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what's your favorite detective/mystery book?
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Wolf_Lawliet
Wolf_Lawliet

Oct-2-2009 11:48

what's your favorite detective/mystery book? haha am looking for a new book to read! am just gonna steal your favorites! ^-^

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-24-2013 11:09

Quite enjoying JR Rain on Kindle. They're quite trashy but he's aware of that and often pokes fun of himself (and his characters) in his books. Funny, light, trashy detective novels but a delight to read. (Jim Darkhorse/Samatha Moon series that I've mostly read)

I have never read Sherlock Holmes but really enjoyed Laurie R King Mary Russel books. She's a female detective that meets with Holmes after his retirement and eventually marries him.

Koseth
Koseth

Dec-21-2013 21:28

The Maltese Falcon by Raymond Chandler, the hard boiled gumshoe master.

Rick Meadows
Rick Meadows

Jun-7-2014 14:53

My tastes are more towards the hardboiled side of the detective story, Hammett, Chandler et cetera

My favourite is 'Red Harvest' by Dashiell Hammett, followed by 'The Maltese Falcon' by the same author; after that I think I like 'Farewell My Lovely' by Raymond Chandler.

I am also a big fan of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series and Poirot is a guilty pleasure). William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki tales are great.

If we go outside of P.I. related hardboiled stories I like every novel I have read by Graham Greene (two of the most famous and two of my favourites being 'The Third Man', 'The Quiet American')

aarti
aarti

Jan-2-2015 23:34

THE MYSTERIOUS FOUR

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa
Sleuth About Town

Jul-24-2015 15:46

I'm a Harlan Coben fan. His murder mystery books have twists that blow your mind. I really like a book he wrote called Hold Tight

AndrewX
AndrewX
Washed Up Punter

Sep-30-2015 15:51

I personally am a huge Poirot fan.
"Ten little niggers" and "The big Four" were mindblowing!

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Jul-29-2016 05:38

Okay scary Mary notwithstanding there are some really good suggestions in here! Thought I'd bump it up in case anyone wanted to add some.

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Jul-29-2016 07:48

The name of the rose by Umberto Eco. I love the setting (a monastery in medieval Italy) and the plot in which the motive for the crime isn't one of those cliches like greed or lust for power.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Jul-29-2016 10:27

That sounds exactly like something I would love badass!! I will look it up!

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Jul-29-2016 11:24

You'll love it, I promise. The movie was also pretty good with Sean Connery as the antagonist.

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