Manor – Guy Morpuss List: (Waterstones)
118) Blackmail and Bibingka – Mia P. Manansala List: (Popsugar)
119) Blackstone Fell – Martin Edwards List: (Five Books)
120) Blood on the Siberian Snow – C J Farrington List: (Waterstones)
121) Breathless: A Thriller – Amy Mcculloch List: (Indigo)
122) Broken Summer – J.M. Lee (Translated List: (Popsugar)
123) Burn the Plans – Tyler Jones List: (Esquire)
124) Cabin Fever – Alex Dahl List: (Popsugar)
125) Carolina Moonset – Matt Goldman List: (Amazon)
126) Cherish Farrah – Bethany C. Morrow List: (Popsugar)
127) Child Zero: A Novel – Chris Holm List: (OMP)
128) Chloe Cates Is Missing – Mandy McHugh List: (Popsugar)
129) Christmas is Murder – Val McDermid List: (Book Depository)
130) City of the Dead – Jonathan Kellerman List: (Book Depository)
131) Cover Story – Susan Rigetti List: (Popsugar)
132) Cruz: A Novel – Nicolás Ferraro List: (NPR)
133) Curse of the Reaper – Brian McAuley List: (Esquire)
134) Dark Objects – Simon Toyne List: (Popsugar)
135) Dead of Winter – Anders de La Motte List: (Five Books)
136) Dead Silence – S.A. Barnes List: (NYPL)
137) Dear Little Corpses: A Josephine Tey Mystery – Nicola Upson List: (Publishers Weekly)
138) Death and the Conjuror – Tom Mead List: (Publishers Weekly)
139) Desperate Undertaking – Lindsey Davis List: (Book Depository)
140) Desperation in Death: An Eve Dallas thriller (In Death 55) – J. D. Robb List: (Book Depository)
141) Devil’s Chew Toy – Rob Osler List: (Popsugar)
142) DIABLO MESA – Douglas Preston List: (Kirkus)
143) Do No Harm – Jack Jordan List: (Waterstones)
144) Don’t Know Tough – Eli Cranor List: (Booklist)
145) Double or Nothing – Kim Sherwood List: (Waterstones)
146) Dr. No: A Novel – Percival Everett List: (NPR)
147) Dream Girl – Laura Lippman List: (Booklist 2)
148) Echo – Thomas Olde Heuvelt List: (Esquire)
149) Edith and Kim – Charlotte Philby List: (Waterstones)
150) Even Though I Knew the End – C.L. Polk List: (NPR)
151) Fairy Tale – Stephen King List: (Esquire)
152) Fallout – Carrie Stuart Parks List: (Popsugar)
153) Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead – Elle Cosimano List: (Popsugar)
154) First Born – Will Dean List: (Popsugar)
155) Flight Risk – Cherie Priest List: (Popsugar)
156) Forsaken Country – Allen Eskens List: (Amazon)
157) Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong List: (Book Depository)
158) Four Aunties and a Wedding – Jesse Q. Sutanto List: (Popsugar)
159) Fox Creek (Cork O’Connor Series #19) – William Kent Krueger List: (Barnes & Noble 2)
160) Geiger – Gustaf Skördeman List: (Bookpage)
161) Genesis: A Robert Hunter Thriller – Chris Carter List: (Waterstones)
162) Ghost Eaters – Clay McLeod Chapman List: (Esquire)
163) Good Rich People – Eliza Jane Brazier List: (Popsugar)
164) Greenwich Park – Katherine Faulkner List: (Booklist)
165) Gwendy’s Final Task – List: (Goodreads)
166) Hands Down – Felix Francis List: (Book Depository)
167) Harlem Shuffle – Colson Whitehead List: (Book Depository)
168) Her Perfect Twin – Sarah Bonner List: (Publishers Weekly)
169) Hidden in Snow – Viveca Sten List: (Popsugar)
170) Homicide and Halo-Halo – Mia P. Manansala List: (Popsugar)
171) Hope to Die – Cara Hunter List: (Book Depository)
172) How Lucky – Will Leitch List: (Five Books)
173) I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel – Casey McQuiston List: (NPR)
174) I Must Betray You – Ruta Sepetys List: (NPR)
175) In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press – Katherine Corcoran List: (NPR)
176) Insomnia – Sarah Pinborough List: (Popsugar)
177) Juniper & Thorn – List: (Goodreads)
178) Just Like Mother – List: (Goodreads)
179) Kismet – Amina Akhtar List: (Popsugar)
180) Little Eve – Catriona Ward List: (Barnes & Noble)
181) Little Sister – Gytha Lodge List: (Bookpage)
182) Local Gone Missing – Fiona Barton List: (Indigo)
183) Lute – Jennifer Thorne List: (NPR)
184) Manhunt – Gretchen Felker-Martin List: (Esquire)
185) Marple: Twelve New Stories – Agatha Christie List: (Waterstones)
186) Mary: An Awakening of Terror – Nat Cassidy List: (Esquire)
187) Meantime – Frankie Boyle List: (Waterstones)
188) Monarch: A Novel – Candice Wuehle List: (NPR)
189) More Than You’ll Ever Know – Katie Gutierrez List: (Popsugar)
190) Mouth to Mouth: A Novel – Antoine Wilson List: (NPR)
191) Murder Before Evensong – Reverend Richard Coles List: (Waterstones)
192) Murder in the Falling Snow – Cecily Gayford List: (Book Depository)
193) Murder Most Royal – SJ Bennett List: (Waterstones)
194) Murder on the Celtic – Edward Marston List: (Book Depository)
195) My Annihilation: A Novel – Fuminori Nakamura List: (NPR)
196) My Darling Daughter – JP Delaney List: (Book Depository)
197) My Summer Darlings – May Cobb List: (Popsugar)
198) My Wife Is Missing – D.J. Palmer List: (Popsugar)
199) Never Saw Me Coming – Vera Kurian List: (Booklist)
200) Nine Lives – Peter Swanson List: (Popsugar)
201) No One Will Miss Her – Kat Rosenfield List: (Five Books)
202) No Plan B – Lee Child List: (Waterstones)
203) No Strangers Here – Carlene O’Connor List: (Popsugar)
204) Nothing More to Tell – Karen M. McManus List: (Popsugar)
205) One Last Secret – Adele Parks List: (Popsugar)
206) One of the Girls – Lucy Clarke List: (Popsugar)
207) One of Us Is Dead – Jeneva Rose List: (Popsugar)
208) One-Shot Harry – Gary Phillips List: (Booklist 2)
209) Other People’s Clothes – Calla Henkel List: (Popsugar)
210) Our American Friend – Anna Pitoniak List: (Popsugar)
211) Our Wives Under the Sea – List: (Goodreads)
212) Pay Dirt Road – Samantha Jayne Allen List: (Booklist)
213) Payday – Celia Walden List: (Book Depository)
214) Picture You Dead – Peter James List: (Book Depository)
215) Poster Girl – Veronica Roth List: (Popsugar)
216) Prisoner – B.A. Paris List: (Popsugar)
217) Reckless Girls – Rachel Hawkins List: (Popsugar)
218) Red Mist – Ant Middleton List: (Waterstones)
219) Red Scare: A Graphic Novel – Liam Francis Walsh List: (NPR)
220) Reluctant Immortals – Gwendolyn Kiste List: (Esquire)
221) Renovated to Death – Frank Anthony Polito List: (Popsugar)
222) Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks – Patrick Radden Keefe List: (NPR)
223) Run Time – Catherine Ryan Howard List: (Popsugar)
224) Screams from the Dark – Ellen Datlow List: (Esquire)
225) Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six – Lisa Unger List: (Popsugar)
226) Secrets Typed in Blood: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery – Stephen Spotswood List: (OMP)
227) Shadow Sister – Lindsay Marcott List: (Popsugar)
228) Shoot the Moonlight Out – William Boyle List: (Booklist 2)
229) Sinister Graves (A Cash Blackbear Mystery #3) – Marcie R. Rendon List: (OMP)
230) Small Game – Blair Braverman List: (Popsugar)
231) Sometimes People Die – Simon Stephenson List: (Bookpage)
232) Stella Maris – Cormac McCarthy List: (NPR)
233) Such a Pretty Smile – Kristi DeMeester List: (Esquire)
234) Sundial – Catriona Ward List: (Book Depository)
235) Sunset Swing – Ray Celestin List: (Five Books)
236) Targeted: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel – Stephen Hunter List: (Publishers Weekly)
237) Tell Me No Lies – Andrea Contos List: (Popsugar)
238) The 86th Village – Sena Desai Gopal List: (Popsugar)
239) The Accomplice – Steve Cavanagh List: (Waterstones)
240) The Accomplice – Lisa Lutz List: (Popsugar)
241) The Bangalore Detectives Club – Harina Nagendra List: (Booklist)
242) The Bequest – Joanna Margaret List: (Popsugar)
243) THE BERLIN EXCHANGE – Joseph Kanon List: (Kirkus)
244) The Best Friend – Jessica Fellowes List: (Popsugar)
245) The Boys from Biloxi – John Grisham List: (Waterstones)
246) The Cabin in the Woods – Sarah Alderson List: (Popsugar)
247) The Cage – Bonnie Kistler List: (Bookpage)
248) The Caretakers – Amanda Bestor-Siegal List: (Popsugar)
249) The Cartographers – Peng Shepherd List: (Popsugar)
250) The Cat Who Caught a Killer – L T Shearer List: (Waterstones)
251) The Clackity – Lora Senf List: (Esquire)
252) The Cliff House – Chris Brookmyre List: (Waterstones)
253) The Cloisters – Katy Hays List: (Popsugar)
254) The Club – Ellery Lloyd List: (Popsugar)
255) The Confessions of Matthew Strong: A Novel – Ousmane K. Power-Greene List: (NPR)
256) The Dark – Sharon Bolton List: (Book Depository)
257) The Dark Between the Trees – Fiona Barnett List: (Esquire)
258) The Dark Room – Lisa Gray List: (Popsugar)
259) The Daughter of Doctor Moreau – Silvia Moreno-Garcia List: (NPR)
260) The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections – Eva Jurczyk List: (Popsugar)
261) The Engagement – Nasheema Lennon List: (Book Depository)
262) The Enigma of Room 622 – Joel Dicker List: (Waterstones)
263) The Family Chao – Lan Samantha Chang List: (Popsugar)
264) The Favor – Nora Murphy List: (Booklist)
265) The Furies – John Connolly List: (Waterstones)
266) The Getaway – Lamar Giles List: (NPR)
267) The Girls Who Disappeared – Claire Douglas List: (Book Depository)
268) The Half Life of Valery K – Natasha Pulley List: (Bookpage)
269) The Heights – Louise Candlish List: (Popsugar)
270) The Housemaid – Freida McFadden List: (Amazon)
271) The Keeper – Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes List: (NPR)
272) The Kind to Kill – Tessa Wegert List: (Popsugar)
273) The Last Invitation – Darby Kane List: (Popsugar)
274) The Last Party – Clare Mackintosh List: (Popsugar)
275) The Last to Vanish – Megan Miranda List: (Popsugar)
276) The Latinist: A Novel – Mark Prins List: (NPR)
277) The Lightning Rod – Brad Meltzer List: (Popsugar)
278) The Long Knives – Irvine Welsh List: (Waterstones)
279) The Long Weekend – Gilly Macmillan List: (Popsugar)
280) The Lost Kings – Tyrell Johnson List: (Popsugar)
281) The Match – Harlan Coben List: (Popsugar)
282) The Mitford Vanishing – Jessica Fellowes List: (Book Depository)
283) The Monsters We Defy – Leslye Penelope List: (NPR)
284) The Murder of Mr. Wickham – Claudia Gray List: (Popsugar)
285) The Murders at Fleat House – Lucinda Riley List: (Waterstones)
286) The New Neighbor – Karen Cleveland List: (Popsugar)
287) The Night Shift – Natalka Burian List: (Popsugar)
288) The Night Shift – Alex Finlay List: (Popsugar)
289) The Other Family – Wendy Corsi Staub List: (Popsugar)
290) The Paradox Hotel: A Novel – Rob Hart List: (NPR)
291) The Partisan – Patrick Worrall List: (Waterstones)
292) The Party House – Lin Anderson List: (Waterstones)
293) The Passenger – Cormac McCarthy List: (NPR)
294) The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes – Cat Sebastian List: (Popsugar)
295) The Perfect Escape – Leah Konen List: (Popsugar)
296) The Personal Assistant – Kimberly Belle List: (Popsugar)
297) The Prisoner – B.A. Paris List: (Celadon)
298) The Quarry Girls – Jess Lourey List: (Popsugar)
299) The Railway Detective’s Christmas Case – Edward Marston List: (Book Depository)
300) The Red Palace – June Hur List: (NPR)
301) The Resemblance – Lauren Nossett List: (Popsugar)
302) The Resting Place – Camilla Sten List: (Popsugar)
303) The Rising Tide – Ann Cleeves List: (Waterstones)
304) The Satsuma Complex – Bob Mortimer List: (Waterstones)
305) The Second Cut – Louise Welsh List: (Five Books)
306) The Shadows of Men – Abir Mukherjee List: (Five Books)
307) The Six Who Came to Dinner – Anne Youngson List: (Book Depository)
308) The Skeleton Key – Erin Kelly List: (Waterstones)
309) The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu – Tom Lin List: (Booklist)
310) The Trawlerman – William Shaw List: (Five Books)
311) The Trees – Percival Everett List: (Waterstones)
312) The Turnout – Megan Abbott List: (Booklist 2)
313) The Unwilling – John Hart List: (Five Books)
314) The Venice Sketchbook – Rhys Bowen List: (Five Books)
315) The Vicious Circle – Katherine St. John List: (Popsugar)
316) The Violence – List: (Goodreads)
317) The Weight of Blood – Tiffany D. Jackson List: (NPR)
318) The Wheel of Doll – Jonathan Ames List: (Publishers Weekly)
319) The Widow – Kaira Rouda List: (Popsugar)
320) The Widowmaker – Hannah Morrissey List: (Popsugar)
321) The Wife Before – Shanora Williams List: (Popsugar)
322) The Winners – Fredrik Backman List: (Book Depository)
323) Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke And Other Misfortunes – Eric LaRocca List: (Barnes & Noble)
324) This is the Night They Come For You – Robert Goddard List: (Book Depository)
325) This Might Hurt – Stephanie Wrobel List: (Popsugar)
326) Three Shots to the Wind (A Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon Mystery #3) – Sherry Harris List: (OMP)
327) Tread of Angels – Rebecca Roanhorse List: (NPR)
328) Triple Cross – James Patterson List: (Book Depository)
329) Two Storm Wood – Philip Gray List: (Waterstones)
330) Under Lock and Skeleton Key – Gigi Pandian List: (Popsugar)
331) Undercover Latina – Aya de León List: (NPR)
332) Upgrade – Blake Crouch List: (Celadon)
333) Verity – Colleen Hoover List: (Waterstones)
334) Vladimir: A Novel – Julia May Jonas List: (NPR)
335) Want You Dead – Steve Frech List: (Book Depository)
336) We Lie Here – Rachel Howzell Hall List: (Popsugar)
337) We Spread: A Novel – Iain Reid List: (NPR)
338) Welcome to the Game – Craig Henderson List: (Popsugar)
339) What Meets the Eye – Alex Kenna List: (Popsugar)
340) When Evil Wakes – Mark Griffin List: (Book Depository)
341) Wicked Dreams – Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush List: (Popsugar)
342) With A Mind to Kill – Anthony Horowitz List: (Waterstones)
343) Wolf Pack – Will Dean List: (Book Depository)
344) Woman Last Seen – Adele Parks List: (Popsugar)
345) Woman on Fire – Lisa Barr List: (Popsugar)
346) You Never Said Goodbye – Luca Veste List: (Popsugar)



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Amazon Best mysteries and thrillers of 2022
Barnes & Noble Best Horror Books 2022
Barnes & Noble 2 Best Mystery & Thriller Books 2022
Book Depository Best Books of 2022
Booklist Top 10 Debut Mysteries & Thrillers: 2022
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Celadon Best Mystery And Thriller Books Of 2022
Esquire The 22 Best Horror Books of 2022 Are Full of Real and Imagined Frights
Five Books BEST MYSTERY BOOKS OF 2022
Goodreads Best Horror
Goodreads 2 Best Mystery & Thriller
Indigo Top 10 Best Thrillers of 2022
Kirkus Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2022
NPR Books We Love – 2022
NYPL Best Books for Adults 2022
OMP OMP’s Best Books of 2022
Popsugar All the Thrilling New Mystery Books That Came Out This Year
Publishers Weekly Best Mystery
Waterstones The Best Books of 2022: Crime & Thrillers
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