Crime genre books (17)


1.

A Perfect Grave by Rick Mofina EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Description:
When Sister Anne McGrath, a much-loved community saint, is brutally murdered, Seattle Mirror reporter Jason Wade, who has a personal interest in the case, joins the investigation and makes a shocking discovery about Sister Anne's past that changes everything. Original.
Genre Crime
Recommended: 21 Feb 2018

2.

Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov EN

Rating: 4     27 Votes
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
Victor is depressed: his lover has dumped him, his short stories are too short, and the light has gone off in his dingy apartment. His only companion is Misha, the penguin he rescued from Kiev's Zoo, when it couldn't feed the animals anymore. Misha is the silent witness to Victor's despair, and joins in his celebration—fish and vodka—when Victor's luck seems to turn: he is commissioned to write obituaries. The weird thing is that the editor wants him to select subjects who are still alive, the movers and the shakers of the new, post-Communist society.
Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

3.

Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Description:
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people--an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth--a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother's death. Disturbed by what she w... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

4.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell EN

Rating: 3.5     104 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
A #1 international bestseller: This “exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth” launched the acclaimed Wallander Mysteries and BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh (Los Angeles Times). Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer’s eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: “foreign.” In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles. His family... continue
Recommended: 02 Mar 2018

5.

Himself by Jess Kidd EN

Rating: 4     16 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 20171950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even ... continue
Recommended: 03 Mar 2018

6.

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor ES

Rating: 3.7     8 Votes
Description:
The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers
Genre Crime
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

7.

Murder in Montego Bay by Paula Lennon EN

0 Ratings
Description:
An exciting new detective series set in the Caribbean island of Jamaica Introducing crime-fighting duo Jamaican Detective Raythan Preddy and Scottish lawman Detective Sean Harris, set in the picturesque city of Montego Bay, Jamaica. In Montego Bay, Jamaica, privileged Chinese-Jamaican brothers Lester and Carter Chin Ellis have enjoyed a sheltered life as the heirs to the iced desserts empire Chinchillerz. One fateful night, following a fiery encounter with local law enforcement the brothers are taken to Pelican Walk Police Station, where Lester is detained for drunk driving, while Carter is re... continue
Genre Crime
Recommended: 28 Apr 2018

8.

Night Driver by Marcelle Perks EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
A most unlikely heroine, pregnant Frannie must stay one step ahead of her murderous pursuer on the darkest of roads in order to survive.
Recommended: 11 Aug 2018

9.

The Ghosts That Haunt Me : Memories of a Homicide Detective by Steve Ryan EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
After years working as a homicide detective, there are some things you just can’t forget. For retired homicide detective Steve Ryan, hair-raising true crime stories are more than just entertainment — they were real life. Investigating homicide for more than a decade, he spent time searching for killers and saw his share of sad and unjust occurrences. Some things were so terrible they were impossible to forget, even after his retirement from the police force. In The Ghosts That Haunt Me, Steve memorializes his time as a homicide investigator. While hard to tell, these stories were harder to liv... continue
Recommended: 10 Sep 2022

10.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson EN

Rating: 3.5     2838 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a sec... continue
Recommended: 25 Apr 2021


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