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Fancy a bit of suspense or a good whodunnit?

You have come to the right place! Perhaps you are looking for a detective novel that's full of twists, turns and suspense? Or a mystery that keeps you guessing right up to the last page? Whatever your tastes, we have put together a collection of some of the best thriller books and mystery books available on the Web. The genres in our library include: psychological, spy, crime books, detective, supernatural, police, techno, political, military, science and more. All are available here online free of charge in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats.

The stories in this collection are written to build suspense and excitement while heightening the reader's anticipation and anxiety right up until the story climax. Often, key elements that would help the reader solve or reveal aspects of the plot are deliberately hidden or withheld in order to confuse; or left in full view to distract and mislead by using literary devices like Red Herrings and MacGuffins.

As the name suggests, a Thriller book is written to provide thrills. A good author will be adept at building tension and suspenseful excitement punctuated with elements of surprise, to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. It is the suspense factor that keeps the reader engrossed and wanting more until the story climax. It's what make's a good free book on obooko unputdownable.

Mystery books are different because they are written in a style that engages the reader in a way that they become much more than an observer: they assume part of the investigative component of the story; trying to figure out from the facts, who committed the crime or offence. whodunnit! The author will use a variety of plot techniques and devices, many similar to those used in thrillers, but with more emphasis on concealing the identity of the perpetrator or concealing facets of a crime in order to keep the reader guessing. The primary character is usually a detective or private eye, who in order to solve the crime, compiles a list of suspects likely to have motive and opportunity. In some mystery novels there does not have to be a crime: the protagonist is tasked to find the reason why something has occurred, as in supernatural mysteries. Many of the stories in our Action & Adventure category contain elements of crime, thriller and mystery so make sure you head over and check them out.

Which is the most downloaded book in this category?  Currently, it is the ever-popular Nurse Becky Gets Shot, by Gary Baker.