Love These Top Ten Crime Books. I haven’t participated in a top ten for a while. Moving house took longer than expected. But I am back and with ten of my favourite crime books. Not necessarily mystery stories, but all these books feature an element of criminal activity that dominates the storyline.
What would you do if all your family vacations were planned around the next heist?
Like all Ally Carter stories, Heist Society is fun and addictive.
A hard-hitting story of a witness to gang crime.
A beautifully written, unpredictable and scary thriller.
If you’ve never read Ellen Hopkins’s books this may not be the best one to start with. She does not shy from the truth and these books are all too horrifyingly, raw and edgy. Only the brave go forth and steel yourself – it is gritty and unflinchingly true.
Having said that, they are also not to be missed. Her stories flow almost effortlessly through verse and you won’t want to put them down.
Despite the warm and soothing writing, this book packs a powerful punch.
The blurb and hype surrounding the story try to prepare the reader, but I am still reeling in shock…
A very, very cleverly written murder mystery. Original, unpredictable and brilliant!
Published after he became a best-seller, this is John Grisham’s first novel and by far the best he’s written.
Another book that packs a powerful punch. I loved this beautiful wistful story of regret, longing, friendship and war.
Set in 1650, this is a true story of a young girl who was falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to death. Told in alternating POV’s that allow us to see the present while understanding the events that lead up to… (nope! no spoilers here!)
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