Five Must-read Crime Novels

If you are a bookworm then there is nothing like snuggling under that favorite blanket of yours and reading a good crime novel, right?

This list is for those who can’t get enough of the captivating, mystifying and haunting tales of crime novels.

The Hound of Baskerville by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is one of the best-known Sherlock Holmes novels, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the year 1901. The story is based on a local legend of a spectral hound that haunted the moors of Baskerville Hall and Grimpen Mire (Devonshire, England). After Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead with his face twisted in stark terror, Holmes is called upon to protect his heir, Sir Henry Baskerville. The story is being narrated by Holmes’s friend and assistant, Dr.Watson.

The Client by John Grisham

This is about an 11-year-old boy, Mark Sway, whose life is endangered after he witnesses a suicide and unknowingly stumbles across vital information about a politician’s murder. Now, Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime.

The Godfather by Maria Puzo

This story is about a fictitious Mafia family based in New York City and headed by Don Vito Corleone, who became synonymous with the Italian Mafia. The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955 and also provides the back story of Vito Corleone from early childhood to adulthood.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On Nick and Amy Dunne’s 5th wedding anniversary, Amy, the perfect wife, disappears. The sense of suspense in the novel comes from whether or not Nick Dunne is involved in the disappearance of his wife. In fact, is someone really a killer? The novel remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight weeks.

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

The story is set in New York City, where a serial kidnapper and killer, known as the Bone Collector, gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving mysterious clues. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them, Lincoln Rhyme, who was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme tries to understand the mind of the madman who won’t stop until he has stripped life down to the bone.

Why wait any longer? Pick your favorite one from the list and indulge in the nail-biting suspense of a crime thriller!

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