Bookdepository: Best Crime & Thriller Books

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Presenting the very best crime and thriller books to keep you glued to (the edge of) your seat, we’ve pulled together the evidence and questioned the suspects, and now we’re ready to charge the accused! Here’s our line-up of the best crime and thriller novels, new and old. We have the best in noir, great historical mysteries, and chilling reads from the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia, as well as the finest women crime writers around. From high society crime to twisted serial killers, from contemporary page-turners to stone cold classics, we have plenty here to help you crack the case! (bd)

1. The Big Sleep and Other Novels by Raymond Chandler

2. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

3. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

4. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

5. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

6. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

7. LA Confidential by James Ellroy

8. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

9. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

10. POP. 1280 by Jim Thompson

11. Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith

12. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

13. The Grifters by Jim Thompson

14. The Getaway by Jim Thompson

15. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

16. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

17. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

18. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

19. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

20. The Dry by Jane Harper

21. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

22. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

23. A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

24. Animal Farm by George Orwell

25. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

26. Mindhunter by John Douglas

27. The Power by Naomi Alderman

28. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

29. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

30. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

31. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

32. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

33. The Breakdown: The 2017 gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

34. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

35. A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré

36. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

37. Munich by Robert Harris

38. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

39. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King

40. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

41. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

42. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

43. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

44. Red Notice by Bill Browder

45. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

46. Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer

47. The Whistler by John Grisham

48. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

49. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

50. Trick Of The Dark by Val McDermid

51. The Best Man To Die by Ruth Rendell

52. Put On By Cunning by Ruth Rendell

53. The Red Road by Denise Mina

54. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

55. Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole

56. The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

57. Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon

58. About Face by Donna Leon

59. The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner

60. Love You More by Lisa Gardner

61. The Various Haunts Of Men by Susan Hill

62. A Mind to Murder by P. D. James

63. Cold Heart by Lynda La Plante

64. River of The Dead (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 11) by Barbara Nadel

65. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

66. Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris

67. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

68. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

69. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

70. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

71. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

72. Perfume by Patrick Süskind

73. I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

74. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

75. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

76. The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter

77. Birdman by Mo Hayder

78. Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard

79. Killshot by Elmore Leonard

80. A Walk Among The Tombstones by Lawrence Block

81. The Girl with the Long Green Heart by Lawrence Block

82. Animal Factory by Edward Bunker

83. The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke

84. Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell

85. The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais

86. Scat by Carl Hiaasen

87. The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

88. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

89. Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

90. Lush Life by Richard Price

91. Seizure by Kathy Reichs

92. The Cartel by Don Winslow

93. The Joy Brigade by Martin Limon

94. Jade Lady Burning by Martin Limon

95. Slicky Boys by Martin Limon

96. When Red is Black by Qiu Xiaolong

97. The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong

98. A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong

99. The Lord of Death by Eliot Pattison

100. Ghost Month by Ed Lin

101. Deep Night by Caroline Petit

102. A Nail Through the Heart by Timothy Hallinan

103. The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan

104. The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill

105. Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto

106. The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi

107. Death of a Charming Man by M. C. Beaton

108. The №1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

109. Tea Time For The Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

110. Death of a Celebrity by M. C. Beaton

111. The Blood of an Englishman by M C Beaton

112. The Importance Of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith

113. Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith

114. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

115. Still Life by Louise Penny

116. Murder on a Girls’ Night out by Anne George

117. Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert

118. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay

119. How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

120. The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

121. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

122. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

123. Roseanna by Maj Sjowall

124. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

125. Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

126. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

127. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

128. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson

129. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

130. Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum

131. Broken by Karin Fossum

132. Shadow by Karin Alvtegen

133. Missing by Karin Alvtegen

134. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall

135. The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell

136. Blackwater by Kerstin Ekman

137. Dead Joker by Anne Holt

138. Silence Of The Grave by Arnaldur Indridason

139. Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

140. The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson

141. Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser

142. Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow by Peter Hoeg

143. The Day Of The Owl by Leonardo Sciascia

144. The Wine Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia

145. The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin

146. The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri

147. Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories by Andrea Camilleri

148. Death’s Dark Abyss by Massimo Carlotto

149. The Gang Of Lovers by Massimo Carlotto

150. Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner

151. Delay by Tim Krabbe

152. The Buenos Aires Quintet by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

153. The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte

154. Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte

155. Maigret’s First Case by Georges Simenon

156. The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon

157. Maigret’s Holiday by Georges Simenon

158. My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon

159. The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Skvorecky

160. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas

161. Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas

162. These Dark Things by Janette Merete Weiss

163. Murder In The Bastille by Cara Black

164. Innocence by Heda Margolius Kovaly

165. Outsider In Amsterdam by Janwillem van de Wetering

Historical crime

166. The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

167. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

168. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

169. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

170. An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears

171. Perfume by Patrick Süskind

172. Revelation by C. J. Sansom

173. A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters

174. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

175. Pompeii by Robert Harris

176. The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld

177. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

178. Roman Blood by Steven Saylor

179. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

180. Hercule Poirot: the Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie

181. Miss Marple and Mystery by Agatha Christie

182. Taken At The Flood by Agatha Christie

183. Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

184. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

185. Poirot’s Early Cases by Agatha Christie

186. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

187. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

Sherlock Holmes

188. The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

189. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

190. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

191. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

192. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

193. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

194. Sherlock Holmes: The Novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


196. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

197. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

198. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

199. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

200. The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel

201. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

202. Level 4: Sherlock Holmes Stories by Andrew Hopkins


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