Best Traditional Detective Mysteries Books
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1. Dead by Dawn: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 12)
Author: by Paul Doiron
June 29, 2021
Maine game warden Mike Bowditch finds himself in a life-or-death chase in this next thriller in the bestselling mystery series by Edgar Award nominee Paul Doiron, Dead by Dawn. Mike Bowditch is fighting for his life. After being ambushed on a dark winter road, his Jeep crashes into a frozen river.
Trapped beneath the ice in the middle of nowhere, having lost his gun and any way to signal for help, Mike fights his way to the surface. But surviving the crash is only the first challenge. Whoever set the trap that ran him off the road is still out there, and they’re coming for him.
Hours earlier, Mike was called to investigate the suspicious drowning of a wealthy professor. Despite the death being ruled an accident, his elegant, eccentric daughter-in-law insists the man was murdered. She suspects his companion that day, a reclusive survivalist and conspiracy theorist who accompanied the professor on his fateful duck-hunting tripbut what exactly was the nature of their relationship?
2. And Then There Were None
Author: by Agatha Christie
“If you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced the genius of Agatha Christie, this novel is a stellar starting point.” DAVID BALDACCI, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn exclusive authorized edition of the most famous and beloved stories from the Queen of Mystery.
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to an isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives.
One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they dieWhich among them is the killer and will any of them survive?”Agatha Christie is the gateway drug to crime fiction both for readers and for writers….
Just one book is never enough.” VAL MCDERMID, Internationally Bestselling Author
3. Fall from Grace: A Novel
Author: by Richard North Patterson
March 20, 2012
The mysterious, violent death of a prominent New England patriarch exposes a nest of dark family secrets in New York Times bestselling author Richard North Patterson’s twentieth compelling novel. From #1 bestselling author Richard North Patterson comes a spellbinding psychological puzzle filled with unexpected legal twists, potentially criminal turns, and one family’s shocking fall from grace.
After ten years away from home, Adam Blaine returns to Martha’s Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben, a famous and charismatic writer who was fond of sailboats, good wineand women other than his wife. When Adam learns that Ben disinherited his family in favor of his mistress, he begins to wonder if his father’s deathcaused by an inexplicable fall from a cliffmight have been suicide or murder.
Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam unearths some shattering revelations about the mistress’s past. But even more disturbing are the family secrets that can’t stay buried any longersecrets that make Adam question everything he thought he knew about every player in this fateful game.Even himself…
4. Dog Eat Dog: An Andy Carpenter Mystery (An Andy Carpenter Novel Book 23)
Author: by David Rosenfelt
July 6, 2021
Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it’s routine.
When out for one of their strolls, their simple ritual isn’t so simple anymore. Across the street, a man is mistreating his dog. Three things happen at once: Andy yells, Laurie runs to stop the abuse, and so does a closer passerby, who so thoroughly beats the owner that both are arrested when the cops arrive.
Andy scoops up the dog and takes him to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that’s always been his true passion. Meanwhile, at the police station, the passerby is identified as Matthew Jantzen, and he’s wanted for murder. Andy and Laurie are struck by the fact that Jantzen, a man on the run, would nevertheless intervene to help a dog, and decide to find out more.
Dog Eat Dog, the twenty-second installment in the Andy Carpenter series, features the charming cast of characters – old and new – that David Rosenfelt is known for and the dogs that accompany them.
5. A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author: by Louise Penny
August 27, 2019
‘She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes’ THE TIMES ‘Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times’ DENISE MINALouise Penny’s much loved hero confronts a dark plot lurking beneath the elegant facades of Paris – lose yourself in the breathtaking new crime thriller by the #1 bestselling author _On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather for a family dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz.
But the evening ends in horror when Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Armand is convinced is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on an elderly man’s life. When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand on a desperate search for the truth that will take him from the top of the Tour Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives.
And as Armand begins to uncover the secrets his godfather has kept hidden for decades, he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy everything – and everyone – he holds dear. For even the City of Light casts long shadows.
7. Castle Shade: The intriguing mystery for Sherlock Holmes fans (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Book 17)
Author: by Laurie R. King
June 8, 2021
Queen Marie of Roumania, granddaughter to both Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, is in need of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes’ services. The queen, a famous beauty who has single-handedly transformed Roumania from a backwater into a force to be reckoned with, invites the pair to Bran castle.
The ancient fortress sits on the border with the newly-regained territory of Transylvania, and was a gift to Queen Marie from her people. The threat the queen fears is somewhat dubious: shadowy figures, vague whispers, dangers that may only be accidents.
But a young girl is involved. So, putting aside their doubts, Russell and Holmes set out to investigate the mystery in a land of long memory and hidden corners – a land that had known Vlad the Impaler. A land from whose churchyards the shades creep.
8. The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries Book 1)
Author: by Agatha Christie
William Morrow Paperbacks
March 17, 2009
The Murder at the Vicarage is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marpleas a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide.
Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village.
Everyone-even in the vicar-wishes he were dead. And very soon he is-shot in the head in the vicar’s own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.
9. Little Black Book (Bibliophile Mystery 15)
Author: by Kate Carlisle
Berkley (June 29, 2021)
June 29, 2021
San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is on the case when a rare edition of Rebecca leads to murder in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail from Scotland.
The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and there’s no return address on the package. The day after the book arrives, Claire Quinn shows up at Brooklyn and Derek’s home. Brooklyn met Claire when the two women worked as expert appraisers on the television show This Old Attic.
Brooklyn appraised books on the show and Claire’s expertise was in antique British weaponry, but they bonded over their shared love of gothic novels. Claire reveals that during a recent trip to Scotland she discovered her beloved aunt was missing and her home had been ransacked.
10. A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 2)
Author: by Louise Penny
May 15, 2007
Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers.
Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughterand certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sret du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he’s dealing with someone quite extraordinary.
CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murderor brilliant enough to succeed?
With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves.
11. The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 3)
Author: by Louise Penny
March 4, 2008
“Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie…. The book’s title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache’s personal and professional challenges-making this the series standout so far.” -Sarah WeinmanWelcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.
It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life… When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a sance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil-until one of their party dies of fright.
Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along? Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sret du Qubec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.
12. 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
13. A Medal for Murder: A Kate Shackleton Mystery
Author: by Frances Brody
February 12, 2013
“Kate Shackleton joins Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs They make excellent heroines.” -Literary ReviewFrances Brody’s “refreshingly complex heroine” (Kirkus Reviews), picks up a case that takes her to the refined streets of 1920s Harrogate in A Medal for MurderA pawn-shop robberyIt’s no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case.
But exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate – and murder is only one step behind … A fatal stabbingA night at the theatre should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway.
The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theatre’s midst. A ransom demandKate likes nothing better than a mystery – and nothing better than solving them. So when a ransom note demands 1,000 for the safe return of the play’s leading lady, the refined streets of Harrogate play host to Kate’s skills in piecing together clues – and luring criminals out of their lairs
14. The Consequences of Fear: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: by Jacqueline Winspear
March 23, 2021
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs Europe buckles under Nazi occupation, Maisie Dobbs investigates a possible murder that threatens devastating repercussions for Britain’s war efforts in this latest installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series.October 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder.
Crouching in the doorway of a bombed-out house, Freddie waits until the coast is clear. But when he arrives at the delivery address, he’s shocked to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs.
While Maisie believes the boy and wants to help, she must maintain extreme caution: she’s working secretly for the Special Operations Executive, assessing candidates for crucial work with the French resistance. Her two worlds collide when she spots the killer in a place she least expects.