Best Crime Fiction Book Recommendations

These crime novels follow intriguing mysteries with great detectives from renowned authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to newer authors continuing the genre into the modern area. Each of these novels is listed as top sellers in the genre-spanning between the years 1902 and 2013. These authors have created the best and most exciting books in the genre.

Cutting Right to the Chase

By Stefania Mattana

In this stirring crime novel by Stefania Mattana, the reader is taken on adventures with ex-Scotland Yard British detective Chase William. He cannot help but follow the leads to cases and get himself in trouble. This book is given an interesting setting for the thrilling crimes Williams is solving. Set in the medieval city in Italy, Tursenia. Stefania Mattana has written this interesting collection of six 1000 word short stories, published in 2013, following Williams’s crime-solving endeavours.

Bad Moon Rising

By Frances di Plino

This dark crime thriller is the story of Paolo Storey, a Detective Inspector set on capturing a serial killer. The killer who was raised to believe sex is the devil’s work and has set out to save the souls of his victims. The death count is rising quickly and Storey must struggle with the hunt and keep his personal and private, lives separate. Author Frances di Plino has done an excellent job in the first book of the DI Paolo Storey series, published in 2012, creating an exciting and intriguing story of murder.

Red Dragon

By Thomas Harris

This book is the first in the Hannibal Lecter series by Thomas Harris, published in 1981. The novel follows Will Graham, an FBI instructor with a speciality in hunting down madmen. Now he knows what his newest prey looks like, how he thinks, and what he does to his victims, but actually catching the killer is proving to be difficult. Graham is forced to go to Dr. Hannibal Lector for help before anyone else is killed. Author Thomas Harris has created a dark and complex novel that digs deep into the horrifying psychology of killers.

Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie

What would a list of crime novels be without at least one story written by Agatha Christie? This book is about a train stopped in its tracks at midnight h a snowdrift. The luxury train is packed full of people but the next morning the passengers wake to find their number has been cut. Someone has been murdered, stabbed a dozen times, and is found in his compartment, with the door locked from the inside. Agatha Christie wrote this book in 1934 and like her other novels is a fantastic read.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Author Conan Doyle

Often a favourite of Author Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Stories published din 1902. For this plot, Holmes and Watson are faced with a devil beast that is haunting the grounds the Baskerville family home. The newest Baskerville, Sir Charles is dead and his body is surrounded Bu the footprints of the giant beast, now Sherlock and Holmes must solve the case before the new heir of the Baskervilles is killed. This is an amazing and intriguing story that is made all the better by the great character’s that are Sherlock and Holmes.


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