Crime genre books (23)


1.
Arctic Chill

Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indriðason EN

Rating: 3.5     33 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
On a January day the Reykjavik police are called to a block of flats where a body has been found: a young boy frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. The discovery of a stab wound on his stomach extinguishes any hope that this was an accident. Erlendur & his team embark on their investigation with little to go on.
Recommended: 23 Jan 2023

2.
Cosmétique de l'ennemi

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

3.

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

Rating: 4.1     35 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Hailed by Washington Post Book World as “the best [translation] currently available" when it was first published, this second edition has been updated in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky’s birth. With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's astounding pyschological thriller, newly revised for his bicentenniel. When Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, commit... continue
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

4.

Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov EN

Rating: 4     30 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

5.

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

6.

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell EN

Rating: 3.5     105 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

7.

Himself by Jess Kidd EN

Rating: 4     17 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

8.
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland

9.

Night Driver by Marcelle Perks EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
A most unlikely heroine, pregnant Frannie must stay one step ahead of her murderous pursuer on the darkest of roads in order to survive.
Recommended: 11 Aug 2018

10.

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens EN

Rating: 4.2     5 Votes
Description:
A gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly, published in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Philip Horne. The story of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath - shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, t... continue
Recommended: 08 Jan 2023


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