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.

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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. 


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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.

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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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