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.

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
My Friend Anna
Love Me Dead (Lilah Love #3)
Buried (Agent Sayer Altair, #2)
Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian
Beijing Payback
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery #1)
Theme Music
The Poison Garden
Deadly Class, Volume 8: Never Go Back
Bad Weekend
Familiegeheimen (Holleeder trilogie, # 3)
Nothing to Hide (DC Constance Fairchild #2)
Criminal (2019-) #6
The Whisper Man
  • Diamond Doris by Doris Payne
    Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief
    Release date: Sep 10, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 10 advance copies of DIAMOND DORIS,
    The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief by Doris Payne!

    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 1200 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 15 - Aug 22, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • No Mercy by Joanna Schaffhausen
    No Mercy (Ellery Hathaway, #2)
    Release date: Jan 15, 2019
    Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases in this stunning follow-up to The Vanishing Season. Enter ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 50 copies available, 1559 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 05 - Aug 25, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
    The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium #6)
    Release date: Aug 27, 2019
    Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of the latest Lisbeth Salander novel, The Girl Who Lived Twice!
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 753 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 12 - Aug 27, 2019

    Countries available: Canada

  • What You Did
    A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)
    Lying Next to Me
    Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining #1)
    One Good Deed
    The Perfect Child
    The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)
    Thin Air (Jessica Shaw #1)
    Someone We Know
    And So It Begins
    The Mother-in-Law
    Broken Legacy (Dark Legacy, #3)
    I Am Watching You
    The Chain
    Animal Farm by George OrwellCoraline by Neil GaimanThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan PoeStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
    199 books — 321 voters
    The Book of Paul by Richard  LongA Reason to Live by Matthew IdenHeartsick by Chelsea CainOrdinary Grace by William Kent KruegerThe Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
    Crime Books That Should Be Movies
    403 books — 383 voters

    In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonColumbine by Dave Cullen
    Best True Crime
    998 books — 1,446 voters
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieAngels & Demons by Dan BrownRebecca by Daphne du MaurierIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    Best Crime & Mystery Books
    5,634 books — 13,345 voters

    Sworn to Silence by Linda CastilloGorky Park by Martin Cruz SmithJar City by Arnaldur IndriðasonBlood Orchids by Toby NealIn the Woods by Tana French
    562 books — 335 voters
    The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareIf on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoThe Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThe Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    718 books — 402 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)
    Sharp Objects
    A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
    Dark Places
    The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
    The Godfather

    Related Genres

    Related News

    We asked Alice Bolin, author of Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession, and journalist-turned-crime novelist Laura Lippm...
    George R.R. Martin
    A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

    Clive Barker
    I think that God that we have created and allowed to shape our culture through, essentially Christian theology is a pretty villainous creature. I think that one of the things that male patriarchal figure has done is, allowed under it's, his church, his wing, all kinds of corruptions and villainies to grow and fester. In the name of that God terrible wars have been waged, in the name of that God terrible sexism has been allowed to spread. There are children being born all across this world that d ...more
    Clive Barker

    More quotes...
    Carl Knauf here. I'm looking for beta readers for the second installment in my crime series. The…more
    1 member, last active 17 days ago
    World, Writing, Wealth Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy…more
    2,247 members, last active 5 days ago
    The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group August 2019 Group Reads - Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers and Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett _…more
    19,187 members, last active 15 minutes ago
    Crime Detective Mystery Thriller Group This is a book club/group for ALL books about crime, mysteries, and thrillers. From romantic sus…more
    1,839 members, last active 17 hours ago
    Body at the Maraithe
    3 chapters — updated Mar 31, 2011 10:24PM — 0 people liked it
    Asking For Trouble (Excerpt)
    1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM — 2 people liked it


    Tags contributing to this page include: crime, crime-fiction, kryminalne, and kryminały