Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Detective books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning (2015)
- The Detective’s Assistant (2016)
- The Sans Pareil Mystery (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2015)
- Debian Perl Digital Detective: The Memory Thief (2019)
- Ghost in the Machine (Detective Scott Cullen Mysteries) (2012)
- Murder in Park Lane (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2019)
- Plague Pits & River Bones (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2018)
- The Sculthorpe Murder (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2016)
- The Calling (Mae Martin Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2013)
- The Diamond Mystery #1 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) (2014)
The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning (2015)
“Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be.
The Detective’s Assistant (2016)
When orphaned eleven-year-old Nell Warne arrives in Chicago, she is shocked to find that her long-lost aunt is a detective working for the famous Pinkerton’s National Detective agency! With nation-changing events simmering in the background as Abraham Lincoln heads for the White House, Aunt Kate is working on the biggest case of her life, and Nell quickly makes herself indispensable by cracking codes, wearing disguises, and spying on nefarious criminals.
The Sans Pareil Mystery (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2015)
On a cold February night in Regency London, a dark curtain falls on the Sans Pareil Theatre following the death of April Clare, a promising young actress, whose body is found in mysterious circumstances.Detective Stephen Lavender and his dependable deputy, Constable Woods, quickly discover that nothing is quite as it seems.
Debian Perl Digital Detective: The Memory Thief (2019)
From Lion Forge and Know Yourself.Megalopolis used to be the city hub for all the makers, doers, and dreamers. It was a better time according to Debian Perl, a technomancer known for her out-of-date computer programming skills. Now the city streets are filled with “Egg-heads,” those in thrall to the ease and simplicity of new technology as opposed to Debian’s way of doing things. Digits is one of those Egg-heads.
Ghost in the Machine (Detective Scott Cullen Mysteries) (2012)
‘Classic Scottish noir: bad food, bad moods, too much booze and tight plots’ @ey0k1, TwitterFor fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart McBride and Christopher Brookmyre, Ghost in the Machine is the novel that introduced readers to ambitious maverick Detective Constable Scott Cullen, whose series has set the bestseller charts alight.With a messy divorce behind her, Caroline Adamson’s future is finally looking up.
Murder in Park Lane (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2019)
London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside and the weapon is missing.The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes.
Plague Pits & River Bones (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2018)
London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe.
The Sculthorpe Murder (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2016)
Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London’s Bow Street Police Office.Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods soon discover there’s more to William Sculthorpe’s demise than meets the eye.
The Calling (Mae Martin Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2013)
The first Mae Martin Psychic Mystery Obeying her mother’s warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of “the sight.” When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart.
The Diamond Mystery #1 (The Whodunit Detective Agency) (2014)
Somebody is stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat! It looks like the culprit is someone on his staff, but who? Is it Luke Smith, the recently hired fitness fanatic with a taste for the finer things in life? It surely can’t be Vivian Leander, the loyal shop assistant who is now short of money . . .
Best Detective Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Unusual Detective Cases
ID: 851750, Publisher: Golden Books, Year: c1940s, Size: 55 Mb, Format: pdf
Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields: Exposing Untold Murders, Violence, Cover-Ups, and the NFL’s Shocking Code of Silence
Author(s): Dylan Howard
ID: 2445760, Publisher: Front Page Detectives, Year: 5 Nov 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Classic detective stories
Author(s): Sir Rook
ID: 2626871, Publisher: , Year: 31.7.2020, Size: 165 Kb, Format: fb2
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