Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Mystery Anthologies. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. LIES WE NEVER SEE (The "Hanna and Alex" Low Country Suspense Thriller Series. Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

The Amazon Charts #1 bestseller for Mystery and Suspense Thrillers They killed her husband. They’ve taken her son. A ruthless stranger thinks she's hiding millions he’ll do anything to get back. Charleston attorney Hanna Walsh walks the beach on Pawleys Island in front of her family’s old ancestral home wondering who she can trust and where she can turn. The Low Country of South Carolina is the setting for this twisting tale of tragedy, betrayal and new hope in this “unputdownable” first book in the Amazon #1 bestselling “Hanna and Alex” suspense thriller series. Free legal clinic attorney Hanna Walsh finds her life in emotional and financial ruin when her philandering husband is found murdered and his ties to a ruthless crime family reveal a twisting web of betrayal and deceit in this emotional and captivating story of shattered dreams and hard-fought deliverance. Charleston police detective Alex Frank comes into Hanna’s life with his own history of tragic loss and emotional baggage. He joins an FBI team to help Hanna to navigate the threats coming at her from all directions. Amazon Five Star Reviews for LIES WE NEVER SEE "Great book! Could not put it down! “Can’t wait to get to the other books in the series!” “I loved reading every word of it!” “Love, love, love this book! I read it in one night!” “This series is one of the best I’ve read.” “Loved this book! Never suspected the ending.” LIES WE NEVER SEE unfolds across the beautiful and historic Pawleys Island and Charleston in the Low Country of South Carolina. If you love mystery and suspense with twisting plots, compelling characters and settings that will sweep you away, find out why readers are raving about the Amazon #1 bestseller LIES WE NEVER SEE.

  • Author: Michael Lindley
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

2. THE SISTER JOAN MYSTERIES BOOKS 1–5 five totally gripping murder mysteries box set (Brilliant crime thriller box sets)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

DISCOVER A DRAMATIC NEW MYSTERY SERIES SET IN A CORNISH CONVENT. GET FIVE BESTSELLING BOOKS IN ONE GREAT-VALUE BOX SET. If you love murder mysteries with great characters and fiendish twists, then grab this box set now. _______________________________________________________________ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Got completely hooked by the atmosphere, the convent life and the slow burn of the mysteries.” Elizabeth “Sister Joan is a sharp and modern-minded heroine. Outstanding!” Publishers Weekly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This whole series is really wonderful !” Leah “Offers peaceful convent decorum, with a giddy streak of gore and a likeable sleuth .” Kirkus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “ Fully developed characters with realistic dialogue give a good foundation to the story.” Bev ____________________ IN THIS FIVE-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: A VOW OF SILENCE The Daughters of Compassion share a chilling secret they cannot confess: Sister Sophia is dead. Another nun is missing. What’s going on with them? It’s up to newcomer Sister Joan to uncover the truth. She’s faced her own demons, but can she save her sisters from theirs? BOOK 2: A VOW OF CHASTITY Evil. Temptation. Mystery. Dark doings are afoot in the sisters’ quiet corner of Cornwall. A teenager vanishes and Sister Joan feels compelled to lead the search to find him. But is it out of duty? Or some other motive that is decidedly less pure of heart? BOOK 3: A VOW OF SANCTITY Sister Joan heads to the shores of Loch Morag for a retreat. But trouble has a way of finding her, even in the middle of nowhere. After a storm, a body surfaces in the loch. Who was he? The villagers close ranks in the face of Joan’s questions. But she won’t rest until she unearths the truth. BOOK 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCE A teen girl vanishes from home in the night. Days on, Sister Joan finds her body in the schoolhouse, dressed in wedding white. A second young girl turns up strangled, and Joan realizes a killer is stalking the moors. Can she catch up to him before more innocent victims die? BOOK 5: A VOW OF PENANCE When the rectory housekeeper is found dead, everyone assumes it’s suicide. But Sister Joan is not so sure. Then a John Doe turns up dead, mutilated — and his killing leads Sister Joan back to a much older crime. What if the key to this mystery lies buried twenty years in the past? Don’t miss out on this series of unputdownable mysteries! YOU GET ALL FIVE OF THE ABOVE BOOKS IN THIS EDITION. ____________________ THE DETECTIVE Sister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth. SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIES Book 1: A VOW OF SILENCE Book 2: A VOW OF CHASTITY Book 3: A VOW OF SANCTITY Book 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCE Book 5: A VOW OF PENANCE Book 6: A VOW OF DEVOTION Book 7: A VOW OF FIDELITY Book 8: A VOW OF POVERTY Book 9: A VOW OF ADORATION Book 10: A VOW OF COMPASSION

  • Author: VERONICA BLACK
  • Publisher: Joffe Books crime thriller, mystery and suspense box sets (June 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery

                 

3. AN OXFORD MYSTERY & ROMANTIC SUSPENSE FIVE-BOOK BOX SET five utterly gripping page-turners (Totally Fabulous Mystery and Suspense Box Sets 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

Escape with an irresistible new box set from Faith Martin (writing as Maxine Barry), bestselling author of the beloved Hillary Greene series. OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE. Simmering with suspense, intrigue and heartstopping romance, these five books will keep you turning the pages all summer long! Perfect for fans of Danielle Steel , Josephine Cox , Nora Roberts or Jackie Collins . _______________________________________________________________ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When you reach the end you will wish there was still more .” Amazon reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “ Perfect romance and mystery!” M. Adlington ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Totally loved it. ” Yona ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’ve read a lot of novels by Faith Martin and always thoroughly enjoyed them. This is different but just as gripping and you really become invested in the characters and their lives, and can’t wait to see how it all works out. Brilliant .” Barbara ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A great read and a fast-paced romantic adventure.” Laura T. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An enjoyable book. Romance with a little intrigue too.” Alexandra ____________________ IN THIS FIVE-BOOK BOX SET: BOOK 1: THE LYING GAME Oriana spent years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. Now she wants to clear her name. She returns home, but no one wants her back. Least of all Lowell, the love of her life and the victim’s brother. Can Oriana win him back before the true killer strikes again? BOOK 2: AN OXFORD REVENGE Davina wants revenge. She blames Dr Gareth Lacey for her brother’s suicide, and she has a plan to make him pay. But it never included falling in love with her sworn enemy. Can he really be as guilty as she thinks? BOOK 3: AN OXFORD SCANDAL Glamorous Laurel Van Gilder comes to town to present an award. The prize: a priceless Van Gilder heirloom. The winner: an infuriating professor who Laurel can’t stand. But when the prize goes missing, it’s him she turns to for help. Can they get it back in time to save them both from scandal? BOOK 4: AN OXFORD ENEMY When Keira marries her dear friend Lucas — a man fifty years her senior — his family are up in arms. But the marriage makes sense to Keira. Until Lucas’s step-son turns up. He and Keira can’t deny the powerful attraction between then. But in a family full of secrets, love can spell danger. BOOK 5: AN OXFORD SECRET When Flame’s father dies, she is reunited with with her long-lost twin. But he is anything but happy to see her. He thinks she’s a gold-digger, come to claim her cut of the family fortune. What is he not telling her about their father’s death? And how far will he go to keep his most precious secret? Don’t miss out on this series of utterly addictive page-turners! YOU GET ALL FIVE OF THE ABOVE BOOKS IN THIS EDITION. ____________________ ALSO BY FAITH MARTIN JENNY STARLING MYSTERIES Book 1: THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY Book 2: THE WINTER MYSTERY Book 3: THE RIVERBOAT MYSTERY Book 4: THE CASTLE MYSTERY Book 5: THE OXFORD MYSTERY Book 6: THE TEATIME MYSTERY Book 7: THE COUNTRY INN MYSTERY MONICA NOBLE MYSTERIES Book 1: THE VICARAGE MURDER Book 2: THE FLOWER SHOW MURDER Book 3: THE MANOR HOUSE MURDER GREAT READS THE LYING GAME AN OXFORD REVENGE AN OXFORD SCANDAL AN OXFORD ENEMY AN OXFORD SECRET AN OXFORD FRAUD AN OXFORD TRIAL AN OXFORD INHERITANCE AN OXFORD SUSPECT IMPOSTERS IN PARADISE HEART OF FIRE HIDDEN RAINBOWS

  • Author: FAITH MARTIN
  • Publisher: Joffe Books romantic suspense box sets (July 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. SHATTERED JUSTICE (Four Sizzling Thrillers): Solomon vs. Lord, The Deep Blue Alibi, To Speak for the Dead, and Illegal


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR PAUL LEVINE'S GREATEST LEGAL THRILLERS SOLOMON vs. LORD introduced Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, squabbling lawyers who could end up in court, in jail...or in bed. The novel was nominated for the James Thurber Humor Prize and the Macavity Mystery Award. "One of the best legal thrillers of the 21st Century." - Best Thrillers THE DEEP BLUE ALIBI takes Solomon and Lord deep into a murder case in the Florida Keys and was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. "Mix Grisham's legal expertise with Hiaasen's humor and Lee Child's action, and you've got Levine's sizzling ALIBI." - Fresh Fiction TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, a two-million copy bestseller, introduced Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer in Miami's murder trial of the century. "One of the best mysteries of the year." - Los Angeles Times ILLEGAL tells a chilling story of human trafficking, a mother's love for her son, and the redemption of a man intent on escaping his past. "Timely, tumultuous, and in a word, terrific." - Providence Journal SHATTERED JUSTICE is a Kindle Unlimited title.

  • Author: Paul Levine
  • Publisher: Herald Square Publishing (November 7, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Law

                 

5. The Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Series: Books 1-6


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

"A fun read with characters you want to get to know. Humor, clues, red herrings sprinkled throughout the story line made for an enjoyable afternoon read." DISCOVER 6 CLEAN & FUN BESTSELLING COZY MYSTERIES BY AVA ZUMA TO ENJOY! THE FULL SUNSHINE COVE SERIES: 1. Makeup and Mayhem 2. Eyebrows and Evil Looks 3. New Nails and a Nasty Nightmare 4. Highlighters and Upheaval 5. Christmas Carols and Lipstick Perils 6. Foundation and Temptations If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you'll love Celia Dube and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Sunshine Cove. No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes! Get your copy of the Sunshine Cove Mystery series boxset to discover how events unfold in these cozy murder mysteries.

  • Author: Ava Zuma
  • Publisher: CleanTales Publishing (June 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

                 



6. Mydworth Mysteries - City Heat (A Cosy Historical Mystery Series Book 10)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

From the authors of the best-selling series CHERRINGHAM Kat brings Harry across the Atlantic to New York for a planned whirlwind time in her home town - complete with a lavish suite at the Plaza. But when Teddy Crowther - grandson of a wealthy City magnate - is snatched by the mob, the pair is asked to help. As Prohibition New York swelters in a heatwave, the Mortimers soon find themselves playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse, not just with the kidnappers, but also the rest of the Crowther family, all of whom have everything to gain - and maybe lose - if Teddy is found... Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid-90s, creating innovative content and working on major projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and the best-selling mystery series Cherringham. Their latest series project is called Mydworth Mysteries.

  • Author: Matthew Costello
  • Publisher: Bastei Entertainment (December 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

                 

7. Cozy Mysteries 14 Book Box Set: The Sandy Bay Series


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

***Available to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited NOW!*** DISCOVER 14 CLEAN & FUN BESTSELLING COZY MYSTERIES BY AMBER CREWES TO ENJOY ! THE FULL SANDY BAY SERIES: 1. Apple Pie and Trouble 2. Brownies and Dark Shadows 3. Cookies and Buried Secrets 4. Donuts and Disaster 5. Eclairs and Lethal Layers 6. Finger Foods and Missing Legs 7. Gingerbread and Scary Endings 8. Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies 9. Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures 10. Jingle Bells and Deadly Smells 11. King Cake and Grave Mistakes 12. Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts 13. Muffins and Coffins 14. Nuts and a Choking Corpse APPLE PIE AND TROUBLE Meghan Truman always had a dream to become a Hollywood actress. Hollywood decided she wasn’t good enough. She left Hollywood broken but with a burning desire to start afresh in the Pacific Northwest, pursuing her second dream – opening a bakery. She never expected that the owner of a rival establishment would be found dead and all eyes would be focused on her as the prime suspect. As the new girl in town with a new bakery store, she’s determined to clear her name and find the murderer; otherwise she’ll have to leave Sandy Bay penniless and pitiful and possibly the murderer’s next victim. "I really enjoyed this and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Thanks for a great plot and interesting characters." BROWNIES AND DARK SHADOWS When Sandy Bay’s crème de la crème congregate to raise money for charity, Meghan Truman is proud to have her tasty desserts the talk of the party. She’s not so proud when the wealthiest couple in Sandy Bay are discovered dead and rumors circulate around town that her brownies are the cause of this tragedy. This murder case casts a dark shadow over Meghan’s budding romance with handsome Officer Irvin who’s disappointed that she’s once again at the center of another murder investigation. With everything to lose, Meghan must work hard to clear her name, restore broken relationships and solve this murder mystery before everything she’s worked so hard to build comes crumbling down. "I have so enjoyed this series! Book 2 was another short fun read. The ending was a complete surprise." COOKIES AND BURIED SECRETS When a beautiful stranger sashays into a birthday party, Meghan Truman, along with other guests, is surprised to discover her relationship to the birthday celebrant. This beautiful stranger attracts more shady characters to Sandy Bay. When one of these characters is found dead in an alley, the whole town is set on edge. Will Meghan’s attempt to link the owner of a golden antique gun to the murder prove helpful to handsome Officer Irvin’s investigation or will the discovery of a buried secret lead to more murders? "Another great book in this fun series. There was a twist really early on in the book that was definitely a surprise!" DONUTS AND DISASTER Meghan Truman’s relationship with her assistant is severely tested when she becomes prideful over a donut recipe she’s introduced to Truly Sweet’s menu. Matters are further worsened when a distant relative of this assistant, with selfish intentions and bad manners, is found dead in the town center. The local handyman is arrested and put in jail when several witnesses confirm they saw him having an altercation with the murdered victim. Handsome detective Irvin and Meghan believe he’s innocent but the evidence against him is too damning to overlook. Will Meghan’s attempt to give her assistant a second chance at restoring their relationship backfire or will a determination not to harbor unforgiveness in her heart lead her to the true murderer? "So enjoying this series! I really like the characters. " PLUS 10 MORE! A light, cozy mystery series with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and 14 gripping murder mysteries!

  • Author: Amber Crewes
  • Publisher: Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing (August 9, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

                 

8. MIAMI LAW: "Bum Rap," "Bum Luck" & "Bum Deal" (Lassiter, Solomon & Lord Legal Thrillers Book 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

THREE SIZZLING LEGAL THRILLERS FROM THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ★Lassiter vs. Solomon & Lord. Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy trial!★ Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer who searches for justice against overwhelming odds. Victoria Lord, a brilliant young lawyer who practices law by the book. Steve Solomon, who believes that if the facts don’t fit the law...you bend the facts. BUM RAP: Bar girls, pricey champagne, and Russian gangsters make a deadly mix for Solomon who's accused of killing a South Beach club owner. Defending him, Lassiter tries to beat the murder rap...and resist his growing feelings for Victoria Lord. "Bum Rap" is a #1 overall bestseller on Amazon with 1,800 four and five-star reviews. BUM LUCK: Why does Lassiter want to kill his own client? On the opposite side of a lawsuit, Solomon and Lord fear he's had too many concussions playing football and is suffering from a fatal brain disease. Lassiter meets Dr. Melissa Gold, who will play a role in his medical life and his romantic life. BUM DEAL: Lassiter vs. Solomon & Lord in a murder trial. Sparks fly when Lassiter prosecutes a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife...and Solomon and Lord defend the case. Lassiter’s mental condition worsens, while his relationship with Dr. Melissa Gold ripens into love. ★★★★★"The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible South Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel." - Booklist (starred review of “Bum Rap”)★★★★★ "Is any crime novelist funnier and more serious and more quotable than Levine?" - Mystery Scene (review of "Bum Luck") ★★★★★"Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)★★★★★

  • Author: Paul Levine
  • Publisher: Herald Square (September 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

                 

9. Turning Point


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

International bestselling author Jeffery Deaver delivers surprise after alarming surprise in an ingenious story about a serial killer, a detective, and a twisting duel of wits. A serial killer is trolling a midwestern suburb. His tools: a hammer, a screwdriver, floral wire, a kitchen knife and, to complete his errand, a Russian nesting doll left behind as a calling card. From one grisly crime scene to the next, Detective Ernest Neville and his Russian Doll Killer task force follow. With few leads and his career on the line, Neville is driven to desperate measures to get to the core of this diabolical puzzle. Layer by layer, he’s getting closer to the final piece. Yet the only thing that’s certain in this game is the unexpected, and as citizens are targeted by one of the most reprehensible characters the idyllic town has ever seen, Neville can only wonder if his efforts will end in disaster—for himself, for his family and for the people he’s sworn to protect.

  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • Publisher: Amazon Original Stories (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense

                 

10. All My Darkest Impulses (House of Crows Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mystery Anthologies - August 2021

What really happened to the girl who walked into the woods and vanished forever? It’s a never-forgotten mystery that clings like a shadow in a short story about dark memories and inescapable fears. For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them. All My Darkest Impulses is part 1 of House of Crows , a four-part serial about friends with a shared history of darkness. They’ve spent their lives running, but they can no longer hide from the past. Each story can be read or listened to in a single haunted sitting.

  • Author: Lisa Unger
  • Publisher: Amazon Original Stories (May 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery