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At the core of every Mystery is a crime and an investigator who must work the case in order to bring justice and conclusion to the story. It is the ‘whodunit’ that drives readers to this genre, the challenge of piecing together the clues along with the investigator. Storylines in the Mystery genre vary widely, ranging from shocking content, with gritty and dark tones, to light-hearted and amusing, where the crime and all its would-be violence takes place off page.  

Whether you are following an amateur sleuth, a police detective, or a private investigator, the characters and details of a mystery novel intrigue us, pushing readers to uncover the truth at the heart of the matter.  

Lisa, Reader Services Department

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