The Top 30 Mystery Novels Ever WrittenThomas H. Cook, one of the best at what he does, has done it again with 's Sandrine's Case , which is just as intricate and surprising as you'd expect from the Edgar winner. A veteran thriller and mystery writer of over 20 books, Cook shared his favorite mystery novels. I went to the Alabama public schools at a time when my English teachers, all but one of whom was a woman, taught nothing but the classics. They revered the great British and American writers. As a result, my reading taste has always been guided by the sense that a novel should be a complete work of art, that action, alone, is not enough, and that it is moral dilemma that ups the ante in crime fiction just as it does in all other literary forms.
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When speaking of novels and literature a bookworm looks for art, action, fiction, narration, suspense; and mystery is the genre that covers it all. A mystery novel would include riddles, secrets, unsolved problems, crime, suspense, murder, death, morbidity and puzzles. The Whistler by John Grisham. This story is about a lawyer who comes across a rather dangerous and deadly case that reveals the truth about the corruption in the judicial system. The case reveals unfathomable misconducts that she has to face. The Da Vinci Code which was also made into a movie, with the main character executed exceptionally well by Tom Hanks.
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Few things are better for unwinding than a good novel. What are the best mystery novels in history? The novels on this list have been ranked as the best by the community, and many of these novels became top hits in the movie world as well! From murder mysteries, to spy stories, the mystery books on this list are the best of the best. Vote up the best mystery novels below or add one you love to see where it ranks on the list. Then check out the newest mystery books for fresh puzzles to solve.
Maybe others might surprise you. Sam Spade takes a job for Miss Wonderley to find her sister who has eloped but finds himself embroiled in a hunt for the jewel-encrusted Maltese Falcon. Both hunter and hunted, Spade must track down this treasure that is worth killing for before the Fat Man finds him. A run-away bestseller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has everything a mystery requires. Murder, family ties, love in the air, and financial shenanigans. What happened to Harriet Vanger who disappeared forty years ago? Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced journalist, and Lisbeth Salander, a tattooed and pierced hacker genius, are on the case.