Jesse Kalfel
Mystery & Screenplay Writer

Ten Murder and Mystery Novels That Are Hidden Gems on Amazon In 2024

Do you crave the thrill of mystery novels that deliver spine chilling suspense and keep you guessing until the very end?

2024 has been the year of some of the best murder mysteries novels, bringing you weaves of plots & twists with a captivating selection of reads that may not be everyone’s cup of tea but are certainly worth your time.

Here are ten hidden gems that deserve a spot on your reading list in 2024.

1.     Paper Ghosts by Jesse Kalfel

This gripping tale of deception and mystery by Jesse Kalfel takes readers on a mind boggling journey. Embark on a journey about a man who may or may not be a serial killer, and the protagonist who sets out to uncover the truth. Uncover an intricate plot and brilliantly drawn characters that keep readers immersed until the last page, making it a standout read in murder mystery novels hidden gems of 2024.

2. The Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

Angela Marsons takes readers on an enigmatic investigation mystery with the resilient, relentless and tough protagonist Detective Kim Stone. Unravel a series of serial murders with Detective Stone as she unearths long-buried secrets investigating a labyrinth of lies and deceit. Experience sharp writing, strong character development, and riveting plot twists from Marsons in this hidden gem.

3. Dark Corners by Megan Goldin

Enter the chilling world of true crime podcasts with Megan Goldin’s “Dark Corners”. Engross your mind into murder and mystery as a podcast host delves into unsolved cases and finds herself entangled in an active murder investigation that threatens her own safety. Stay hooked till the end with a blend of thrilling podcasting with gripping mystery at every dark corner.

4. The Bone Jar by S.W. Kane

Join protagonist Detective Lew Kirby in S.W.Kane’s “The Bone Jar” as he investigates the discovery of an elderly woman’s body in a derelict asylum. Absorb yourself in pure suspense as Detective Kirby unravels the mystery behind the woman’s death. Navigate the asylum’s dark history and the secrets it hides, with atmospheric writing from Kane, with a complex plot in this haunting read.

5. The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Catriona Ward brings us a masterclass of psychological horror and mystery “The Last House on Needless Street”. Discover the secrets of a secluded house, its eccentric inhabitants, and the secrets they keep. Feel a sense of dread and unexpected plot twists from Ward in this unforgettable novel.

6. The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell

Journey to Victorian London in Paraic O’Donnell’s “The House on Vesper Sands”, where a series of mysterious disappearances and deaths are linked to a shadowy figure. Explore richly detailed settings and engaging characters, as mystery perfectly blends with historical fiction.

7. The Whisper Man by Alex North

A father and son move to a new town to begin new lives, but find themselves entangled in the legacy of the serial killer known as the Whisper Man. Indulge in the chilling suspense of Alex North’s “The Whisper Man” with this standout thriller that explores the theme of grief and healing.

8. The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood

Trevor Woods brings us a gripping plot with “The Man on The Street”. Absorb yourself in the gripping murder mystery with protagonist Jimmy Mullen who witnesses a murder and takes it upon himself to solve it, when no one believes him. Explore marginalized characters and a thrilling plot in this murder mystery hidden gem.

9. The Holdout by Graham Moore

Dive into “The Holdout” by Graham Moore, a legal thriller that revolves around a jury’s controversial verdict in a high profile murder case. Ten years later, the jurors reunite, only to find themselves targeted by the real killer. Delve into the intricate plot, exploration of the justice system in this thought provoking suspense novel.

10. The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Jane Harper takes us on an Australian outback adventure in “The Lost Man”. The death of a man, an old stockman’s grave, buried family secrets, and family dynamics, all put into one powerful immersive mystery with evocative descriptions and an immersive mystery.