Crime genre books (33)


1.

A Perfect Grave by Rick Mofina EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Description:
When Sister Anne McGrath, a much-loved community saint, is brutally murdered, Seattle Mirror reporter Jason Wade, who has a personal interest in the case, joins the investigation and makes a shocking discovery about Sister Anne's past that changes everything. Original.
Recommended: 21 Feb 2018

2.

After Story by Larissa Behrendt EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine's older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols - including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Virginia Woolf - Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her o... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

3.

Cosmétique de l'ennemi by Amélie Nothomb FR

Rating: 3.5     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
Sans le vouloir, j'avais commis le crime parfait : personne ne m'avait vu venir, à part la victime. La preuve, c'est que je suis toujours en liberté. C'est dans le hall d'un aéroport que tout a commencé. Il savait que ce serait lui. La victime parfaite. Le coupable désigné d'avance. Il lui a suffi de parler. Et d'attendre que le piège se referme. C'est dans le hall d'un aéroport que tout s'est terminé. De toute façon, le hasard n'existe pas.
Genre Crime
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

4.

Crime and Punishment : A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 4     82 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
A man must endure relentless physical and metal punishments as retribution for his act of murder
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

5.

Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov EN

Rating: 4     29 Votes
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
Victor is depressed: his lover has dumped him, his short stories are too short, and the light has gone off in his dingy apartment. His only companion is Misha, the penguin he rescued from Kiev's Zoo, when it couldn't feed the animals anymore. Misha is the silent witness to Victor's despair, and joins in his celebration—fish and vodka—when Victor's luck seems to turn: he is commissioned to write obituaries. The weird thing is that the editor wants him to select subjects who are still alive, the movers and the shakers of the new, post-Communist society.
Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

6.

Der Besuch der alten Dame : eine tragische Komödie by Friedrich Dürrenmatt DE

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
Description:
A rich woman agrees to share her wealth the people in her poor village in return for the life of the man who ruined her reputation when she was young.
Genre Crime
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

7.

Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor EN

Rating: 3.7     3 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In Hayley Scrivenor's Dirt Creek, a small-town debut mystery described as The Dry meets Everything I Never Told You, a girl goes missing and a community falls apart and comes together. When twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther’s tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home. When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie t... continue

8.

Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Description:
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people--an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth--a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother's death. Disturbed by what she w... continue

9.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell EN

Rating: 3.5     104 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
A #1 international bestseller: This “exquisite novel of mesmerizing depth” launched the acclaimed Wallander Mysteries and BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh (Los Angeles Times). Early one morning, a small-town farmer discovers that his neighbors have been victims of a brutal attack during the night: An old man has been bludgeoned to death, and his tortured wife lies dying before the farmer’s eyes. The only clue is the single word she utters before she dies: “foreign.” In charge of the investigation is Inspector Kurt Wallander, a local detective whose personal life is in a shambles. His family... continue
Recommended: 02 Mar 2018

10.

Himself by Jess Kidd EN

Rating: 4     16 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 20171950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even ... continue
Recommended: 03 Mar 2018


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