The 10 Best Mystery Books - List by Publishers Weekly™

List of the 10 Best Mystery Books

Books in list (10)

Title: A Crime in the Neighborhood

A confused and lonely ten-year-old girl, Marsha, a witness to her siblings' deviant behavior, her father's affair, and her mother's flirtation with the new neighbor, produces the only lead in a case of sexual assault and murder. Tour.
Author(s): Suzanne Berne
ISBN 13: 9781565121652
Pages: 285
Rate book Rate this book

Title: The Woman in White

The mysterious appearance of a woman dressed in white leads to the discovery of a complicated plot involving a stolen inheritance and an escape from a mental institution. The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.
Author(s): Wilkie Collins;Matthew Sweet
ISBN 13: 9780141192420
Pages: 671
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: A Coffin for Dimitrios

While vacationing in Istanbul, English novelist Charles Latimer decides to investigate the intriguing past of one of Europe's most sinister criminals, the notorious Dimitrios, a search that will lead him into a shadowy web of espionage, ...
Author(s): Eric Ambler
ISBN 13: 9780375726712
Pages: 304
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (4) other book lists, learn more.

Title: A Dark-Adapted Eye

The story of a family's long-buried secret past is revealed--and the deadly consequences. Mystery Guild Selection. Doubleday Alternate.
Author(s): Ruth Rendell
ISBN 13: 9780452270640
Pages: 278
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: True Confessions

Investigating the 1940s Los Angeles murder of an unidentified victim whose case has been sensationalized by the media, homicide detective Tom Spellacy and his priest brother, Des, find their loyalties tested, in a new edition of a popular ...
Author(s): John Gregory Dunne
ISBN 13: 9781560258155
Pages: 341
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (4) other book lists, learn more.

Title: The Eye of the Beholder

A private detective falls under the spell of a beautiful--and lethal--woman on a cross-country killing spree, in this acclaimed psychological thriller soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd.
Author(s): Marc Behm
ISBN 13: 9781901982039
Pages: 213
Rate book Rate this book

Title: A Simple Plan

When Hank Mitchell, his brother Jacob, and a friend find four million dollars their plan to keep it eventually starts to ruin their lives.
Author(s): Scott Smith
ISBN 13: 9780307279958
Pages: 416
Rate book Rate this book

Title: Sneaky people

Somewhere in the American Midwest of the 1930s, adulterous used-car lot proprietor Buddy Sandifer decides to murder his wife and marry his mistress, while his fifteen-year-old son discovers all he can about sex.
Author(s): Thomas Berger
ISBN 13: 9780743257954
Pages: 315
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (2) other book lists, learn more.

Title: The Quiet American

As young Pyle's well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's beautiful Vietnamese mistress.
Author(s): Graham Greene;Robert Stone
ISBN 13: 9780143039020
Pages: 180
Rate book Rate this book
This book is in (3) other book lists, learn more.

Title: Cutter and Bone

A thriller, and a whacking good thriller, tooshows how much can be done by a writer who knows his businessthe best novel of its kind in ten years!New York Times First published in 1976, Cutter and Bone is the story of the obsession of Cutter, a scarred and crippled Vietnam veteran and his attempt to convince his buddy, Bone, that the latter witnessed a murder committed by the conglomerate tycoon, JJ Wolfe. Captivated by Cutters demented logic, Bone is prepared to cross the country with Cutter in search of proof of the murder. Their quest takes them into the Ozarkshome base of the Wolfe empirewhere Bone discovers that Cutter is not pursuing a murderer so much as the great enemy itself, them, the very demons that have dogged his life.
Author(s): Newton Thornburg
ISBN 13: 9781852426767
Pages: 313
Rate book Rate this book


Read full article:
List of the 10 Best Mystery Books

Next book list: 50 Essential Mystery Novels - List by Flavorwire™ >>