Best crime novels 2017 uk
Best Mystery & Thriller 2018 — Goodreads Choice Awards
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Featuring daring detectives, cunning crimes and ruthless murders, you're guaranteed to be gripped by these white-knuckle crime novels. For the best crime thriller books , both classic and contemporary, check out the list below. Agatha Christie. When it comes to compelling crime writing, no-one can beat the master of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious 'U.
From a serial killer in mid-century Glasgow, to a Texas Ranger taking on white supremacists in the backwoods, to the deaths of hundreds in the Guyanese jungle, it was a hard-hitting, provocative year in crime literature, a genre well-suited to the messy brutality of modern times. We present to you our idiosyncratic selection of favorites from Denise Mina, The Long Drop. The short length of this brilliant, vicious send-off of mid-century Glasgow belies its thought-provoking complexities. As they get drunker, the lines between killer and mourner blur along with their vision. Read Denise Mina on telling the true crime stories of gritty Glasgow. Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes.