Books about Forensics

  1. The Hound of the Baskervilles

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    A thrilling detective story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they investigate a mysterious murder on the moor.

    Dr James Mortimer calls on Sherlock Holmes in London for advice after his friend Sir Charles Baskerville was found dead in the yew alley of his manor on Dartmoor in Devon . The death was attributed ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Death of an Expert Witness

    by P.D. James
    A detective investigates a suspicious death in a hospital laboratory, uncovering a sinister conspiracy.

    Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Mermaids Singing

    by Val McDermid
    A psychological thriller about a serial killer and the profiler who must hunt him down.

    Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller, A PLACE OF EXECUTION, which was a finalist for the prestigious Edgar Award. Now, in THE MERMAIDS ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Chalk Circle Man

    by Fred Vargas

    Depuis quatre mois, des cercles bleus surgissent la nuit, tracés à la craie sur les trottoirs de Paris. Au centre de ces cercles, un débris, un déchet, un objet : trombone, bougie, pince à épiler, ... (Goodreads)

  5. Looking Good Dead

    by Peter James
    A thrilling murder mystery that exposes the dark side of fame and fortune.

    Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole ... (Goodreads)

  6. Predator

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Forensic investigator investigates a series of gruesome murders in a small Virginia town.

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta , now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snowbound Massachusetts, one as unnerving as any she ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Cruel and Unusual

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A detective delves into the depths of a serial killer's dark mind to uncover the truth.

    Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is called in to autopsy the body of convicted murderer Ronnie Waddell after his execution. Several days after the execution, a young boy is discovered ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Poirot Investigates

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective Hercule Poirot solves mysteries using his "little grey cells" of logic and reasoning.

    First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond... then came the “suicide” that was murder... the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun room... a ... (Goodreads)

  9. Death Comes as the End

    by Agatha Christie
    A murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt, with a clever detective determined to solve the case.

    The novel is primarily written from the perspective of Renisenb, a young widow reacquainting herself with her family when her father Imhotep, a successful but pompous and short-sighted mortuary ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Bones Are Forever

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates the murder of three newborn babies and their mother.

    The discovery of three dead new-born babies in Montreal leads Brennan and on-off lover Detective Andrew Ryan to follow the trail of the missing mother first to Edmonton and then on to Yellowknife , ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Fever Dream

    by Douglas Preston
    Thriller of a doctor's investigation into a mysterious murder, revealing a larger conspiracy.

    While visiting his family plantation in New Orleans , Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast inadvertently uncovers evidence that his wife Helen's death whilst on safari in Africa was no accident. He ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Narrows

    by Michael Connelly
    A detective's pursuit of justice, exploring the dark underworld of L.A.

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous ... (Goodreads)

  13. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

    by Alan Bradley
    Amateur sleuth Flavia de Luce uses her ingenuity and chemistry skills to solve a murder mystery.

    In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Cuckoo's Calling

    by Robert Galbraith
    Detective story of a mysterious death and a search for the truth.

    Disabled Afghan War veteran and struggling private investigator Cormoran Strike is approached by John Bristow, the adoptive brother of Strike's childhood schoolmate Charlie. Bristow believes his ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    A collection of adventures of the world's most famous detective, solving mysterious cases.

    'If I were assured of your eventual destruction I would, in the interests of the public, cheerfully accept my own.' In The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes , the consulting detective's notoriety as the ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Alienist

    by Caleb Carr
    A gripping murder-mystery set in 19th century New York, exposing the dark underbelly of the city.

    Narrated from the first-person perspective of John Moore, a crime reporter for, The New York Times, , the novel begins on January 8, 1919, the day that Theodore Roosevelt is buried. Moore has dinner ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Shadow Prey

    by John Sandford
    A Native American detective and his team investigate a series of gruesome murders in Minneapolis.

    The #1 'New York Times' bestselling series. Lucas Davenport goes on a city-to-city search for a bizarre ritualistic killer of a slumlord and a welfare supervisor butchered in Minneapolis . . . a ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    by Deborah Blum
    Uncovering the true stories of early forensic science in 1920s New York.

    Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller,, The Poisoner's Handbook, is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"— The New ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Jar City

    by Arnaldur Indriðason
    Detective Erlendur investigates a murder in Reykjavík, uncovering secrets that have been buried for decades.

    When a lonely old man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Inspector Erlendur, who heads the ... (Goodreads)

  20. Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    by Jeff Lindsay
    An introspective serial killer navigates the dark side of morality, guided by his own code of justice.

    The novel's protagonist , Dexter Morgan , works for the Miami-Dade Police Department as a forensic blood spatter analyst . In his spare time, Dexter is a serial killer who kills murderers, rapists, ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Red Dragon

    by Thomas Harris
    A serial killer stalks the night, and a former FBI agent is the only one who can stop him.

    In 1975, Will Graham , a brilliant profiler of the FBI , captured the serial killer Hannibal Lecter . However, Graham suffered serious injuries from the encounter and retired afterwards. Four years ... (Wikipedia)

  22. E is for Evidence

    by Sue Grafton
    A homicide detective investigates a murder case and uncovers a web of lies.

    Just after Christmas, Kinsey Millhone discovers that five thousand dollars has mysteriously been credited to her bank account. She flashes back a few days to when she was asked to investigate a fire ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Flesh and Bone

    by Jefferson Bass
    Forensic anthropologist investigates a case of a missing skeleton and dark secrets are uncovered.

    Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world-famous Body Farm—a small piece of land where corpses are left to decay in order to gain important forensic information. Now, in the wake of ... (Goodreads)

  24. Blood Work

    by Michael Connelly
    A retired FBI agent unravels a mystery while struggling with his own mortality.

    After receiving a heart transplant, retired FBI criminal profiler Terrell "Terry" McCaleb is contacted by Graciela Rivers, the sister of his donor Gloria, and asked to investigate her death, which ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Face of Deception

    by Iris Johansen
    Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is hired to reconstruct the face of a murdered girl, but the case becomes personal when she discovers the victim's identity.

    An unidentified skull... A trail of terrifying secrets... And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth... As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their ... (Goodreads)

  26. Obsession in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Detective Eve Dallas investigates a serial killer targeting couples in the throes of passion.

    There's a thin line between hero worship and dangerous obsession...the explosive new Eve Dallas and Roarke thriller A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies ... (Goodreads)

  27. Bones Never Lie

    by Kathy Reichs
    An anthropologist solves a cold case murder, uncovering a web of secrets.

    In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Unexpectedly called in to the ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Black Box

    by Michael Connelly
    A police detective's pursuit of justice in the face of a relentless killer.

    Bosch tackles a 20-year-old cold case which took place during the 1992 Los Angeles riots . A white photojournalist is found killed near a burned-out store. Harry Bosch and Jerry Edgar were the ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Coroner's Lunch

    by Colin Cotterill
    A grizzled coroner investigates a suspicious death in a small Laotian village.

    Despite a total lack of training, an utter dearth of experience and a complete absence of inclination, Dr. Siri Paiboun has just been appointed state coroner for the Lao People's Democratic Republic. ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Ice Cold

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A murder investigation takes a dark turn as a detective uncovers secrets from her past.

    In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, they're ... (Goodreads)

  31. Flash and Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates a puzzling case involving a missing girl and a NASCAR racing track.

    Brennan is called to examine a body found in a barrel of asphalt beside the racetrack in Charlotte, North Carolina . Things get very complicated when a toxic substance is found in the body, and the ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Last to Die

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A gripping thriller featuring a determined detective in pursuit of a lethal serial killer.

    Rizzoli & Isles • Hit series on TNT, ,, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER, , , ,“One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—,The Providence Journal, , For the second time in his short ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. Dearly Devoted Dexter

    by Jeff Lindsay
    A serial killer's struggle to evade capture while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in his life.

    Sgt. Albert Doakes , a Homicide detective, has grown suspicious of Dexter & is obsessively tailing him in his free time. This makes it impossible for Dexter to investigate (& perhaps kill) someone ... (Wikipedia)

  34. The Twelfth Card

    by Jeffery Deaver
    Detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs investigate a case involving a mysterious killer and a secret from the past.

    The story starts out in a museum where Geneva Settle, a high-school student in Harlem, is researching information for a paper about her ancestor, Charles Singleton. While she is looking at an old ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Steel Kiss

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A tragic accident caused by a malfunctioning escalator leads to a series of murders. Can forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme solve the case before it's too late?

    Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Skin Collector

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A forensic detective and his team race against time to catch a sadistic killer who tattoos his victims' skin.

    A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before. They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture ... (Goodreads)

  37. Written in Bone

    by Simon Beckett
    An archaeological mystery about a body found in a shallow grave and the secrets it reveals.

    ' I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' Forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter should be at home in London with the woman he ... (Goodreads)

  38. Fantasy in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    In a future New York City, Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a murder that seems to be inspired by a popular fantasy game.

    Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, is found in his locked private playroom, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. Despite his violent end, Eve can’t find ... (Goodreads)

  39. Triptych

    by Karin Slaughter
    A gripping crime novel exposing a dark web of secrets, lies, and vengeance.

    Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on the trail of a serial rapist with a gruesome inclination when he comes into contact with Michael Ormewood, an Atlanta homicide detective with a ... (Wikipedia)

  40. Bones to Ashes

    by Kathy Reichs
    A forensic anthropologist investigates a cold case, uncovering secrets & dark truths.

    The opening two chapters provide details of Brennan's childhood and her holiday friendship on Pawleys Island, South Carolina , with an Acadian girl, Evangeline Landry, who mysteriously disappeared in ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Bare Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    A forensic anthropologist investigates a series of gruesome murders to uncover a mystery.

    In the Charlotte summer heat, Brennan is hoping to get away for a few days at the beach with her would-be lover, Detective Andrew Ryan. First she has to identify the skeleton of a newborn baby found ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Self-Defense

    by Jonathan Kellerman
    A psychologist investigates the murder of a patient and uncovers a web of secrets and lies.

    Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo ... (Goodreads)

  43. Whispers of the Dead

    by Simon Beckett
    Forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter investigates a series of murders in a small English village.

    In plain black letters were the words Anthropological Research Facility,' but it was better known but another, less formal name. Most people just called it The Body Farm.The victim has been bound and ... (Goodreads)

  44. A Room Full of Bones

    by Elly Griffiths
    Ruth Galloway investigates a mysterious death in a museum, leading her to uncover secrets buried in the past.

    Combine a splash of Alan Bradley with a pinch of Kathy Reichs and you have a gripping new Ruth Galloway Mystery – a good-hearted mystery series with a dark edge. Set in Norfolk, England, A Room Full ... (Goodreads)

  45. Loyalty in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    A murder investigation centering around a mysterious death with connections to a powerful political figure.

    Lt. Eve Dallas and her assistant Delia Peabody , are called to the home of millionaire, J. Clarence Branson, the owner and co-president of Branson Toys and Tools, by Lisbeth Cook, Branson's long-time ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Postmortem

    by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner, investigates a serial killer in Richmond, Virginia.

    The novel opens as Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, receives an early-morning call from Sergeant Pete Marino, a homicide detective at the Richmond Police ... (Wikipedia)

  47. The Body Farm

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A thrilling crime mystery, uncovering the truth behind a series of gruesome murders.

    Kay Scarpetta is called in to assist in the investigation of the brutal murder of 11-year-old Emily Steiner in rural North Carolina , whose murder resembles the handiwork of a serial killer who has ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Point of Origin

    by Patricia Cornwell
    An FBI agent investigates a string of arson cases, uncovering a mysterious criminal.

    Dr Kay Scarpetta, Virginia Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF , is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia that has been destroyed by fire. In ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Body of Evidence

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Crime thriller featuring a female medical examiner investigating a series of murders.

    Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia, gets involved in the case of a brutal stabbing death in Richmond of romance writer Beryl Madison. Then, Madison's greedy lawyer accuses Scarpetta of ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Calculated in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Detective Eve Dallas solves a murder case involving a tech genius, financial secrets, and corporate espionage.

    On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A ... (Goodreads)

  51. The Pale Criminal

    by Philip Kerr
    Private detective Bernie Gunther investigates a series of murders in 1930s Berlin, navigating the dangerous political landscape of Nazi Germany.

    Set in 1938, two years after the events of March Violets , Bernhard (Bernie) Gunther has taken Bruno Stahlecker, another ex-police officer, as his partner. The two are working on a case where a Frau ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Death du Jour

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist solves a series of murders connected to a religious cult.

    On a bitterly cold March night in Montreal, Quebec , Canada, Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of a church. Hours later she's called to the scene of an ... (Wikipedia)

  53. The Last Precinct

    by Patricia Cornwell
    An ambitious female detective investigates a series of grisly murders, uncovering a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

    Following the death of Diane Bray and an apparent attack on Kay Scarpetta by Jean-Baptiste Chandonne in her own house at the end of Black Notice , The Last Precinct concentrates on discovering the ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

    by Agatha Christie
    A collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and other detectives solving puzzling mysteries.

    The feature of this nine short story collection is "Three Blind Mice" which is actually a novella. The famous story opens with a blinding snowstorm trapping a small group of owners and guests in an ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Dante Club

    by Matthew Pearl
    A group of poets, scholars and academics band together to unravel a dark mystery in 19th century Boston.

    The Dante Club begins with the murder of fictional Massachusetts Chief Justice Artemus Healey, who had avoided taking a position to stop or support the escaped slaves of the South . Found by his ... (Wikipedia)

  56. Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

    by Val McDermid
    An exploration of the science behind forensic investigation, from fingerprints to DNA analysis, and how it helps solve crimes.

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the ... (Goodreads)

  57. Sanctuary

    by Faye Kellerman
    A brutal murder in a synagogue leads to a complex investigation, revealing dark secrets and hidden motives.

    A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective ... (Goodreads)

  58. Fatal Voyage

    by Kathy Reichs
    A cold case is reopened, leading to a thrilling web of secrets and murder.

    A plane crash in the mountains of North Carolina and an unidentified severed foot found in the vicinity lead Brennan and would-be lover Detective Andrew Ryan to investigate a mysterious cult. The ... (Wikipedia)

  59. The Death Sculptor

    by Chris Carter
    A twisted serial killer is on the loose, creating macabre sculptures with his victims' bodies. Detective Robert Hunter must stop him before he strikes again.

    A student nurse has the shock of her life when she discovers her patient, prosecutor Derek Nicholson, brutally murdered in his bed. The act seems senseless - Nicholson was terminally ill with only ... (Goodreads)

  60. An Evil Mind

    by Chris Carter
    A twisted serial killer is on the loose, and detective Robert Hunter must use his expertise to catch him before he strikes again.

    A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer ... (Goodreads)

  61. The 9th Girl

    by Tami Hoag
    A serial killer is on the loose, and the ninth victim is missing. Detective Kovac and his team race against time to find her before it's too late.

    #1, New York Times, bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in the haunting new thriller, The 9th Girl,. "Kovac had seen more ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Lewis Man

    by Peter May
    A murder mystery set in the Scottish Highlands, unravelling the secrets of a family's past.

    A body is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis. The male Caucasian corpse is initially believed by its finders to be over 2000 years old, until they spot the Elvis tattoo on his right arm. ... (Goodreads)

  63. Real Murders

    by Charlaine Harris
    A series of murders in a small town's club for true crime enthusiasts leads to amateur sleuthing and danger.

    Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to ... (Goodreads)

  64. The 5th Horseman

    by James Patterson
    A gripping crime thriller, as a doctor struggles to investigate a series of mysterious deaths.

    The story begins with a mysterious character named the Night Walker who kills a hospital patient, Jessie Falk. Two plots are intertwined; the first is about a serial killer murdering young girls and ... (Wikipedia)

  65. The Coffin Dancer

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A daring criminal eludes capture from an FBI agent in a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase.

    Detective Lincoln Rhyme , the foremost criminal inspector in the Capitol as a Peacekeeper, is put on the trail of the Coffin Dancer, a cunning professional killer who has continually big-brained the ... (Wikipedia)

  66. Flesh and Blood

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates a series of murders with a personal connection to her past.

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers another enthralling thriller in her high-stakes forensic series starring Kay Scarpetta. It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday and she’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. Still Life with Murder

    by P.B. Ryan
    In 1860s Boston, a young governess becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. Secrets and danger lurk around every corner.

    Boston, 1868: The dawn of the Gilded Age, an era of burgeoning commerce and invention, of unimaginable new fortunes and lavish excess—for some. Born into dismal poverty, young Nell Sweeney scratches ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Retribution

    by Val McDermid
    A chilling thriller about a serial killer seeking revenge on those who put him behind bars.

    There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the ... (Goodreads)

  69. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

    by Patricia Cornwell
    A riveting crime mystery, tracing the true identity of the notorious Jack the Ripper.

    Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus. In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Stonecutter

    by Camilla Läckberg
    Detective solving a murder mystery while uncovering secrets of a small Swedish town.

    När en av Fjällbackas hummerfiskare hittar en liten flicka drunknad, tror man först att hon dött av en olyckshändelse. Men obduktionen visar att hon har sötvatten med tvålrester i lungorna. Någon har ... (Goodreads)

  71. In the Market for Murder

    by T.E. Kinsey
    Lady Hardcastle and her maid Florence investigate a murder at a local market. A cozy mystery set in the English countryside.

    Revised edition: Previously published as, The Spirit is Willing, this edition of, In The Market For Murder, includes editorial revisions. Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and ... (Goodreads)

  72. I Remember You

    by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    A group of friends visit an abandoned village in Iceland, where they uncover dark secrets and a haunting past.

    Freyr, a doctor in a city in Iceland , assists local police when an elderly woman is found hanged inside of an old church. Crosses are found carved into her back, which is assumed to be the result of ... (Wikipedia)

  73. Sleeping Murder

    by Agatha Christie
    A young woman discovers she has a connection to a murder that happened years ago and must solve the mystery before becoming the next victim.

    Newlywed Gwenda Reed travels ahead of her husband to find a home for them on the south coast of England. In a short time, she finds and buys Hillside, a large old house that feels just like home. She ... (Wikipedia)

  74. Die Again

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A homicide detective races to solve a murder and uncover a dark conspiracy hidden within the city.

    The latest enthralling case in Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, the blockbuster books behind the smash hit TNT series. Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case ... (Goodreads)

  75. Stalking Jack the Ripper

    by Kerri Maniscalco
    A young woman's pursuit of a serial killer in Victorian London.

    INSTANT #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER, A deliciously creepy horror novel with a story line inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...,Seventeen-year-old Audrey ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. The Killing Hour

    by Lisa Gardner
    A serial killer is on the loose, targeting lone women at night. Detective D.D. Warren must race against time to catch the killer before he strikes again.

    Each time he struck, he took two victims. Day after day, he waited for the first body to be discovered–a body containing all the clues the investigators needed to find the second victim, who ... (Goodreads)

  77. Everything She Ever Wanted

    by Ann Rule
    A true crime story of a woman's obsession with wealth and status, leading to murder and deception.

    WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER? OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER? For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, ... (Goodreads)

  78. Voices

    by Arnaldur Indriðason
    A detective investigates the murder of a hotel Santa Claus, uncovering dark secrets and personal demons.

    Mancano pochi giorni a Natale e nello squallido seminterrato di un grande albergo di Reykjavik viene ritrovato il cadavere di un uomo vestito da Babbo Natale e con i pantaloni abbassati. Si tratta ... (Goodreads)

  79. A Dying Fall

    by Elly Griffiths
    A murder investigation leads forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway to explore the connections between a long-dead king and a modern-day killer.

    Ruth’s old friend Dan Golding dies in a house fire. But before he died Dan wrote to Ruth telling her that he had made a ground-breaking archaeological discovery. Could this find be linked to his ... (Goodreads)

  80. The Wire in the Blood

    by Val McDermid
    A psychologist helps police catch a serial killer, but becomes entangled in the killer's twisted mind games.

    The series is set in the fictional town of Bradfield, which is assumed to lie within West Yorkshire . It follows the Major Incident Team (MIT) of Bradfield Metropolitan Police's CID and the ... (Wikipedia)

  81. The Blue Nowhere

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A hacker helps the police catch a serial killer who uses the internet to select and stalk his victims.

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and The Bone Collector featuring popular forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, delivers a masterful thriller about a psychotic ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. The Mistletoe Murder And Other Stories

    by P.D. James
    Four short murder mysteries set during the Christmas season, each with a twist ending that will leave you guessing until the very end.

    Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time–swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the ... (Goodreads)

  83. N is for Noose

    by Sue Grafton
    Private investigator Kinsey Millhone investigates the death of a cop 12 years ago, and uncovers secrets and lies in a small town.

    The story takes place mainly in the small-town mountain community of Nota Lake, California (population 2,356, elevation 4,312), where Kinsey has inherited a client named Selma Newquist from her ... (Wikipedia)

  84. Zodiac

    by Robert Graysmith
    A true crime account of the Zodiac Killer, who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    Who was Zodiac? A serial killer who claimed 37 dead. A sexual sadist who taunted police with anonymous notes. A madman who was never apprehended. This is the first, complete account of Zodiac's reign ... (Goodreads)

  85. NYPD Red 3

    by James Patterson
    NYPD Red detectives investigate a string of high-profile crimes in New York City, including the murder of a billionaire businessman's son.

    This third novel in the NYPD Red series centers on two of the NYPD Red detectives, Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald. NYPD Red, an entity invented by Patterson for his series, is an elite ... (Wikipedia)

  86. The Bone Bed

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates a murder case involving a missing paleontologist and a mysterious bone bed.

    A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two ... (Goodreads)

  87. Trace

    by Patricia Cornwell
    Medical examiner investigates the murder of a young woman, uncovering a web of deceit and corruption.

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta , having left Richmond, Virginia five years ago to become a freelancer, is asked to return at the request of her replacement, Chief Medical Examiner Joel Marcus. A young girl has ... (Wikipedia)

  88. Deadly Decisions

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist investigates a serial murder case, uncovering a web of deception.

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