Crime does not pay. Except for the writer. We’re giving you 10 of the best crime books here, so read on for the best recommended crime books you must have read.

Best crime books ever

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Crime of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Crime BooksAuthor
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Razorblade TearsS. A. Cosby
Dare MeMegan Abbott
Da Vinci CodeDan Brown
The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson
The AlienistCaleb Carr
The Long Drop: A NovelDenise Mina
Sixteen HorsesGreg Buchanan
Every Man a MenacePatrick Hoffman

The updated top 10 list: the best crime books

On Borrowed Crime: A Jane Doe Book Club Mystery

Lyla is in a book club called Jane Doe, and its members are obsessed with true crimes. Then one of the book club members ends up dead, and the next day Melanie, who is Lyla’s best friend, returns from her holiday. Does Melanie’s suitcase solve the crime? Or is it pointing the investigation in the wrong direction?

2019 Cumulative Supplement to North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime

This supplement is handy if you need an extensive insight in the changes that were made in the law between the times of January 2012 until December 2019. You also get a code with this book, which gives you online access to NC Crimes.

True Crime Case Histories – (Books 1, 2 & 3): 32 Disturbing True Crime Stories (3 Book True Crime Collection)

The writer starts with a warning that you shouldn’t take lightly. He emphasizes that he doesn’t want to sugarcoat crimes, and that he therefore mentions details that can be gruesome and disgusting. This volume includes 3 books with a total of 32 true crime stories.

In The Attic (Based On True Crime Book 1)

Maria expects her ex-boyfriend to kill her, and then he does. Billy has been hiding in her attic for a couple of days before he decides tonight is the night. He leaves the attic in the middle of the third night to kill not only Maria, but also her new lover.

CRIME ON THE FENS a gripping detective thriller full of suspense (DI Nikki Galena Series Book 1)

This crime thriller follows the characters of detective Nikki Galena and her partner Joseph Easter, and the threat of being fired if Nikki doesn’t change her work ethics.

Murder on Capitol Hill (Capital Crimes Book 2)

When attorney Lydia James thinks there might be a link between the unsolved murder of senator Cale Caldwell’s niece and then two years later his own murder, she doesn’t get a single chance to prove her right. What has really happened, and whose influence is working here to make her job difficult, if not impossible?

The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

This book is centered around the topic of a state that is failing to overcome domestic and sexual violence by not using the force of law. Several examples are being given that do exactly the opposite for women, and they end up being treated unequally.

Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Book 5)

We think this book deserves to be in our top ten, because it is written by a special person, the daughter of former president Harry Truman, Margaret Truman. Investigators Sal and Connie do not buy that the first suspect they come across is actually the one who really murdered the British Ambassador. So he did?

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

This book gives you an insight in the time John E. Douglas spent with the FBI. His psychological profiling skills have led to many crimes being solved and criminals being incarcerated.

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row (James Patterson True Crime, 1)

This is the perfect combination of crime and sports, and the true story that everyone can fall of his or her pedestal. An NFL player ends up murdering another football player that is dating his sister. What happened that made him do this?

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