Best Mystery & Thriller 2018 — Goodreads Choice Awards
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And who could be more qualified to pick the very best books of the year than the experts — our favourite crime writers themselves! Here are the crime novels they think stood out from the crowd in How many have you read? The best crime novels of Lee Child , author of Past Tense :. This is a tough question, because crime fiction just keeps on getting better and better.
There are psychological thrillers, horror story prequels, Nordic Noir novels, and a whole lot more—so settle in, grab a cup of coffee, and discover some upcoming releases to add to your TBR, too! Note: This list is organized by publication date. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Crime by the Book is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This in no way affects my opinions of the books discussed here. Atmospheric, chilling, and totally brilliant - this one is an excellent choice for readers who love classic detective fiction. Bonus: Jonasson uses a very cool device to give this story a claustrophobic and tense atmosphere.
There are many ways to measure the quality of a crime novel, a mystery, or a thriller. Did it follow the rules of the genre? Did it make us feel something? Did it shine a light on a hidden pocket of society? Was the writing spare or rich, hardboiled or poetic? Was it good…or even great?
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