We are surrounded with mysterious world. There are some natural mysteries that are yet to be resolved by the scientists. Apart from that there are some mysterious facts about human beings and the systems man has evolved through centuries. Some writers are also god at creating mysteries and then unfolding them in the end. There are scores of books and dozens of writes who are writing mystery books. Even the mysteries themselves are very varied in nature; there are legal, procedural, systematic and other kinds of mysteries. We are providing you the list of top 10 best authors whose mystery books are sold like hot cakes. This list is based on the graph of their popularity.
Traven is a writer whose works as well as life is shrouded in the deep mist of multi-layered mysteries. He maintained his secrecy till his death; even his publishers did not claim to meet him ever. His book, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, is still the one of the best selling mystery books ever.
9. Krystian Bala
Unlike many other mystery writers, Bala is talkative and engaging in his mystery novels. He has published only one book as yet Amok but he has become the hottest author in recent years. His book contains the murder mystery that clutches the reader in suspense throughout the story.
8. Thomas Pynchon
Pynchon is another great mystery writer whose life is shrouded with mysteries. His book Inherent Voice is one of the best selling books in last century. He remained anonymous throughout his life though his books give some hints at his personality. His only picture is that he himself sent to the media. But nobody is sure that it is Pynchon in the photo.
7. Tony Hillerman
A great murder-mystery writer, Hillerman set his novels in the backdrop of American Southwest region. His books contain the stories of mysterious murders that are resolved in the end by efficient officer or officers. In solving the mysteries the officers are helped by their knowledge of the regional history and their power of logical analysis.
6. Sue Grafton
Grafton is a unique mystery writer in the sense that he introduced a female protagonist to unveil the mystery in the end of the story. His famous character, Millhone, is sill one of the most fascinating characters ever created in the realm of detective and mystery stories.
5. Rex Stout
Rex Stout created a captivating blend of classical detective trends and modern mystery style. Stout is a shrewd writer whose main objective is always to keep the mist of the mystery going on and on. Though every novel of Stout is well-built but his character of Wolfe is still a symbol of mystery.
4. Arthur Conan Doyle
No list of mystery writers can be completed without mentioning the mentioning the name of this person who reinvigorated the adventures of Sherlock Holmes with revisiting the style of E. A. Poe. Doyle is still considered to be one of the most loved mystery writers of the world.
3. J.D. Salinger
Salinger was, like many other detective and mystery writers, a complete isolationist. He never came to the fore despite of his lasting fame. His novel The Cather in the Rye is one of the classics in the field of mystery. He died in 2010 but there remains a lot to be published in his name that he created in the years of his isolation.
2. Agatha Christie
The only noticeable female mystery writer whose books have been sold in billions. Although all of her stories are well-knit and all of her characters are well-built, yet her characters Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple are never to be forgotten by the mystery lovers.
1. John Grisham
Grisham is the most famous, the most intelligent and most highly paid mystery writer of recent years. According to one estimate, 250 million copies his books are sold worldwide and he has earned $600 million through his mystery stories. He ranks first in this list of best mystery writer.