Those who like to read books laced with both crime and mystery should not miss out on any of these books.
1. Big Child
Big Child has been written by Siobhan Dowd and came out in 2008. The plot of the book revolves around the body of a girl that is found in a bog. Nobody knows who she is, where she came from and what were the circumstances that surrounded her death. The book also talks about Fergus Crane’s family and their troubles.
2. The Calder Game
The Calder Game is written by Blue Balliet and came out in 2008. A young boy called Calder Pillay, a resident of England goes missing. This crime fiction novel is laced with hedge mazes, word games and mobile sculptures.
3. The Composer Is Dead
The Composer Is Dead has been written by Lemony Snicket and came out in 2009. The plot of this movie revolves around the murder of the composer and the detective which is hired to uncover the mystery. This crime fiction book is peppered with sarcastic humor with the help of which the author makes the reader understand that classical music has been butchered over the years.
4. The Crossroads
Written by Chris Grabenstein, The Crossroads came out in 2008. It is widely read by a younger age group and talks about Zack Jennings, an 11 year old who meets supernatural elements and comes in contact with a murderous tree. It is laced with action and sinister mind games.
5. A Philosophical Investigation<
This crime fiction novel is very interesting to read as it revolves around a villain who is a little too intelligent. The book talks about various highs and lows in the mans life who is almost obsessed with Wittgenstein. He believes that he can outplot anything and anyone.
6. Double Indemnity
This book by James M.Cain holds all those elements that make a crime fiction novel a success. The plotting is excellent, if not extraordinary and the narrative or the storytelling is beautiful. You will be compelled to finish the book in one sitting and feel empty when you turn the last page.
7. Malice Aforethought
Malice Aforethought has been written by Francis Iles. Crime fiction novels today are hardly humorous but this one is mysterious, ironic and funny. It talks about Dr.Bickleigh who is unlucky in almost every way possible. The plot of the book is structured in a way that can only be called cunning and laced with various twists and turns while the end is satisfying and shocking.
8. Paper Towns
Written by John Green, this crime fiction book came out in 2008. Margo Roth Spiegelman is declared missing just after she finds Quentin again and spends a magnificent night out with him. The circumstances are unfortunate and it is up to Quentin to find and connect the clues that are found. The result is that he reveals such characteristics of the woman that he was not even aware of.
9. Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash
This crime fiction novel has been written by Wendelin Van Draanen and talks about Sammy Keyes who finds a great amount of cash out of the blue. Elements like shock, excitement, mayhem and pure mystery can be found on every page of this book.
10. What I saw and How I Lied
This book has been written by Judy Blundell and came out in 2008. It is historical in nature and revolves around Evie, a 15 year old girl. It talks about her relationship with her parents and about her obsession with Americans after the World War.