4 April 2018

Mystery and Thriller Week Recommendations

This is week is Mystery and Thriller week. I love me some mysteries and nail-biting thrillers so here are seven books and book series that I'm pretty sure will quench your "whodunnit" thirst. Happy reading!

1. Sherlock Holmes 

And by that I mean all of the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To this day my favourite novel is The Hound of the Baskervilles. Read it a thousand times and it still gives me the chills.


2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Alternate history, political intrigue and chess. This books by Michael Chabon is a thought-provocing crime drama with great humanity underneath all the grit and grime.

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

3. The Robot Series

How can I not include this book series on my recommendations list? This is Isaac Asimov at his best when he combines exciting murder mystery, futuristic politics and a friendship between human and robot that is better than most romances. 


4. The Man in the High Castle

Another alternate history thriller, this time by the master of both suspense and the uncanny - Philip K. Dick. The Axis powers won WWII, and The US is occupied. We follow a few lost characters who are about to discover that their reality may not be the only one. It also has spies, sex, and good old-fashioned murder.

The Man in the High Castle

5. Death is a Lonely Business

The first in Ray Bradbury's Crumley Mysteries trilogy about a timid Californian writer who finds his inner detective. This book is a very straight-up whodunnit" story, but the characters and Bradbury's sense of place make it a truly special read.


6. The Prestige

How can I describe my feelings for this Christopher Priest masterpiece? Oh, wait, I already it! You can read my review. Long story short, it's better than the movie and it scared the crap out of me.

7. The X-Files: Cold Cases

You can read my review of this audio drama, but I'll just say that Joe Harris created a wholly new universe for Mulder and Scully. One that is just as scary and captivating as their on-screen universe.

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