I love all sorts of mysteries, and most of the ones I read have a murder case central to the plot. I also love a good heist, a smart con, and, sometimes, I crave intrigue in a library or on a college campus. If you're ready for a mystery sans corpse, take a look at these five crime novels.
Alex Segura is a writer at Archie Comics, best known for the epic crossover between the Riverdale Gang and KISS. He's not a name you'd associate with hardboiled mystery thrillers, but it's going to happen.
Call them thrillers, crime or detective fiction; all of these and the slang term, whodunits, have been used to describe the mystery or crime story. Readers, it seems, love a good mystery.
Is it cold outside, or are these books just sending chills down your spine?
Back in the prehistoric times before the Internet - when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the West was wild and the East was still the mysterious Orient - mystery fandom wasn't a simple matter of keeping abreast of daily blog updates and Yahoo group digests...it had to be earned.
Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai has professed both his admiration for Mystery Grandmaster Lawrence Block as a writer and as a friend. With the publication of The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes, Ardai has agreed to face the bright lights and rubber hoses of the interrogation room.
Hendricks and Engelmann are perfectly juxtaposed and the secondary characters are all equally well written. This is Holm's first novel, and I hope there are many more to come. If a movie deal hasn't been made, I'm sure there's one in the works.