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


195. CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES NOTEBOOK


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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