10 Books for Fans of Only Murders in the Building | ThrillerFix

Hulu's Only Murders in the Building is a true crime and comedy combo. Starring major A-List celebrities like Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, this television series keeps audiences thoroughly entertained and in suspense as the characters try to piece a murder mystery together. The main stars all live in the same apartment building where the murder occurs. They also happen to be true crime's biggest fans, so they make a podcast to investigate further. In Only Murders in the Building Season 2, another murder occurs, and now they are all the suspects.

This unlikely trio of friends face danger and chaos along the way while maintaining a light-hearted and witty tone. If you're a fan of people working together to solve a murder mixed with true crime and some laughs along the way, you will surely enjoy these ten book recommendations — plus a bonus movie and podcast.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a murder mystery with whimsical elements. Aiden is trying to figure out who killed Evelyn, but he is forced to relive the same day until he finds the right culprit in the manor. That's not even the most exciting element. Every day, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different 

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guest that attempts to assist him with their quirky personality. If you enjoyed Only Murders in the Building, you'll love the wittiness and sleuthing aspects of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Read here.

Conviction by Mina Denise

Anna seemingly has a perfect life. She has a beautiful family, and everything is always status quo. However, her life becomes disrupted when Anna realizes she knows one of the victims in her beloved true crime podcast. Before you know it, Anna and a motley crew are off to solve the crime she is strangely connected to. 

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Fans of Only Murders in the Building will love the dynamic between the characters working together to solve a crime. Read here.

Advertisement for Murder by Nadine Doolittle

Seven strangers decide to unite for a book club. The reading material revolves around the cold case of Jenny Blake. Instead of simply reading, they decide it would be better to solve the case. Together, they examine the likely suspects and potentially put themselves in danger. The murderer was never caught and 

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probably would prefer it that way. Again, a mixed crowd is brought together through a love of true crime. Similar to Only Murders in the Building, Advertisement for Murder is humorous yet covers dark elements, like a brutal murder. Read here.

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

Lily is summoned by her Aunt to the Endgame family home to compete for the deed to the house. Lily has mixed feelings about returning since her mother was murdered, but going back may help her figure out what happened. With her cousins already there to compete, it's game on for Lily, and it will be survival of 

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the fittest. The Christmas Murder Game shows that anyone can be a suspect, like Only Murders in the Building, Season 2. Murderers aren't always strangers. They can be your friends or even your family members. Read here.

The Socialites Guide to Murder by SK Golden

Evelyn has been residing in the beautiful Pinnacle Hotel, feeling too afraid to leave. She has some personal trauma, but her life only becomes more complicated when her BFF is pinned for a murder that occurred inside the hotel. This is the catalyst Evelyn needs to vindicate her closest friend while also

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getting to the bottom of the crime and the secrets the hotel harbors. If you enjoyed Only Murders in the Building, you'll enjoy The Socialite's Guide to Murder. Both plots involve unlikely people teaming up to solve a crime — and they become top-notch amateur detectives in the process. Read here.

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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Avery was your average high school student until a stranger, Tobias Hawthorne, left her his fortune. Now she lives in his mansion with his sons, who think she's conning them out of their inheritance. Whoever wins the game and solves the puzzles will win the money, but it is much more dangerous and complicated than 

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Avery anticipated. The Inheritance Game brings together many personalities who now have to fight to solve the mystery of Tobias' motives. Fans of Only Murders in the Building will be thrilled by the mysterious and suspenseful elements around Tobias while also enjoying the mishmash of characters who ultimately work together and against each other. Read here.

The Club by Ellery Lloyd

A-list celebs are dying to join the fun at the Island Home, an exclusive luxury resort. Well, until people literally start dying. This utopian vacation spot suddenly, but not surprisingly, becomes a nightmare. Tensions heighten as a murder mystery ensues. Which incredibly unlikeable celeb is the murderer? The Club is 

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not what you expect as people point fingers. Like Only Murders in the Building Season 2, they wonder if the murderer is one of their own. Read here.

The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony's life begins to crumble when he's pinned for the murder of his most prominent critic. The evidence can't be disputed. His fingerprints are all over the murder weapon. The only problem is that he didn't do it! While Anthony is stuck in jail, he knows Detective Hawthorne is the only one who can help him. 

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Readers will be left guessing throughout the novel, trying to figure out who the real murderer is. The Twist of a Knife is a classic murder mystery story that fans of Only Murders in the Building will enjoy. There's dark humor and suspenseful elements that will keep you hooked. Read here.

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Mr. and Mrs. Merton are savagely murdered during their Easter dinner. The only suspects are their three children, but they wouldn't do that, would they? They would have everything to gain if they were after their parents' money. Readers will be on their toes throughout the novel as they try and figure out which sibling 

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is guilty. If you enjoyed Only Murders in the Building, you'll be thrilled by Not a Happy Family since it also centers around a classic whodunit mystery. Read here.

Miss Morton and the English House Party Murder by Catherine Lloyd

Chaos ensues when a dead body appears in the Greenwood estate during a house party. Rattled, Lady Caroline attempts to solve the crime with the help of her new boss, the widowed Mrs. Frogerton. However, the murders have only begun, and you don't know who's next. This story shares similar themes to Only 

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Murders in the Building. This story involves opposite characters becoming a team with a real true crime to solve while the clock is ticking! Read here.

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Bonus Picks! Watch and Listen to These Titles Similar to Only Murders in the Building

Knives Out

Knives Out, currently streaming on Amazon Prime, is a 2019 mystery film with a star-studded cast. It follows Detective Benoit Blanc, who is on the case to investigate the death of a toxic, but incredibly wealthy family's patriarch. Did this father commit suicide, or was he murdered? As you watch the film, you'll enjoy 

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the dysfunction that erupts as each family member is interrogated for the crime. Fans of Only Murders in the Building will love the similarities between the murder mystery plots. No one is safe from being a suspect, and anyone can have a motive.

Not Another True Crime Podcast

Not Another True Crime Podcast keeps things humorous and light-hearted as they go over dark topics. Episodes are dedicated to true crime, cults, crazy conspiracy theories, and more! Nothing is off-limits for the two hosts as they share their opinions and go over a series of events. This podcast is perfect for 

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anyone who enjoyed Only Murders in the Building's witty tone and how it handles a serious topic.

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