The best crime and thrillers of | Books | The GuardianBooks, books, books! There are simply not enough shelves on bookcases in the world to hold the mass of wonderful books we love at Dead Good. If you asked us to pick our favourites the list would go on and on. However, when forced to pick just one top discovery of ignoring the fact that Lynsey insisted on picking two , we came up with the following list. Here are our favourite crime novels of ! I love Tana French, and her new book was my summer holiday treat earlier this year. An investigation into a murder in a prestigious boarding school, it has shades of The Secret History about it but is pitch perfect on what it feels like to be a teenage girl.
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Mystery Month is in full swing here at Booklist , with all of the interviews, webinars, and blog posts about mystery fiction you could possibly want. And now, all of the book recommendations you need. Put on your best trench coat, grab a spot in your favorite shadowy alley, and dive in. The Ancient Rain , by Domenic Stansberry. What makes Stansberry stand out from the crowd is the genuine noir sensibility he brings to his work, that overwhelming feeling that things will, even must, go wrong.
They arrived on the scene late last year in Close to Home and will be returning in July with a new book entitled In The Dark. Hunter sets her novels in Oxford, where she lives and she specialises in creating believable characters handling seemingly ordinary situations — until a killer twist appears. Cara Hunter is the pen name for an established novelist who is keeping their identity under wraps… ooh, we love a mystery! Her assault on our minds began back in with Falling, a book with a well-used backdrop — the aftermath of a plane crash — and her standalones have continued to entertain and bemuse her growing legion of fans ever since. Get Killer on the Wall on Amazon. She previously wrote humorous novels as Carol E Wyer and that background helps her to find a lightness of touch in even the darkest of situations — something that is already garnering her a host of loyal crime fiction readers.
From serial axe murderer in early 20th-century New Orleans to a bitter Venetian saga of suicide and revenge. With such unlikely figures as Oscar Wilde being dragooned as sleuths in crime fiction, perhaps jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong is not such a stretch — Ray Celestin's debut novel places him as one of a group on the trail of a serial axe murderer in early 20th-century New Orleans. There's a challenge for this writer: how does he follow this up? To the present, and a new trend in crime writing: socially committed novels set in cloistered immigrant communities in the UK. With two quirky coppers from non-English backgrounds and a vivid panoply of a Peterborough some distance from customary perceptions of the historic cathedral town , this is crime fiction of authority, making some cogent points amid the pulse-racing.
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The first in the brilliant Department Q series, featuring an idiosyncratic team of cold-case detectives in Copenhagen. The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren The award-winning story of a petty criminal and drummer in s Chicago, left addicted to morphine by treatment for war injuries. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member? Log in. Already a subscriber or registered access user? Subscription Notification.