Discover Your Next Mystery-Thriller Listen

When you find a mystery-thriller author or book you love, it can be hard to discover what else to dive into while you wait for your favorite author’s next book, or the next in the series.
Not to worry, though! Whether you like procedural crime mysteries, heart-pounding high-seas adventures, or twisty psychological suspense stories, we have some ideas for you.

If you like Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad mystery series, you should try Elizabeth George’s series featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. You can even start with the latest in that series, The Punishment She Deserves:

The Punishment She Deserves

The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens—Ian Druitt, the local deacon—is accused of a serious crime. Then while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Detective Sergeant Havers and Detective Inspector Lynley soon discover that almost everyone in town has something to hide.

 

And keep your ears open for more Elizabeth George audiobooks coming this fall!

Listen to an excerpt THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES

If you like Clive Cussler’s NUMA Files series, you should try Owen Laukkanen’s Gale Force, featuring another exciting adventure at sea.

Gale Force

A freak maritime accident has made McKenna Rhodes the captain of the salvage boat Gale Force. When a freighter ship founders, Gale Force races to salvage it. Little does Rhodes know, there’s an unlisted passenger on the freighter who is carrying $50 million in stolen bonds, and he’s being chased down for it.
Listen to an excerpt GALE FORCE

If you like Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, you should try Camilla Way’s The Lies We Told. Both are taught psychological thrillers featuring complex female characters who will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Lies We Told

When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Then Luke’s older sister, Emma, who vanished decades ago, suddenly reappears. The deeper Clara digs into the past, the more secrets she uncovers.
Listen to an excerpt THE LIES WE TOLD

If you like Jo Nesbø’s dark crime audiobooks, you should try YouJeong Jeong’s The Good Son. You-Jeong Joeng is South Korea’s most popular psychological-thriller author.

The Good Son

Twenty-six-year-old Yu-jin wakes up one morning to find his mother murdered. He suffers from seizures, so it’s not surprising that he can’t remember much about the night before. What he does remember is his mother calling his name, but was it for help, or was she begging for her life?
Listen to an excerpt THE GOOD SON

If you like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, you should try Nick Petrie’s Peter Ash series. Here’s a ringing endorsement: Lee Child himself has said, “Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”

Light It Up
Author: Nick Petrie
Read By: Stephen Mendel

A well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado’s mellowest business, but war veteran Peter Ash may find there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.
Listen to an excerpt LIGHT IT UP

 

For more mystery-thriller series and stand-alone books, explore our Audiobooks to Get Your Heart Pumping collection.