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. ...more

A Slow Fire Burning
Velvet Was the Night
A Lesson in Vengeance
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #3)
Billy Summers
The Turnout
Rock Paper Scissors
Dark Roads
56 Days
The Perfect Ruin
We Were Never Here
How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
The Perfect Family
Where the Truth Lies
The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #17)
The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #17)
Billy Summers
Right Behind Her (Bree Taggert, #4)
The Night She Disappeared
We Were Never Here
The Best of Friends
The Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
Local Woman Missing
The Cellist (Gabriel Allon, #21)
A Familiar Sight (Dr. Gretchen White, #1)
Survive the Night
Misjudged: A Legal Thriller (Sam Johnstone, #1)
Caught Stealing by Charlie HustonAll That Glitters by Michael  MurphyBeautiful, Naked & Dead by Josh StallingsThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray PollockWinter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Best Noir of the 21st Century
226 books — 438 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellCoraline by Neil GaimanThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
306 books — 341 voters

Bound by Honor by Cora ReillyRuthless People by J.J. McAvoyBound by Duty by Cora ReillyMonster in His Eyes by J.M. DarhowerBound by Hatred by Cora Reilly
Best Mob/Mafia Novels
478 books — 1,366 voters
Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboOperation Hail Storm by Brett ArquetteThe Boy Who Saw In Colours by Lauren  RobinsonToken Huntress by Kia Carrington-RussellHail Strike by Brett Arquette
Our Favorite Indie Reads
3,330 books — 4,031 voters

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

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