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.
- When the Man Comes Around: A Gripping Crime Thriller (Lawson Raines) (Volume 1) (2018)
- Double Knot (A Davis Way Crime Caper) (Volume 5) (2016)
- Armed and Glamorous: A Crime of Fashion Mystery (2008)
- Crime And Puzzlement: 24 Solve-them-yourself Picture Mysteries (Bk.1) (2003)
- Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018)
- Dog Collar Crime: Misadventures of a Frustrated Mob Princess (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery) (2018)
- Whale of a Crime (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries) (Volume 7) (2017)
- Crime and Poetry (A Magical Bookshop Mystery) (2016)
- Borrowed Crime (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery) (2015)
- Smallbone Deceased: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (2019)
Now 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.
USA 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.
Unchallenged 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?
Crime And Puzzlement: 24 Solve-them-yourself Picture Mysteries (Bk.1) (2003)
Eli 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.
#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.
Out 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.
When 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.
Rushing 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.
When 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.
Smallbone Deceased: A London Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (2019)
Mystery 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.
Best Mystery Crime Books You Should Enjoy
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Crime in the Ballet
Author(s): Catherine Moloney [Moloney, Catherine]
ID: 2425217, Publisher: Joffe Books mysteries and thrillers, Year: 2019, Size: 321 Kb, Format: epub
The Bodies in the Library
Author(s): First Edition Society;Wingate, Marty
ID: 2657385, Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group;Berkley Prime Crime, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Detective Fiction and the Problem of Knowledge: Perspectives on the Metacognitive Mystery Tale
Author(s): Antoine Dechêne
ID: 2311186, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
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.