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Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Crime Mystery books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Black Jasmine (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen a nameless young girl is found in a crashed vehicle on the rocks of one of Maui’s black lava cliffs, Detective Lei Texeira can’t rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of Maui island society in her quest for justice even as she faces the personal demons of commitment and revenge that threaten the only real love she’s ever known. I know who I am—a procurer of beautiful things for people who can afford them. Men and women for pleasure, fine art for collectors, and money…
Author(s): ToNeal

2. Razor Rocks (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionSomeone is attacking and robbing luxury yachts as they sail the Hawaiian Islands leaving their passengers missing and presumed dead. Sergeant Lei Texeira, with her typical leap first look later style, dives into a case with the Coast Guard to find answers that lie as deep as Davy Jones’ locker. The Pirate King has a hidden agenda that’s bigger than the pillage of luxury yachts, and he’ll stop at nothing to reign on the sea. #349,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7950 in Police Procedurals (Books) #4845…
Author(s): ToNeal

3. Torch Ginger (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionDetective Lei Texeira and her dog, Keiki, transfer to the lush, tropical island of Kaua`i where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? He thought he’d finally find peace with this latest sacrifice, but there’s someone coming for him… and she’s getting way too close. #220,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12959 in Romantic Suspense (Books) #6098 in Police Procedurals (Books) #9882 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for…
Author(s): ToNeal

4. Bitter Feast (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionMichael Stevens investigates the murder of a chef in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that’s a buffet of possible motives where jealousy, passion, and revenge top the menu. A host of familiar characters, from Jared Stevens to Dr. Wilson, chime in from their perspectives, each contributing essential information to one of the most complex cases Stevens has ever encountered. Nothing ever goes as planned for Lei and Stevens, and that includes the arrival of their first child. Lei is fully occupied with this personal project as her world is torn apart by powerful forces….
Author(s): ToNeal

5. Red Rain (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe last thing detective Lei Texeira wants to do while her husband is deployed overseas is deal with a cold case involving child homicide, and rescuing a group of foster kids takes her beyond her personal limits. Michael Stevens lands in a jungle hell filled with every kind of threat from crocodiles to kidnappers. Somehow he must get himself and his men to the rescue point, and defeat his inner demons along the way. #1,332,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #13037 in Mystery Action & Adventure #6598 in Crime Action & Adventure #3371 in Women’s Adventure Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): ToNeal

6. Broken Ferns (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection Lei made a difficult transition from detective on Maui to the FBI on Oahu. Her first big case as an agent draws national media attention as a teenage Robin Hood robs from the rich and gives to the poor, hopping from island to island in a stolen airplane. Impoverished and orphaned, the Smiley Bandit isn’t going to take it anymore. The angry teen steals a private plane and sets off on a crime spree fueled by social media and designed to draw attention to the income gap in Hawaii…but things soon spiral out of control, and lives are at stake. #1,061,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15271 in Police Procedurals (Books)…
Author(s): ToNeal

7. Shattered Palms (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA poacher’s death in the cloud forest on Maui draws Detective Lei Texeira into a bizarre case in a rare setting highlighting the peril of Hawaii’s native birds. A killer with a conscience will stop at nothing to save the lives of birds on the brink of extinction.Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style, but can she catch a killer and still make it to her own wedding? #1,296,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17237 in Police Procedurals (Books) #67474 in Literary Fiction (Books) #31361 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): ToNeal

8. Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel (2012)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant—and curious—is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the…
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman

9. Twisted Vine (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe handsome son of a Senator lay posed on his bed, drug paraphernalia on the side table, along with a goodbye note…but something doesn’t add up to suicide for Special Agent Lei Texeira and tech agent Sophie Ang. Even dying people need a little help taking that last step to die with dignity, and Lightbody is the one to push them over the edge.Can Lei and Sophie stop a criminal who’s sure he’s doing the right thing? #1,299,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17252 in Police Procedurals (Books) #31409 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller…
Author(s): ToNeal

10. Rip Tides (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionSurfing star Makoa Simmons washes up after tragically drowning on Maui, and Detective Lei Texeira plunges into a high-profile case whose dark and tangled motives reach deep into the elite world of professional surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. The darkest of motives drive a murderer with multiple axes to grind, and Lei must follow her instincts into new territory even as her husband, Michael Stevens, struggles with heartbreak of another kind. #1,296,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17235 in Police Procedurals (Books) #31359 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would…
Author(s): ToNeal

11. Dark Lava (Paradise Crime Mysteries) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionNewly assigned to the bomb squad, Detective Lei Texeira struggles with skills that may be dangerously out of reach, even as a heinous crime strikes close to home and catches her husband in the crossfire. An investigation into heiau desecrations must take a back seat to the emergence of an enemy who leaves shrouds as a calling card, targeting those closest to Lei and Stevens. #1,292,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17206 in Police Procedurals (Books) #31302 in Women Sleuths (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): ToNeal

12. A Murder On Wall Street: A Joey Mancuso, Father O’Brian Crime Mystery (2017)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionA PRIEST, AN EX-COP, AND THREE BADASS BABES WALK INTO A BAR…Lucky for readers, that’s a great opportunity for the kind of rare mystery series with something for everyone—a tough guy, three awesome women, and a classic Golden Age gentleman-detective clergyman. The twist? The cop and the cleric are half-brothers who operate a PI firm out of their bar. Owen Parr pulls off a crowd-pleasing coup in the first entry in his Joey Mancuso/Father Dominic O’Brian series—a perfect blending of the hard-boiled and intellectual schools of detecting. Joey’s the ex-cop, who got kicked out of the…
Author(s): Owen Parr

13. The Crime (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers) (2019)

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate CollectionHe 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. The police and the District Attorney are certain they now have the killer in a death penalty case.Of all his cases, this one is Thaddeus’ most memorable and most difficult. Enjoy a front…
Author(s): John Ellsworth

Best Crime Mystery Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some crime mystery books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge: Perspectives on the Metacognitive Mystery Tale

Author(s): Antoine Dechêne
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311186

Death on Delos

Author(s): Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Crime, Year: 2017, Size: 946 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2186185

The cozy cookbook : more than 100 recipes from today’s bestselling mystery authors

Author(s): Hyzy, Julie; Childs, Laura; Coyle, Cleo; McKinlay, Jenn
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, Year: 2015, Size: 483 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2090762

A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

Author(s): Eric Jaffe
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2014, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1286542

Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery

Author(s): Marvin J. Wolf, Katherine Mader
Publisher: Antenna Books, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641684

Sex. Murder. Mystery.

Author(s): Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1101649

Nameless Indignities. Unraveling the Mystery of One of Illinois's Most Infamous Crimes

Author(s): Susan Elmore
Publisher: BookMasters;Kent State University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1348800

Town in a Wild Moose Chase

Author(s): B.B. Haywood
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, Year: 2012, Size: 593 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 822178

Shot Through Velvet: A Crime of Fashion Mystery

Author(s): Ellen Byerrum
Publisher: Signet, Year: 2011, Size: 385 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 510794

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are written 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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