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Classic crime

See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic crime category. Presented with a red border are the Classic crime books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic crime books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Dangerous Ground Leah Nash Mysteries Book 6

Dangerous Ground Leah Nash Mysteries Book 6

Author: Susan Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Deadly Honeymoon

Deadly Honeymoon

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

The Honjin Murders

The Honjin Murders

Author: Seishi Yokomizo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour - it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions about the Ichiyanagis around the village. Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi family are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music - death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. The murder seems impossible, but amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is determined to get to the bottom of it.

Maigret and the Informer Inspector Maigret #74

Maigret and the Informer Inspector Maigret #74

Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'You see, I mainly work at night. I've ended up getting to know everybody. They're used to me in Pigalle, I exchange a few words with this person or that person. I go into the bars and cabarets where they give me a quarter bottle of Vichy without waiting for me to order anything.' An anonymous tip-off regarding the death of a restaurant owner sends Maigret into the world of Parisian nightlife, a notorious criminal gang and a man known as 'the Flea'. This novel has been pubished in a previous translation as Maigret and the Flea. 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

Ariel

Ariel

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

After the First Death

After the First Death

Author: Lawrence Block Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Dangerous Flaws Leah Nash Mysteries Book 5

Dangerous Flaws Leah Nash Mysteries Book 5

Author: Susan Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

The Allingham Minibus

The Allingham Minibus

Author: Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Dangerous Secrets Leah Nash Mysteries Book 4

Dangerous Secrets Leah Nash Mysteries Book 4

Author: Susan Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

London Calling!

London Calling!

Author: Neil Richards, Matthew Costello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Bodies from the Library Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age

Bodies from the Library Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age

Author: Tony Medawar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public's imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world's cleverest and most popular storytellers. This anthology brings together 16 forgotten tales that have either been published only once before - perhaps in a newspaper or rare magazine - or have never before appeared in print. From a previously unpublished 1917 script featuring Ernest Bramah's blind detective Max Carrados, to early 1950s crime stories written for London's Evening Standard by Cyril Hare, Freeman Wills Crofts and A.A. Milne, it spans five decades of writing by masters of the Golden Age. Most anticipated of all are the contributions by women writers: the first detective story by Georgette Heyer, unseen since 1923; an unpublished story by Christianna Brand, creator of Nanny McPhee; and a dark tale by Agatha Christie published only in an Australian journal in 1922 during her 'Grand Tour' of the British Empire. With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts Anthony Berkeley, H.C. Bailey, J.J. Connington, John Rhode and Nicholas Blake, plus Vincent Cornier, Leo Bruce, Roy Vickers and Arthur Upfield, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science - when murder was a complex business.

Scarred

Scarred

Author: Damien Linnane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019