Mystery Month: Spotlight On Inspirational Mysteries

In honor of mystery month, today we are taking a look at some of the latest inspirational stories of suspense, danger and crime-solving that we've reviewed in the magazine. These books have a faith element, but they are easily accessible to most readers — and we suggest that genre fans hungry for more mystery reads check out some of the recent and upcoming titles we've spotlighted below.



The Canary List
by Sigmund Brouwer
Subgenre: Suspense
Our Reviewer Says: “Clear your schedule: this is a one-sit read.”

When Crockett Grey, a teacher who is mourning the loss of his daughter, agrees to let one of his pre-teen students stay at his home, he doesn’t realize this act of kindness will plunge him into the center of a conspiracy that involves the Vatican.


Thunder of Heaven
By Craig Parshall and Tim LaHaye
Subgenre: Thriller
Our Reviewer Says: “With fast-moving encounters and international intrigue, the state of affairs are eerily realistic in this novel.”

After Joshua Jordan’s missile defense system for commercial airlines failed this patriot seeks answers. When terrorists threaten America again, Joshua attempts to avert a crisis that is foretold in the Bible.


By Ronie Kendig
Subgenre: Romantic Suspense
Our Reviewer Says: “… Kendig pulls out all the stops with page-turning action, adventure and danger.”

Green Beret Canyon Metcalf heads into the jungle to rescue Danielle Roark, a demolitions expert who has been accused of espionage. Sparks fly between Canyon and Dani, but they must get to the bottom of the crime she’s been framed for in order to have any sort of future together.


Targets Down
By Bob Hamer
Subgenre: Thriller
Our Reviewer says: “A veteran undercover FBI agent, Hamer creates credible characters that will engage the reader from the beginning.”

Undercover FBI agent Matt Hogan must avert the plans of terrorists. Can he and his team keep America safe?




Water’s Edge
By Robert Whitlow
Subgenre: Mystery
Our Reviewer Says: “A great mystery that will keep you interested until the end.“

Attorney Tom Crane returns to his hometown after his father’s death only to find financial discrepancies in the older man’s accounts. Will Tom be able to clear his father’s name before the mysterious forces close in?


Lie for Me
By Karen Young
Subgenre: Suspense
Our Reviewer Says: “Young has crafted another captivating mystery that will keep readers guessing until the exciting conclusion.”

Lauren Holloway and Tucker Kane are making plans to live happily ever after, until the dead body of Tucker’s first wife appears. When he is accused of murdering the woman, Lauren is caught between the man she loves and what she feels is the right course of action …


Agent Undercover
By Lynette Eason
Subgenre: Series Romance
Our Reviewer Says: “This return to Rose Mountain is an enticing mystery with likable characters and plenty of action and suspense.”

Undercover DEA agent Paige Ashworth is working as a guidance counselor when she meets Dr. Dylan Seabrook. His orphaned nephew Will might be the key to solving Paige’s latest case, if only they can get the child to trust them enough to talk for the first time since his mother’s death.


Dancing on Glass
By Pamela Binnings Ewen
Subgenre: Mainstream
Our Reviewer Says: “The danger and suspense feels real and exciting.”

In 1970s New Orleans, Annalise thinks that she’s found her happily ever after, only to discover that Phillip is a horrible human being with dark appetites. Will she be able to untangle herself from his wicked web?


We hope these new inspirational stories with mystery themes have whet your appetite. If you are looking for more recent releases you can visit our Advanced Book Search here!