Best Books of | Publishers Weekly - Mystery : Publishers WeeklyOrient Express, you'll recall, is the one where everyone did it, which delighted me no end and I was immediately hooked. I began to work my way through the other Agatha Christies at Belfast Central library and it was probably the sympathetic librarian there who put into my hands The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first real locked-room mystery that I came across. Since then I've read dozens of locked-roomers or "impossible murders" and I have developed firm opinions about the genre. I have no truck whatsoever with the ones that have a supernatural solution or where the author doesn't give you enough information to solve the case for yourself. A locked-room problem lies at the heart of my new novel, In The Morning I'll Be Gone, in which an RUC detective has to find out whether a publican's daughter who fell off a table in a bar that was locked from the inside was in fact murdered.
Best Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Fiction of 2013
Mystery Month is in full swing here at Booklist , with all of the interviews, webinars, and blog posts about mystery fiction you could possibly want. And now, all of the book recommendations you need. Put on your best trench coat, grab a spot in your favorite shadowy alley, and dive in. The Ancient Rain , by Domenic Stansberry. What makes Stansberry stand out from the crowd is the genuine noir sensibility he brings to his work, that overwhelming feeling that things will, even must, go wrong.
Books, books, books! There are simply not enough shelves on bookcases in the world to hold the mass of wonderful books we love at Dead Good. If you asked us to pick our favourites the list would go on and on. However, when forced to pick just one top discovery of ignoring the fact that Lynsey insisted on picking two , we came up with the following list. Here are our favourite crime novels of ! I love Tana French, and her new book was my summer holiday treat earlier this year. An investigation into a murder in a prestigious boarding school, it has shades of The Secret History about it but is pitch perfect on what it feels like to be a teenage girl.
Patricia Highsmith was a master of macabre scenarios and the grand dame of the psychological thriller. Over the course of five novels, beginning with The Talented Mr. Ripley , she built a character who was both completely without a conscious and yet unnervingly sympathetic. The Talented Mr. Ripley is equal parts a subtle character study and an edge-of-your-seat exercise in sinister thrills. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. Gillian Flynn has made a name for herself with incredibly dark, twisting narratives centered on complex, seemingly unsympathetic female characters.
Top Five Crime Novels
The intricate storytelling and sophisticated character development make this one of the best historical mysteries of recent years. Insider knowledge of politics paired with amazing state-of-the-art technical details fuels this realistic action thriller. A counterterrorism expert who has served under U. Bush, Clarke sets the standard by which the subgenre will be measured. Hochgatterer, a child psychiatrist based in Vienna, makes his U. In her debut, Hodgson, editor-in-chief of Little, Brown U.