Best Private Investigator Mysteries Books
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1. Win: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
Author: by Harlan Coben
March 18, 2021
From the #1 bestselling author and creator of hit Netflix series The Stranger comes a riveting new thriller, starring the new hero Windsor Horne Lockwood III – or Win, as he is known to his (few) friends … Over twenty years ago, heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months.
Patricia escaped, but so did her captors, and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.Until now. On New York’s Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3.
For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia’s kidnapping but also on another FBI cold case – with the suitcase and painting both pointing them towards one man. Windsor Horne Lockwood III – or Win as his few friends call him – doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up in this dead man’s apartment.
2. Unfinished Business (Ali Reynolds Series Book 16)
Author: by J.A. Jance
June 1, 2021
In this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the grand master of the genre (The Providence Journal), Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scenea former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.
Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynold’s husband, B. Simpson, has spent the last sixteen years of his life behind bars. According to the courts, he murdered his girlfriend. But Mateo knows that her real killer is still on the loose, and the first thing he’s going to do when he gets a taste of freedom is track him down.
After being granted parole, a wary Mateo approaches Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises for a reference letter for a job application, but to his surprise, Stu gives him one better: He asks him to come on board and work for B.Once again.
Just as Mateo starts his new job, though, chaos breaks out at High Noona deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing. As Ali races to both find a connection between the two disappearances and help Mateo clear his name with the help of PI J.P.
3. Iron Lake (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 1)
Author: by William Kent Krueger
July 14, 1999
The first in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series follows Corcoran Cork O’Connor as he delves into the dark side of small-town Minnesota while investigating a tangled web of corruption and danger. A brilliant achievement, and one every crime reader and writer needs to celebrate (Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, is having difficulty dealing with the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children. Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, he is getting by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt.
Once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, there’s not much that can shock him. But when the town’s judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on this complicated and perplexing case of conspiracy, corruption, and a small-town secret that hits painfully close to home.
With white-knuckled suspense and unforgettable characters, Iron Lake demonstrates why among thoughtful readers, William Kent Krueger holds a very special place in the pantheon (C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
4. Aftershock (Rachel Hatch Book 7)
Author: by L.T. Ryan
June 1, 2021
A US Marshal is held hostage. An ex-convict on a missionHolds a small Alaskan town under siegeHatch looks to set things right,And must be careful not to get swept up in the After Shock. Rachel Hatch closes a major chapter in her life.
A new one begins with an offer from an old friend. This offer puts Hatch at odds. The agency responsible for her father’s murder and who nearly took her life in the mountains of Colorado is now offering her a job opportunity.
Lives hang in the balance as Hatch sets out to honor her code. She quickly finds that things are not what they seem in the small town of Breakneck, Alaska. Hatch finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.
An explosive new addition in the Rachel Hatch saga. Brace yourself for the Aftershock!
5. Plymouth Undercover
Author: by Pamela M. Kelley
May 22, 2021
A mother and daughter inherit a PI Agency with a reputation that takes them by surprise. Meet Emma McCarthy, a thirty-year-old failed actress that just moved home to Plymouth, MA. And her mother, Cindy, a yoga instructor in the Pinehills, an exclusive golf community in Plymouth.
They’ve just inherited Court Street Investigations, a private detective agency. And its one part-time employee, eighty-year-old Mickey, a retired police detective. They expect typical cases like cheating spouses or workman’s comp, but quickly learn that the agency also has a reputation for solving murders when they are hired to find a local missing woman.
6. In Dog We Trust (Cozy Dog Mystery): #1 in the Golden Retriever Mystery Series (Golden Retriever Mysteries)
Author: by Neil S. Plakcy
March 10, 2010
THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL PARTNERSHIPA DETECTIVE DUO WITH HEART AND FUR Steve’s ripe for a new relationshipdivorced, over forty, and still dusting himself off from a lamentable sojourn in prison, an unusual experience for a professor, to say the least.
(He really must do something about his hacking habit! Rochester’s a handsome, homeless, loveable golden retriever whom Steve had always found too big, too enthusiastic, and too shaggy. But tragedy struck their neighborhood when someone murdered Caroline, Steve’s nice next-door neighbor, while she walked her best friend, Rochester.
Steve’s the unlucky guy who finds her body and he just knows, despite their differences, that he has to take in the broken-hearted pooch. Once they’re both properly rehomed, these two form a detective partnership that’ll make you sit up and beg for more.
Eat your hearts out, Spade & Archerpretty soon they’ve got a warm and fuzzy thing going. Big furry forthrightnessnot to mention heartmeets tech-savvy craftiness as they work their case. In Plakcy’s capable hands, watching these two fall in love (which of course is the most irresistible treat on offer here) is like watching a time-lapse film of a flower blooming it doesn’t happen too fast, and it’s never cloying.
7. A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Book 1)
Author: by Dennis Lehane
July 9, 2010
The mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of now New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noirand introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester.
A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find a missing cleaning woman who stole some secret documents. As Kenzie and Gennaro learn, however, this crime is no ordinary theft.
It’s about justice, about right and wrong. But in Boston, finding the truth isn’t just a dirty business …It’s deadly.
8. Troubled Blood: Winner of the Crime and Thriller British Book of the Year Award 2021 (Cormoran Strike 5)
Author: by Robert Galbraith
September 15, 2020
Winner of the Crime and Thriller British Book of the Year Award 2021 ‘One of crime’s most engaging duos’ Guardian’Magnificent’ Sunday Times’Finely honed, superbly constructed’ Daily Mail’Terrific’ Daily ExpressPrivate Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on.
Plus the pair are still battling their feelings for one another, while Robin is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.
9. Battle Ground (Dresden Files Book 17)
Author: by Jim Butcher
Ace (September 29, 2020)
September 29, 2020
THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class.
The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius.The Outsiders. But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming.
And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan.
And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.
10. Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries, 10)
Author: by Agatha Christie
William Morrow Paperbacks
THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIMENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT! The murderer is with uson the train now … Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift.
By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.What more …
Can a mystery addict desire?New York Times
11. The First Rule of Ten (A Tenzing Norbu Mystery series Book 1)
Author: by Gay Hendricks
January 1, 2012
A Tibetan monastic-turned-LAPD cop-turned private investigator lands his first big case in this riveting opening installment in a Buddhism-inspired mystery seriesDon’t ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers. The first rule of Ten Tenzing Norbu (Ten for short), an ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop, is a protagonist unique to our times.
In The First Rule of Ten, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles. Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.
So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead. But as the Buddha says, change is inevitable; and ten years later, everything is about to changebig-timefor Ten. One resignation from the police force, two bullet-wounds, three suspicious deaths, and a beautiful woman later, he quickly learns that whenever he breaks his first rule, mayhem follows.
12. Peace Talks (Dresden Files Book 16)
Author: by Jim Butcher
Ace (July 14, 2020)
July 14, 2020
HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil.
But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicagoand all he holds dear?
13. The Boy from the Woods
Author: by Harlan Coben
March 17, 2020
A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past.
Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing. No one seems to take Naomi Pine’s disappearance seriously, not even her fatherwith one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school.
Hester asks Wildewith whom she shares a tragic connectionto use his unique skills to help find Naomi. Wilde can’t ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions …
Secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.
14. Death in the Dark Walk (John Rawlings Book 1)
Author: by Deryn Lake
December 13, 2018
One of the best mystery series to hand at present is the John Rawlings historical crime line ten out of ten’ – Dr Jonathan GashHaving just finished his indentures, Rawlings is celebrating in Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl.
Summoned to the magistrate’s office as prime suspect, Rawlings not only clears his own name but impresses Fielding so much with his power of recollection that he is asked to investigate the crime. From gaming hell to fashionable house, Rawlings follows a trail of lustful liaisons and illicit intrigue which prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the girl has had quite a past a past with threatening secrets.
Death in the Dark Walk is a richly atmospheric and compelling Georgian mystery woven around the real characters John Fielding, the phenomenal sightless magistrate known as the Blind Beak’, whose Runners formed London’s early police force, and John Rawlings, the Apothecary reputed to have invented soda water.
Praise for Deryn Lake’s John Rawlings Mysteries:evocative Georgian mystery if you love a good whodunnit you won’t be disappointed’ – Evening Argus, Brightonan absorbing murder tale set in Georgian London splendidly evokes the atmosphere of the capital with all its elegance and intrigue.