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13 Best Ken Bruen Books for Crime Fiction Fans

An Irish master of crime fiction, Ken Bruen writes novels with serious grit and characters with serious flaws.

By Orrin Grey

11 Contemporary Detective Novels You Need to Read

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

By MacKenzie Stuart

Friends and Traitors: 11 Thrilling John Lawton Books That Will Make Your Pulse Race

From Blitz-stricken London to Cold War-era Berlin, our love of Lawton's thrilling narratives is no mystery.

By Stephen Lovely

Murder in the White House: 11 Gripping Margaret Truman Books

When it comes to crime stories set in Washington, D.C., this former First Daughter is unmatched.

By Stephen Lovely

Splinter the Silence: 11 Gripping Val McDermid Books

Harrowing tales by the award-winning master of Tartan Noir.

By Dave Adams

8 Heart-Stopping Anthony Bruno Books

The veteran crime writer knew how to get your pulse racing.

By MacKenzie Stuart

10 Thrilling Sherlock Holmes Books

Dive into the greatest cases of literature’s most beloved detective.

By Xavier Piedra

8 Essential Ngaio Marsh Books

Don’t miss out on these gems from one of the original Queens of Crime.

By MacKenzie Stuart

9 Joseph Wambaugh Books That Take You Into the Lives of Law Enforcement

The bestselling author draws from his time with the LAPD to write thoughtful police procedurals and true crime accounts.

By Olivia Mason

Must-Read Crime Fiction: The Best Michael Connelly Books

The genius behind the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer novels is one of the biggest names in crime fiction today.

By Dave Adams

The Best Tana French Books for Every Kind of Suspense Addict

Take on a thrilling case from the First Lady of Irish Crime. 

By Jessica Ferri

Strange FBI Cases: Fact or Fiction?

Three cases are ripped from the headlines and two are torn from the pages of little-known thrillers. Which ones are real? You be the judge.

By Nina Lassam

Crime and No Punishment in Prohibition-Era New York

Author and Prohibition-era expert Michael Mayo finds the ghosts of mob bosses past in modern-day New York City.

By Michael Mayo

Good Evening, Peepers, Prowlers, and Punks!

Get up close and personal with author James Ellroy–the demon dog of American crime fiction.

By Murder & Mayhem Staff

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