The crime genre includes the broad selection of books on criminals and the court system, but the most common focus is investigations and sleuthing. Mystery novels are usually placed into this category, although there is a separate division for "crime". Hard Case Crime is one example.

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Death Prefers Blondes
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
The Flower Girls
No Mercy (Ellery Hathaway, #2)
Blood Orange
Flare Up (Boston Fire, #6)
Gone by Midnight
The Book Artist (Hugo Marston, #8)
In Safe Hands (DCI Anna Tate, #1)
Rien ne va plus
Hunting Annabelle
Call Me Evie
Murder in the Caribbean
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    The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
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    Kill Me Why?: Gray James Detective Murder Mystery and Suspense (Chief Inspector Gray James Detective Murder Mystery Series Book 2)
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    Primed For Revenge
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    The Infirmary
    The Killer Collective (John Rain, #10)
    Girls of Glass
    The Forgotten Hours
    A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick, #5)
    The Wedding Guest (Alex Delaware, #34)
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery, #1)
    The Lost Man
    Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
    Ninth and Nowhere
    Close to the Bone (Widow's Island, #1)
    Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1)
    The Couple Next Door
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    145 books — 253 voters
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    131 books — 374 voters

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    588 books — 1,229 voters
    Triptych by Karin SlaughterGone Girl by Gillian FlynnIn the Woods by Tana FrenchMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieBlindsighted by Karin Slaughter
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    1,012 books — 565 voters

    The Book of Paul by Richard  LongA Reason to Live by Matthew IdenHeartsick by Chelsea CainThe Bride Collector by Ted DekkerOrdinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
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    380 books — 377 voters
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieRed Dragon by Thomas   Harris
    Ten Best Crime/Mystery/Thrillers
    297 books — 370 voters

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
    Gone Girl
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
    The Girl on the Train
    And Then There Were None
    The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
    In Cold Blood
    Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
    A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
    Sharp Objects
    Dark Places
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
    The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

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