What are the best crime and mystery books?

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    #1The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    The detective Sam Spade gets the visit of Miss Wonderly to ask him to track down her sister. But Miss Wonderley is no who she says to be, and when Miles Archer, Spade's partner, is shot on duty, finds himself hunted. 

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    Rose Reid
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I love mystery books and really wanted to add another book to my Spring break list. I decided to read this one first and enjoyed every page of it. It had a simple plot but the characters definitely brought the story to life. "
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    #2The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Teresa Davidson
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I do not think these would fit into the best crime or mystery books at all. The story itself is ok, but in my opinion too much hype, too much language, and too much sexuality."
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    #3The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

    The Woman in White is a classic mystery fiction novel written by Wilkie Collins. This 19th-century fiction book is first published in 1859. The novel tells the story of an art teacher who meets a mysterious woman dressed in white.

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    Tomás Navarrete
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "One of the best crime and mystery has to offer. This is the type of novel that makes you think you understand what's going to happen and then there's another twist and turn to throw you off. This book has been able to throw the sharpest of readers."
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    #4Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is a collection of short stories by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published by Doubleday on November 18, 1966, with a total of 832 pages.

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    Dennis Salazar
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "While there are some crimes in the books, and some mystery within the poetry, the works of Edgar Allen Poe are not, in themselves, of the genre in question. That said, his works are very thought provoking, and can be something of a thrill to read and think about."
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    #5A Time to Kill

    A Time to Kill

    Carl Lee Hailey shoots to the hoodlums that raped his ten-year-old daughter, but the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood. But the extremists outside Clanton heard a black man has killed two whites, they invade the town determined to destroy everything. 

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    Joe Jackson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I just finished reading A Time to Kill since I started reading it last week. The mystery that is involved in this book is so thrilling to read that I consider a must read for anyone that likes mystery books."
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    #6The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Stevenson about Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, tries to investigate strange events that happen to his old companion, Dr. Jekyll whenever he takes a potion and become an evil Mr. Hyde.
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    Nathan Wood
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "I watched the movie many times, and I finally found the time to read the book of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I already knew what to expect, but the book made me feel tensed and completely kidnapped me anyway! Very nice one!"
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    #7Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a mystery novel written by John Berendt. This true crime non-fiction book is published in 1999 by Vintage. 

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    Gerald Bradley
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The best crime and mystery book is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. It is a crime non-fiction novel that peels away the lingering traditions and peculiarities of the Old South in the aftermath of a shooting in the town's largest mansion. Was it murder or self-defense?"
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    #8Presumed Innocent

    Presumed Innocent

    Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow is a crime fiction novel published in 1986. This book tells the compelling story of a prosecutor facing a murder charge against him. Presumed Innocent has a film adaptation released in 1990.

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    Douglas Johnston
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Lots of great twists and turns in this book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It does seem to drag at times with too much detail, but overall the story and characters are very engaging."
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    #9The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler is the hero of the author's first groundbreaking novel. This book involves vivid scenes, striking metaphors, and tough lines in between characters.

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    Andrea Rivera
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I just finished reading The Big Sleep and I think it's one of the best crime and mystery books that I have ever read. This book truly is a masterpiece. I loved all the details in the description of LA in the 30's. "
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    #10Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.

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    Stephen Alvarez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A brilliant crime book that will leave you wondering throughout. It kept me guessing from start to finish and that is exactly what you want in a mystery novel. I wish I hadn't read it before so I could read it fresh again!"
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    #11The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist is a mystery book by Caleb Carr that tells the story of Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore as they attempt to solve a crime in 19th century New York. It is the first book of the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler trilogy.

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    Christine Pena
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The best crime and mystery books was what i wanted to get. A search brought up The Alienist (Fr. Laszlo Kreizler). Its a great mystery book by the author Caleb Carr, and gives you the story of Kreizler and Schuyler as they try to solve crime in New York. A fun and great read."
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    #12Mystic River

    Mystic River

    Mystic River is a crime mystery suspense fiction written by Dennis Lehane. This thriller novel is first published in 2001 by William Morrow Paperbacks.

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    Janet Harper
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of mystery novels and Mystic River now tops my list. It was very fun and easy to read and I devoured it in a single weekend. It was too intense to put down!"
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    #13The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.
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    Daniel Antonio
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This novel is filled with manor politics and intrigue, quite a bit like the recent television phenomenon Downtown Abbey. It's not the most engaging book from the outset, but the core mystery kept me reading to the very end. Good book."
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    #14Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    Shutter Island is a crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese released in 2010. Leonardo di Caprio stars as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who investigates the disappearance of a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane that quickly turns nightmarish.  

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    Christian Wong
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "This isn't a good solution because this is a blu-ray. I am looking for a book that I can read."
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    #15In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
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    Bobby Kim
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of True Crime and I take any chance I can get to watch a documentary or listen to a podcast on the subject. I wanted to expand into books on this topic and a friend recommended In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I thought this book was well written and really transports you back to the era when these murders took place. I liked the narrative of the story and how in-depth Capote went into the details."
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    #16The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.
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    Evelyn Estrada
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book (made into a movie by Peter Jackson) was one of the first crime books I read as a young adult -- it's a bit of a gruesome tale, but completely compelling."
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    #17Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This is one of Castillo's book featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Her Last Breath.

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    Adam Wilson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This was a chilling novel. Again Linda Castillo has out done herself with a gripping plot. Kate Burkholder and her supporting characters are so well developed. I enjoy Amish mysteries and will continue reading the series as long as the books keep coming. This novels are Keepers!"
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    #18Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series)

    Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series)

    Circle of Influence is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling author Annette Dashofy and it tells the story of Zoe Chambers and Pete Adams as they work together to find the killer. It is the first novel in the Zoe Chambers Mystery series.

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    Joyce Graham
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Crime books have been some of my favorites over the past few months. I really have enjoyed the intense scenes and stories that this genre leads to. One of my absolute favorites has to be Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series). The author really outdid themselves with this one."
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    #19Assumed Identity

    Assumed Identity

    Assumed Identity by David Morrell is an adventure fiction and thriller novel that was originally published in 1993. This book follows the story of an undercover operative facing a big challenge when his cover was blown in an operation.

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    Keith Griffin
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "David Morrell's novels are well written, and interesting action/mystery novels. If you like spy intrigue, massive action sequences, brooding psychological detail with faint undertones of horror you'll love this story."
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    #20The Poe Shadow

    The Poe Shadow

    The Poe Shadow is a book by Matthew Pearl that tells the story of a lawyer who does not believe that Poe just died because he is a drunkard. He then investigates he will discover something that even the police did not notice.

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    Marilyn Greene
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Being a huge Poe fan I had great expectations for this book - perhaps too great. All I read was contrived crime and suggestion of mystery. "
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    #21Ghost Country (The Breach Trilogy)

    Ghost Country (The Breach Trilogy)

    Patrick Lee's Ghost Country is the second book from his The Breach Trilogy. It is the most action-packed of the three novels and is filled with trips through time, and scandalous conspiracies.

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    Rachel Crawford
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I was searching for best crime and mystery books and I came across Ghost Country which is part of the Breach Trilogy. This book looks like a perfect fit, it seems similar to a Dan Brown type of mystery/thriller and looks like an interesting story concept and like it would be something I would have a hard time putting down. "
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    #22Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker)

    Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker)

    Dark Hollow is the second book in the Charlie Parker series written by John Connolly which follows the story of a former New York City detective Charlie Bird Parker who returns to uncover the legacy of evil which has haunted Maine citizens. 

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    Christina Rivera
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Finding good mystery books is always a problem for me. I did a lot of research and the highest rated crime book that I was able to find was Dark Hollow. I purchased it off Amazon and have already almost finished the book. It's pretty good so far."
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    #23Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas is a novel about a mean and rich guy Simeon Lee who organized a family gathering everybody did not expect. He will play sadists moves and will make the game as deadly as he can. 

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    Victoria Salinas
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "Agatha Christi does it again. I think this story twists and outcomes are so original. I could not figure out what was going to happen next and was truly surprised by the moves of Simeon. "
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    #24Faceless Killers

    Faceless Killers

    Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell is a mystery and crime fiction novel published in 1991. This book follows the story of a police detective, Kurt Wallander, as he solves a murder involving old couples together with his team.

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    John Chang
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is the first book I've read in the Wallander series and I'm definitely going to have to go back and read more. I love the character and focus on swedish culture in this book. Was well worth the read."
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    #25A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by Material Witness.

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    Patrick Weber
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a great mystery book with a bit of crime. If you like mystery you should check it out."
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    #26The Grell Mystery (The Detective Club)

    The Grell Mystery (The Detective Club)

    The Grell Mystery (The Detective Club) is a mystery-filled. thriller classic fiction novel written Frank Forest and Tony Medawar. It was published December 8, 2015 by Collins Crime Club.

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    Anika Rathore
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Good story , the author is amazing and has a unique way of writing. I recommend this book if you enjoy crime and mystery books. The story is interesting and catchy. "
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    #27The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)

    The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)
    The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery) is a fictional cozy mystery book written by Claire Donally that debuted in May 2012. This book features the adventure of Sunny Coolidge and her cat as they unravel a mystery.
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    Ronald Price
    Written on April 28, 2018
    ""The Big Kitty (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)" is one of the best crime and mystery books that I've read in the last 6 months. It pulled me in and Donally's writing kept me glued. I found excuses to rush through this book even when I should have been working."
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    #28The Serial Killer Files

    The Serial Killer Files

    The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter is a true-crime novel published in 2003. This book follows the maniac crimes of some of the world's notorious killers.

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    Andrew James
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "If you were expecting a book called The Serial Killer Files to be light and jaunty you would be crazy thankfully I was not expecting that. This book is intensely dark and graphic about the very twisted and horrifying things real serial killers do and I definitely had to read it chapter by chapter just to keep my head clear. Still, it was really worth it considering the level of detail the author goes into."
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    #29Client Privilege (Brady Coyne)

    Client Privilege (Brady Coyne)

    Client Privilege by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1990. This is the ninth book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by The Spotted Cats in 1991.

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    Vincent Soto
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The word that comes to mind when I think of this book is mediocre. The writing, the story, the characters, everything I can think of really, it all just feels very mediocre and bland. If you absolutely need to read it I guess it won't be the worst thing you've ever done but there are so many better books out there that this should basically never be the next book you reach for."
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    #30Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn is a thriller fiction novel originally published in 2005. This is the seventh book by Flynn and it is preceded by Memorial Day. It follows the story of Mitch Rapp - a CIA super agent.

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    Judith Alvarez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a great thriller. It is smart, well written, and suspenseful. Great book in a continuing series of Mitch Rapp novels. It counts as one in a line of best crime and mystery books. "
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    #31The Complete Jack the Ripper

    The Complete Jack the Ripper

    The Complete Jack the Ripper is a historical true crime non-fiction book by Donald Rumbelow. This mystery novel is first published in 1975. 

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    Bryan Burke
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Complete Jack the Ripper is a must read for crime fans and fans of the Ripper mythology. You don't know Jack until you read this book."
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    #32The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Cold Moon is the seventh crime-thriller novel from the Lincoln Rhyme Series by the bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deaver. The novel was published on June 26th, 2006 by Simon & Schuster.

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    Ronald Santos
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I'm not much of a fan of crime and mystery books. This ones plot does not draw me in. I detective in a wheel chair seems more like a gimmick than a good plot point."
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    #33The Secret Of Father Brown

    The Secret Of Father Brown

    The Secret Of Father Brown is a detective mystery fiction and the fourth book in Father Brown series written by G.K. Chesterton. It is first published in 1927. 

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    Christopher Davis
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Everyone will love to read this book. This book not only consist of mystery it also contains lot oh philosophy."
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    #34The Lovers (Charlie Parker)

    The Lovers (Charlie Parker)

    The Lovers is the eight book in the Charlie Parker series written by John Connolly which follows the story of a former New York City detective Charlie Bird Parker who takes a job in a Portland bar after his enforced retirement. 

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    Agustina Castro
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The Charlie Parker series is one of the best mystery series I have read, and The Lovers is another exciting and satisfying book. I loved reading about Portland, because it is one of my favorite cities, and I thought the change of location added some interest to the series. I can't wait to know what happens next in the series!"
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    #35Black Arrow

    Black Arrow

    Black Arrow is a Mystery, Historical, Japanese Mystery, Crime Fiction written by I. J. Parker. It was published November 28, 2006 by Penguin Books. It is the third installment in the Akitada Mysteries Series.

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    Janet Lucas
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Who doesn't love a good mystery? This book is based in Japan. At first I was reluctant but glad that I gave it a chance. I love the fact that this is based on a series and is filled with suspense."
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    #36Cards on the Table

    Cards on the Table

    Cards on the Table is a novel about how Detective Poirot and Colonel Race will solve the mystery murder in the party they attended. The dead man is killed by his own fine collection and they will find out why and how the crime happened. 

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    Guillermo Zárate
    Written on February 12, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this mystery. It reminded me of how much I loved the Hardy Boys when I was young."
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    #37Malice

    Malice

    Malice is a mystery novel by bestselling author Keigo Higashino. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga investigates the murder of novelist Kunihiko Hidaka and it leads him to one of the most likely suspects, the writer's supposed best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi.

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    Amanda Martin
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book was incredibly well written and the mystery is unraveled with exquisite craftsmanship. It's the kind of book you remember for ages after you've read it. I couldn't put it down! It's translated from Japanese but that doesn't take anything away from it."
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    #38The Complete Gillian Flynn

    The Complete Gillian Flynn

    The Complete Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects is a collection of her three mystery thriller fiction novels. It is published in 2014 by Broadway Books. 

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    Ronald Price
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This situation is very common in marriages or everything that comes after separations, we think that normal people would not do certain kinds of things, but when there are feelings of hatred, sometimes the most ridiculous things can happen, very recommended, if you have not yet married and separated some day will serve you. hahaha"
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    #39Taste of Fire

    Taste of Fire
    Taste of Fire by Jeannie Faulkner Barber is a mystery fiction novel published in 2012. This book tells the story of Terri Neal's search behind her real identity after finding the truth that she's not who she thinks she is.
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    David Hoffman
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Taster of Fire is a great crime and mystery book. The way the book was written, it will make you feel like you're a detective."
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    #40The Scroll of the Dead (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    The Scroll of the Dead (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
    The Scroll of the Dead is part of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series by Titan Books. Written by David Stuart Davies, this pastiche features a character by Oscar Wilde, Melmoth the Wanderer.
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    #41The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme)
    The Broken Window is the eighth crime-thriller novel from the Lincoln Rhyme Series by the bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deaver. It was published on June 10th, 2008 by Simon & Schuster.
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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This novel is the thriller one and very interesting. "
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    #42Satantango

    Satantango
     László Krasznahorkai's Satantango, winner of the  2015 Man Booker International Prize, was the inspiration for the filmmaker Béla Tarr’s six-hour masterpiece. The book was published on March 5th, 2012 by New Directions. 

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    Anthony Ramirez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I think that this book would be a good fit in the mystery book category. I have not read this yet but from the reviews there are many people who really do like the book and speak of its depth. "
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    #43The Corpse Wore Pasties (Hard Case Crime)

    The Corpse Wore Pasties (Hard Case Crime)

    The Corpse Wore Pasties by Jonny Porkpie is a hard-boiled mystery fiction novel originally published in 2009. This book is the 62nd issue of the Hard Case Crime series. It tells the mysterious death of a burlesque dancer.

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    Howard Tran
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "again never heard of this one. read up on it and it seems ok, im not totally sure without really reading a bit of it"
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    #44The Unicorn

    The Unicorn

    The Unicorn is a classic fiction novel written by Iris Murdoch which centers on governess of Gaze Castle Marian Taylor who experiences a number of mysteries and got involved in a drama she can only understand. 

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    Melissa Burns
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This mystery book is fantastic, is has a very unique story to tell, and the situations described on this book absorbs all your imagination, and time goes very fast without thinking nothing other than the situations that are happening inside the book. I strongly recommend this book to those who like mystery books. "
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    #45The Cat Who Lived High

    The Cat Who Lived High

    The Cat Who Lived High is a fictional cozy mystery book written by Lilian Jackson Braun that mainly features Jim Qwilleran, together with his crime-solving crimes, as they try to build up evidence for a mystery.

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    William Wheeler
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Cat Who Lived High was an exciting read. I loved the story and characters. Probably one of the best crime and mystery books I've read in a few years."
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    #46Perfect Nightmare

    Perfect Nightmare

    Perfect Nightmare is a standalone horror fiction written by John Saul which centers on mother Kara Marshall after her daughter Lindsay disappears from her bedroom during the night. 

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    Brandon Mills
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Average book. Not as scary or suspenseful as I would have liked. It's one of those books I get through and quickly forget because it didn't engage me that strongly. The characters are somewhat interesting and the story line is fairly good but it just didn't grab me."
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    #47The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic by K.D McCrite is a romance fiction and mystery novel originally published in June 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the ninth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Emeralds in the Attic.

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    #48Tapping the Source

    Tapping the Source
    Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn is a National Book Award Finalist. It's the story of Ike Tucker who came to Huntington Beach in search of his missing sister and the three men who may have murdered her.
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    Lin Ma
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "For someone who likes to listen to an audio book, I would say this mystery/search novel will bring some joy. The voice has a dark undertone that really helps to enhance the mysterious feel of the book. Also the writer of this book is known for writing high quality works, with this book receiving recognition for its story. This is a solid book for fans of mystery and missing person stories, I would recommend giving it a go. "
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    #49The Snake Eater (Brady Coyne)

    The Snake Eater (Brady Coyne)

    The Snake Eater by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1993. This is the 12th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by The Seventh Enemy in 1995.

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    Diana Peters
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I'm a big mystery fan, but I'm not quite sure this book would be considered one of the best mysteries for adults. It's in the middle of a series and if you haven't read the others yet, you may not enjoy this one."
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    #50Death at Charity's Point (Brady Coyne)

    Death at Charity's Point (Brady Coyne)

    Death at Charity's Point by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1984. This is the first book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by The Dutch Blue Error.

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    Zachary Medina
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Brady Coyne always delivers on his great mystery and crime stories. It is an easy and interesting read that keeps you guessing. "
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    #51Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock is a historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay, originally published in 1967. It tells the story of three girls who disappeared and never returned. A film adaptation of the book was released in 1975. 

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    Lori Castillo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Beautiful, suspenseful, evocative, and surprisingly funny (at times). It's a period piece and as such, it's glorious - you feel like you're there, with the girls and their teachers, all covered in wool and long sleeved proper blouses in the middle of the boiling Australian bush. That juxtaposition alone does wonder in creating a surreal atmosphere: Victorian starkness and stuffiness surrounded by raw, brutal and achingly beautiful nature. Most already know that the picnic doesn't end well, although no one to this day can tell what really happened. There's a bit of an exercise in frustration in there as well, but it's part of the intrigue. Captivating, and subtly scary."
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    #52The Lost Clue

    The Lost Clue

    The Lost Clue is a children's book written by O.F. Walton first published in 1907 by Lamplighter Publishing. This Christian mystery fiction book is about Captain Fortesque. 

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    Howard Delgado
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I bought this book for my young nephew to see if he would be interested in a mystery type of story. Well, he seemed to like it because he was telling me about things that he had read in the book. I take that as an interest. He finished the book as well which is also a good sign. He didn't seem overly excited about it but it managed to keep his attention."
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    #53Cemetery Shift (Cheston Chronicles)

    Cemetery Shift (Cheston Chronicles)

    Cemetery Shift is the first novel from Nina Arce's Cheston Chronicles.  It is about a journalist, Josh Tremaine, the secrets of his past that still haunt him, and a girl who turns up out of her grave.  The novel was independently published on June 15th, 2017. 

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    Bryan Barnes
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Cemetery Shift (Cheston Chronicles) blew me away with the thrilling imagery and vivid details. My mom got me this for Christmas, and boy, am I glad she did. I can't wait to find out what happens next."
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    #54Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder is a novel about Gwenda, a new occupant of an old house where odd things happen. She asked helped from Miss Marple to exorcise the house and they did not expect to solve a mystery that lies there for several years ago. 

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    Christopher Dunn
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "Sleeping Murder is a great mystery murder novel. I liked the way it kept you guessing "who dunnit". The Miss Marple books are some of my absolute favorites. This one doesn't disappoint. "
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    #55Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and Amish romance novel originally published in 2011. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by A Perfect Square.

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    Louis Arnold
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "a fantastic thriller! edgy at its best"
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    #56Roadside Crosses (Katheryn Dance)

    Roadside Crosses (Katheryn Dance)

    Roadside Crosses is part of the bestselling mystery-thriller novelist Jeffery Deary. The novel is about a mysterious case of the death of the girl which was already a premonition the day before. 

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    #57A Dead Husband

    A Dead Husband
    A Dead Husband by Anna Celeste Burke is a mystery fiction novel published in 2013. This book is the first one in the Jessica Hungtinton Desert Cities Mystery Series. Burke is a USA Today Best-Selling Author.
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    Jane Harvey
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I love crime and mystery books but this one is not my favorite! Too much shopping going on in the book. I only got through 1/2 of this book and gave up finishing it. It not hold my interest and wasn't really suspenseful."
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    #58Betrayals

    Betrayals
    Betrayals is a historical myteryfiction written by Charles Palliser. This 20th-century literature book is first published in 1994 by Ballantine Books. 
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    Vincent Henderson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A famous modern mystery novel. Though not as highly regarded as other mystery novels such as those of Agatha Christie. "
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    #59The Black Echo (Harry Bosch)

    The Black Echo (Harry Bosch)
    The Black Echo by Michael Connelly is a mystery and crime fiction novel published in 1992. This is the first book in the Harry Bosch series following the detective as he dwells into a murder case involving a man he personally knows.
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    Wayne Holland
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is the first and arguably best in the popular Harry Bosch series of detective novels. The characters are compelling--both the good ones and the bad ones and those between. The plot is complex without being confusing, and it holds together well, with an ending that is surprising yet satisfying. "
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    #60Term Limits

    Term Limits

    Term Limits by Vince Flynn is a political thriller novel originally published in August 1997. This is the first political fiction book ever written by Flynn. Term Limits is followed by Transfer of Power.

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    Song Zhao
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Different type of Crime book that gives you 2016 election feel. You get to feel and visualize a lot of corrupt concepts in this book. It's all packaged together in a way that makes you feel like you're on the inside and an elite in the us government."
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    #61Drug of Choice (Hard Case Crime)

    Drug of Choice (Hard Case Crime)

    Drug of Choice by Michael Crichton is a suspense medical thriller originally published in 1970. This book was written by Crichton using the pseudonym John Lange. Drug of Choice was reproduced in 2013 under Crichton's real name.

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    He Shen
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a good novel , is a suspense and medical thriller, great storyline, I strongly recommend it."
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    #62Triptych

    Triptych

    Triptych is a book by Karin Slaughter that tells the story of a murderer who flew across the world of rich and the poor. He is on the run and one of the people chasing him is Michael. As he becomes closer to the killer, the story gets complicated. 

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    Paul Howard
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I love this book, the story just takes you away."
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    #63The Guest Room

    The Guest Room

    The Guest Room is a fictional mystery/thriller novel written by Chris Bohjalian. The Guest Room was published on January 5, 2016 by Doubleday. The Guest Room was set in Westchester.

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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book had me on the edge of my seat! I couldn't put it down, I needed to know what happened next. The thrill of them now having to deal with their house being a crime scene is one of my favorite settings in crime novels. It gets really intense, I loved it."
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    #64Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)

    Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries)

    Real Murders is the first book in the mystery fiction series Aurora Teagarden written by Charlaine Harris which centers on Roe Teagarden working with police detective Arthur Smith and writer Robin Crusoe to investigate a series of killings. 

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    Sean Holmes
    Written on April 13, 2018
    " have been a fan of this series since the very first book came out and had no idea that she had released some new ones or that there were movies (I cut cable years ago)! I have all of the originals in paperback but they have sadly been packed away for a very long time so I listen to the audio versions. I just repurchased all of the books in kindle format just so that I always have them on hand! I cant wait to delve back into the world of murder and books! If you have not read this series I say give it a chance. I was never a fan of the Sookie books but these have a very close spot in my heart!"
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    #65The Black Tulip

    The Black Tulip

    The Black Tulip is novel about Cornelius van Baerl a grower who has his mind set on growing the perfect specimen of the Tulip Negra and the challenges he has had to face along with his journey of growing the flower. 

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    Jorge García
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This book kept me wondering and really made me think. The characters are very well developed and drawn out. It was a great read! "
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    #66Open Secrets: A True Story of Love, Jealousy, and Murder

    Open Secrets: A True Story of Love, Jealousy, and Murder

    Open Secrets: A True Story of Love, Jealousy, and Murder is a True Crime, History, Mystery, Nonfiction written by Carlton Stowers. It was published December 2, 2008 by St. Martin's True Crime.

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    Ruth Thomas
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Open Secrets is a true story and that's what made it so captivating. A real whodunit mystery, and the person behind the crime is as shocking as the murder itself. The author has a great writing style and really delves into the characters to make you feel like you know them. This is a great crime/mystery book. "
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    #67Villain

    Villain

    Villain is a stunning dark thriller by Shuichi Yoshida, one of Japan's most acclaimed and accomplished writers. It's part police procedural, part gritty realism, making it a coolly seductive story.

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    Patrick Stewart
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "It is interesting reading a genre I'm familiar with through the lens of an unfamiliar culture. The central murder mystery itself unlike in American stories gives the reader many of the answers early, but the ambiguity and unsatisfaction will keep the reader desperate for resolution. The characters in the story all feel human and independent and the plot weaves their circumstances together very skillfully. It demonstrates the woes of both the older and younger generations of contemporary Japan and how their very different experiences can cause conflict. "
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    #68Love You More

    Love You More

    Love You More is a book by Lisa Gardner about a trained policewoman named Tessa. Her husband died and she claimed to have shot him in the head, but veteran detective Warren will not believe her.

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    Ling Ye
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Call me old-fashioned, but the juxtaposition of gory details and rivers of blood doesn't jive, in my book, with daughter/mother love and affection. It makes the novel (which is replete with both) feels cheap and exploitative. I know that in essence novels like this one are exploitative, but this one crossed the line for me. I got tired of this constant push for something more attractively bloody, and I didn't even finish reading it. And that almost never happens to me. Not a good one for me."
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    #69The Grownup

    The Grownup

    The Grownup is a mystery thriller horror fiction novel written by Gillian Flynn. This short story book is about Susan Burke and it is first published in 2014 by Crown. 

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    Vivaan Jhadav
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I really didn't care too much for this book. For a crime and mystery book I think there are a ton better ones out from Stephen King. This really wasn't too much liking."
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    #70Cold Case in Ellyson

    Cold Case in Ellyson

    Cold Case in Ellyson by Susan Anderson is a fiction novel originally published in October 2009 by the CreateSpace Independent Publishing. This book follows the character of Kathleen investigating the murder case of her grandmother.

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    Linda Gibson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If Sherlock is your thing, then you'll love Cold Case in Ellyson!! I was so surprised at the ending, and I bet you'll be too. Love it!"
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    #71Storm Prey

    Storm Prey

    Storm Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2010. This is the 20th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Phantom Prey in 2008 and followed Buried Prey published in 2011.

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    Ralph Reyes
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "crime and mystery are my favorite, and the Storm Prey book does the trick. It offers nice thrills."
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    #72The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles)

    The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles)

    The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen is a suspense crime fiction novel published in 2001. This book follows the story of a lurking psychopath known as "The Surgeon" who's out on a killing spree, victimizing women in their sleep. 

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    Kelly Shaw
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Out of all of the crime and mystery books that I have read lately, the best has to be The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles). I thought that the story could have been set up a bit better but in the end I really enjoyed the story and the way that the characters were portrayed. The suspense was really high all the way throughout the book."
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    #73Broken Harbour

    Broken Harbour
    Broken Harbour is a book by Tana French that tells the story of a detective that investigates the murder in the house of Spain family. He will discover things that he did not expect and it will lead him to the solution of the crime.

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    George Han
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Amazing crime story, one of my favorites to read. Highly recommended if you enjoy crime/mystery genre."
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    #74Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In by Karen Kelly is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the eight book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Deed in the Attic in 2011.

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    Joan Bowman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is part of an ongoing series. This one changes it up a little and I loved reading it."
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    #75Sleeping With the Enemy

    Sleeping With the Enemy

    Now a motion picture featuring award-winning actress, Julia Roberts, Sleeping With the Enemy is a suspense-drama novel by Nancy Price. The novel was published on February 1st, 1991.

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    Kathy Woods
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Sleeping With the Enemy is a classic crime and mystery book. Popular book that turned into a popular movie."
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    #76Joyland (Hard Case Crime)

    Joyland (Hard Case Crime)

    Joyland by Stephen King is a mystery crime fiction novel originally published in 2013. This book was nominated for Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery and Thriller, and Anthony Award.

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    Christopher Mason
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I love crime and mystery books. This one is by Stephen King so it's guaranteed to be good. Great solution."
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    #77Come Out Tonight

    Come Out Tonight

    Come Out Tonight by Richard Laymon is a mystery suspense and horror fiction novel originally published in 1999. This book tells the story of Duane and his girlfriend Sherry who was abducted by a perverted psychopath.

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    Lawrence McDonald
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Another book by famous author Richard Laymon. A great book with high amounts of tension throughout Again, not for children, but fans of horror, thriller, and the serial killer/pshyco genres should be pleased. "
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    #78Desert Lost (Lena Jones Mystery)

    Desert Lost (Lena Jones Mystery)

    Desert Lost is the sixth book in Lena Jones Mystery series written by Betty Webb first published in 2009 by Poisoned Pen Press. It is about Lena Jones' investigation about a polygamist cult. 

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    Ling Chang
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Besides the well-written story, the information about the polygamous world is fascinating and well-researched. Betty Webb's novels are easy, compelling reading that would make a terrific TV series. Lena is raw, honest and funny. She deeply cares about Life and People and is thoroughly appealing in a unique and colorful way. I liked this novel because it wasn't predictable and it dealt with a topic I found interesting and outrageous. Shame on us for allowing this treatment of children, young girls and boys, in AZ and in America. Thanks to Betty for working to expose this dark world."
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    #79Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Darkness, Take My Hand is a mystery crime thriller fiction and the second book in Kenzie & Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. It is first published in 1996. 

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    Adam Sanders
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "There are many books in the genre of crime and mystery. Arguably the best one you can read is this book, written by Dennis Lehane. Although the second in a series, it stands out from the rest as a defining work written by the author. Its captivates and intrigues the reader like no other crime and mystery book can, and I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. This book is well worth the read, even if you skip the first book, simply by how good of a crime/mystery book it is."
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    #80The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo is a true-crime novel published in 1996. This book entails the heinous and murderous crimes of Richard Ramirez within three years of killing spree and his controversial death row trial. 

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    Philip Grant
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The best crime and mystery book is The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo. It is a true-crime novel that delves into the heinous and murderous crimes of Richard Ramierz that covers his killing spree and time on death row."
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    #81The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Vanished Man is the fifth crime-thriller novel from the Lincoln Rhyme Series by the bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deary. The novel was published on July 1st, 2004 by Pocket Books.

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    Ralph Douglas
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Crime and mystery always keep you on your seat's edge. This is no exception, as we explore the world created by jeffery Deary"
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    #82Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)

    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
    Killing Floor by Lee Child is the first book in his Jack Reacher series which was originally published in 1997. This suspense thriller novel follows the story of Jack Reacher as he searches for the murderers behind his brother's death.
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    Frances Webb
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "First got turned onto this series after the movies came out and I can't get enough. It's exciting and fun to read and is superbly written."
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    #83Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home by Anna Carlisle is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2016. This is the first book in Carlisle's Maple Creek Amish Trilogy. It is followed by All the Secret Places: A Gin Sullivan Mystery.

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    Elvira Aguilera
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I love Amish mysteries. With all the secrecy in the god fearing community it is difficult to find answers. This makes for a great crime drama."
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    #84Most Likely to Die

    Most Likely to Die
    Most Likely to Die by Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Satub is a suspense-thriller and fiction novel originally published in February 2007. This book tells the story of a ghastly murder and other underlying secrets.
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    James Carr
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Most Likely to Die is a straightforward murder mystery by Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Satub. While many readers gave it positive reviews, some complained that the writing style made it difficult to figure out whose point-of-view was being written about. Though some may take issue with the writing style, most mystery enthusiasts will enjoy Most Likely to Die."
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