There are so many amazing mystery novels to choose from, fans of the genre are rarely at a loss for something engrossing to read. One of the best things about mystery novels is that there are so many popular sub-genres such as whodunit, detective, horror, espionage, and many more. Some of the best-loved mysteries are novels by iconic authors like Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Characters like Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, and Hercule Poirot have continued to hold a special place in the hearts of mystery fans. While there have been countless mystery novels published over the years which have sold well, there are only a few that truly stand the test of time.
This is a list of six great and timeless mystery novels. These books represent various genres and authors. While some authors wrote more than one book that could easily make the list, there is only one title per author.