Everyone in this world has unique choices and tastes. Some like simple things and some like an adventurous life. Everyone lives their life in their own way.
When it comes to books, people have different tastes for that too. Some like fictional characters and others like non-fiction books.
We have put together a collection of the best crime books for you.
You will learn about various shocking crimes that have been happening around us.
All the books have been written in a simple conversational style for better understanding.
- List of Best Crime Novels Ever Written [Mystery & Crime Books]
- 1. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
- 2. I Am Watching You
- 3. Then She Was Gone: A Novel
- 4. The Perfect Wife
- 5. The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel
- 6. Before She Disappeared: A Novel
- 7. Spilled Milk: Based on a True Story
- 8. Behind Closed Doors: A Daughter’s Story
- 9. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story
- 10. The Psychopath: A True Story
- 11. The Dancing Girls: An Absolutely Gripping Crime Thriller with Nail-biting Suspense
- 12. My Sister’s Grave
- 13. The Silent Patient
- 14. The Last Thing She Ever Did
- 15. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
- 16. Unspeakable Things
- 17. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
- 18. A Gambling Man
- 19. The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer
- 20. High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life
- 21. The Last Sister
- 22. Last Day
- 23. The Guardians: A Novel
- 24. The Whistler
- 25. My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer
- 26. If I Can’t Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children
- 27. The Evil Within: Murdered by her Stepbrother – the Crime that Shocked a Nation
- 28. Give Me the Child
- 29. Torture Mom: A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder
- 30. The Silent Wife
- 31. A Tangled Web: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting Path to Justice
- 32. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
- 33. Cotton Comes to Harlem
- 34. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
- 35. The Maltese Falcon
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List of Best Crime Novels Ever Written [Mystery & Crime Books]
by Gregg Olsen
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen — Gregg Olsen has written over thirty books. He creates unique and creative content. He has also appeared on various television and radio shows. He lives in Washington state with his wife.
Nikki, Sami, Tori Knotek are sisters. All the three sisters are caged inside their farmhouse for more than a decade. Their mother tortures them physically and mentally. The book teaches you how a special bond can help you overcome all obstacles in life. The content of the book is quite unique and highlights the importance of family. The book has an easy-to-understand style for a better understanding of the plot. Read More
by Teresa Driscoll
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll — The author was a journalist for over twenty years. He was a news presenter at the BBC for fifteen years. She has covered crime for a long time, which motivated her to write about people’s feelings about crime. She lives in Devon with her family.
Ella Longfield was on a train when she noticed two young men molesting two teenage girls. She wanted to help the girls, but something stopped her. The next day she learns that one girl named Anna has disappeared. Ella felt guilty for not helping the girl. A year later, after the incident, the girl is still missing. No one knows where she is. Ella knows everyone is hiding something, including the girl’s family. She also receives threatening letters. Ella knows that someone is watching her. Read More
by Lisa Jewell
Then She Was Gone: A Novel by Lisa Jewell — Lisa Jewell is a well-known mystery writer. She has written several books that revolve around crime and its segments. Some of her famous books are Watching you, Invisible girl, Then She was gone and The family upstairs.
Ellie Mack was a charming and perfect girl. Everyone around her loved her behavior and manner. But one day she disappeared. Her mother, Laurel Mack, is now trying to cope with the loss of her daughter. Her daughter disappeared ten years ago, and she has learned to live without her. One day she meets a man at a coffee shop and the two develop a special bond. Laurel goes to his house to meet his family. When Laurel meets Poppy, the man’s youngest daughter, she feels as if she is meeting her own lost daughter. Where did her daughter go? Why does Poppy’s daughter remind her of Ellie? Did she run off with someone? Is there another reason for her sudden disappearance? The author has fleshed out the various characters with sheer multi-layered perfection. The book ends on a deep note of suspense. Read More
by Blake Pierce
The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce — Blake Pierce is a renowned author for writing thriller content. He has written several books on crime. The perfect wife is another masterpiece by the author.
Kyle and Jessie are the main characters of the book. They decide to move to the California coast from their Los Angeles apartment. They thought moving to a new place will be beneficial for them. After shifting to the new place, both of them realized that something is wrong with that place. The people of the town behaved in a strange way. Jessie was a forensic psychologist, and she had a dark past. Kyle is a successful man, and Jessie is an independent woman. But their life has taken a wrong turn. Read this and find out the secrets that lie within this book. The author has woven different characters into one story. Read More
by Christopher Greyson
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel by Christopher Greyson — Christopher Greyson is a bestselling author of thrilling, Mystery, and action novels. He has completed his graduation in computer science, theater, and communications. He was adventurous from childhood. Furthermore, he weaves his passion for adventure as stories. He lives in Massachusetts along with his wife.
Faith had a good life. She had a big family and good friends. But one day someone started killing her beloveds. She was at the crime scene and even saw the criminal, but she ran away. Ten years she went to different mental hospitals to overcome that incident. She goes back to her old house to meet the people of the town. She went back because she wanted to find the culprit. The book is a journey of a girl who underwent all this mental trauma and now tries to find the culprit. The book is a journey of a girl who faced a lot of struggles in her life. You will encounter a woman who is trying to recollect all the broken pieces of her life. Read More
by Lisa Gardener
Before She Disappeared: A Novel by Lisa Gardener — Lisa Gardener is the author of many renowned books. She has unique writing skills. Her books are always creative and innovative. She can combine various characters to make one masterpiece. She is known for her easy-to-understand themes.
Frankie Elkin was alcohol addicted. She is a grown-up woman who had more regrets than assets in her life. She is into the work of finding missing people. If the police cannot find the missing person then Frankie takes the mission in her hand. She is in a new town for her new case. She is in a search of Angelique Badeau, a teenager who got missing from her high school a few months back. Furthermore, she is leaving no stone unturned to find that girl. She soon realized that this is not a simple case. The truth behind the girl’s disappearance is beyond anybody’s imagination. Get the book and discover how Frankie is completing the mission. Read More
by K. L. Randis
Spilled Milk: Based on a True Story by K. L. Randis — The author started writing at the age of thirteen. She has a degree in psychology and also worked as a helper in the mental health field. She felt the urge of telling the world about the sexual harassment which a child faces in his own house. The author has also tried to help sexually abused children with the help of this book.
Spilled milk is an emotional story of a child. Brooke Nolan is trying to save her siblings from the wrath of her father’s anger. The book reveals the harsh reality of our society. It tells the readers about some psychopaths who have no pity for children. The novel is based on a real incident. You will discover how the parents of the child crossed every limit and tried to harm their own children. The plot of the book is very sensitive. Read More
by Daniella DeChristopher
Behind Closed Doors: A Daughter’s Story by Daniella DeChristopher — The author has shared her own personal story with the help of this novel. She believes this act will make other victims feel they are not alone. She says that if the beginning of your story is bad; it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer for your whole life. She lives in Coconut Creek, Florida.
An Italian catholic family comes to America on vacations. They disown their teenage daughter who becomes pregnant without marriage. It was 1949, abortions were illegal. She gave birth to a daughter which was the writer herself. This novel will put forward the struggle, writer’s mother made to raise her. In the end, her mother gave up and left her with strangers. This book is about the struggle of the writer too. She with no hesitation has shared some bitter truths and the choices she made. You will learn the art of accepting mistakes and the past. Read More
by David Crow
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story by David Crow — The author had an abusive childhood. After graduating from high school, he spent most of his life on Navajo Indian Reservation Arizona and New Mexico. Besides writing, he is a motivational speaker. He is committing to improving the status of women in society.
The author and his siblings used to love his father’s stories about World War II. But David soon got to know the wrong side of his father which included lies, murder, and cruelty. The author tried to overcome his cruel father and incompetent mother. This book is a story of the struggle made by the author to end his father’s violence. You will also discover how the writer pursued his career despite all the surrounding negativity. Read More
by Mary Turner Thomson
The Psychopath: A True Story by Mary Turner Thomson — Mary Turner Thomson has done a BA in creative and performing arts along with diplomas in marketing and business advice. She has a keen interest in writing crime and thriller stories. She has also been awarded several awards for her amazing writing skills. Her books are always unique and creative.
In 2006, Mary’s world shattered when she found out that Will, her husband, was already married to another woman. Will was a psychopath who wanted to ruin the other woman’s life for his own mean. She decided to save innocent people’s life by putting an end to Will’s motives. She took the help of her friend. The reader will encounter the struggle of a woman to stop a person like Will. It’s a real incident-based book that revolves around the life of Mary. This book is not about the story of Mary, but the story of other victims, too. The book has an easy conversational style to make the understanding better. Read More
by M. M. Chouinard
The Dancing Girls: An Absolutely Gripping Crime Thriller with Nail-biting Suspense by M. M. Chouinard — Jeannie Hammond is found dead in a town in Massachusetts. Her body was left in the position of a ballerina and her wedding band was missing. Detective Jo Fournier is appointed for investigating the case. Jeannie’s husband’s life is devastated. Detective Jo was shaken by the incident because her own boyfriend was killed by a gang in New Orleans. She gave justice to Jeannie as she wasn’t able to find the culprits of her boyfriend’s death.
The search for the culprit became intense, and soon she receives a message on the victim’s computer. She gets to know that the culprit is all set to choose the new target. Is Jo efficient enough to catch the culprit? Will Jeannie get Justice? Get an answer to all of your questions by reading this book. Read More
by Robert Dugoni
My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni — The author has authored many books. He is also nominated for several prestigious awards. Tracy Crosswhite is searching for her disappeared sister. She denies Edmund is a rapist and murderer. She also denies the fact that Edmund has a connection with her sister’s disappearance. To dig for the truth, Tracy becomes a detective. Soon, Sarah’s dead body is found near their hometown in Washington. The book is very creative and unique. The easy conversational style is very appealing. Read the book to discover how Tracy will find the culprit and the truth related to Sarah’s sudden disappearance. Read More
by Alex Michaelides
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides — Alex was born in Cyprus. He has done his graduation from Trinity College and M.A in screenwriting from Los Angeles. This is his first novel and helped him to bag many prestigious awards. He has a keen interest in writing thriller books.
Alicia is the silent patient in the book. She is the main character of the novel. Alicia is a famous painter who marries a fashion photographer. They both had a perfect life. But one day her husband came home late, Alicia shoots him in the face five times. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who gets appointed for investigating Alicia’s case. The book is strange and mysterious. After the death of her husband, Alicia stopped talking to everyone. The Easy conversational style of the plot makes it quite creative and unique. By the end of the novel, all the suspense gets cleared by the author. Readers will come to know the truth behind Alicia’s crime. The book blends various characters into one. Read More
by Gregg Olsen
The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen — Gregg Olsen is a popular writer among people who love thriller books. The last thing she ever did, is another glimpse of his amazing skills.
It’s a story of Liz and Owen who are leading a happy life. They had good friends like Carole and David. They had a charming son named Charlie. One day suddenly Charlie disappears. Their happy world gets devastated. Nobody knows anything about Charlie. The book is quite mysterious and strange. The ups and downs in the plot are the main attraction of the book. The plot of the story is suspenseful. Easy to understand language for a better understanding makes the book more appealing. Readers will know the answer to Charlie’s disappearance by the end of the novel. Read More
by Michelle McNamara
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara — Michelle was the author of many books. She got her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota. She had a keen interest in writing something beyond expectations. She was nominated for several awards.
This is the own story of the writer. She is after a criminal who has murdered and raped several people. She has also included incidents from her own past. She died at 46 while writing this book. The reader will get to know the psychology of criminals. The plot is quite mysterious. Unveil serious truth about the criminal and know more about the author with the help of this book. Read More
by Jess Lourey
Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey — Jess Lourey is an expert in writing non-fiction, crime fiction, and many other styles. She was nominated for several awards. She has amazing writing skills. Her books are strange and mysterious.
Cassie is the main character of this novel. She had a perfect life. She loved going to school. The local boys started missing, and they returned violent and moody. Everyone in the town shocked by this incident. Even Cassie’s own sister fell prey to the incident. The solution requires Cassie’s efforts. Will Cassie go beyond her comfort zone to save the life of others? Is she strong enough to face all the problems of her life? Well, read this book to get the answer to all your questions. Read More
by David Grann
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann — David Grann works as a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is also the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z. His books have been translated into many languages. His writing skills helped him achieve various milestones in his life.
After the discovery of oil under the land, the people of Oklahoma, the members of Osage Nation, started living a rich life. But suddenly, the members of Osage Nation were killed. The Family of Mollie Burkhart became the main target. When the murders of the members did not stop, an agent of FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, started his investigation. The plot of the book is very mysterious and appealing. The book is the story of the biggest crime that took place in the history of America. Read More
by David Baldacci
A Gambling Man by David Baldacci — The author is a renowned crime writer. He is very popular among people who like crime books. His books have been translated into different languages. His light conversational style makes the book very appealing. He lives in Virginia with his wife.
A Gambling Man is the story of Archer. Archer needs a fresh start. He is bored with his old life. And after what happened in Poca City, moving to a new place was the only option he had. He begins his journey towards California. The move to California brings drastic changes in his life. The decisions he made, the deal he made, and the circumstances he found himself in are all perfectly woven together in one book. The plot of the book is mysterious and dark. Read More
by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan
The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan — Liza has done her BA from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked as a mother, stepmother, and Tax accountant for thirty-five years. In 2005 she started researching about Tony Costa. The babysitter is her first book. She lives in Boston with her husband. Jennifer Jordan is an author, filmmaker, investigating journalist, and anchor. She is known for her bold writing skills.
The book is about Liza’s personal experiences. Liza Rodman grew up in Cape Cod. Her mother worked in motels. Her babysitter took her and her sister on adventures. He brought them popsicles and even visited his secret garden in the Truro woods. Liza admired him a lot. To Liza, he was nice enough to be a friend.
However, Liza soon learned that he was a serial killer. He committed most of his crimes in the Truro Woods. It is a story about a babysitter who was once a good person to Liza. It is a story about a babysitter through the eyes of a child. It is a creepy and thrilling story of a murderer turned child sitter. The plot of the book is very interesting. The light narrative style is very appealing. The ending of the book is beyond expectations. Read the book to know how the story progressed and how the serial killer was caught by the police for his sins. Read More
by Tiffany Jenkins
High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life by Tiffany Jenkins — Tiffany Jenkins is an expert writer on motherhood, addiction, marriage, and life. She is also a popular blogger. She uses her platform to inspire and help people who are struggling with mental health issues and those who want to laugh.
High Achiever is a story by Tiffany Jenkins. When she was arrested, the whole Town got involved with her. Her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherrif, he was the one who arrested her. The plot of the book revolves around her 120 days in Florida Jail as an opioid addict. It is the story of a girl who was once the cheerleader of her school, but time took a turn and she became a drug addict. The book shows you different glimpses of her life where she was blackmailed by her boyfriend and how she made a deal with a drug dealer. It is a book that shows the importance of recovering from past incidents. Read More
by Kendra Elliott
The Last Sister by Kendra Elliott — Kendra Elliott won several awards for her outstanding writing skills. Her books are always mysterious. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest.
The Last Sister is a tale of three sisters. Their one secret changes the lives of many. Twenty years ago, Emily Mill’s father was murdered by an unknown man. His body was found hanging in the backyard. The husband’s sudden death caused the wife to commit suicide. A similar case once again highlights the case of Emily’s father. A special agent from the FBI investigates the case. In the process, many secrets come to light. The story of the book is very appealing and mysterious. The plot of the book keeps the readers engaged. The book is strange and mysterious. The book ends on a low note. Read More
by Luanne Rice
Last Day by Luanne Rice — Luanne Rice is a best-selling author. Her thirty-four novels have been translated into different other languages. She is also an environmentalist and nature enthusiast. She works for various organizations which help to make people aware of the importance of nature for the existence of life. She is known for her bold writing skills.
A long time back, Beth Lathrop and Kate lost a famous painting and their mother. Losing painting and mother was life-changing for them. Years after, both the sisters got busy in their lives when one day Beth is found strangled in her house and a painting was missing. Conor Reid is appointed to investigate the case. Everyone suspects Beth’s husband. What is Matt with the painting? Is any secret behind the painting handles all the incidents? Who is behind all these incidents? The plot of the book is quite appealing and suspenseful. You have to read this book to get answers to your questions. Read More
by John Grisham
The Guardians: A Novel by John Grisham — John Grisham is a renowned writer of crime novels. His books have been translated into several languages.
The Guardians is about an incident that took place in Florida. In a small town in Florida, a lawyer named Keith Russo was murdered by an unknown man. The murderer was clever and left no clues. After the investigation, Quincy Miller was blamed for the murder. He was an old client of the victim.
He was sentenced to prison. For almost twenty-two years, he tried to prove his innocence. He wrote to a non-profit organization to help him. The plot of the book is very appealing. One lawyer asks another lawyer for help. The plot of the book is very deep and strange. The narrative style of the book is appealing. Will the organization help him? Will he get justice at the end of the book? Read the book and find answers to all your questions. Read More
by John Grisham
The Whistler by John Grisham — John Grisham’s books always revolve around social issues. They highlight the problems that are prevalent in society. His books always end with the idea of bringing about changes in society for a good cause. His books are always written in a narrative style.
Judges are respected like gods. They are called justice brokers because their decisions help bring justice to the people. But what if a judge is bribed? The judicial misconduct of Florida judges is being investigated by Lacy Stoltz. During her investigation, she meets Greg Myers, an attorney representing a whistleblower. The whistleblower is said to have information about the bribed layman. The book is about the struggle of two people to put a criminal judge behind bars. The narrative style of the book is very appealing. The plot is very mysterious and strange. Read the book to know the ending of the book. Read More
by Lena Derhally
My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer by Lena Derhally — Lena Derhally is a licensed psychotherapist. She is also a social worker who wants to raise money for children affected by war. Her books always revolve around the psychology of different people.
Through her books, you can learn about people with different psychological issues.
This book, as the name suggests, is about a person who has undergone a psychological change. Chris Watt is a husband, father, and Killer. Chris was a family man who was loved by everyone. In August 2018, he killed his pregnant wife and two daughters.
When Derhally investigated thoroughly she found Chris was having an extramarital affair. The book includes an interview with a Criminal psychologist and the theory behind Chris’s sudden change in behavior. The book is very well written and informs the reader on how to avoid this type of violence. Read More
by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris
If I Can’t Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris — Gregg Olsen is known for writing crime fiction. His narrative writing style is very appealing. His books have been translated into several languages. He has appeared on different radio and TV shows. He lives in Washington with his family.
Susan Powell is beautiful and a mother of two. On December 29, Susan went missing. FBI when investigated the case, the whole family was in turmoil. According to her husband Josh, he was away camping. Josh’s father was sexually obsessed with Susan. Josh’s brother committed suicide and Josh killed himself, along with his two children.
Olsen’s writing style is biting, brilliant, and insightful. Read this book on abnormal psychology to learn more about the different psychologies. Read More
by Darren Galsworthy
The Evil Within: Murdered by her Stepbrother – The Crime that Shocked a Nation by Darren Galsworthy — Darren Galsworthy is known for writing thriller books. His books have been translated into several languages. He has also been nominated for several awards. As the name suggests, the book is about the evil that lives within. It is a gruesome story of a brother and sister that ends with the death of the sister.
Becky Watts was brutally killed, and it was by her own stepbrother. Her father, Darren, was very shocked by the incident. Becky was killed by her own stepbrother, Nathan, and his girlfriend, Shauna. The cause of death, according to Nathan, was that Becky was disrespectful to Nathan’s mother. The story is ghastly and suspenseful. The story is told from the father’s perspective. The book is very moving and engaging. Read the book to know more about other causes of Becky’s death. Read More
by Mel McGrath
Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath — Mel McGrath is a well-known author of psychological thrillers. She has won many awards for her amazing writing skills. She lives in London and works from there.
Give me the Child is an emotional and moving story of a child. Cat is a forensic psychologist. One day the doorbell rings and she finds the police at the door. There was a little girl and a social worker at the door. As the reader read, they learn that the little girl who came with the police was a daughter of Tom’s. The little girl’s name is Ruby winter. Her mother was dead, and that is why she was brought to Tom. Ruby is Tom’s daughter. Tom was having an extra-marital affair when Cat was hospitalized. Read the book to learn about the changes that occurred in Cat and Tom’s lives after Ruby was introduced. The plot of the book is very strange and mysterious. Read More
by Ryan Green
Torture Mom: A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder by Ryan Green — Ryan Green is an expert at writing books that leaves a dark impression on the reader’s mind. The story behind the book Torture mom is described as the worst crime committed on a human being in the history of Indiana.
Torture mom is the story of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski. She was a single mother and had seven children. In July 1965, two young girls, Sylvia and Jenny Likens, were sent to Gertrude Baniszewski. In October 1965, she was found dead in the basement of the house. She had been locked in that basement, beaten and starved. Other people involved in this case were also found. Read the book to learn more about the suffering she endured in that basement. It is the story of a woman who tortured a girl to death. The plot of the book is thrilling and amazing. Read More
by Kerry Fisher
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher — Kerry Fisher was born in Peterborough. She studied French and Italian at Bath University. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.
The Silent Wife is a very moving and shocking story about Lara. Everyone thought that Lara was living a happy life. She was married to Massimo. He had a young son named Sandro. But in a deep corner of her mind, she knows a deep secret about her husband. She knows that the secret can destroy everything. Another main character in the book is Maggie, who is married to Massimo’s brother, Nico. One day, she finds a letter that refers to Nico’s last wife. Will Maggie keep the secret to herself? Read the book to find out the rest of the story of the book. Read More
by Leslie Rule
A Tangled Web: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting Path to Justice by Leslie Rule — Leslie Rule is an artist and bestselling author. She is the daughter of Ann Rule, the most popular mystery and thriller writer in the history of America. She is an animal lover and became a vegetarian. She lives in Seattle. She is an expert in writing thrillers and challenging content.
Cari Farver ran away from Omaha. She quit her job, left her son and her family. According to the sources, a woman wanted a commitment from Dave. Dave leaves her and starts dating Cari. But soon Cari disappears and Dave gets threatening letters. The book is an intricate web of deceit, lies, murder and devious deeds. Rule’s book is worthwhile and well-documented. It is a disturbing and amazing plot. Read the book to find out answers to all your questions. Read More
by Dashka Slater
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater — Daksha Slater has written many books such as Baby Shoes, The serpent and Me, and Dangerously Ever After. She is known for her bold writing skills. She lives in California.
Sasha and Richard are high school friends. Sasha lived in the middle-class foothills. Richard lived in the crime-plagued flatlands. One day, on the bus, Richard burned Sasha’s skirt. Sasha was 40% burned. This incident became a national issue. Read the book and learn the reason behind Richard’s act. The book is based on the gender issue that has been prevalent in our society. The plot of the book is very captivating and mysterious. Read More
by Chester Himes
Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes — Cotton Comes to Harlem is a crime novel written in 1965 by Chester Himes. It is best known of the Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson Mysteries. It was later adapted into a film in 1970, starring Raymond St. Jacques, Godfrey Cambridge and Redd Fox. The novel is a commemorative novel that began the African-American cop-and-detective phase in the 1960s and ’70s.
The novel begins with the Back-to-Africa Rally, hosted by the Reverend Deke O’Malley. The rally is disrupted by masked white hijackers who come armed to steal the collected money, amounting to $87,000. A large number of shootings took place and the kidnappers fled with money in a large truck, killing one person.
An investigation is launched to find the killer, and so the main characters, “Grave Digger” Jones and “Coffin Ed” Johnson, are called in to do the investigation. Read More
by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie — Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie began writing during World War I and wrote more than 100 novels, plays, and short story collections.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of Agatha Christie’s best books.
In the Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Hercule Poirot after retirement goes to a small village and starts to grow vegetables. He is convinced by Flora Ackroyd, who is Roger’s niece to return back to work. And to do the investigation to clear the name of her missing fiancé in the murder case. But things are never as simple as they seem. Roger’s own fiancé committed suicide because she was being blackmailed for killing her first husband. Everyone in the Akroyd household seems to be a suspect. Dr. Sheppard, a doctor helps Poirot in his investigation. The story is narrated by Dr. Sheppard. Read More
by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett — Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories.
The Maltese Falcon is an American classic and the basis for one of the best motion pictures in history. It is here that Hammett first introduces us to Sam Spade.
Hammett’s skill in writing dialogue to determine the character is unparalleled. The dialogue is sharp, witty, and serious.
Until the last pages, we can never be sure who is a good person and who is bad. Everything remains a mystery until the end. This book is a classic for good reason. This special publication fits in the back pocket which is ideal for those who like to keep a book with them all the time. The book is a stand-alone novel with only a few comparisons. Read More
Each book is written by recognized authors. The books are easy to understand and will take you into the dark world of crime. All the books are strange and suspenseful. You will also come to know about the psychology of different criminals. Some books are based on real-life incidents. Don’t waste even a second. Grab your copy soon!
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