Psych Books for TV Mystery Fans

By Crime Mystery Books on January 21st, 2011

Psych is a television show about Shawn Spencer, a man with an uncanny ability to notice details and tie those details together to solve crimes. Shawn runs a psychic detective agency with his buddy Gus (Burton Guster) and they often end up working with the Santa Barbara Police Department.


Psych is a comedy mystery series airing originally on USA Network. The show is a lot of fun, light and comedic, with two talented and appealing leads and a great supporting cast of characters, most notably Detectives Carlton Lassiter and Juliet O’Hara, Henry (Shawn’s father), and Chief Karen Vick.

Shawn and Gus

The books carry on the comedy and mystery. I’d call it a comedic crime mystery but I’d be stretching it. The show is comedy through and through and any crime drama takes back seat to the mystery elements of the show.

Books in the Psych series

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Psych Mind-Altering Murder book cover Psych A Fatal Frame of Mind book cover Psych The Call of the Mild book cover Psych Mind Over Magic book cover Psych A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read book cover

You can buy Psych books at Amazon.

Also, the READS website for my library has Psych books. Maybe yours does too. Psych at OverDrive.

See below to buy Psych books.

Buy the Psych Books

The buy links go to Amazon. These books currently quality for the 4-for-3 promotion that Amazon runs, meaning you buy 4 of these books and you get one of them free (this can end at any time!) and that makes this the cheapest place to get these books online that I know of. The 4-for-3 special offer makes the price of the Psych books very affordable.

Psychic Detective Shawn Spencer

If you just want more info about each book, click the book titles!

1. Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read by William Rabkin

Shawn becomes a murder suspect when a woman claims Shawn took control of her mind and forced her to kill the man who has just discredited and humiliated Shawn. After all, he is a psychic… Click to buy

2. Psych: Mind Over Magic by William Rabkin

A case takes Shawn and Gus into an exclusive club for professional magicians, where they have to pose as a new mentalist act, and go undercover to discover a murderer… Click to buy

3. Psych: The Call of the Mild by William Rabkin

Psych has been hired to solve a baffling case of industrial espionage, and the only way to catch the spy is to join their client’s bonding retreat–a grueling seven day backpacking mountain trek, but the case soon becomes a murder investigation…Click to buy

4. Psych: A Fatal Frame of Mind by William Rabkin

A case that has everything Shawn likes: it’s bizarre, it’s baffling, and there’s a snack bar at the crime scene. But the investigation gets a lot less fun as he and Gus begin to realize that the clues are leading them towards a centuries-old cabal, more than willing to kill the two detectives who are trying to reveal it… Click to buy

5. Psych: Mind-Altering Murder by William Rabkin

Gus decides he doesn’t want to be a detective anymore and gets a real job, but soon Gus realizes he needs Shawn more than ever to solve a murder–before Gus is forced to take an early–and permanent–retirement… Click to buy

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