Mystery genre books (32)


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.

Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel EN

Rating: 3.5     34 Votes
Description:
A novel from the author of Giving Up the Ghost and A Place of Greater Safety.
Recommended: 02 Oct 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.
Der Verein der Linkshänder

Der Verein der Linkshänder by Håkan Nesser DE

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Kommissar Van Veeteren und Inspektor Barbarotti auf der Spur eines Mörders, der alle zum Narren hält. Kommissar Van Veeteren - mittlerweile im Ruhestand, aber so legendär wie eh und je - bereitet sich innerlich darauf vor, seinen 75. Geburtstag zu feiern, als ein früherer Kollege auftaucht, um ihm von einem alten Fall zu berichten. Damals waren in einer Pension in Oosterby vier Menschen ums Leben gekommen, die nur eines gemeinsam hatten: die Mitgliedschaft in einem "Verein der Linkshänder". Da das fünfte am Treffen teilnehmende Mitglied verschwunden war, wurde der Mann schnell als Täter identi... continue
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

5.
Heredero

Heredero by Costa Alcalá ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
Antes de la Revolución había diez Familias, una para cada Poder.
Ahora solo quedan ocho.
Aura desapareció. De Dominio, la Familia Imperial, solo queda un mal recuerdo.

Casi veinte años después, los estudiantes del Liceo de la Guardia de Blyd se entrenan para proteger con su magia a una sociedad que hace años que vive en paz. Pero cuando la sombra de Dominio vuelve a sobrevolar el país, un grupo de estudiantes tendrá que enfrentarse a los secretos del pasado… sin revelar los suyos.
Recommended: 03 Nov 2022

6.

In the Heat of the Moment by Viveca Sten EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
What's a lie among friends? It's murder--in this riveting thriller by Viveca Sten, bestselling author of Tonight You're Dead... It's Midsummer's Eve, the celebration of the longest day of the year, and on Sandhamn it's the longest party of the year. But the fun comes to a dead halt when a young reveler is murdered, a teenage girl is found drugged and dazed on the beach, and other young women vanish. So far, what links the victims is a mystery. For Nora Linde and her new boyfriend, Jonas Sköld, the crimes are personal: one of the missing girls is Wilma, Jonas's daughter. And her disappearance c... continue
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

7.
In the Woods

In the Woods by Tana French EN

Rating: 3.5     3644 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Recommended: 26 Jan 2023

8.

Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius Kovály EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
Description:
Czech Holocaust memoirist, literary translator and political exile Heda Margolius Kovly turned her pen to fiction. Inspired by Chandler, Kovaly knit her own terrifying experiences in early 1950s Socialist Prague: her husband's imprisonment and wrongful execution and her own persecution at his disgrace, into a smart and evocative psychological thriller-cum-detective novel. Set in and around a cinema where a murder was recently committed, follows the unfolding of the investigation while telling the stories of the women who work there as ushers, each of whom is forced to support herself.
Recommended: 21 Aug 2021

9.
La cage de verre

La cage de verre by Georges Simenon FR

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
Le bruit saccadé de la machine à écrire le réveilla et il vit, comme d'habitude, les draps pâles du lit de sa femme de l'autre côté de la table de nuit. Qui avait décidé qu'il y aurait des lits jumeaux ? Après dix-huit ans, il n'aurait pu le dire avec certitude. D'ailleurs, les événements de cette époque-là étaient confus et, pour des raisons qu'il n'essayait pas de démêler, il préférait les chasser de sa mémoire. C'était probablement elle. Et il n'avait pas protesté. Il ne protestait jamais. En définitive, il ne leur était pas arrivé une seule fois de dormir ensemble.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

10.
Lady Audley's Secret

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon EN

0 Ratings


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