Crime

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.

A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Death Prefers Blondes
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
The Flower Girls
No Mercy (Ellery Hathaway, #2)
Blood Orange
Flare Up (Boston Fire, #6)
Twisted
Gone by Midnight
The Book Artist (Hugo Marston, #8)
In Safe Hands (DCI Anna Tate, #1)
Rien ne va plus
Slow Motion Ghosts
Hunting Annabelle
Call Me Evie
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    The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
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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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    New, Nice & Notable
    145 books — 253 voters
    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
    198 books — 336 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
    5,444 books — 13,085 voters

    The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn BarnesKiller Instinct by Jennifer Lynn BarnesThe Fixer by Jennifer Lynn BarnesThe Diviners by Libba BrayI Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
    Young Adult Crime/Murder Mysteries
    312 books — 429 voters
    Stormbreaker by Anthony HorowitzI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterFledgling by Mark A. CooperPoint Blank by Anthony HorowitzScorpia by Anthony Horowitz
    Spy Kids
    274 books — 604 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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