Here is a list of the best Crime Drama books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Cotton Song: A Novel (2007)
- Sleeping With The Enemy (2008)
- The Crime (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers) (2019)
- Masked Innocence (Hqn) (2014)
- Not Just Another Killing in Oakland: A Civil Lawyer’s View Of A Murder Trial From The Jury Box (2017)
- The Underdogs (Signet Classics) (2008)
- THE FOURTH FRIEND a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists (2017)
- Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas (2013)
- Burden of Truth (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2018)
- Mob Rules: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama, Book One of the Kansas City Files (The Jeff Trask Crime Dramas) (2019)
Cotton Song: A Novel (2007)
In World War II–era Mississippi, the aftermath of a tragedy takes on all the intensity and heat of the Delta summer when the town of Ruleton copes with violence, racism, and a vengeful spree that threatens the life of a young girl and the soul of the small town.In Hushpuckashaw County in the 1940s, many things are desperately unfair.
Sleeping With The Enemy (2008)
Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson are two mistresses who have the street lit genre on lock.—The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers Kreesha can’t control her dangerous feelings for Reign—a brother who’s married, just out of prison, and one strike away from lockdown–for–life. But when Reign betrays her to the Feds, she’ll risk everything to save her empire and give Reign one last seduction—with a bullet . . . Larissa is fed up with lying, cheating men.
The Crime (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers) (2019)
He couldn’t keep his hands off his stepdaughter. The question becomes, who shot him? The mother or the stepdaughter? Or maybe it was even the woman he was seeing? Or the husband of the woman he seduced?Thaddeus defends the mother on murder charges. The case goes to trial. Midway, the trial takes an unexpected turn and it looks as if the real killer has been exposed. Thaddeus isn’t finished with the case, however, and soon he’s back in trial yet again.
Masked Innocence (Hqn) (2014)
The man was sinful. It wasn’t just the looks that made him dangerous, it was the cocky confidence that dominated every move, every touch. And the frustrating yet ecstatic fact about the whole package was that he could back it all up
Julia Campbell never knows what to expect with win-at-all-costs Brad De Luca. And she’s starting to like it that way. She gave up safe, conventional relationships when she let the elite divorce attorney seduce her into his world.
Not Just Another Killing in Oakland: A Civil Lawyer’s View Of A Murder Trial From The Jury Box (2017)
Evan Meisner thought he had a lot of life ahead of him at twenty-two. Instead, he became one of the 103 people murdered in Oakland, California, in 2011. Not Just Another Killing in Oakland is an intriguing blow-by-blow account of People v. Gadlin. From jury selection to the final verdict and sentencing, David H.
The Underdogs (Signet Classics) (2008)
The UnderdogsMariano Azuela Ten years after its publication in a small El Paso paper, The Underdogs achieved worldwide renown as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution. It tells the story of Demetrio Macías, a modest, peace-loving Indian, who is forced to side with the rebels to save his family. In the course of battle, he becomes a compulsive militarist almost despite himself, and his courage leads to a generalship in Pancho Villa’s army.
THE FOURTH FRIEND a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists (2017)
Looking for your next unputdownable mystery? Then try this book by a mystery full of stunning twists and turns. is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished. Eighteen months before the crash, but no other leads.
Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas (2013)
Crime stories have always intrigued viewers and storytellers. Today, crime shows rule the airwaves and there is truly a procedural drama out there for every personality — and every writer. Born out of the author’s real-life experiences growing up around death investigation, Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic science for writers and fans alike.
Burden of Truth (Cass Leary Legal Thriller Series) (2018)
To defend her client, she must dig up a town’s darkest secrets. Defense attorney Cass Leary thought she’d escaped her hometown for good. But after leaving her high-paying job in Chicago, she decides to revisit her troubled past.
Mob Rules: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama, Book One of the Kansas City Files (The Jeff Trask Crime Dramas) (2019)
Federal Prosecutor Jeff Trask moves to Kansas City to combat the Mafia and a nationwide drug-smuggling ring that is trafficking in the deadly concoction of fentanyl-laced heroin. Joining forces with a team of police detectives and FBI agents, Trask enters a deadly world where crime businesses operate with their own sets of merciless rules. For members of the Kansas City Mob, those rules are violated only by those willing to risk—or to inflict—death.
Best Crime Drama Books Worth Your Attention
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European Television Crime Drama and Beyond
Author(s): Kim Toft Hansen, Steven Peacock, Sue Turnbull
ID: 2311660, Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Television Antiheroines: Women Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama
Author(s): Milly Buonanno (editor)
ID: 3187732, Publisher: Intellect Books Ltd, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
American TV Detective Dramas: Serial Investigations
Author(s): Mareike Jenner
ID: 1480772, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 794 Kb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.