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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.

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.
Author(s): Jeff Carson

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

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.
Author(s): James Patterson, David Ellis

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

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.
Author(s): Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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.
Author(s): J. R. Ellis

The English Breakfast Murder by Childs, 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
Author(s): More Buying Choices
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 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

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.
Author(s): Andrea Penrose

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.
Author(s): Beth Byers

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.
Author(s): Karen Charlton

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

 Best Murder Mystery Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIt’s been one helluva morningAnd 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.
Author(s): Daniel Carson

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.
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 Library 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.

Fowl Murder: A Cozy Mystery With a Determined Female Amateur Sleuth

Author(s): Victoria Tait
ID: 2759688, Publisher: Kanga Press, Year: 2020, Size: 788 Kb, Format: epub

The Garden State Parkway Murders: A Cold Case Mystery

Author(s): Christian Barth
ID: 3009936, Publisher: WildBlue Press, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery

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

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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