11 Contemporary Detective Novels You Need to Read

Say goodbye to Sherlock and hello to Kurt Wallander, Guido Brunetti, and more.

contemporary detective novels
Buy Boxing the Octopus at Amazon

Boxing the Octopus

By Tim Maleeny

Buy The Devil's Own Game at Amazon

The Devil's Own Game

By Annie Hogsett

Buy No Way to Die at Amazon

No Way to Die

By Warren C. Easley

Buy An Unkindness of Ravens at Amazon

An Unkindness of Ravens

By Ruth Rendell

Buy Faceless Killers at Amazon

Faceless Killers

By Henning Mankell

Buy Cold Comfort at Amazon

Cold Comfort

By Quentin Bates

Buy A Vine in the Blood at Amazon

A Vine in the Blood

By Leighton Gage

Buy The Black Echo at Amazon

The Black Echo

By Michael Connelly

Buy Baltimore Blues at Amazon

Baltimore Blues

By Laura Lippman

Buy A Better Man at Amazon

A Better Man

By Louise Penny