Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Most Popular Kindle eBooks of the Year

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Most Popular Kindle eBooks of the Year

As chosen by Shelfbuzz readers. Enjoy! (Note: price info may have changed since the publication of this list. Please check prices before ordering).


All the Blue-Eyed Angels by Jen Blood







Genre(s): Mystery

Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.More than twenty years later, Erin is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle… and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has… (more)


Tahoe Deathfall by Todd Borg







Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

When 14-year-old Jennifer Salazar approaches Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna, she explains that her identical twin sister Melissa died 8 years before on their 6th birthday. Now, at the ripe old age of 14, Jennifer has come to believe that her sister’s death was not the accident that everyone says. When McKenna investigates, he uncovers a long-buried secret that is still driving a murderer to kill. McKenna is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because McKenna believes that Jennifer is next to die… (more)


Ash – A Thriller by Jason Brant







Genre(s): Thriller

9 AM EST: A senator shoots himself on national television.10:32 AM EST: An entire floor of government agents leaps to their death from their office building.12:57 PM EST: All of the police officers inside a station murder each other.And the day has just begun.Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash’s mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.Five years… (more)


Surface Tension by Christine Kling







Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save a person’s life. But on that summer night in Florida, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to feel any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her father’s forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale’s New River. But she’s never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn’t.On a steamy Florida morning Seychelle is answering a Mayday call launched from the five-million-dollar Broward yacht called Top Ten. Racing her fiercest competitor for salvage rights… (more)


Run Run Run : A Marlow and Sage Mystery by Lee Strauss







Genre(s): Mystery, Sci-fi

FRINGE meets CASTLE in this New Adult Sci-fi Mystery Suspense by Amazon best-selling author Lee Strauss.College girl meets boy online. A killer targets girls like her. She’s next on the list. The boy wants to save her. She thinks it’s him. It’s worse than they both think.RUN RUN RUN is the first part of a three part episode – Gingerbread Man – in the romantic suspense series, A Nursery Rhyme Suspense… (more)


Don’t Be A Stranger: A Light-Hearted Valerie Inkerman Mystery by A.R. Winters







Genre(s): Mystery

When Valerie Inkerman’s roommate Jerry gets her a waitressing gig at cushy Hamptons party, she has no idea that murder is on the menu.But when one of the guests is found dead and Jerry is accused of being the killer, Val knows she needs to utilise all her skills as a private investigator to clear his name.Trying to track down the victim’s possible enemies and find new leads, Val faces distractions in the form of old acquaintances and a hot dinner date. But as Val’s leads all turn into dead ends, the killer seems to stay step ahead… (more)


Going Gray by Brian Spangler







Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

When Emily heard the first scream, she became concerned.When she heard a second scream, she grew scared.When she heard the third scream, she was struck with terror.But it was what Emily could not hear that frightened her the most.Emily wakes to find that her world has plummeted into darkness–the clouds have spilled out of the sky and taken the sun.And there is more to the mist than just the dangers of being blind–the fog is poison, killing everything in its path. Their home is no match for the caustic fog, and her family… (more)


Accomplished in Murder by Dara England







Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

Murder was never so refined…When her holiday on the coast of Cornwall takes a deadly turn, it is up to Drucilla Winterbourne to uncover the dangerous secrets the inhabitants of Blackridge House will do anything to conceal. But can a proper young lady from London society comprehend the dark motives of a killer? Accomplished In Murder is the first in a series of historical mystery novelettes featuring intrepid Victorian heroines up to their bustles in crime. These works are only loosely connected and can be read in any order… (more)


Grey Areas by Brad Carl







Genre(s): Mystery

Henry Fields is an unsuspecting young man who has just moved to the small, quiet town of Gable, Iowa. After finding a job and a place to live, he quickly establishes himself as the friendly and reliable “new guy”. Despite being elusive about his past, local hometown girl Claire Mathison discovers an irresistible attraction to Henry. But major trouble begins to brew one night and it soon becomes unclear whether Henry Fields is part of the problem or the solution. Filled with psychological drama, suspense, and thrills, Grey Areas is the debut release from Brad Carl… (more)


Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig







Genre(s): Mystery

Who wants chips and dip when they can have Dickens and Twain? To the residents of the sleepy town of Bradley, North Carolina, hardworking Jill Caulfield seemed beyond reproach. She volunteered at the women’s shelter, worked at the church preschool, cleaned houses for extra money, and actually enjoyed yard work. And she was nothing less than a saint to cheerfully put up with her unemployed, skirt-chasing, boozer of a husband. When intrepid octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover caught Jill, her new housekeeper, peering into her medicine cabinet, she should have been upset. But discovering that Jill wasn’t such a squeaky… (more)