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Best Mystery Crime Books You Should Enjoy

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 Mystery Crime books.

1. When the Man Comes Around: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Lawson Raines) (Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyNow Lawson's life sentence has been pardoned, and the people who conspired to put him away are desperately scrambling to bury their little secret in the Las Vegas desert once and for all.Dodging bullets while chasing clues, Lawson races to uncover the truth behind the conspiracy against him. Along the way, friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and a broken man realizes that his only path to redemption, is revenge. That is, until he learns they have the one thing left in the world he still cares about. And it changes everything….
Author(s): Bradley Wright

2. Double Knot (A Davis Way Crime Caper) (Volume 5) (2016)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyUSA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR “Powerfully heartfelt and knock-your-socks-off hilarious. I’m a fan!” – Janet Evanovich “Superb writing and endearing characters. I’ll be keeping an eye on this author.” – Pam Stack, Executive Producer of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network “Delights with an ostentatiously palatial locked-room mystery….the novel begins with ludicrous, over-the-top narcissistic personalities and gradually transforms them into genuinely likable and sympathetic characters. Their moments of emotional depth are heart-wrenching and seamlessly blends with the continual…
Author(s): Gretchen Archer

3. Armed and Glamorous: A Crime of Fashion Mystery (2008)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyUnchallenged and unappreciated, fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian slips on her trench coat and high-heeled gumshoes to pursue a course in private investigation and a shot at a better job. When a wealthy and erratic D.C. socialite is discovered quite dead outside the classroom, Lacey gets to test those sleuthing skills. Was the victim on her way to share a dangerous secret with Smithsonian? And what does it have to do with a missing Louis Vuitton vintage custom makeup case? Lacey must mix style with substance to unravel these tangled threads before she, or one of her best friends, gets caught in the sights of a…
Author(s): Ellen Byerrum

4. Crime And Puzzlement: 24 Solve-them-yourself Picture Mysteries (Bk.1) (2003)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyEli P. Harvard was found dead inside his ski lodge, a revolver in his hand and a bullet in his brain. He’d broken up with Sally the night before. Had despondency driven him to suicide? Or had the vengeful Sally done him in? The clues are in the picture; it’s up to you, the closet detective, to find out who killed Harvard and why. Read the Story Ponder the picture Seize pencil in fist And solve it yourself!With Lawrence Treat as your escort you’ll discover detecting powers you never dreamed you had. Who stole the Van Bliven necklace? Did Mrs. Falwell really fall out of her twelfth-floor window? Where did Little…
Author(s): Lawrence Treat, Leslie Cabarga

5. Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should Enjoy#1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Louise Penny brings her “nerve and skill—as well as heart” (Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post) to selecting the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year. Writing short stories takes “Skill. Discipline. Knowledge of the form while not being formulaic,” contends Louise Penny in her introduction. “In a short story there is nowhere to hide. Each must be original, fresh, inspired.” Originality is just what’s in store for readers of the twenty clever, creative selections in The Best…
Author(s): Louise Penny, Otto Penzler

6. Dog Collar Crime: Misadventures of a Frustrated Mob Princess (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery) (2018)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyOut of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked. Despite help from the on-again, off-again…
Author(s): Adrienne Giordano

7. Whale of a Crime (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries) (Volume 7) (2017)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyWhen a tour company books the Gray Whale Inn for a full week, innkeeper Natalie Barnes can't wait to get cooking — and to hitch a ride on the antique schooner Summer Breeze, getting up close and personal with the local whales. But when one of the humpback whales turns up dragging a mass of fishing gear from its tail, the tour takes a dark turn. It turns darker still when the schooner's handsome captain winds up attached to the vessel's anchor, sixty feet underwater… and not by accident.  Before long, the tour naturalist (and Natalie's best friend's beau) is…
Author(s): Karen MacInerney

8. Crime and Poetry (A Magical Bookshop Mystery) (2016)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyRushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you…Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict…
Author(s): Amanda Flower

9. Borrowed Crime (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery) (2015)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyWhen Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she’s worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she’s determined to keep her patrons—and Eddie’s fans—happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn’t see Eddie. The library director doesn’t exactly know about the bookmobile’s furry co-pilot.But when a volunteer dies on the bookmobile’s route, Minnie finds her traveling library in an even more precarious position. Although the death was originally ruled a hunting…
Author(s): Laurie Cass

10. Smallbone Deceased: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (2019)

 Best Mystery Crime Books You Should EnjoyMystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder”A first-rate job”―New York Times”A classic of the genre”―GuardianHorniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients drawn from the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm’s reputation―especially as the murder looks like an inside job. The partners and staff of the firm keep a watchful and suspicious eye on their colleagues, as Inspector Hazlerigg sets out to solve the mystery of who Mr. Smallbone was―and why he had to die.Written with style,…
Author(s): Michael Gilbert, Martin Edwards

Best Mystery Crime Books You Should Enjoy

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 mystery crime 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.

Crime in the Ballet

Author(s): Catherine Moloney [Moloney, Catherine]
Publisher: Joffe Books mysteries and thrillers, Year: 2019, Size: 321 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2425217

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
ID: 2311186

Death on Delos

Author(s): Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Crime, Year: 2017, Size: 946 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2186185

Investigating Fascism Crime, Mystery, And The Fascist Ventennio In The Historical Novel

Author(s): Angelo Castagnino
Publisher: Peter Lang/International Academic Publishers, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2525252

The cozy cookbook : more than 100 recipes from today’s bestselling mystery authors

Author(s): Hyzy, Julie; Childs, Laura; Coyle, Cleo; McKinlay, Jenn
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, Year: 2015, Size: 483 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2090762

A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

Author(s): Eric Jaffe
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2014, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1286542

Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery

Author(s): Marvin J. Wolf, Katherine Mader
Publisher: Antenna Books, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641684

Sex. Murder. Mystery.

Author(s): Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1101649

Nameless Indignities. Unraveling the Mystery of One of Illinois's Most Infamous Crimes

Author(s): Susan Elmore
Publisher: BookMasters;Kent State University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1348800

Town in a Wild Moose Chase

Author(s): B.B. Haywood
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, Year: 2012, Size: 593 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 822178

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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