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Animal Mysteries
From pet detectives to furry perpetrators, these animal mysteries will have you wagging your tail!
Effective Detectives with Linear Perspective
The novel versions of some of your favorite crime and detective films featuring some awfully clever private investigators with unmatched craft and wit.
History Mysteries: The 20th Century
Read your mysteries decade-by-decade and get a taste of U.S. history.
The Mystery of Nancy Drew
Fiction and non-fiction about that famous girl detective! Sleuth, teenager, All-American girl -- what do you really know about Nancy Drew?
Mystery Parodies
Choose an affectionate, tongue-in-cheek send-up of a classic detective tale for a tremendously entertaining summer read.
Thrillers and Mysteries for the Adrenaline Junkies
Tired of predictable endings? In need of a gripping novel to read? Want to be captivated until the very end? Then pick up these quick reads that are sure to make your knuckles turn white, if not your hair!
Watching the Detectives
Graphic Novels about Mystery and Crime
Women Spy Novels
The world of women operatives in fiction spans the globe and includes dangerous situations, covert operations, and extreme tactics. Mixed in with the suspense are intelligent women characters ready to take on the challenge.
Staff Picks: Mysteries
Check out the mysteries that library staff have been reading! And while you are there you can peruse other genres like fiction, classic fiction, nonfiction, biography, cookbooks, graphic novels...

For even more recommendations, check out the Mystery Lists from 2006.


Book Groups

  • Mystery Book Group
    Meets at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Library in the Quiet Reading Room on the first floor on the third Friday of the month at 1 pm.

Listen to or Watch a Mystery

Mysteries on DVD
Check out these movie and television classics starring your favorite sleuths: Sam Spade, Columbo, Miss Marple, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Mr. Moto.
Mysteries on CD
More and more bestselling mysteries are available on CD. Try these on your commute to work or for your next road trip.
PlayAway Mysteries
Pick up one of these portable listening devices loaded with a favorite mystery!

Browse the Catalog

You can find additional television and movie mysteries by browsing:



  • Crime Fiction Dossier
    This is a blog (Web Log) by David J. Montgomery, a writer and critic specializing in crime fiction and regularly contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe and USA Today.
  • Harper Collins Mystery Channel
    At this publisher's website you can browse their books by category, author, and title.
  • Mystery Ink
    Mystery and thriller book reviews, author interviews and more!
  • Mystery Lovers Bookshop
    This local bookstore in Oakmont specializes in mystery and crime fiction.
  • Mystery Readers International
    Includes links to Reading Groups (and how to start your own), mystery periodicals, and mystery bookstores. Their readers choose the Macavity Award for the best mystery novels, nonfiction, and short story of the year.
  • Mystery Writers of America
    This organization awards the annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards® (the "Edgars®"). Their "Resources" also include links to other websites of criminal interest.
  • Sisters in Crime
    Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers, and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers. On their website you can browse through books in print to discover women mystery writers.
  • Stop, You're Killing Me!
    This site for lovers of mystery, intrigue and suspense books offers hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books, as well as a character index.