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Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Murder Mystery books.

1. Murder With Puffins (A Meg Lanslow Mystery) (2001)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfAdvance uncorrected proofs, a trade softcover, first edition May, 2000, first printing, 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, SIGNED on the title page by the author, also included is a black stick-it with an author INSCRIPTION in silver ink, otherwise new, unread, unworn, unopened, unmarked, from Thomas Dunne Books. By Donna Andrews, her second novel. Please note that the full title page wasn’t scanned to avoid breaking the spine. ISBN 0-312-26221-3….
Author(s): Donna Andrews

2. Cold Lake (David Wolf) (2014)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhen a fisherman reels in a plastic bag containing a severed human head from the depths of Cold Lake, Colorado, Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies scramble to the scene, and quickly realize there are more surprises to be found below. Their grim discoveries reopen a cold case Wolf’s father worked twenty-two years ago, and Wolf must try to succeed where his father failed before him. Wolf has the advantage on his dad, however, because he has bodies. Lots of them. Amid sweeping political changes that have his department and the entire county on edge, Wolf and…
Author(s): Jeff Carson

3. Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery ()

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: HarperCollins (January 9, 1996) Language: English ASIN: B002FR4IMC Package Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.1 x 0.3 inches Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,429,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 9, 1996

4. The Murder House (2016)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTrying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, former New York City cop Jenna Murphy hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion’s history is much darker than even the town’s most salacious gossips could have…
Author(s): James Patterson, David Ellis

5. By Susan McBride The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: A Debutante Dropout Mystery (Reissue) [Mass Market Paperback] ()

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Witness Impulse (December 23, 2013) ASIN: B00SB5YFMA Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Dec 23, 2013

6. What Lies Beneath the Graves: The Fifth Spookie Town Murder Mystery (Spookie Town Murder Mysteries) (Volume 5) (2018)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe 5th Spookie Town Murder Mystery is finally out.Who wouldn’t want to find a chest of buried treasure, ancient gold coins and exquisitely priceless jewelry, on their land? A treasure a sailor dead for over seventy years once found in the shallow waters of a distant island and later buried, hid, the remnants of at the end of his tragic life. The townspeople of Spookie have been searching, fighting and killing each other over it, for decades and no one has ever unearthed it. Abigail, Frank, Myrtle and her psychic grandniece, Glinda, are on the hunt for the…
Author(s): Kathryn Meyer Griffith

7. The Body in the Dales (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery) (2018)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London.The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at…
Author(s): J. R. Ellis

8. The English Breakfast Murder by Childs, Laura [Berkley,2003] (Mass Market Paperback) Reissue ()

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe English Breakfast Murder by Childs, Laura. Published by Berkley,2003, Binding: Mass Market Paperback Reissue…
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9. Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries) by Joanne Fluke (2010-10-01) (1797)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMass Market Paperback Publisher: Kensington (1797) ASIN: B01K3NW4GG Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,889,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Joanne Fluke

10. Murder at Half Moon Gate (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery) (2019)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf  When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the investigation when the inventor’s widow begs for his assistance. It seems her husband’s designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . . and very dangerous in the wrong hands.   Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who uses…
Author(s): Andrea Penrose

11. Murder at the Folly: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery (The Violet Carlyle Mysteries) (2019)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhen Violet and Victor run into an old friend in Belgium, they have an idea of what to expect. What they don’t expect is to be followed back to England, persuaded to spend an additional weekend away from home, or to have their group experience another murder. This time, the suspect is their long-time friend Tomas St. Marks—-a shell-shocked former soldier. The race is on to discover the real killer before someone they know to be gentle and kind is taken in for a crime he didn’t commit. The Violet Carlyle Mysteries1- Murder & The Heir2- Kennington House Murder3- Murder at the…
Author(s): Beth Byers

12. Murder in Park Lane (The Detective Lavender Mysteries) (2019)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLondon, 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. As Lavender and Constable Ned Woods travel between London and Chelmsford seeking to understand MacAdam’s final hours and unearth the grisly truth, they uncover a tangled web of deceit behind his stylish facade. The unusual circumstances…
Author(s): Karen Charlton

13. A Hopeless Murder (A Hope Walker Mystery) (Volume 1) (2018)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt’s been one helluva morning…And Hope hasn’t even found the body. At least not yet.After a twelve year absence, investigative reporter Hope Walker is back home. And it’s not going well. It seems the town and its citizens haven’t changed much. Still weird. Still nosy. And a few of them?Downright hateful. And now Hope has a serious problem. And she’s the number one suspect. – Book One – A Hopeless Murder – May 2018- Book Two – A Hopeless Heist – Coming late July 2018- Book Three – A Hopeless Discovery – Coming mid September 2018- Book Four – A Hopeless Game – Coming mid October 2018- Book Five – A…
Author(s): Daniel Carson

14. The Saltwater Murder: A Cozy Historical Murder Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series) (2019)

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMURDERED WITH A BOX OF TEARS…London, 1924Posie Parker has been called to her most baffling case yet.Amyas Lyle, London’s top young lawyer, has been found with his head in a box of poisoned saltwater.It’s the perfect murder. But who hated him enough to do such a thing?Following a trail of strange notes, all of which speak of the sea, and saltwater, Posie travels from London to the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, looking for answers. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds there.Can Posie find Amyas Lyle’s cold-blooded killer before further deaths take place?…
Author(s): L.B. Hathaway

Best Murder Mystery Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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 murder 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.

Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery

Author(s): Brian Johnson
Publisher: The History Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2386985

Raspberry Danish Murder

Author(s): Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Kensington, Year: 2018, Size: 881 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2214770

Outrage in Ohio: A Rural Murder, Lynching, and Mystery

Author(s): David Kimmel
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2296208

Funfetti Murder

Author(s): Susan Gillard
Publisher: Guardian Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 223 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 1711467

Banana Fudge Murder

Author(s): Susan Gillard
Publisher: Guardian Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 224 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 1711469

Blueberry Stars & Stripes Murder

Author(s): Susan Gillard
Publisher: Guardian Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 186 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1711472

Strawberry Sprinkled Swirl Murder

Author(s): Susan Gillard
Publisher: Guardian Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 187 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1711473

Blueberry Spangled Murder

Author(s): Susan Gillard
Publisher: Guardian Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 176 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1711474

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed 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 links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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