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Investigative Reporters Stealing the Show

All the President's Men (1976)_Novel Suspects
WARNER BROS./PHOTOFEST

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, will an investigative reporter be able to write a story about it? You’d be surprised! For as long as there have been reporters, tenacious people have been uncovering hidden truths and sharing their information with the world. Think of Woodward and Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal wide open, which contributed to the resignation of a U.S. president. Or Michelle McNamara, whose in-depth research on the Golden State Killer helped bring the cold case back into the public view and put new pressure on the police, leading to the capture of a serial killer. These journalists risk their careers and sometimes even their lives to get to the bottom of a story. This is why investigative reporters make great characters for detective novels!

Granted, reporters in suspense novels often find themselves the target of killers way more often than reporters in real life, but that’s what makes them so fun! Mystery suspense books featuring Investigative reporters are action-packed and thrilling, as readers follow reporters trying to get to the bottom of a case before someone stops them. It’s even more fun when a reporter stumbles on a story and doesn’t even realize what they have until someone tries to silence them. Then they have a huge mystery to solve.

If you are a fan of suspense books with thrill-a-minute plots as investigative reporters work to uncover killers, lies, and secrets, here are 7 great books to mark down on your TBR now.