11 Contemporary Detective Novels You Need to Read

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

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contemporary detective novels

Boxing the Octopus

By Tim Maleeny

contemporary detective novels

The Devil's Own Game

By Annie Hogsett

contemporary detective novels

No Way to Die

By Warren C. Easley

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An Unkindness of Ravens

By Ruth Rendell

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Faceless Killers

By Henning Mankell

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Cold Comfort

By Quentin Bates

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A Vine in the Blood

By Leighton Gage

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The Black Echo

By Michael Connelly

contemporary detective novels

Baltimore Blues

By Laura Lippman

contemporary detective novels

A Better Man

By Louise Penny