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The Best Books of 2023 – Mystery, Horror, and Thriller (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books released in 2023?” We looked at 709 of the top Mystery, Horror, and Thriller books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 31 books, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 650+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 31 Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books From 2023

31.) A House with Good Bones written by T. Kingfisher

A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares

She brushes the thought away as she climbs the front steps. Sam’s excited for this rare extended visit, and looking forward to nights with just the two of them, drinking boxed wine, watching murder mystery shows, and guessing who the killer is long b…

30.) Happiness Falls written by Angie Kim

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Shepherd

Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything—which is why she isn’t initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don’t return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost thei…

29.) Looking Glass Sound written by Catriona Ward

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Esquire
  • Jump Scares
  • Waterstones

It is the story about the sun-drenched summer days of his youth in Whistler Bay, and the blood-stained path of the killer that stalked his small vacation town. About the terrible secret he and his companions, Nat and Harper, discovered entombed in th…

28.) Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror written by Jordan Peele

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror by Jordan Peele

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Den Of Geek
  • Jump Scares
  • Powell’s

A cop begins seeing huge, blinking eyes where the headlights of cars should be that tell him who to pull over. Two freedom riders take a bus ride that leaves them stranded on a lonely road in Alabama where several unsettling somethings await them. A …

27.) Pet written by Catherine Chidgey

Pet by Catherine Chidgey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Crime Reads
  • Jump Scares

Like every other girl in her class, twelve-year-old Justine is drawn to her glamorous, charismatic new teacher and longs to be her pet. However, when a thief begins to target the school, Justine’s sense that something isn’t quite right grows ever str…

26.) Rouge written by Mona Awad

Rouge by Mona Awad

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Powell’s

For as long as she can remember, Belle has been insidiously obsessed with her skin and skincare videos. When her estranged mother Noelle mysteriously dies, Belle finds herself back in Southern California, dealing with her mother’s considerable debts …

25.) Strange Sally Diamond written by Liz Nugent

Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shepherd

Reclusive Sally Diamond is thrust into the media spotlight when she tries to incinerate her dead father, causing widespread outrage. Now she’s the center of attention, not only from hungry reporters and police detectives, but also a sinister voice fr…

24.) Symphony of Secrets written by Brendan Slocumb

Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR
  • The Washington Post

Bern Hendricks has just received the call of a lifetime. As one of the world’s preeminent experts on the famed twentieth-century composer Frederick Delaney, Bern knows everything there is to know about the man behind the music. When Mallory Roberts, …

23.) Tell Me I’m Worthless written by Alison Rumfitt

Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Esquire
  • Jump Scares
  • Powell’s

Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends, Ila and Hannah. Since then, Alice’s life has spiraled. She lives a haunted existence, selling videos of herself for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to …

22.) The Golden Gate written by Amy Chua

The Golden Gate by Amy Chua

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Shepherd
  • Waterstones

In Berkeley, California, in 1944, Homicide Detective Al Sullivan has just left the swanky Claremont Hotel after a drink in the bar when a presidential candidate is assassinated in one of the rooms upstairs. A rich industrialist with enemies among the…

21.) The River We Remember written by William Kent Krueger

The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • BookPage
  • Goodreads
  • Shepherd

On Memorial Day in Jewel, Minnesota, the body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. The investigation falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physi…

20.) The Secret Hours written by Mick Herron

The Secret Hours by Mick Herron

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookPage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR
  • Waterstones

Two years ago, a hostile prime minister launched the Monochrome inquiry, investigating “historical over-reaching” by the British Secret Service. Monochrome’s mission was to ferret out any hint of misconduct by any MI5 officer—and allowed Griselda Fle…

19.) Age of Vice written by Deepti Kapoor

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Crime Reads
  • Indigo
  • NPR

In the shadow of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals and calculated political influence, three lives become dangerously intertwined: Ajay is the watchful servant, born into poverty, who rises through the family’s ranks. Sunn…

18.) Camp Damascus written by Chuck Tingle

Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Esquire
  • Jump Scares
  • Library Journal
  • Powell’s

Nestled high up in the mountains is Camp Damascus, the self-proclaimed “most effective” gay conversion camp in the country. Here, a life free from sin awaits. But the secret behind that success is anything but holy….

17.) Holly written by Stephen King

Holly by Stephen King

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo 2
  • Jump Scares
  • NPR
  • Waterstones

Stephen King’s Holly marks the triumphant return of beloved King character Holly Gibney. Readers have witnessed Holly’s gradual transformation from a shy (but also brave and ethical) recluse in Mr. Mercedes to Bill Hodges’s partner in Finders Keepers…

16.) Monstrilio written by Gerardo Samano Cordova

Monstrilio by Gerardo Samano Cordova

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Powell’s

Grieving mother Magos cuts out a piece of her deceased eleven-year-old son Santiago’s lung. Acting on fierce maternal instinct and the dubious logic of an old folktale, she nurtures the lung until it gains sentience, growing into the carnivorous litt…

15.) None of This is True written by Lisa Jewell

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • Shepherd
  • Waterstones

Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins….

14.) Small Mercies: A Detective Mystery written by Dennis Lehane

Small Mercies: A Detective Mystery by Dennis Lehane

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR
  • Shepherd

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adhere…

13.) What Kind of Mother written by Clay McLeod Chapman

What Kind of Mother by Clay McLeod Chapman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Den Of Geek
  • Esquire
  • Jump Scares
  • NY Times

After striking out on her own as a teen mom, Madi Price is forced to return to her hometown of Brandywine, Virginia, with her seventeen-year-old daughter. With nothing to her name, she scrapes together a living as a palm reader at the local farmers m…

12.) Don’t Fear the Reaper written by Stephen Graham Jones

Don't Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Library Journal
  • Powell’s

Four years after her tumultuous senior year, Jade Daniels is released from prison right before Christmas when her conviction is overturned. But life beyond bars takes a dangerous turn as soon as she returns to Proofrock. Convicted Serial Killer, Dark…

11.) Lone Women written by Victor LaValle

Lone Women by Victor LaValle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Library Journal
  • NY Times
  • Powell’s

The year is 1915, and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret sin killed her parents, forcing her to flee California in a hellfire rush and make her way to Montana as a homesteader. Dragging the trunk with her at every stop, she will become one of the “lo…

10.) Our Share of Night written by Mariana Enriquez

Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares
  • NPR
  • NY Times

A young father and son set out on a road trip, devastated by the death of the wife and mother they both loved. United in grief, the pair travel to her ancestral home, where they must confront the terrifying legacy she has bequeathed: a family called …

9.) The Reformatory written by Tananarive Due

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due

Lists It Appears On:

  • Crime Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Library Journal
  • NPR
  • Powell’s

Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of his older sister, Gloria. So begins Robbie’s journey further into the…

8.) Vampires of El Norte written by Isabel Cañas

Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo 2
  • Jump Scares
  • NPR
  • Powell’s

As the daughter of a rancher in 1840s Mexico, Nena knows a thing or two about monsters—her home has long been threatened by tensions with Anglo settlers from the north. But something more sinister lurks near the ranch at night, something that drains …

7.) Silver Nitrate written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo 2
  • Jump Scares
  • NY Times
  • Powell’s

Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, th…

6.) The Only One Left written by Riley Sager

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Indigo
  • Jump Scares
  • Shepherd

Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the k…

5.) Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers written by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookPage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Shepherd
  • The Washington Post

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wu…

4.) Bright Young Women written by Jessica Knoll

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • BookPage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Crime Reads
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus Review
  • NPR
  • Publishers Weekly

Masterfully blending elements of psychological suspense and true crime, Jessica Knoll—author of the bestselling novel Luckiest Girl Alive and the writer behind the Netflix adaption starring Mila Kunis—delivers a new and exhilarating thriller in Brigh…

3.) How to Sell a Haunted House written by Grady Hendrix

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads 2
  • Indigo 2
  • Jump Scares
  • Library Journal
  • NPR
  • Powell’s

When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s acad…

2.) The Last Devil to Die: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery written by Richard Osman

The Last Devil to Die: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • BookPage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Goodreads
  • Indigo 3
  • NPR
  • Shepherd
  • Shepherd
  • The Washington Post
  • Waterstones

The gang’s search leads them into the antiques business, where the tricks of the trade are as old as the objects themselves. As they encounter drug dealers, art forgers, and online fraudsters—as well as heartache close to home—Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, …

1.) All the Sinners Bleed written by S.A. Cosby

All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • BookPage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Crime Reads
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • Jump Scares
  • NPR
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Shepherd

Titus Crown is the first Black sheriff in the history of Charon County, Virginia. In recent decades, quiet Charon has had only two murders. But after years of working as an FBI agent, Titus knows better than anyone that while his hometown might seem …

The 650+ Additional Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books Released In 2023

32) A Haunting on the Hill – Elizabeth Hand List: (Barnes & Noble 2, Den Of Geek, Jump Scares)

33) Beware the Woman – Megan Abbott List: (Crime Reads, NPR, Shepherd)

34) Black Sheep – Rachel Harrison List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares, NY Times)

35) Chlorine – Jade Song List: (Jump Scares, Library Journal, Powell’s)

36) Crook Manifesto – Colson Whitehead List: (Crime Reads, Kirkus Review, NPR)

37) Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 – T. J. Newman List: (Amazon, Chicago Public Library, Waterstones)

38) Homecoming – Kate Morton List: (Goodreads, Shepherd, Waterstones)

39) I Have Some Questions for You – Rebecca Makkai List: (Crime Reads, Goodreads, NPR)

40) Mother-Daughter Murder Night – Nina Simon List: (Amazon, Indigo 3, Shepherd)

41) Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide – Rupert Holmes List: (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo 3)

42) Red Queen – Juan Gomez-Jurado List: (Financial Times, NYPL, Shepherd)

43) Reykjavík – Ragnar Jónasson List: (Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Review, Shepherd)

44) Spin a Black Yarn – Josh Malerman List: (Esquire, Jump Scares, Library Journal)

45) Starling House – Alix E. Harrow List: (Book Riot, Indigo 2, Jump Scares)

46) The Drift – C.J. Tudor List: (Esquire, Jump Scares, Shepherd)

47) The Last Remains – Elly Griffiths List: (Chicago Public Library, Shepherd, The Washington Post)

48) The Quiet Tenant – Clémence Michallon List: (Amazon, Chicago Public Library, NYPL)

49) The Raging Storm – Ann Cleeves List: (Barnes & Noble, Indigo 3, Waterstones)

50) The Salt Grows Heavy – Cassandra Khaw List: (Jump Scares, Library Journal, NY Times)

51) The Spite House – Johnny Compton List: (Den Of Geek, Esquire, Jump Scares)

52) The Stolen Coast – Dwyer Murphy List: (Crime Reads, Kirkus Review, NPR)

53) Warrior Girl Unearthed – Angeline Boulley List: (Indigo 3, NPR, Shepherd)

54) Whalefall – Daniel Kraus List: (Chicago Public Library, Jump Scares, NPR)

55) A Guest in the House – Emily Carroll List: (Jump Scares, NYPL)

56) A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens – Raul Palma List: (Jump Scares, NPR)

57) A Light Most Hateful – Hailey Piper List: (Jump Scares, Library Journal)

58) A Line in the Sand – Kevin Powers List: (Financial Times, Kirkus Review)

59) Abnormal Statistics – Max Booth III List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

60) After That Night (Will Trent, #11) – Karin Slaughter List: (Barnes & Noble, Goodreads)

61) Bad Cree: A Novel – Jessica Johns List: (Indigo 2, Jump Scares)

62) Becoming the Boogeyman – Richard Chizmar List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

63) Birnam Wood – Eleanor Catton List: (Chicago Public Library, NPR)

64) Black River Orchard – Chuck Wendig List: (Den Of Geek, Jump Scares)

65) Curse of the Cob Man – Robert P. Ottone List: (Jump Scares, Jump Scares)

66) Dead Eleven – Jimmy Juliano List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

67) Death of a Bookseller – Alice Slater List: (Jump Scares, Waterstones)

68) Edenville – Sam Rebelein List: (Jump Scares, Powell’s)

69) Every Man a King – Walter Mosley List: (Crime Reads, Kirkus Review)

70) Everybody Knows – Jordan Harper List: (Crime Reads, Publishers Weekly)

71) Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone – Benjamin Stevenson List: (Indigo 3, NYPL)

72) Excavations – Hannah Michell List: (Crime Reads, Publishers Weekly)

73) Graveyard of Lost Children – Katrina Monroe List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

74) Hell Bent – Leigh Bardugo List: (Indigo 2, Jump Scares)

75) Her Little Flowers – Shannon Morgan List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

76) House of Cotton – Monica Brashears List: (Jump Scares, NPR)

77) How Can I Help You – Laura Sims List: (Jump Scares, Publishers Weekly)

78) It Found Us – Lindsay Currie List: (Jump Scares, Shepherd)

79) Kala – Colin Walsh List: (NPR, Waterstones)

80) Kennedy 35 – Charles Cumming List: (Financial Times, Waterstones)

81) Lotería – Cynthia Pelayo List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

82) Maeve Fly – CJ Leede List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

83) Mister Magic – Kiersten White List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

84) Murder in the Family – Cara Hunter List: (Indigo 3, Waterstones)

85) My Darling Girl – Jennifer McMahon List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

86) My Murder – Katie Williams List: (NPR, NYPL)

87) Natural Beauty – Ling Ling Huang List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

88) Never Whistle at Night – Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst List: (Jump Scares, Powell’s)

89) Night Will Find You – Julia Heaberlin List: (Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Review)

90) Nineteen Claws and a Black Bird: Stories – Agustina Bazterrica, translated by Sarah Moses List: (Barnes & Noble 2, Jump Scares)

91) Penance – Eliza Clark List: (Crime Reads, Waterstones)

92) Piñata – Leopoldo Gout List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

93) Prophet – Helen MacDonald and Sin Blaché List: (Book Riot, NYPL)

94) Resurrection Walk – Michael Connelly List: (Indigo 3, Waterstones)

95) Sing Her Down – Ivy Pochoda List: (Crime Reads, NPR)

96) Sisters of the Lost Nation – Nick Medina List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

97) Skin Thief – Suzan Palumbo List: (Book Riot, Jump Scares)

98) Standing in the Shadows – Peter Robinson List: (Shepherd, Waterstones)

99) The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies – Alison Goodman List: (Chicago Public Library, The Washington Post)

100) The Centre – Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi List: (Jump Scares, NPR)

101) The Collector – Laura Kat Young List: (Jump Scares, Shepherd)

102) The Coworker – Freida McFadden List: (Goodreads, Indigo)

103) The Dead Take the A Train – Cassandra Khaw and Richard Kadrey List: (Barnes & Noble 2, Jump Scares)

104) The Devil’s Playground – Craig Russell List: (Jump Scares, Publishers Weekly)

105) The Eden Test – Adam Sternbergh List: (Crime Reads, Publishers Weekly)

106) The Enchanters – James Ellroy List: (NPR, Waterstones)

107) The Frozen River – Ariel Lawhon List: (BookPage, NPR)

108) The God of Endings – Jacqueline Holland List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

109) The Handyman Method – Nick Cutter and Andrew F. Sullivan List: (Den Of Geek, Jump Scares)

110) The Haunting of Alejandra – V. Castro List: (Jump Scares, Powell’s)

111) The Inconsolables – Michael Wehunt List: (Jump Scares, Jump Scares)

112) The Insatiable Volt Sisters – Rachel Eve Moulton List: (Jump Scares, NY Times)

113) The Last One – Will Dean List: (Jump Scares, NYPL)

114) The Leftover Woman – Jean Kwok List: (Goodreads, Indigo)

115) The Lock-Up – John Banville List: (Shepherd, Waterstones)

116) The Peacock and the Sparrow – I.S. Berry List: (NPR, Shepherd)

117) The Promise of Plague Wolves – Coy Hall List: (Jump Scares, Shepherd)

118) The Running Grave – Robert Galbraith List: (Shepherd, Waterstones)

119) The Sanctuary – Gustavo Eduardo Abrevaya List: (Jump Scares, NY Times)

120) The September House – Carissa Orlando List: (Goodreads 2, Jump Scares)

121) The Shoemaker’s Magician – Cynthia Pelayo List: (Jump Scares, Library Journal)

122) The Villa – Rachel Hawkins List: (Goodreads, Jump Scares)

123) The Whispers – Ashley Audrain List: (Indigo, Waterstones)

124) The White Lady – Jacqueline Winspear List: (Amazon, Chicago Public Library)

125) The Year of the Locust – Terry Hayes List: (Financial Times, Waterstones)

126) There’s No Way I’d Die First – Lisa Springer List: (Jump Scares, NPR)

127) Wasps in the Ice Cream – Tim McGregor List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

128) What Lies in the Woods – Kate Alice Marshall List: (Goodreads, Jump Scares)

129) Wild Spaces – S.L. Coney List: (Esquire, Jump Scares)

130) Your Lonely Nights Are Over – Adam Sass List: (Den Of Geek, Jump Scares)

131) Zero Days – Ruth Ware List: (Barnes & Noble, BookPage)

132) 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered – Sadie Hartmann List: (Jump Scares, Waterstones)

133) 73 Dove Street – Julie Owen Moylan List: (Waterstones)

134) A Dark Corner – Celia Dale List: (Jump Scares)

135) A Dark Roux – Blaine Daigle List: (Jump Scares)

136) A Death in the Parish – Canon Clement Mystery – Reverend Richard Coles List: (Waterstones)

137) A Game of Deceit – Tim Glister List: (Shepherd)

138) A Game of Lies – DC Morgan – Clare Mackintosh List: (Waterstones)

139) A Good House for Children – Kate Collins List: (Jump Scares)

140) A Good Man – P.J. McIlvaine List: (Jump Scares)

141) A Guide to the Dark – Meriam Metoui List: (Jump Scares)

142) A Helping Hand – Celia Dale List: (Jump Scares)

143) A Hunter Called Night – Tim Waggoner List: (Jump Scares)

144) A Killing of Innocents – Deborah Crombie List: (Shepherd)

145) A Long Time Dead – Samara Breger List: (Jump Scares)

146) A Man Among Ghosts – Steven Hopstaken List: (Jump Scares)

147) A Manual for How to Love Us – Erin Slaughter List: (Jump Scares)

148) A Moonlit Path of Madness – Catherine McCarthy List: (Jump Scares)

149) A Most Agreeable Murder – Julia Seales List: (Publishers Weekly)

150) A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe – Mark Dawidziak List: (Jump Scares)

151) A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder – Dianne Freeman List: (Shepherd)

152) A Night of Screams: Latino Horror Stories – ed. Richard Z. Santos List: (Jump Scares)

153) A Red Winter in the West – C.S. Humble List: (Jump Scares)

154) A Season of Monstrous Conceptions – Lina Rather List: (Jump Scares)

155) A Sleight of Shadows – Kat Howard List: (Jump Scares)

156) A Sword of Bronze and Ashes – Anna Smith Spark List: (Jump Scares)

157) A Thread of Violence: A Story of Truth, Invention, and Murder – Mark O’Connell List: (Waterstones)

158) A Very Lively Murder – Katy Watson List: (Waterstones)

159) Abandon – Blake Crouch List: (Jump Scares)

160) Against the Currant – Olivia Matthews List: (NYPL)

161) Agony’s Lodestone – Laura Keating List: (Jump Scares)

162) AHH! That’s What I Call Horror: An Anthology of ‘90s Horror – ed. Chelsea Pumpkins List: (Jump Scares)

163) Aliens: Bishop – T.R. Napper List: (Jump Scares)

164) All Hallows – Christopher Golden List: (Jump Scares)

165) All That Is Mine I Carry With Me: A Novel – William Landay List: (Amazon)

166) All the Dangerous Things – Stacy Willingham List: (Goodreads)

167) All the Dead Lie Down – Kyrie McCauley List: (Jump Scares)

168) All These Sunken Souls – ed. Circe Moskowitz List: (Jump Scares)

169) An Ordinary Violence – Adriana Chartrand List: (Jump Scares)

170) An Unholy Triquetra: Celtic Fairy Tales – Jason Parent List: (Jump Scares)

171) Ancient Images – Ramsey Campbell List: (Jump Scares)

172) And Then She Fell – Alicia Elliott List: (Jump Scares)

173) And Your Enemies Closer – Rob Parker List: (Shepherd)

174) Apparitions – Adam Pottle List: (Jump Scares)

175) Ascension – Nicholas Binge List: (Jump Scares)

176) At the End of Every Day – Arianna Reiche List: (Jump Scares)

177) Bad Kids – Zijin Chen List: (NYPL)

178) Bad Omens – Jessica Drake-Thomas List: (Jump Scares)

179) Bear Season – Gemma Fairclough List: (Jump Scares)

180) Beast – Lindz McLeod List: (Jump Scares)

181) Beasts of 42nd Street – Preston Fassel List: (Jump Scares)

182) Beholder – Ryan La Sala List: (Jump Scares)

183) Being Dead – Richard Leise List: (Jump Scares)

184) Beleth Station – Samantha Kolesnik & Bryan Smith List: (Jump Scares)

185) Better the Blood – Michael Bennett List: (NPR)

186) Black Cats and Exit Wounds – P.A. Sheppard List: (Jump Scares)

187) Black Dove – Colin McAdam List: (Jump Scares)

188) BLAZE ME A SUN – Christoffer Carlsson List: (Kirkus Review)

189) Bleak Houses – Kate Maruyama List: (Jump Scares)

190) Blight – Tom Carlisle List: (Jump Scares)

191) Blood from the Air – Gemma Files List: (Jump Scares)

192) Blood on Satan’s Claw: or, The Devil’s Skin – Robert Wynne-Simmons List: (Jump Scares)

193) Blood Sisters – Vanessa Lillie List: (The Washington Post)

194) Body of Work – ed. C.Z. Tacks List: (Jump Scares)

195) Bored Gay Werewolf – Tony Santorella List: (Book Riot)

196) Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror – ed. Lor Gislason List: (Jump Scares)

197) Boys in the Valley – Philip Fracassi List: (Jump Scares)

198) Boys Weekend – Mattie Lubchansky List: (Jump Scares)

199) Brainwyrms – Alison Rumfitt List: (Jump Scares)

200) Brave New Weird: The Best New Weird Horror of 2022 – ed. Alex Woodroe List: (Jump Scares)

201) Bride of the Tornado – James Kennedy List: (Jump Scares)

202) Bridge – Lauren Beukes List: (Jump Scares)

203) Broadway Butterfly – Sara DiVello List: (Shepherd)

204) Broken Light – Joanne Harris List: (Waterstones)

205) Brooklyn Crime Novel – Jonathan Lethem List: (NPR)

206) Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer – Jamie Figueroa List: (Jump Scares)

207) Brute: Stories of Dark Desire, Masculinity & Rough Trade – ed. Steve Berman List: (Jump Scares)

208) Brutes – Dizz Tate List: (NPR)

209) Burn the Negative – Josh Winning List: (Jump Scares)

210) Candelaria – Melissa Lozada-Oliva List: (Jump Scares)

211) Candy Cain Kills – Brian McAuley List: (Jump Scares)

212) Cast a Cold Eye – Jimmy Dreghorn series – Robbie Morrison List: (Waterstones)

213) Central Park West – James Comey List: (Waterstones)

214) Charlotte Illes Is Not a Detective: A Modern and Witty Mystery – Katie Siegel List: (Indigo 3)

215) Charwood – Josh Schlossberg List: (Jump Scares)

216) Children of the Dark – Jonathan Janz List: (Jump Scares)

217) Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror – ed. Ellen Datlow List: (Jump Scares)

218) Churn the Soil – Steve Stred List: (Jump Scares)

219) City of Dreams – Don Winslow List: (Waterstones)

220) City of Snares – April Yates List: (Jump Scares)

221) CODE OF THE HILLS – Chris Offutt List: (Kirkus Review)

222) Cold, Black, & Infinite: Stories of the Horrific and Strange – Todd Keisling List: (Jump Scares)

223) Colossus – Ryan Leslie List: (Jump Scares)

224) Concert Hall Hit – J.C. Kenney List: (Shepherd)

225) Confidence – Rafael Frumkin List: (Crime Reads)

226) Conjuring the Witch – Jessica Leonard List: (Jump Scares)

227) Conviction: Signed Edition – Jack Jordan List: (Waterstones)

228) Country Roads – Colin Leonard List: (Jump Scares)

229) Court of the Undying Seasons – A.M. Strickland List: (Jump Scares)

230) Cruel Angels Past Sundown – Hailey Piper List: (Jump Scares)

231) Damned If You Do – Alex Brown List: (Jump Scares)

232) Dark Horizon – James Swallow List: (Shepherd)

233) Dark Matter Presents: Monstrous Futures – ed. Alex Woodroe List: (Jump Scares)

234) Dark Matter Presents: Zero Dark Thirty – ed. Rob Carroll List: (Jump Scares)

235) Dark Ride – Lou Berney List: (Shepherd)

236) Dark Woods, Deep Water – Jelena Dunato List: (Jump Scares)

237) Darkness Beckons – ed. Mark Morris List: (Jump Scares)

238) Dazzling – Chikodili Emelumadu List: (Jump Scares)

239) Dead Ends – Marc E. Fitch List: (Jump Scares)

240) Dead Letters: Episodes of Epistolary Horror – ed. Jacob Steven Mohr List: (Jump Scares)

241) Dead Man’s Wake – Paul Doiron List: (Shepherd)

242) Dead Meat – Kyle Wright List: (Jump Scares)

243) Dead Mountain – Douglas Preston List: (Shepherd)

244) Dead River – Brian J. Smith List: (Jump Scares)

245) Deadly Game – Michael Caine List: (Waterstones)

246) Death at the Chateau – A Follet Valley Mystery – Ian Moore List: (Waterstones)

247) Dehiscent – Ashley Deng List: (Jump Scares)

248) Delicate Condition – Danielle Valentine List: (Jump Scares)

249) Delicious Monsters – Liselle Sambury List: (Jump Scares)

250) Deliver Me – Elle Nash List: (Jump Scares)

251) Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country – Matt Ruff List: (Jump Scares)

252) Devil’s Creek – Todd Kiesling List: (Jump Scares)

253) Don’t Let Her Stay – Nicola Sanders List: (Goodreads)

254) Downpour – Christopher Hawkins List: (Jump Scares)

255) Dread – Kevin Bachar List: (Jump Scares)

256) Dying to Know – Rae Cairns List: (Shepherd)

257) Edith Holler – Edward Carey List: (NPR)

258) Epiphany – J.V. Gachs List: (Jump Scares)

259) Episode Thirteen – Craig DiLouie List: (Jump Scares)

260) Evergreen – Naomi Hirahara List: (Shepherd)

261) Every Woman Knows This – Laurel Hightower List: (Jump Scares)

262) Everyone Here Is Lying – Shari Lapena List: (Indigo)

263) Everything the Darkness Eats – Eric LaRocca List: (Jump Scares)

264) Exiles – Jane Harper List: (BookPage)

265) Extended Stay – Juan Martinez List: (Jump Scares)

266) Extermination – Matthew Johnson List: (Jump Scares)

267) Fallen Graces – Jim Sano List: (Shepherd)

268) Fatal Witness – Michelle Godard-Richer List: (Shepherd)

269) Fearless – M.W. Craven List: (Shepherd)

270) Feed Them Silence – Lee Mandelo List: (Jump Scares)

271) Feeders – Caleb Stephens List: (Jump Scares)

272) Fettered and Other Tales of Terror – Greye La Spina List: (Jump Scares)

273) Fever House – Keith Rosson List: (Jump Scares)

274) Find Him Where You Left Him Dead – Kristen Simmons List: (Jump Scares)

275) Flags on the Bayou – James Lee Burke List: (Publishers Weekly)

276) Food For Thought – Ariana Ferrante List: (Jump Scares)

277) For You And Only You – Caroline Kepnes List: (Waterstones)

278) Forbidden Gardens – Clare Castleberry List: (Jump Scares)

279) Force of Hate – Graham Bartlett List: (Shepherd)

280) Foxfire – Rowan Hill List: (Jump Scares)

281) Fresh Dirt From the Grave – Giovanna Rivero List: (Jump Scares)

282) Frost Bite – Angela Sylvaine List: (Jump Scares)

283) Games for Dead Girls – Jen Williams List: (Jump Scares)

284) Gaslight – Femi Kayode List: (Waterstones)

285) Generation Annihilation – Tracy Hewitt Meyer List: (Jump Scares)

286) Geneva – Richard Armitage List: (Waterstones)

287) Ghost 19 – Simone St. James List: (Jump Scares)

288) Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories – Audrey Niffenegger List: (Jump Scares)

289) Ghosts of West Baltimore – David Simmons List: (Jump Scares)

290) Girl Among Crows – Brendon Vayo List: (Jump Scares)

291) Glass House – Paul Jessup List: (Jump Scares)

292) Glory and the Master of Shadows – Grace Callaway List: (Shepherd)

293) Glory Be – Danielle Arceneaux List: (The Washington Post)

294) God Machine – Greg F. Gifune List: (Jump Scares)

295) Godly Heathens – H.E. Edgmon List: (Jump Scares)

296) Going Zero: A Novel – Anthony McCarten List: (Amazon)

297) Gollitok – Andrew Najberg List: (Jump Scares)

298) Good Bad Girl – Alice Feeney List: (Goodreads)

299) Good Girls Don’t Die – Christina Henry List: (Jump Scares)

300) Gordon B. White is Creating Haunting Weird Horrors – Gordon B. White List: (Jump Scares)

301) Gorgeous Gruesome Faces – Linda Cheng List: (Jump Scares)

302) Gothic – Philip Fracassi List: (Jump Scares)

303) Grave Expectations – Alice Bell List: (Jump Scares)

304) GREEN FOR DANGER – Christianna Brand List: (Kirkus Review)

305) Green Fuse Burning – Tiffany Morris List: (Jump Scares)

306) Greyhowler – Sarah Day List: (Jump Scares)

307) Greymist Fair – Francesca Zappia List: (Jump Scares)

308) Harvest House – Cynthia Leitich Smith List: (Jump Scares)

309) Hatchet Girls – Diana Rodriguez Wallach List: (Jump Scares)

310) Haunted Reels: Stories from the Minds of Professional Filmmakers – ed. David Lawson Jr. List: (Jump Scares)

311) Have You Seen the Moon Tonight? and Other Rumors – Jonathan Louis Duckworth List: (Jump Scares)

312) Heavy Oceans – Tyler Jones List: (Jump Scares)

313) Hellweg’s Keep – Justin Holley List: (Jump Scares)

314) Hemlock Island – Kelley Armstrong List: (Jump Scares)

315) Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night – Sophie Hannah List: (Waterstones)

316) Here in the Night: Stories – Rebecca Turkewitz List: (Jump Scares)

317) Here Lies Olive – Kate Anderson List: (Jump Scares)

318) Hidden Beneath – Barbara Ross List: (Shepherd)

319) Hollow Beasts – Alisa Lynn Valdés List: (The Washington Post)

320) Horror Library Vol. 8 – ed. Eric J. Guignard List: (Jump Scares)

321) HorrorScope: A Zodiac Anthology – ed. H. Everend List: (Jump Scares)

322) Hospital – Han Song List: (Jump Scares)

323) Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West – ed. Patrick R. McDonough List: (Jump Scares)

324) Hot Springs Drive – Lindsay Hunter List: (Crime Reads)

325) House Gone Quiet – Kelsey Norris List: (Jump Scares)

326) House of Roots and Ruin – Erin A. Craig List: (Jump Scares)

327) House of Rot – Danger Slater List: (Jump Scares)

328) How The Skin Sheds – Chad Lutzke List: (Jump Scares)

329) HUGE: A novel – Brent Butt List: (Indigo)

330) HUMAN SACRIFICES – List: (NY Times)

331) Hungers As Old As This Land – Zachary Rosenberg List: (Jump Scares)

332) Hunt for Eden’s Star – D.J. Williams List: (Jump Scares)

333) I Died Too, But They Haven’t Buried Me Yet – Ross Jeffery List: (Jump Scares)

334) I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me – Jamison Shea List: (Jump Scares)

335) I Only Read Murder: A Novel – Ian Ferguson List: (Indigo 3)

336) I Will Find You – Harlan Coben List: (Shepherd)

337) I’m Not Done With You Yet – Jesse Q Sutanto List: (Crime Reads)

338) Imago and Other Transformations – Erica Ruppert List: (Jump Scares)

339) Immortality: A Love Story – Dana Schwartz List: (Indigo 2)

340) Impulses of a Necrotic Heart – Red Lagoe List: (Jump Scares)

341) In a Lonely Place – Karl Edward Wagner List: (Jump Scares)

342) In Nightfall – Suzanne Young List: (Jump Scares)

343) In the House of In Between – J.D. Buffington List: (Jump Scares)

344) In the Interest of N.K. – S. A. O’Laughlin List: (Shepherd)

345) In The Pines – Mariah Stillbrook List: (Jump Scares)

346) Infernas – West Ambrose List: (Jump Scares)

347) Infested – Angel Luis Colon List: (Jump Scares)

348) Into the Darkness: Stories Volume 1 – Steve Stred List: (Jump Scares)

349) Into the Light: Stories Volume 2 – Steve Stred List: (Jump Scares)

350) Invisible Son – Kim Johnson List: (NPR)

351) Jackal, Jackal: Tales of the Dark and Fantastic – Tobi Ogundiran List: (Jump Scares)

352) Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind – Molly McGhee List: (Jump Scares)

353) Just a Little Snack: An Afro-Gothic Short Story Collection – Yah Yah Scholfield List: (Jump Scares)

354) Just Another Missing Person Intl: A Novel – Gillian Mcallister List: (Indigo)

355) Kill For Love – Laura Picklesimer List: (Jump Scares)

356) Kill For Me Kill For You – Steve Cavanagh List: (Waterstones)

357) Kill Show: A True Crime Novel – Daniel Sweren-Becker List: (Amazon)

358) Killer – Peter Tonkin List: (Jump Scares)

359) Killing It – Mike Bockoven List: (Jump Scares)

360) Killing Moon – Jo Nesbo List: (Waterstones)

361) Killingly – Katharine Beutner List: (Jump Scares)

362) King’s Hill – Josh Hanson List: (Jump Scares)

363) Knock Knock, Open Wide – Neil Sharpson List: (Jump Scares)

364) Last Stay – Brennan LaFaro List: (Jump Scares)

365) Last to Leave the Room – Caitlin Starling List: (Jump Scares)

366) Let Me Out – Emmett Nahil List: (Jump Scares)

367) Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies – E. M. Roy List: (Jump Scares)

368) Life Support – Elton Skelter List: (Jump Scares)

369) Like Real – Shelly Lyons List: (Jump Scares)

370) Linghun – Ai Jiang List: (Jump Scares)

371) Love The Sinner – Mo Moshaty List: (Jump Scares)

372) Loyalty: Signed Edition – Martina Cole List: (Waterstones)

373) Lumberjack – Anthony Engebretson List: (Jump Scares)

374) Maddalena and the Dark – Julia Fine List: (Jump Scares)

375) Manor House, The Intl: A Novel – Gilly Macmillan List: (Indigo)

376) Melinda West: Monster Gunslinger – KC Grifant List: (Jump Scares)

377) Merciless Waters – Rae Knowles List: (Jump Scares)

378) Midas – Tyler Jones List: (Jump Scares)

379) Midnight is the Darkest Hour – Ashley Winstead List: (Jump Scares)

380) Midnight Showing – Megan Shepherd List: (Jump Scares)

381) Midnight Under the Big Top – ed. Brian James Freeman List: (Jump Scares)

382) Mister Lullaby – J.H. Markert List: (Jump Scares)

383) Monstersona – Chloe Spencer List: (Jump Scares)

384) Monstrous – Jessica Lewis List: (Jump Scares)

385) Mooncalves – ed. John WM Thompson List: (Jump Scares)

386) Mosaic – Catherine McCarthy List: (Jump Scares)

387) Mothered – Zoje Stage List: (Jump Scares)

388) Mothtown – Caroline Hardaker List: (Jump Scares)

389) Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge – Spencer Quinn List: (Shepherd)

390) Muckross Abbey and Other Stories – Sabina Murray List: (Jump Scares)

391) Murder at Holly House – Denzil Meyrick List: (Waterstones)

392) Murder, I Spy – Lynn Morrison List: (Shepherd)

393) Murdle – Murdle Puzzle Series – G.T. Karber List: (Waterstones)

394) My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix – Kalynn Bayron List: (Jump Scares)

395) My Father’s House – Joseph O’Connor List: (Chicago Public Library)

396) Nails and Eyes – Kaori Fujino List: (Jump Scares)

397) Necessary Death: What Horror Movies Teach Us About Navigating the Human Experience – Preston Fassel & Chris Grosso List: (Jump Scares)

398) Nefando – Mónica Ojeda List: (Jump Scares)

399) Nestlings – Nat Cassidy List: (Jump Scares)

400) Never Dead – Joe Scipione List: (Jump Scares)

401) Neverest – T.L. Bodine List: (Jump Scares)

402) Night of a Million Maniacs – Jeremy Herbert List: (Jump Scares)

403) Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight – ed. Shelly Page & Alex Brown List: (Jump Scares)

404) Night’s Edge – Liz Kerin List: (Jump Scares)

405) Nightfall & Other Dangers – Jacob Steven Mohr List: (Jump Scares)

406) Nightwood – Elana Gomel List: (Jump Scares)

407) No Child of Mine – Nichelle Giraldes List: (Jump Scares)

408) No Guilt of Bloodshed – John Baltisberger List: (Jump Scares)

409) NO ONE WILL COME BACK FOR US: And Other Stories – List: (NY Times)

410) Now She is Witch – Kirsty Logan List: (Jump Scares)

411) October Screams: A Halloween Anthology – ed. Kenneth W. Cain List: (Jump Scares)

412) Odious Ghouls – Tom Rimer List: (Jump Scares)

413) Old God’s Time – Sebastian Barry List: (NPR)

414) On His Majesty’s Secret Service – James Bond 007 – Charlie Higson List: (Waterstones)

415) ONE LAST KILL – Robert Dugoni List: (Kirkus Review)

416) One or Several Deserts – Carter St Hogan List: (Jump Scares)

417) Only the Living Are Lost – Simon Strantzas List: (Jump Scares)

418) Other Minds and Other Stories – Bennett Sims List: (Jump Scares)

419) Other Women – Emma Flint List: (Shepherd)

420) Our Black Hearts Beat As One – Brian Asman List: (Jump Scares)

421) Our Hideous Progeny – C. E. McGill List: (Jump Scares)

422) Our Own Unique Affliction – Scott J. Moses List: (Jump Scares)

423) Out of the Ashes – Louisa Scarr List: (Shepherd)

424) Ozark Dogs – Eli Cranor List: (Crime Reads)

425) Paradise-1 – David Wellington List: (Jump Scares)

426) Past Lying – Karen Pirie – Val McDermid List: (Waterstones)

427) Perplexing Plots – David Bordwell List: (Shepherd)

428) Pet Peeves – Nicole Goux List: (Jump Scares)

429) Phantom – Helen Power List: (Jump Scares)

430) Pilgrim: A Medieval Horror – Mitchell Lüthi List: (Jump Scares)

431) Playing It Safe – Ashley Weaver List: (Shepherd)

432) Polyphemus – Michael Shea List: (Jump Scares)

433) Posthaste Manor – Carson Winter & Jolie Toomajan List: (Jump Scares)

434) Pre-Approved for Haunting: And Other Stories – Patrick Barb List: (Jump Scares)

435) Prom Mom: A Thriller – Laura Lippman List: (NPR)

436) Promise – Christi Nogle List: (Jump Scares)

437) Ragman – JG Faherty List: (Jump Scares)

438) Rainbow Filth – Tim Meyer List: (Jump Scares)

439) Red Rabbit – Alex Grecian List: (Jump Scares)

440) Revenge Arc – Cat Voleur List: (Jump Scares)

441) Riding the Nightmare – Lisa Tuttle List: (Jump Scares)

442) Root Rot & Other Grim Tales – Sarah Read List: (Jump Scares)

443) Rubicons: A Freaks Novel – Brett Riley List: (Jump Scares)

444) Sacrifice of the Sisters Lot – Chris Kuriata List: (Jump Scares)

445) Saint Grit – Kayli Scholz List: (Jump Scares)

446) Sasquatch, Baby! – Bethany Browning List: (Jump Scares)

447) Scarewaves – Trevor Henderson List: (Jump Scares)

448) Scarlet Town – Laurence Jago – Leonora Nattrass List: (Waterstones)

449) Schrader’s Chord – Scott Leeds List: (Jump Scares)

450) Scorched Grace – Margot Douaihy List: (Shepherd)

451) Secrets Gnaw at the Flesh – C.J. Weiss List: (Jump Scares)

452) She is a Haunting – Trang Thanh Tran List: (Jump Scares)

453) Shimmerfish – Bethany Browning List: (Jump Scares)

454) Show Me Betrayal – Ellen E Withers List: (Shepherd)

455) Sign of the Slayer – Sharina Harris List: (Jump Scares)

456) Silent Key – Laurel Hightower List: (Jump Scares)

457) Sing, Nightingale – Marie Hélène Poitras List: (Jump Scares)

458) Sister, Maiden, Monster – Lucy A. Snyder List: (Jump Scares)

459) Sleep Alone – J.A.W. McCarthy List: (Jump Scares)

460) Sloe – Marc Ruvolo List: (Jump Scares)

461) Snarl – John Boden List: (Jump Scares)

462) Soft Targets – Carson Winter List: (Jump Scares)

463) Speak of the Devil – Rose Wilding List: (Waterstones)

464) Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley List: (Jump Scares)

465) Stolen – Ann-Helén Laestadius, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles List: (NPR)

466) Stop Them Dead – Roy Grace – Peter James List: (Waterstones)

467) Strange Tales of Terror – ed. Eugene Johnson List: (Jump Scares)

468) Suburban Monsters – Christopher Hawkins List: (Jump Scares)

469) Such Pretty Flowers – K. L. Cerra List: (Jump Scares)

470) Sucker – Daniel Hornsby List: (Jump Scares)

471) Sundown in San Ojuela – Matthew Olivas List: (Jump Scares)

472) Teach Them How to Bleed – L.L. Soares List: (Jump Scares)

473) Tell Me Pleasant Things About Immortality – Lindsay Wong List: (Jump Scares)

474) Tell Me What I Am – Una Mannion List: (Publishers Weekly)

475) That Night in the Woods – Kristopher Triana List: (Jump Scares)

476) The Absolutes – Molly Dektar List: (Jump Scares)

477) The After-Death of Caroline Rand – Catherine Cavendish List: (Jump Scares)

478) The Alchemy of Moonlight – David Ferraro List: (Jump Scares)

479) The Angel Makers: The True Story of the Most Astonishing Murder Ring in History – Patti McCracken List: (Waterstones)

480) The Apology – Jimin Han List: (Jump Scares)

481) The Beach Party – Nikki Smith List: (Shepherd)

482) The Beast You Are: Stories – Paul Tremblay List: (Jump Scares)

483) The Belladonna Invitation – Rose Biggin List: (Jump Scares)

484) The Bellwoods Game – Celia Krampien List: (Jump Scares)

485) The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future – Christi Nogle List: (Jump Scares)

486) The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar – Robin R. Means Coleman and Mark H. Harris List: (Jump Scares)

487) The Black Lord – Colin Hinckley List: (Jump Scares)

488) The Black Tree Atop the Hill – Karla Yvette List: (Jump Scares)

489) The Body by the Sea – Jean-Luc Bannalec List: (The Washington Post)

490) The Bone Hacker – Kathy Reichs List: (Shepherd)

491) The Bonus Room – Ben H. Winters List: (Jump Scares)

492) The Book of Queer Saints: Volume II – ed. Mae Murray List: (Jump Scares)

493) The Briars – Stephanie Parent List: (Jump Scares)

494) The Burning Child of Bantry – Hanna Nielson List: (Jump Scares)

495) The Cage of Dark Hours – Marina Lostetter List: (Jump Scares)

496) The Caretaker – Cass Clarke List: (Jump Scares)

497) The Carrefour Curse – Dianne K. Salerni List: (Shepherd)

498) The Cat Who Solved Three Murders – Conrad the Cat Detective – L T Shearer List: (Waterstones)

499) The Cherished – Patricia Ward List: (Jump Scares)

500) The Christmas Appeal – Janice Hallett List: (Waterstones)

501) The Christmas Jigsaw Murders – Alexandra Benedict List: (Waterstones)

502) The Cloisters – Katy Hays List: (Waterstones)

503) The Consultant – Seong-sun Im List: (Shepherd)

504) The Cozy Cosmic – ed. Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito & Mark Teppo List: (Jump Scares)

505) The Crash: Signed Edition – Robert Peston List: (Waterstones)

506) The Cryptids – Elana Gomel List: (Jump Scares)

507) The Cuban Heiress – Chanel Cleeton List: (NPR)

508) The Daughters of Block Island – Christa Carmen List: (Jump Scares)

509) The Dead of Winter – Stuart MacBride List: (Shepherd)

510) The Deep Sky – Yume Kitasei List: (NYPL)

511) The Defector – Chris Hadfield List: (Waterstones)

512) The Department of Truth – James Tynion IV List: (Shepherd)

513) The Detective Up Late – Adrian McKinty List: (Shepherd)

514) The Devil Thinks I’m Pretty – Charlene Elsby List: (Jump Scares)

515) The Devil’s in the Flaws: And Other Dark Truths – David Niall Wilson List: (Jump Scares)

516) The Devil’s Pocketbook – Ross Jeffery List: (Jump Scares)

517) The Devil’s Promise – Celso Hurtado List: (Jump Scares)

518) The Disappearance of Tom Nero – TJ Price List: (Jump Scares)

519) The Dog Sitter Detective – Antony Johnston List: (Shepherd)

520) The Dogcatcher – Sean Patrick Carlin List: (Jump Scares)

521) The Eater of Gods – Dan Franklin List: (Jump Scares)

522) The Echo of Old Books – Barbara Davis List: (Shepherd)

523) The Ecstasy of Agony – Wrath James White List: (Jump Scares)

524) The Edge – Travis Devine – David Baldacci List: (Waterstones)

525) The Edge of Sleep – Jake Emanuel and Willie Block with Jason Gurley List: (Jump Scares)

526) The End of Drum-Time – Hanna Pylväinen List: (NPR)

527) The Erstwhile Tyler Kyle – Steve Hugh Westenra List: (Jump Scares)

528) The Exchange – John Grisham List: (Waterstones)

529) The False Sister – Briar Ripley Page List: (Jump Scares)

530) The Fiction Writer – Jillian Cantor List: (Jump Scares)

531) The Flatmate – Gemma Rogers List: (Shepherd)

532) The Folly – Gemma Amor List: (Jump Scares)

533) The Forest Demands Its Due – Kosoko Jackson List: (Jump Scares)

534) The Game: Signed Edition – Martin Kemp List: (Waterstones)

535) The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons: Signed Edition – Millenium 7 – Karin Smirnoff List: (Waterstones)

536) The Girl Who Cried Diamonds & Other Stories – Rebecca Hirsch Garcia List: (Jump Scares)

537) The Girls in the Cabin – Caleb Stephens List: (Jump Scares)

538) The Golden Spoon – Jessa Maxwell List: (NPR)

539) The Graveyard Shift – Maria Lewis List: (Jump Scares)

540) The Great Deceiver: Signed Edition – Elly Griffiths List: (Waterstones)

541) The Grief Nurse – Angie Spoto List: (Jump Scares)

542) The Grimmer – Naben Ruthnum List: (Jump Scares)

543) The Helios Syndrome – Vivian Shaw List: (Jump Scares)

544) The Horror at Pleasant Brook – Kevin Lucia List: (Jump Scares)

545) The Housekeepers – Alex Hay List: (Shepherd)

546) The Housemaid’s Secret (The Housemaid, #2) – Freida McFadden List: (Goodreads)

547) The Hunger and Other Stories – Charles Beaumont List: (Jump Scares)

548) The Infested – Renee Lake List: (Jump Scares)

549) The Intruders – Brian Pinkerton List: (Jump Scares)

550) The Invisible World – Nora Fussner List: (Jump Scares)

551) The Keep Within – J. L. Worrad List: (Jump Scares)

552) The Kingdom of Sweets – Erika Johansen List: (Jump Scares)

553) The Last Haunt – Max Booth III List: (Jump Scares)

554) The Last Heir to Blackwood Library – Hester Fox List: (Jump Scares)

555) The Last Tale of the Flower Bride – Roshani Chokshi List: (Jump Scares)

556) The Late Mrs. Willoughby – Claudia Gray List: (Shepherd)

557) The Legend of Charlie Fish – Josh Rountree List: (Jump Scares)

558) The Light of a Black Star – C.S. Humble List: (Jump Scares)

559) The Light on Farallon Island – Jen Wheeler List: (Jump Scares)

560) The Lonely Lands – Ramsey Campbell List: (Jump Scares)

561) The Longmire Defense – Craig Johnson List: (Shepherd)

562) THE LOST AMERICANS – Christopher Bollen List: (Kirkus Review)

563) The Madwomen of Paris – Jennifer Cody Epstein List: (Jump Scares)

564) The Maid’s Diary – Loreth Anne White List: (Goodreads)

565) The Maiden – Kate Foster List: (Waterstones)

566) The Man in the McIntosh Suit – Rina Ayuyang List: (NYPL)

567) The Marigold – Andrew F. Sullivan List: (Jump Scares)

568) The Massacre at Yellow Hill – C. S. Humble List: (Jump Scares)

569) The Memory Eater – Rebecca Mahoney List: (Jump Scares)

570) The Merry Dredgers – Jeremy C. Shipp List: (Jump Scares)

571) The Militia House – John Milas List: (Jump Scares)

572) The Mill House Murders – Yukito Ayatsuji List: (Shepherd)

573) The Mistress Of Bhatia House – Sujata Massey List: (Shepherd)

574) The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity – Nicholas Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist List: (NPR)

575) The Morass: Servant of the Fly God – Zachary Ashford List: (Jump Scares)

576) The Most Secret Memory of Men – Mohamed Mbougar Sarr List: (Publishers Weekly)

577) The Motion Picture Teller – Colin Cotterill List: (BookPage)

578) The Murmurs – Michael J. Malone List: (Jump Scares)

579) The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels – Janice Hallett List: (Shepherd)

580) The Mystery Guest: A Maid Novel (Molly the Maid Book 2) – Nita Prose List: (Chicago Public Library)

581) The Nigerwife: A Novel – Vanessa Walters List: (NYPL)

582) The Night Begins – Abigail Taylor List: (Jump Scares)

583) The Night Belongs to Us: And Other Stories – Jess Landry List: (Jump Scares)

584) The Night House: A novel – Jo Nesbo List: (Indigo 2)

585) The Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir – Jami Nakamura Lin List: (Jump Scares)

586) The Nighthouse Keeper – Lora Senf List: (Jump Scares)

587) The Nightmare Man – J.H. Markert List: (Jump Scares)

588) The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier List: (Jump Scares)

589) The Once Yellow House – Gemma Amor List: (Jump Scares)

590) The Only Safe Place Left is the Dark – Warren Wagner List: (Jump Scares)

591) The Others Of Edenwell – Verity M. Holloway List: (Esquire)

592) The Otherwoods – Justine Pucella Winans List: (Jump Scares)

593) The Pale House Devil – Richard Kadrey List: (Jump Scares)

594) The Paleontologist – Luke Dumas List: (Jump Scares)

595) The Path Home – A.J. Pellegrino List: (Jump Scares)

596) The Patient Routine – luna rey hall List: (Jump Scares)

597) The People Watcher – Sam Lloyd List: (Waterstones)

598) The Plastic Priest – Nicole Cushing List: (Jump Scares)

599) The Pledge – Cale Dietrich List: (Jump Scares)

600) The Price of a Small Hot Fire – E.F. Schraeder List: (Jump Scares)

601) The Puzzle Master – Danielle Trussoni List: (Jump Scares)

602) The Quiet Ways I Destroy You – Jessica McHugh List: (Jump Scares)

603) The Roots Grow Into the Earth – Bert S. Lechner List: (Jump Scares)

604) The Saucer-Heads – George Bixley List: (Shepherd)

605) The Scarlet Boy – ​Arthur Calder-Marshall List: (Jump Scares)

606) The Scarlet Papers – Matthew Richardson List: (Shepherd)

607) The Scourge Between Stars – Ness Brown List: (Jump Scares)

608) The Screaming Child – Scott Adlerberg List: (Jump Scares)

609) The Secret Life of Insects and Other Stories – Bernardo Esquinca List: (Jump Scares)

610) The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen – KJ Charles List: (Shepherd)

611) The Secret: Signed Exclusive Edition – Lee Child List: (Waterstones)

612) The Secrets of Hartwood Hall – Katie Lumsden List: (Jump Scares)

613) The Seething – Ben Monroe List: (Jump Scares)

614) The Shadow Dancers of Brixton Hill – Nicole Willson List: (Jump Scares)

615) The Shadow Galaxy – J. Dianne Dotson List: (Jump Scares)

616) The Shadows of London – James Marwood & Cat Lovett Book 6 – Andrew Taylor List: (Waterstones)

617) The Shards – Bret Easton Ellis List: (Crime Reads)

618) The Sight – Melanie Golding List: (Jump Scares)

619) The Spanish Diplomat’s Secret – Nev March List: (Shepherd)

620) The Spectacular – Fiona Davis List: (Shepherd)

621) The Spirit Bares Its Teeth – Andrew Joseph White List: (Jump Scares)

622) The Square of Sevens – Laura Shepherd-Robinson List: (Waterstones)

623) The Stradivarius – Rae Knowles List: (Jump Scares)

624) The Strange – Nathan Ballingrud List: (Jump Scares)

625) The Stranger Upstairs – Lisa M. Matlin List: (Jump Scares)

626) The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp – Leonie Swann List: (The Washington Post)

627) The Thing in Yellow – D.T. Neal List: (Jump Scares)

628) The Things We Do to Our Friends – Heather Darwent List: (Jump Scares)

629) The Trap – Catherine Ryan Howard List: (NYPL)

630) The Trees Grew Because I Bled There: Collected Stories – Eric LaRocca List: (Jump Scares)

631) The Trial – Rob Rinder List: (Waterstones)

632) The Turnglass – Gareth Rubin List: (Shepherd)

633) The Ugly Truth – L.C. North List: (Shepherd)

634) The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou – Eleni Kyriacou List: (Shepherd)

635) The Untimely Undeath of Imogen Madrigal – Grayson Daly List: (Jump Scares)

636) The Vein – Steph Nelson List: (Jump Scares)

637) The Vile Thing We Created – Robert P. Ottone List: (Jump Scares)

638) The Watchmaker’s Hand – Jeffery Deaver List: (Waterstones)

639) The Way of the Bear – Anne Hillerman List: (Shepherd)

640) The Whispering Muse – Laura Purcell List: (Jump Scares)

641) The Wicked Unseen – Gigi Griffis List: (Jump Scares)

642) The Wind Began to Howl – Laird Barron List: (Shepherd)

643) The Winter Knight – Jes Battis List: (Shepherd)

644) The Wishing Game – Meg Shaffer List: (Shepherd)

645) The Wishing Pool and Other Stories – Tananarive Due List: (Jump Scares)

646) The Wolf and the Favour – Catherine McCarthy List: (Jump Scares)

647) The Wonder State – Sara Flannery Murphy List: (Jump Scares)

648) The Woodcutter – Stephanie Ellis List: (Jump Scares)

649) The Woodcutters – Josh Hanson List: (Jump Scares)

650) The Woodkin – Alexander James List: (Jump Scares)

651) The World Wasn’t Ready for You – Justin C. Key List: (Jump Scares)

652) The Writing Retreat – Julia Bartz List: (Jump Scares)

653) The Year of the Storm – John Mantooth List: (Jump Scares)

654) Their Vicious Games – Joelle Wellington List: (Jump Scares)

655) They Hide: Short Stories to Tell in the Dark – Francesca Maria List: (Jump Scares)

656) They Lurk – Ronald Malfi List: (Jump Scares)

657) They Stalk the Night – Brian Moreland List: (Jump Scares)

658) They Will Dream in the Garden – Gabriela Damián Miravete List: (Jump Scares)

659) This Delicious Death – Kayla Cottingham List: (Jump Scares)

660) Those Empty Eyes: A Chilling Novel of Suspense with a Shocking Twist – Charlie Donlea List: (Amazon)

661) Those We Drown – Amy Goldsmith List: (Jump Scares)

662) Three Sixes and a Forked Tongue or Cold Medicine and a Liar – James Tyler Toothman List: (Jump Scares)

663) Through Legend They Fall – Rachel Pendley List: (Jump Scares)

664) Time’s Undoing – Cheryl A. Head List: (Shepherd)

665) Titanium Noir – Nick Harkaway List: (Shepherd)

666) Tomás Nevinson – Javier Marías List: (Waterstones)

667) Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Lilah Lawson and Lauren Emily Whalen List: (Jump Scares)

668) Too Scared to Sleep – Andrew Duplessie List: (Jump Scares)

669) Traitors Gate – William Warwick Novels – Jeffrey Archer List: (Waterstones)

670) Transcendental Mutilation – Ryan Harding List: (Jump Scares)

671) Twice Lost – Phyllis Paul List: (Jump Scares)

672) Underland Arcana Deck Three – ed. Mark Teppo List: (Jump Scares)

673) Unnatural Death – Kay Scarpetta – Patricia Cornwell List: (Waterstones)

674) Unquiet – E. Saxey List: (Jump Scares)

675) Unspeakable Horror 3: Dark Rainbow Rising – ed. Vince A. Liaguno List: (Jump Scares)

676) Vampire Weekend – Mike Chen List: (Jump Scares)

677) VenCo – Cherie Dimaline List: (Jump Scares)

678) Verushka – Jan Stinchcomb List: (Jump Scares)

679) Vicarious – Chloe Spencer List: (Jump Scares)

680) We All Go into the Dark – Francisco Garcia List: (Waterstones)

681) We Are Not Alone: The Extraordinary History of UFOs and Aliens Invading Our Hopes, Fears, and Fantasies – Marc Hartzman List: (Jump Scares)

682) We Are the Crisis – Cadwell Turnbull List: (Jump Scares)

683) We Watch – Steve Stred List: (Jump Scares)

684) West Heart Kill – Dann McDorman List: (Waterstones)

685) What Doesn’t Kill You – Ken Brosky List: (Jump Scares)

686) What Draws Us Near – ed. Keith Cadieux & Adam Petrash List: (Jump Scares)

687) What Happened At Hawthorne House – Hadassah Shiradski List: (Jump Scares)

688) What Happened Was Impossible – E. F. Schraeder List: (Jump Scares)

689) What Stalks Among Us – Sarah Hollowell List: (Jump Scares)

690) When Ghosts Call Us Home – Katya de Becerra List: (Jump Scares)

691) When The Rain Begins To Burn – A.L. Davidson List: (Jump Scares)

692) Where Darkness Blooms – Andrea Hannah List: (Jump Scares)

693) Where Echoes Die – Courtney Gould List: (Jump Scares)

694) Where the Dead Wait – Ally Wilkes List: (Jump Scares)

695) Whisperwood – Alex Woodroe List: (Jump Scares)

696) White Cat, Black Dog – Kelly Link List: (Jump Scares)

697) White Fox – Owen Matthews List: (Financial Times)

698) White Trash and Recycled Nightmares – Rebecca Rowland List: (Jump Scares)

699) Who Haunts You – Mark Wheaton List: (Jump Scares)

700) Who I Lost, I Found – Eden Royce List: (Jump Scares)

701) Winter Harvest – Ioanna Papadopoulou List: (Jump Scares)

702) Witch Hunt & Black Cloud: New & Collected Works – Juliet Escoria List: (Jump Scares)

703) Wrapped in Plastic and Other Sweet Nothings – Robert P. Ottone List: (Jump Scares)

704) Wrath Becomes Her – Aden Polydoros List: (Jump Scares)

705) XCRMNTMNTN – Andrew Hilbert List: (Jump Scares)

706) You Are My Sunshine and Other Stories – Octavia Cade List: (Jump Scares)

707) You Shouldn’t Have Come Here – Jeneva Rose List: (Barnes & Noble)

708) You’d Look Better as a Ghost – Joanna Wallace List: (Shepherd)

709) You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight – Kalynn Bayron List: (Jump Scares)

26 Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Book Sources/Lists

Amazon Best Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense Books of 2023
Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble’s Best Mystery Books of 2023
Barnes & Noble 2 Barnes & Noble’s Best Horror Books of 2023
Book Riot Best Books Of 2023
BookPage The Best Mystery & Suspense of 2023
Chicago Public Library Must-Read Books of 2023: Mystery & Thriller
Den Of Geek The Best Horror Books of 2023 (So Far)
Esquire The Best Horror Books of 2023 Will Scare You Sh*tless
Financial Times Best books of 2023 — Thrillers
Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller 2023
Goodreads 2 Best Horror 2023
Indigo Top 10 Thriller Books
Indigo 2 Top 10 Horror Books
Indigo 3 Top 10 Mystery Books
Jump Scares 2023’s New Horror Books
Kirkus Review Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2023
Library Journal Best Horror of 2023
NPR Books We Love
NY Times The Best Horror Books of 2023
NYPL Best Books for Adults 2023
Powell’s Best Books of 2023: Horror
Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of 2023
Shepherd The 100 best mystery books of 2023
The Washington Post The 10 best mystery novels of 2023
Waterstones The Best Books of 2023: Crime & Thrillers