Literary Mystery Books to Read This Winter

09 Dec 2015

As book lovers, we’re avid fans of lots of genres. We’re therefore intrigued by books that blend several genres into a novel that’s not quite classifiable – because it’s not just one thing. One of the best examples of genre-bending books is the literary mystery. These books have elements of suspense, of course, but mix in literary elements like family sagas, spiritual journeys, and symbolism. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite mystery novels that are also literary fiction books in this list of books to read this winter.

Literary Mystery Books to Read in Winter 2015

Hands Across The Sky

Andrew John Schmitz

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Mystery elements: treason and violence, spiraling out of control in Dubai

Literary elements: spiritual journey, cultural disparities

Hands Across the Sky

The Lake House

Kate Morton

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Mystery elements: page-turning chills, investigating a boy’s disappearance

Literary elements: character-driven story, complex secrets, masterful storytelling

Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Mystery elements: private detective, twists and turns

Literary elements: dealing with change and uncertains futures, crossroads in life

House of the Rising Sun

James Lee Burke

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Mystery elements: suspenseful quest, violence and thrills

Literary elements: historical fiction, immigration, family saga

After We Fall

Emma Kavanagh

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Mystery elements: psychological suspense, murder

Literary elements: secrets revealed, dealing with tragedy, emotional themes

The Age of Reinvention

Karine Tuil

Release Date: December 1, 2015

Mystery elements: criminal defense, snowballing action

Literary elements: immigration, life of lies

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.