7 Mystery Books About Books About Books (and That’s Not a Typo)

Writers everywhere want to take on the challenge of creating an Inception-style mystery–even J. J. Abrams.

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By J.J. Abrams

Buy Mystery, Inc. at Amazon

Mystery, Inc.

By Joyce Carol Oates

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The Shadow of the Wind

By Carlos Ruis Zafón

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

By Robin Sloan

Buy The Little Men at Amazon

The Little Men

By Megan Abbott