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11 Contemporary Detective Novels You Need to Read

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

contemporary detective novels
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

An Unkindness of Ravens

An Unkindness of Ravens

By Ruth Rendell

Faceless Killers

Faceless Killers

By Henning Mankell

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg

By Donna Leon

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

By Quentin Bates

A Vine in the Blood

A Vine in the Blood

By Leighton Gage

contemporary detective novels

The Black Echo

By Michael Connelly

contemporary detective novels

Baltimore Blues

By Laura Lippman

contemporary detective novels

A Better Man

By Louise Penny