What are the best crime books?

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    #1Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection

    Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection
    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and astute observationskills. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre. 
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    Raymond Brown
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "If you are wanting Crime books their is no better place to look than the classics. As i have read many of these classics i can say they are perfect crime books "
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    #2In 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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    Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "In Cold Blood is one of my favorite murder mystery books. It's the perfect style of story that fits those wanting to look for crime books and leaves the reader wanting to read more. I recommend everybody read this book and enjoy the story and thoughts behind it."
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    #3Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith is the tale of Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world. 

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    Kathryn Hanson
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "Someone just recommended this book at work today and it has great reviews on Amazon too. Also, I am very happy there is a kindle version. Thank you so much for your help, I am excited to start it! "
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    #4The Godfather

    The Godfather
    The Godfather by Mario Puzo is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the American Mafia. This compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
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    Benjamin Flores
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I'd seen the movie, and I wanted to see if the book was better. It was, of course. It had all of the intrigue and it went far more in depth. It was a good read! "
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    #5Windy City Sinners

    Windy City Sinners
    Windy City Sinners by Melanie Villines offers mystery and mayhem with fun and froth mixed in for good measure. The story takes place in Chicago, right on the edge of town where cops and members of the Outfit live side-by-side in perfect disharmony. 
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    Philip Palmer
    Written on October 10, 2017
    "Windy City Sinners is a crime book set in Chicago. It is not a bad read but certainly not one of the best crime books I've read. The plot is pretty predictable and the characters are thin and boring. I could recommend a lot better books to read if you like crime stories."
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    #6Misery

    Misery
    Misery is a horror book written by Stephen King. It's the story of a famous novelist held hostage by his fan as he suffers a frightening case of writer's block which could end with him dead at the hands of his twisted fan.
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    Shreyas Malik
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I normally don't read the crime drama, but Misery had me from the start. The crazed fan Annie is upset that the author, Paul killed her favorite character and systematically tortures him. I could not put the book down and couldn't sleep after reading even though I don't have any crazed fans!"
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    #7The Cuckoo's Calling

    The Cuckoo's Calling
    The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith is a gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair, to the backstreet pubs of the East End, to the bustle of Soho - this book is a classic crime novel unlike any other.
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    Johnny Freeman
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "I think I would quite enjoy the story, and seeing that the author is actually a pseudonym of JK Rowling piques my interest as well. However, I feel that I would enjoy the story better if I knew more about London itself, although that isn't a problem with the book."
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    #8The 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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    Crystal Parker
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Good looking cover, for adults only. Interesting stories inside. I like the author, has good reviews. Price is acceptable. "
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    #9Sleeping 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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    Alexander Bishop
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "Looks like a fun crime book to read, decent author, I am more of a James Patterson reader but I would give this a go. "
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    #10The 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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    Cynthia Patterson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Wow! I was looking for a new read and this book did it for me! It is very graphic and goes into great detail and will grab your attention if you are interested in serial killers. There is a lot of information contained within. It was honestly hard for me to stop reading it. I recommend it all the way!"
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    #11Triptych

    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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    Diana Morgan
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "While the subject is not my cup of tea, it's a well written book and is a fun read. Anyone who appreciates an exciting book should check it out."
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    #12Curtain

    Curtain

    Curtain is a novel that revolves around the accusation of Detective Poirot to one of the guests of Captain Hastings in his house. He thought that the detective is just an old man who accuses without proof but he might be wrong.

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    Johnny Diaz
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "What a great book!! I have loved Agatha Christie for years! She has so many great books and this is definitely one of them!"
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    #13The Kill Artist

    The Kill Artist

    The Kill Artist is a novel about former secret agent Gabriel Allon. He ran away from his past and live a peaceful life, until his former boss called him back into the game. He will team up with a beautiful under-cover and things might not fall into place. 

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    Angela Guerrero
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "The Kill Artist is a crime fiction story. It's worth considering for fans of the genre."
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    #14Hercule 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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    Kathryn Garrett
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "I don't enjoy Christmas theme'd stories, whether it's in books or television. I'm also not a fan of mysteries, so this is a double no for me."
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    #15Savage Night

    Savage Night

    Savage Night is a fictional crime/mystery novel written by Jim Thompson. Savage Night was published on November 5, 1991 by Vintage. Savage Night is about a college kid named Carl Bigelow.

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    Harold Kennedy
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book was downright weird. But it was good. The author combines genres a bit, so you're never quite certain what's going on, but you're compelled to continue. And at the end, he leaves you wondering what the hell just happened."
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    #16Assumed 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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    Tyler Garcia
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Crime novels are surely my favorite. The thrills and twists in this one will keep you reading. I couldn't put it down."
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    #17Hombre

    Hombre

    Hombre is a novel written by Elmore Leonard. It was first published in 1961, and it has a movie adaptation in 1967. This is about an Apache man named John Russell who intends to lead attached passengers to safety.

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    Juan Stanley
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "In this exciting book, Elmore Leonard keeps you on the edge of your seat as "Hombre" is at first not trusted. But when trouble arises, they have only him to count on. I loved the way she expressed the gunfight scenes throughout. "
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    #18Missoula

    Missoula

    Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is a non-fiction true crime documentary book written by Jon Krakauer. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Doublesday.

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    Joseph Reyes
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I love a good crime book, so I was excited when I ordered this book off of Amazon. Such a exciting book that will have you guessing and looking for clues in every page you read. This book really puts the focus on the problems with college campuses in these modern times and what we need to do to make sure these things never happen. A very insightful book that will be hard to read, but rewarding to those that do."
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    #19Dark 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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    Sarah Myers
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "During my last plane ride I needed a good crime drama to read. To solve this problem I decided to go to the library and look for some good books. There were a lot to look over but I ended up checking out Dark Hollow based on how good the back sounded."
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    #20Faceless 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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    Ruth Stanley
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This sounds right up my alley. I love crime novels. I get so absorbed, I will read for hours, and this book is long enough to indulge that."
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    #21Consent 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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    Terry Coleman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book's killings are written with concerning detail. It's almost like the author is a serial killer themselves. Depending on how you feel about the immersion presents, this may disturb you. Plot overall is great, though."
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    #22The Tie That Binds

    The Tie That Binds

    The Tie That Binds is a literary historical fiction novel written by Kent Haruf. It was published Marche 21, 2000 by Vintage. It follows the story of eighty-year old Edith Goodnough.

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    Bruce Green
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf is a great crime book. Despite The Tie That Binds being one of Haruf's early work, it's still a great read. Haruf does a fantastic job in the storytelling of this book."
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    #23The 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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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Cold Moon is a crime-thriller novel that takes you on a wild journey in New York City over a killer and a battle against time. It seems somewhat cliche, but it actually handles its own pretty well with various plot twists and interesting tidbits. Overall I'd highly recommend it if you want something to keep you occupied. It certainly doesn't disappoint."
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    #24Cards 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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    Robert Richards
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "Not a bad crime novel with different personalities which the reader can get into and be interested in. A good enough plot but not great writing here. I would look elsewhere but if no other choices are available, this one is good."
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    #25The 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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    Christine Price
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I had a little trouble believing the main characters. The lead male is supposed to be the strong, silent type, but it just comes off as forced. The female lead is a typical Mary Sue, and frankly she was a little boring. It wasn't a bad story overall, but I've seen much better work by this author."
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    #26The 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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    Jean Burton
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "while it is a crime book, it has a lot of reviews that are poor. there are much better reviewed books out there"
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    #27Last Stand at Saber River

    Last Stand at Saber River

    Last Stand at Saber River is a western fiction novel written by Elmore Leonard. It was published in 1994. It tells the story of Paul Cable who learns that the Union Army and others have taken over the Cable family's land and future.

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    Vibhore Jhadav
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Last Stand at Saber River is a decent western. Readers looking for a more contemporary crime novel should look elsewhere."
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    #28The Nothing Man

    The Nothing Man

    The Nothing Man is a fictional crime/mystery novel written by Jim Thompson. The Nothing Man was published on October 15, 1997 by Vintage. The Nothing Man revolves around a man named Clinton Brown.  

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    Virginia Chen
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Interesting story, seems a bit confusing though. Not all that well reviewed for how old the book is. "
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    #29The Kill-Off

    The Kill-Off

    The Kill-Off is a fictional crime and mystery novel written by Jim Thompson. The Kill-Off was published on August 5, 2014 by Mulholland Books. The Kill-Off is about a girl named Luane Devore.

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    Kevin Harrison
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I'm not the biggest fan of crime books, and they seem to be incredibly popular as well. The Kill-Off was a decent read, and I'm sure I would've enjoyed it more if I was into the genre. If this is your type of thing then you should give it a read"
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    #30Cat Chaser

    Cat Chaser

    Cat Chaser is a thriller novel written by New York Times Bestselling author Elmore Leonard. It is first published in 1983. This novel is about drugs, murder, and series of crime incidents.

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    Vishal Chavan
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Cat Chaser is one of the top crime books in my opinion. It will make you feel like you are one of the detectives and the storyline will have you wondering."
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    #31Roadside 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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    Gregory Jenkins
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Good book and its on Amazon so it recommends other crime books. This seems like an interesting thriller as well."
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    #32Presumed 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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    Mildred Diaz
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "If you want a book that will absolutely draw your mind in, and keep it there, you'll want to check this Presumed Innocent book out. It has thrills and crime galore, and takes your mind on an intense ride filled with murder, mystery and it's great at keeping you on the edge of your seat. Your mind will thank you for the great and mysterious ecscape."
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    #33The Getaway

    The Getaway

    The Getaway is a fictional crime/mystery novel written by Jim Thompson. The Getaway was published on August 5, 2014 by Mulholland Books. The Getaway is about a skiloled criminal named Doc McCoy.

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    Anthony Flores
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a straight up great bank robbery that went wrong story. Doc McCoy is a really interesting character and it is fun to see what is coming next. The book is really easy to get into, and I usually am not into crime books that don't have some sort of "empire building" theme."
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    #34Journey Under the Midnight Sun

    Journey Under the Midnight Sun

    Journey Under the Midnight Sun by internationally bestselling author Keigo Higashino is an epic mystery novel. It's the story of Detective Sasagakiu as he pursues a case over a period of 20 years, even to the point of obsession.

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    Andrew Schultz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Journey Under the Midnight Sun is an excellent title for an excellent book. I love these kind of crime novels and this book doesn't disappoint in the slightest."
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    #35The 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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    Eugene Jensen
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I've heard a lot about this series from some online friends, so I decided to give it a try. For the first book in a series, it's got a promising start; some of the characterizations are a bit uneven, but sometimes it takes a few passes to get things nailed down just right. Good start!"
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    #36Term 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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    Daniel Fuller
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Loved this novel! If you enjoy books that revolve around nefarious deeds by those in high places, you will too. The excitement start almost immediately and doesn't end until the very last page. Give it a try, you won't regret it."
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    #37Drug 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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    Stephen Grant
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I would not classify this book as one of the best "crime" books, but it does have a very interesting story from 1970. This is a medical thriller about a vacation resort with a dark secret."
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    #38Predator (Kay Scarpetta)

    Predator (Kay Scarpetta)

    Predator is a mystery thriller fiction and the fourteenth book in Kay Scarpetta series written by Patricia Cornwell. It is first published in 2005. 

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    Anna Fowler
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I sometimes wonder if these prolific novelists use ghost writers, either that or it's just hard to maintain quality when the emphasis is on quantity. If you're a fan of this series, probably check this out, but if not, hard pass."
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    #39Love 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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    Janice Barnes
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Very good crime book. It has a lot of complexity, and I well written. I enjoyed the story line very much. "
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    #40The 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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    Frances Obrien
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book. It has interesting characters that keep you wanting to read more. This author always has great books. It had a really good and enjoyable story line."
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    #41Cold 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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    Donna Wood
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great solution because it has an interesting name and is about investigatingf a crime."
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    #42True History of the Kelly Gang

    True History of the Kelly Gang
    The True Story of the Kelly Gang is a historical fiction novel by Peter Carey, originally published in 2000. Written as an autobiography, it tells the story of the famous Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly. 
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    Benjamin Walker
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book is very well written, and I'm not usually into crime stories. The story telling is very descriptive. What sets this book apart is the fact that you don't just learn about the Kelly crimes, but learn what molded Ned Kelly into a criminal."
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    #43The 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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    Jacob Allen
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This is a scary book. Smart plot and well written story. The author writes the villain in first person and the main characters in third to great effect. Did I mention that this book is scary? Very scary. I gave it four stars because I found Rizzoli a bit unlikeable. I expect it is part of her character arc and she will grow in future stories. "
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    #44Hippie Hollow

    Hippie Hollow
    Hippie Hollow: Murder on a Nude Beach is the first book in Denniger Bolton's crime thriller series, B.B. Rivers Mystery. This is the first edition of the book and was published on February 2011 by Javelina Books.
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    Adriana Sánchez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Hippie Hollow: Murder on a Nude Beach is a great book by Denniger Bolton. I enjoy this series that dates back to February 2011. The characters are very fun and off beat and you kind of love spending time with them. "
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    #45The 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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    Anthony Montgomery
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Great of it"
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    #46Joyland (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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    Gerald Gonzalez
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "If you enjoy crime books then you need to add Joyland to one of your collections to be read. This book was recommended to my by my significant other. I was a bit skeptical about this book since it started off slowly; however, the characters were so interesting and I was quickly hooked."
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    #47Killing 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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    Danielle Mills
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a great read if you like suspenseful thrillers. It was well written and pacing went along nicely throughout the book. "
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    #48The 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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    Hao Cao
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "The Night Stalker is an interesting book about crime dealing with Richard Ramirez's murder rampage and the trial and death row issue surrounding it. A must-read for any crime buff."
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    #49Darkness, 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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    #50The Seventh Bullet (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    The Seventh Bullet (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
    The Seventh Bullet is a mystery novel by Daniel D. Victor, part of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series. This pastiche features the American novelist David Graham Phillips, who gets assassinated in the countryside.
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    Keith Smith
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The Seventh Bullet is a mystery novel by Daniel D. Victor, part of his Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series. This book is part of a series in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns. You don't have to be a Sherlock Holmes fan to enjoy this well-written novel."
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    #51A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    A Drink Before the War is a mystery thriller crime fiction and the first book in Kenzie & Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. It is first published in 1994. 

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    Ananya Kapur
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "My search for great crime novels is constantly ongoing, being that crime/mystery books are my "bread and butter" so to say. After reading A Drink Before the War written by Dennis Lehane, I can confidentially say that this book belongs on the top ten list for best crime books. This novel had me glued and gripping for more, with twists and turns that sent me on an emotional roller coaster. What a great read. "
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    #52Prayers for Rain (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Prayers for Rain (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Prayers for Rain is a mystery thriller crime fiction and the fifth book in Kenzie & Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. It is first published in 1999. 

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    Brandon Andrews
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Fantastic read, as always. Dennis Lehane write top quality books. He has all the great aspects: a strong lead (or in his case, a lead couple) that are far from perfect and much more human than many other authors write, a mystery or crime to be solved, back story, characters that really pull you in and make you feel like they are real people in your life, clever and witty conversation, and the ability to really make you think. He also has his characters go into some real hard topics and hits them right on the mark. I could not put the book down! "
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    #53The Black Angel (Charlie Parker)

    The Black Angel (Charlie Parker)

    The Black Angel is the fifth book in the Charlie Parker series written by John Connolly which follows the continuation of the story of Charlie Parker as he once more goes on the road with Louis & Angel. 

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    Gary Weaver
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Reading has always been a passion of mine, namely crime series. I love the excitement that these books bring to the table! Recently I read The Black Angel on the suggestion of a friend. All things considered I would have to call this book a disappointment. I had really high hopes but it did not deliver."
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    #54Desperado

    Desperado

    Desperado is the fifth book in the Hutton and Co. series written by Diana Palmer and published. It centers on mercenary Cord Romero and his love Maggie Barton who are on the run as he has the information to implicate a drug dealer. 

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    Devansh Chauhan
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "The link is to the product page on Amazon for the book Desperado by Diana Palmer. Desperado is a standalone book written by Diana Palmer and published by Silhouette. Desperado is the fifth book in the Hutton and Co. series written by Diana Palmer. It centers on mercenary Cord Romero and his love Maggie Barton who are on the run as he has the information to implicate a drug dealer. The book is available in Hardcover, and Kindle versions."
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    #55A Faint Cold Fear (Grant Country Series)

    A Faint Cold Fear (Grant Country Series)

    A Faint Cold Fear is a book by Karen Slaughter that tells the story of Sara. She is a medical examiner who examined the horrible body of a corpse. She will be stalked because of this and her life will be at stake. 

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    Olivia Santos
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I can't exactly say I'm a regular Karen Slaughter fan. I liked some of her more popular works, I got recommended a few by a friend, but I've been around for her stuff decently enough. Faint Cold Fear is, for normal fans, probably decent enough. But, for me, it misses some of Slaughter's typical 'spark'. You just know it's not a story that's close to her heart. But it's okay. "
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    #56Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues

    Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues

    Uncovered Policeman: In and Out of the Blues is the third book in Ted Bun's crime and comedy series, Rags to Riches. This version is a second edition of the book, published by Edward Yeoman in June 2016.

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    Jose Newman
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This is a very interesting series that is well written and entertaining. The story is well developed as are the characters. If you have read the "Rags to Riches" series, you will no doubt be captured with "In and out of the Blues". This is a sometimes funny and mysterious crime story that is a real page turner. Give it a read, you will love it !"
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    #57The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Twelfth Card is the ninth crime-thriller novel from the Lincoln Rhyme Series by the New York Times bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deaver. The novel is about Lincoln Rhyme's crime-solving adventure in New York.

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    Rose Coleman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I grew up in New York and love it. This book will help you escape back to home and enjoy the ride. I love crime stories and love it even more from the perspective of the crime solver."
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    #58The Moving Finger

    The Moving Finger

    The Moving Finger is another novel with Miss Marple as the main character. She will find out why and how Mrs. Symmington committed suicide because of a hate mail. It is her duty to find out if it's real suicide or not.

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    Grace Morrison
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "I really do like mystery and suspense books. The Moving Finger was no exception. I would give this book a shot if you like these types of books. Though, keep an open mind!"
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    #59Sacred (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Sacred (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Sacred is a mystery thriller crime fiction and the third book in Kenzie & Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. This crime novel is first published in 1997. 

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    Joan Ortiz
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It is okay. Nothing amazing, but okay. It takes a really long time for the plot to develop and the character's aren't that well developed. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but it wasn't the worst piece of literature I read either."
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    #60Entry-Level

    Entry-Level

    Entry-Level is a humorous crime fiction novel written by Bob Casella. It is about DB Sweeney and Missi Pyle's bank heist and it is first published in  2009 by Coffeetown Press.

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    Louis Guzman
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I have to say the build-up to the bank heist and the shenanigans that take place are both sad and funny. I could never imagine this happening to anyone. I'm just glad the main character learned his lesson about the importance of life and friendships over any amount of money. Bobby Casella is pure genius in the way this book is written. Entry-Level will leave you cursing at the tactics these people use in order to get money and laughing at the way things go horribly wrong at the same time. This book is excellent if you are having a bad day and need a quick laugh. I recommend this book to anyone who seems to feel like no one’s life could be worse than their own."
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    #61The Body in the Library

    The Body in the Library
    The Body in the Library is a novel about an unknown woman's body on the library floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's house. Nobody knows why the woman is there and how she ends up getting murdered. Miss Marple enters to solve this mystery.
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    Jose Gomez
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "This is an Epic Agatha Christie. If you love murder mysteries, this is a great one. I loved it."
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    #62The Lady in Gold

    The Lady in Gold

    The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Bloch-Bauer is an Art, Biography, History, Non-fiction book written by Anne-Marie O'Connor. It was published March 31, 2015 by Vintage.

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    Peter Zhu
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love history books in general, but this was an excellent read. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys history. "
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    #63Deviant

    Deviant

    Deviant by Harold Schechter is a biographical true-crime novel originally published in 1989. This book follows the shocking true story of notorious, psychotic killer Ed Gein. 

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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Kept me glued to my seat. Reading this was like watching a movie with the descriptive writing style. "
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    #64The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire)

    The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire)
    The Cold Dish is a Western mystery fiction and the first book in Walt Longmire series written by Craig Johnson. 
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    Gerald Fuller
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Cold Dish is an elaborate murder mystery following a sheriff in Wyoming who is investigating a series of crimes. I liked the setting and found some of the plot twists to be unexpected and well-written. Fans of the Longmire TV series should definitely give it a shot as well, though some elements of the book are not the same. It can be a little hard to follow, at times, but I would give it a thumbs up, mostly."
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    #65The Lesson of Her Death

    The Lesson of Her Death

    The Lesson of Her Death is another crime-thriller masterpiece by New York Times bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deaver. The novel was published on March 1st, 1994 by Crimeline.

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    Timothy Schultz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book was very riveting. Especially since I am a family man now, I was able to better immerse myself into this crime thriller that involved the main character and his family. This book is a great page turner and you will not believe who the killers end up being. Will not spoil it here. "
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    #66The Forger's Spell

    The Forger's Spell

    The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century is an Art, Biography, History, Non-fiction book written by Edward Dolnick. It was published June 24, 2008 by Harper.

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    Patricia Gardner
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "True crime afficanados rejoice, a good read for you. Interesting facts presented in a very readable format."
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    #67Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

    Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

    Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures is an Art, Biography, History, Non-fiction book written by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman.

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    Samuel Schultz
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book because it is actually a real story. This book really is informative and offers a great biography of a very interesting person. It had me anticipating learning more as I read it. It is definitely something that I would recommend. "
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    #68Bad Men

    Bad Men

    Bad Men is a standalone novel written by John Connolly which tells the story of the settlers on the island of Sanctuary who were slaughtered and betrayed by their own. 

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    Bobby Aguilar
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "If you're a fan of John Connolly novels or the crime / suspense genre, you'll have no trouble digging in this book. Bad Men is about the mystery of how an entire colony was destroyed on an island in Maine. Follow two officers as they discover the history and protect the island."
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    #69Adam

    Adam

    Rendered famous for his anti-religion stance, FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has a near-death experience when a mysterious serial killer attempts to murder him, an event that forces Daniel to re-create his death and challenge his belief system in order to identify his would-be killer.

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    Austin Greene
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I absolutely love crime-focused stories and a friend ended up recommending me "Adam" by Ted Dekker. This book caught me by surprise with how good it is. It is a true thriller and the suspense will keep you hooked to the very end. It only took me two days to read this book as I just couldn't put it down. Parts of it get a little creepy given how realistic it is but I think that is part of the charm. There is a religious theme to some extent so that could be a turn-off for some people. However, I would recommend it anyone out there who is a fan of crime related stories."
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    #70The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Coffin Dancer is the second crime-thriller novel from the Lincoln Rhyme Series by the bestselling mystery novelist, Jeffery Deaver. The was published on March 1st, 1999 by Pocket Books.

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    Jacob Long
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme) is a very intriguing crime novel. This book is filled with suspense and mystery. There are twists to this book that I didn't see coming. I could not put the book down, just kept turning pages. I loved this book."
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    #71Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro)

    Moonlight Mile is a mystery thriller crime and the sixth book in Kenzie and Gennaro series written by Dennis Lehane. This crime fiction novel is first published in 2010.  

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    Rose Richards
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was thrilled reading the Moonlight Mile! This was an exciting deep novel with so many twists and turns to keep the time flying! I loved this book so much that I was looking forward to reading every night after I put the kids in bed! Totally unforgettable and perfectly mysterious so anyone who likes to run away for the evening."
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    #72Sad Cypress

    Sad Cypress

    Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie is a crime fiction novel originally published in March 1940. This book belongs to Christie's series featuring the intimidating detective - Hercules Poirot. It is preceded by The Regatta Mystery.

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    Daniel Dean
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was drawn to reading more of her books after watching Murder On the Orient Express. This is a fascinating unique spin on the Poirot series. Honestly, I could read Agatha Christie all day."
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    #73Naked Alliances (The Naked Eye Private Investigator)

    Naked Alliances (The Naked Eye Private Investigator)

    Naked Alliances is the first volume of The Naked Eye Private Investigator, the crime and sexy thriller series for adults written by S.K. Nicholls. This book centers around Richard Noggin, a P.I. investigating a series of murders in Florida.

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    Diana Herrera
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/the-read-down/9-must-read-crime-books Looking to start crime fiction? Below is a list of thrillers, mysteries, and gritty suspense novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat and up..."
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    #74Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime)

    Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime)
    Grifter's Game is a mystery crime noir fiction and the first book in Hard Case Crime series written by Lawrence Block. It is first published in 1961. 
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    Sara Welch
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime) is an excellent choice for a crime book. This book was written back in 1961 but still makes for a good read for the crime starved reader."
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    #75Passion's Mistral (TropicalWinds)

    Passion's Mistral (TropicalWinds)

    Passion's Mistral is the first book in Charlotte Boyett-Compo's crime and mystery series TropicalWinds. The book was published by Ellora's Cave in January 2009 and is about Silkie, a P.I. working on a Caribbean nudist beach.

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    Billy Garcia
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I never read the book but my wife enjoyed it. It is a little different from your typical gum shoe novel since most of it is spent on a nude beach."
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    #76Art That Kills

    Art That Kills
    Art That Kills: A Panoramic Portrait of Aesthetic Terrorism 1984-2001 is an Art, Crime, Non-fiction book written by George Petros and Zeena Schreck. It was published January 15, 2008 by Creation Books.
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    Vishal Shah
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Art That Kills by George Petros and Zeena Schreck explores the outlying edge of Underground Art that is both terrifying and macabre. The book profiles many different deviants and sadists reliving their crimes to analyze the era known as "second generation" American Underground Art."
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    #77Elephants Can Remember

    Elephants Can Remember

    Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie is a crime fiction novel originally published in November 1972. This book belongs to Christie's series featuring the intimidating detective - Hercules Poirot. It is followed by Poirot's Early Cases.

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    Jacob Cole
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "A very suspenseful crime book. There are so many good options in this genre, but this book surely will not disappoint."
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    #78Quarry's Vote

    Quarry's Vote

    Quarry's Vote is a mystery noir fiction and the fifth book in Quarry series written by Max Allan Collins. It is first published in 2016 by Hard Case Crime imprint. 

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    Rosa María Leal
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The cover may need some work, but the content looks pretty good. I am all about a good crime book and this looks to be just that. The price is super cheap as well and it can be added to my phone. I like to read when I can, so this may be my next go-to book!"
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    #79Coronado

    Coronado
    Coronado is a mystery crime fiction written by Dennis Lehane. This fiction novel is a collection of short stories and first published in 2006 by Wiliam Morrow.
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    Jacob Walters
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Although there were engaging parts of Coronado, I found it to be a bit of a run of the mill crime book, a collection of dull short stories. I didn't find anything particularly interesting during the course of reading the book and despite my best efforts could not find it in myself to complete the book. Overall there are far better fiction crime books out there."
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    #80The Venus Fixers

    The Venus Fixers

    The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy's Art During World War II is an Art, Biography, History, Non-fiction book written by Ilaria Dagnini Brey.

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    Jorge Esparza
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love to read the crime books since I was very young. Now that I am a cop I even like them even much more. The Venus Fixers is one of the best ones that I have read since the sherlock holmes stories."
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    #81The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux)
    The Glass Rainbow is another Dave Robicheaux novel by New York Times Bestselling author  James Lee Burke about the brutal murder of seven girls who may or may not be done by a serial killer. 

     

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    Anna Lucas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "If you are a fan of murder mysteries, this book is a good fit for you. As part of Burke's Robicheaux series, you can read it along with the other titles but the novel can also stand on its own. This story will keep you in suspense. The father-daughter aspect of the plot adds depth to the characters."
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    #82Fifty-to-One (Hard Case Crime)

    Fifty-to-One (Hard Case Crime)

    Fifty-to-One by Charles Ardai is a mystery crime fiction and hard-boiled novel originally published in 2008. This is the 50th book in the Hard Case Crime series. The story of this book was set in 1958 in the buzzing hub of New York City.

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    Moisés Luna
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "If you enjoy old school style crime drama novels then I believe this book fits the bill. Set in 50's New York the setting is a great visual backdrop for the noir mystery that takes place. Too bad it's not longer, it was good enough for me to finish it in a day."
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    #83Death in the Clouds

    Death in the Clouds

    Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie is a crime fiction novel originally published in March 1936. This book belongs to Christie's series featuring the intimidating detective - Hercules Poirot. It is followed by The A.B.C Murders.

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    Tyler Castillo
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This crime book is part of the Christie series featuring a detective. It follows the A.B.C. murders, and is an interesting read."
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    #84Killer Clown

    Killer Clown

    Killer Clown by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken is a true-crime novel published in 1983. This book follows the horrifying murderer John Wayne Gacy who works as a clown for parties, charities, and events to entertain and murder kids.

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    Jacob Duncan
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The best and interesting story book based on the murder"
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    #85The Killer Inside Me

    The Killer Inside Me

    The Killer Inside Me is a fictional crime novel written by Jim Thompson. The Killer Inside Me was published on March 13, 1991 by Vintage. The Killer Inside Me is set in Central City , Texas.

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    Mark Moore
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A chilling insight into a killer. This book is an older book but still relevant. You really won't want to miss it if you enjoy books that give an insight into a killers mind. It will make you shiver but you won't be able to draw away from it."
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    #86Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Minotaur Mysteries)

    Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Minotaur Mysteries)
    Why Didn't They Ask Evans is a novel about an amateur lady detective Miss Marple who is trying to solve a mystery just by deciphering the meaning behind a dead man's last words and use it as clues.
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    Carol Wood
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "I really like the author and this book didnt let me down. Agatha Christie really knows how to write"
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    #87Cat Among the Pigeons

    Cat Among the Pigeons

    Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie is a crime fiction novel originally published in November 1959. This book belongs to Christie's series featuring the intimidating detective - Hercules Poirot. It is followed by the Third Girl in 1966.

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    Kathleen Reed
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Cat Among the Pigeons is an Agatha Christie crime novel centered around Detective Hercules Poirot. Fans of the crime genre will love this."