Best New Mystery and Thriller Books of February 2021


February’s best thrillers and mysteries encompass every facet of the genre, from domestic tension to an exercise in nostalgic 90s paranoia. There’s even a married couple who channels their inner Liam Neeson when their daughter goes missing in Europe. With so many different types of thrillers to be devoured this month, there are even fewer reasons to leave the house than usual. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely puzzle to pair with a mug of hot tea or an edge seat to keep track of past bedtime, February’s crop of new thrillers has you covered. (And if you want even more suggestions, don’t forget to check out January’s Best Thrillers and Mysteries, too.)



Robert Dunfee