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Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

There are countless Murder Thriller 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. Mr. Murder: A Thriller (2006)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA big house. A beautiful wife. Two happy and healthy children. It’s a nice life that writer Martin Stillwater has made for himself. But he can’t shake this feeling of impending disaster.One bad moment on an otherwise fine day has put Marty on a collision course with a killer—a man with a mere shadow of an identity who is desperately searching for something more…Martin’s home. Martin’s family. Martin’s life….
Author(s): Dean Koontz

2. The Murder House (2016)

Best Murder Thriller 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

3. MURDER ON THE PENINSULA: Irish crime fiction you won’t be able to put down (2019)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt is with a certain trepidation that the local garda approach a car stuck out on Ballyconneely Beach gradually becoming swamped by the rising tide. And the when they find it contains the body of a young woman.When the post-mortem indicates the , the girl’s family is interviewed and her room searched. After the discovery of a USB stick that appears to be within the Council’s planning department, the investigation begins to centre on an architectural firm.Whether or not the killer is feeling the heat, . The race is now on to track down the felon. But he actually seems to want the police to find him, as he taunts DI…
Author(s): David Pearson

4. Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders) (2015)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOn a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren’s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.As the…
Author(s): Viveca Sten, Marlaine Delargy

5. MURDER AT THE OLD ABBEY: Murder, mystery and suspense in South Wales (2019)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhite Monk Abbey is a local landmark and its resident patriarch, Caradoc Mansell, a foreboding presence. He runs his household and family as if he is still in the army. And he’s been .So, when he is found murdered, the challenge Chief Inspector Matt Lambert of the Newport police faces is that many people had .And when it is discovered that Caradoc had children from dalliances in his youth, his – their substantial inheritance having been put in doubt.With so , DCI Lambert finds it difficult to progress the investigation. The family go to ground, so he draws on the…
Author(s): Pippa McCathie

6. Buried Secrets: A gripping thriller you won’t be able to put down (2017)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfNewlyweds have just moved into a new home deep in the countryside, and are overjoyed when Emily finds out she’s pregnant. Then they discover human bones in their garden. As the police start to investigate, three things become clear: When the police put three photographs of known criminals on the Larsons’ kitchen table, the couple realize the danger may be closer to home than they think. As the situation escalates, can Brett and Emily keep one step ahead to protect themselves – and their unborn child? ‘ this was with many twists all of which I did not see coming. What I loved was how an ordinary…
Author(s): T. J. Brearton

7. Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) (2017)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn’t let go.”–Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)Women are turning up dead in the…
Author(s): Blake Pierce

8. Spare Room: a twisty dark psychological thriller (2019)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.As the four…
Author(s): Dreda Say Mitchell

9. Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder (2000)

Best Murder Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA medical thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning author James B. Stewart about serial killer doctor Michael Swango and the medical community that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities.No one could believe that the handsome young doctor might be a serial killer. Wherever he was hired—in Ohio, Illinois, New York, South Dakota—Michael Swango at first seemed the model physician. Then his patients began dying under suspicious circumstances. At once a gripping read and a hard-hitting look at the inner workings of the American medical system,…
Author(s): James B. Stewart

10. Cold Lake (David Wolf) (2014)

Best Murder Thriller 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 his deputies come to the disturbing…
Author(s): Jeff Carson

Best Murder Thriller 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 thriller 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.

The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - a Nonfiction Thriller

Author(s): James Patterson, Martin Dugard
Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Year: 2009, Size: 2 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 792747

The Murder Artist: A Thriller

Author(s): John Case
Publisher: Fawcett, Year: 2005, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 411515

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Washington Post, 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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