Books by: Crime


Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

by Dan Brown
1,948,311 voters
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he disc...
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown
1,423,540 voters
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveil...
A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill

by John Grisham
587,967 voters
Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice -- at last it's available in a Doubleday...
The Firm

The Firm

by John GrishamRobin A.H. Waterfield
479,274 voters
Mitch McDeere is young, intelligent and ambitious. When he gets a job with the law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke it seems to be the path to money and power. But soon Mitch find...
Deception Point

Deception Point

by Dan Brown
444,571 voters
When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory tha...
Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress

by Dan Brown
412,082 voters
Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization...
And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie
389,415 voters
First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all...
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote
375,808 voters
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. T...
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

by David McDuffFyodor Dostoyevsky
368,890 voters
Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. Crime and Pu...
The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

by Thomas Harris
345,083 voters
There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asyl...
The Client

The Client

by John Grisham
313,536 voters
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarett...
Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

by James Patterson
303,253 voters
The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years!

A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of...
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

by Erik LarsonTony Goldwyn
300,902 voters
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be ...
The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

by John Grisham
283,227 voters
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America lea...
Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls

by James Patterson
271,296 voters
In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In Washington D.C. Alex Cros...
The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz ZafónLucia Graves
258,449 voters
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a my...
The Godfather

The Godfather

by Mario PuzoRobert ThompsonPeter Bart
252,729 voters
The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon.

Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld,...
1st to Die

1st to Die

by James Patterson
226,567 voters
James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women's Murde...
Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn
207,196 voters
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. ...
Storm Front

Storm Front

by Jim Butcher
197,245 voters
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment...
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle
193,435 voters
'There's a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.'

From ...
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

by Thomas Harris
189,053 voters
Will Graham stands in a silent, empty house communing with a killer. An FBI instructor with a gift for hunting madmen, Graham knows what his murderer looks like, how he thinks, and...
In the Woods

In the Woods

by Tana French
180,014 voters
A gripping thriller and New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Broken Harbor and The Secret Place

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer o...
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith
176,561 voters
Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series...
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt
164,194 voters
Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative str...
Postmortem

Postmortem

by Patricia Cornwell
163,805 voters
Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects th...
The Secret History

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt
161,569 voters
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a wo...
American Psycho

American Psycho

by Bret Easton Ellis
161,552 voters
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with Ame...
Killing Floor

Killing Floor

by Lee Child
158,708 voters
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack kn...
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan DoyleAnne Perry
150,495 voters
Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of t...
Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

by Jeff Lindsay
147,518 voters
Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer wh...
The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

by Michael Connelly
146,834 voters
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles ...
Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom

by Tsugumi OhbaTakeshi Obata
136,421 voters
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami,...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
136,386 voters
Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series off...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie
135,555 voters
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one pass...
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

by John Grisham
135,094 voters
John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total...
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie
128,512 voters
Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her ...
The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

by Jeffery Deaver
117,995 voters
Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics -- until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer...
Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough

by Janet Evanovich
114,302 voters
This one's double the fun!

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Man...
A is for Alibi

A is for Alibi

by Sue Grafton
112,950 voters
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few...
Three to Get Deadly

Three to Get Deadly

by Janet Evanovich
111,666 voters
A “saintly” old candy store owner is on the lam - and bounty hunter extraordinaire Stephanie Plum is on the case. As the body count rises, Stephanie finds herself dealing with dead...
Shutter Island

Shutter Island

by Dennis Lehane
110,856 voters
The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate th...
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

by Jon Krakauer
109,555 voters
Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of...
The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
107,611 voters
The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.

This fantastic c...
The Chamber

The Chamber

by John Grisham
101,151 voters
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:
Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and...
Déjà Dead

Déjà Dead

by Kathy Reichs
98,343 voters
Her life is devoted to justice; for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her wee...
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac McCarthy
98,110 voters
In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to dr...
The Black Echo

The Black Echo

by Michael Connelly
95,894 voters
For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal...because the murdered ...
The Alienist

The Alienist

by Caleb Carr
95,123 voters
The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classma...
High Five

High Five

by Janet Evanovich
91,348 voters
What’s Stephanie up to now?

Her Uncle Fred has disappeared. A body turns up in a garbage bag. She’s got a nasty bookie following her around town. Grandma Mazur has her han...
Murder at the Vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage

by Agatha Christie
90,920 voters
Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent si...
Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

by Scott Turow
90,394 voters
Rusty Sabich is chief deputy prosecuting attorney in a large mid-western city. His boss is in the midst of a bitter campaign for re-election. A fellow prosecuting attorney, Carolyn...
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

by Vincent BugliosiCurt Gentry
90,097 voters
A national bestseller—7 million copies sold.

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most bafflin...
The Surgeon

The Surgeon

by Tess Gerritsen
86,951 voters
IN BOSTON, THERE'S A KILLER ON THE LOOSE...

A killer who targets lone women, who breaks into their apartments and performs terrifying ritualistic acts of torture on...
To the Nines

To the Nines

by Janet Evanovich
85,718 voters
Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the...
The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

by Frederick Forsyth
84,163 voters
Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.

...
Cruel & Unusual

Cruel & Unusual

by Patricia Cornwell
82,392 voters
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 b...
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler
82,283 voters
"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid....He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common m...
Mystic River

Mystic River

by Dennis Lehane
82,182 voters
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and someth...
The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer

by John Grisham
79,238 voters
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership w...
Naked in Death

Naked in Death

by J.D. Robb
77,977 voters
In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all-the first book in J. D. Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New Yo...
Tell No One

Tell No One

by Harlan Coben
76,065 voters
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing...
Absolute Power

Absolute Power

by David Baldacci
70,947 voters
A grizzled professional cat burglar gets trapped inside the bedroom closet of one of the world's richest men, only to witness, through a one-way mirror, two Secret Service agents k...
The Brethren

The Brethren

by John Grisham
68,443 voters
Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals--drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evader...
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

by Agatha Christie
68,231 voters
In the village of King's Abbot, a widow's sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the weal...
The Beach House

The Beach House

by James PattersonPeter de Jonge
67,864 voters
Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite --- and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs...
2nd Chance

2nd Chance

by James PattersonAndrew Gross
67,588 voters
2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking ski...
Relic

Relic

by Lincoln ChildDouglas Preston
66,424 voters
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. ...
Size 12 Is Not Fat

Size 12 Is Not Fat

by Meg Cabot
64,939 voters
Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a ...
Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

by Agatha Christie
62,902 voters
Death on the Nile is a pre-Second World War novel, first published in 1937. It shows Agatha Christie’s interest in Egypt and archaeology and also reflects much of the flavour and s...
One Shot

One Shot

by Lee Child
61,974 voters
One Shot (Jack Reacher, No. 9)
The King of Torts

The King of Torts

by John Grisham
61,059 voters
The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a b...
Die Trying

Die Trying

by Lee Child
60,335 voters
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here

In a Chicago suburb, a dentist ...
The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

by James Ellroy
60,083 voters
On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been bru...
The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

by Arthur Conan DoylePeter AckroydEd Glinert
58,353 voters
As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is...
The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett
57,568 voters
Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treach...
Intensity

Intensity

by Dean Koontz
57,131 voters
Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliab...
Hannibal

Hannibal

by Thomas Harris
56,025 voters
Years after his escape, posing as scholarly Dr. Fell, curator of a grand family's palazzo, Hannibal lives the good life in Florence, playing lovely tunes by serial killer/composer ...
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle
55,928 voters
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close - the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seeming...
Still Life

Still Life

by Louise Penny
55,320 voters
Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of...
The Poet

The Poet

by Michael Connelly
55,119 voters
Denver crime-beat reporter Jack McEvoy specializes in violent death. So when his homicide detective brother kills himself, McEvoy copes in the only way he knows how--he decides to ...
4th of July

4th of July

by James PattersonMaxine PaetroCarolyn McCormickElena Barrutia García
54,676 voters
4th of July (Women's Murder Club, No 4)
3rd Degree

3rd Degree

by James PattersonAndrew Gross
54,591 voters
The Women's Murder Club returns in a shockingly suspenseful thriller. Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies...and a mysterious mes...
The Man in the Brown Suit

The Man in the Brown Suit

by Agatha Christie
54,103 voters
The newly-orphaned Anne Beddingfield came to London expecting excitement. She didn't expect to find it on the platform of Hyde Park Corner tube station. When a fellow passenger pit...
Tripwire

Tripwire

by Lee Child
53,587 voters
Jack Reacher, ex-military policeman relaxed in Key West until Costello turned up dead. The amiable PI was hired in New York by the daughter of Reacher's mentor and former commandin...
Case Histories

Case Histories

by Kate Atkinson
53,566 voters
Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night. Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack. Case three: A new mother finds her...
Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman: The Long Halloween

by Jeph LoebTim SaleRichard StarkingsGregory Wright
53,271 voters
Small creases to cover. Pages are clean and binding is tight.
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

by James Patterson
52,202 voters
Hide And Seek
Without Fail

Without Fail

by Lee ChildDick Hill
52,057 voters
Skilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically, of course. A female Secret Service age...
M is for Malice

M is for Malice

by Sue Grafton
51,485 voters
"M" is for Malice (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery, Book 13)
Alias Grace

Alias Grace

by Margaret AtwoodBrigitte Walitzek
51,148 voters
Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in...
Rules of Prey

Rules of Prey

by John Sandford
50,770 voters
The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate ob...
The Body Farm

The Body Farm

by Patricia Cornwell
50,398 voters
When an eleven-year-old girl is found murdered, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gets another chance at stopping one of the most heartless an...
Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill

by James Patterson
50,257 voters
In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack ...
The Caves of Steel

The Caves of Steel

by Isaac Asimov
49,634 voters
A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robo...
Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence

by Patricia Cornwell
49,381 voters
Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of Postmortem and Black Notice

After months of menacing phone calls and feeling that her every move is being watched, succes...

The General's Daughter

The General's Daughter

by Nelson DeMille
49,333 voters
Captain Ann Campbell is a West Point graduate, the daughter of legendary General "Fighting Joe" Campbell. She is the pride of Fort Hadley until, one morning, her body is found, nak...
The Redbreast

The Redbreast

by Jo NesbøDon Bartlett
48,347 voters
1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna ...
Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

by Tami Hoag
48,147 voters
He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won’t stop there. O...
Velocity

Velocity

by Dean Koontz
48,134 voters
Dean Koontz's unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ul...