Here are our recommendations for the mystery lover, including series, stand alone, cosies, noir, and more.
House of Cards (UK) meets courtroom drama with a splash of Rupert Murdoch for extra spice. Excellent twisty high stakes thriller.
Stand alone from popular psychological thriller/mystery author Hannah (Poirot and Culver Valley series). Entertaining, even funny while also being a many layered nail biting whodunnit this is one of Hannah's best books so far.
Hughes should be thought of with Chandler & Hammet as a master of American noir. This is a brilliant dark thriller with a gripping main character and a feminist undercurrent.
The latest in the Department Q Copenhagen Cold Cases Unit series. Another Scandi mystery saga to become addicted to. Start with The Keeper of Lost Causes to be in the know for all the back stories.
The ever popular Aurora Teagarden series has a new addition - a new title featuring a new baby for Robin and Roe and a brand new body in their yard!
An excellent rural Texas noir about the collision of race and justice in America today.
The 13th in Limon's series set in politically tense 1970's South Korea has continued resonance today as Army CID agents run up against a mysterious female gang leader.
This latest novel sucks you in from the first page and doesn't let you go until the last - it doesn't matter if you've read all the Inspector Gamache novels or (as I had) none of them; you can enjoy this one either way.
An homage to the wonderful old-fashioned styles of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, this book-within-a-book and mystery-within-a-mystery will delight and surprise you.
A modern-day FBI agent ends up stuck in 19th-century Scotland teams up with a Bow Street runner to fight historical crimes.
A disgraced journalist and a teenage hacker uncover a conspiracy.
An ex-con on the run from a prison gang teams up with an unlikely ally -- his 11-year-old daughter.
A curator solves a murder at a living history museum.
This award winning, dark, serial killer mystery, mixes the pace and puzzle-solving of a classic whodunnit, with the political machinations of contemporary noir. Bataclan is a great new voice from the Philippines.
Think pulp fiction is all just lurid covers and cheap paper? Think again. WWII, universal literacy, and, yes, cheap paper all combined to change the landscape of literature in American and broaden the horizons of many American readers.
A must-read for all fans of Sherlock Holmes. This tells the long, full story of Sherlock Holmes, from the early observations of one of Conan Doyle’s teachers, to the archetype of observation and logic Holmes is today.
This is one of the most critically acclaimed works of true crime this year. Not just the story of a singular crime, this is also the story of how we understand the past and how we see and understand forgiveness and truth. A modern-day In Cold Blood.