There are countless Fiction Mystery courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Then She Was Gone: A Novel (2018)
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an…
‘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. But after her mutilated body is found, police think Caroline’s ex-husband is the main suspect. When one murder becomes three, Edinburgh faces up to the fact that it might…
The silhouette stood at the edge of the woods like a spider watching a fly enter its carefully crafted web. Only a few more steps and she’d be within its grasp.Stacy Shaw has her whole life ahead of her. New job, new house and now a baby on the way—everything she’s ever hoped for is finally coming true. But on a warm summer night on the way home from work, she vanishes. The police race to find her, but the clues don’t add up. Conflicting facts emerge as her story twists and turns, sending the trail spiraling in all directions.A hometown hero…
Meanwhile, an assassin is searching for him. Veteran CIA officer Titus Ray–on the run from the Iranian secret police–finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians in Tehran. While urging Titus to become a believer in Jesus Christ, they manage to smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey. Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and, as a result, the deputy forces Titus to take a year's medical leave in Oklahoma….
5. The House of Closed Doors (2014)
In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram's plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two…
6. The Dancing Girls: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with nail-biting suspense (Detective Jo Fournier) (2019)
‘ … I took it everywhere I went… … … ’ Goodreads Reviewer, When loving wife Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a small leafy town in Massachusetts, newly promoted is shocked to her core. Why leave her body posed like a ballerina? Why steal her wedding band and nothing else? Hungry for answers, Jo questions Jeanine’s husband, but the heart-breaking pain written on his face threatens to tear open Jo’s old wounds. It’s the same pain she felt when her boyfriend was cruelly shot dead by a gang in their hometown of New Orleans. She couldn’t get justice for…
7. Convenient Lies (Hidden Truth) (2016)
What happens when a woman marries her greatest enemy?When investigative journalist Reagan McAdams discovers her new husband Julien is part of a powerful international crime family, she flees Paris with their newborn, returning to her childhood home in Nutfield, New Hampshire. She plans to gather her inheritance, collect her beloved grandmother, and disappear forever. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her son from his criminal father. But when Reagan arrives home, her heart breaks at the news of her grandmother’s death. Finding her missing…
On his return from South Africa, Charles Knox is invited to spend the weekend at the country home of Sir Neville Strickland, whose beautiful wife Rosamund was once Knox’s fiancée. But in the dead of night Sir Neville is murdered. Who did it? As suspicion falls on each of the house guests in turn, Knox finds himself faced with deception and betrayal on all sides, and only the enigmatic Angela Marchmont seems to offer a solution to the mystery. This 1920s whodunit will delight all fans of traditional country house murder stories….
My name is Zoe Lane, and I see dead people.Well, I see one dead person. Willie MacIntosh, a ninety-something-year-old multi-millionaire, who looks thirty, has a demanding personality, a strong opinion on my wardrobe and my love life, and he wants to know how he died.The problem is, there were a lot of people who wanted Willie MacIntosh dead, and it's my job to figure out who the killer is. At least, I think it's my job. This whole medium gig is new to me. What I do know for sure is digging around in a dead stranger's life, especially when there's a…
10. Sign Off (Caught Dead In Wyoming, Book 1) (2015)
TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired.Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming — the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile — her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?Soon she’s in a battle of wills with…
Best Fiction Mystery Books Everyone Should Read
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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
The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel
Author(s): Wallace Kaufman, David Deamer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): Christopher E. Long, Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Graphic Planet- Fiction, Year: 2011, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Blue Bay Mystery
Author(s): Rob M. Worley, Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Graphic Planet- Fiction, Year: 2011, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): Christopher E. Long
Publisher: Graphic Planet- Fiction, Year: 2011, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery
Author(s): Michael Cook
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
Gun in Cheek : An Affectionate Guide to the Worst in Mystery Fiction
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Crossroad Press, Year: 2011, Size: 336 Kb, Download: epub
Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction: The Mothers of the Mystery Genre
Author(s): Lucy Sussex
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2010, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.