Mystery and thriller books 2015
The best crime books and thrillers of | Books | The GuardianThe Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 03, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote! Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 17, , and November 15, , are eligible for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
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Best crime and thriller books of 2015
We're always down for a horror movie, but for a dose of real terror, we turn to psychological thriller books. While ghosts and bloodthirsty creatures are certainly terrifying, the best scares are the ones that play with your head. After all, there's nothing more freaky than being unable to trust your own mind, right? The following books will keep you guessing and more than a little creeped out , as friends, couples, families, and neighbors come to realize that appearances are deceiving and the truth isn't always clear This thrilling read will plunge you into the unraveling mind of a mother dealing with a horrific tragedy.
In this suspenseful, sad, and shattering first novel, the shooting death of year-old wild child Nica Baker has a devastating effect on her year-older sister, Grace, who just can't let Nica go. Grace repeatedly sees, hears, and talks with her during the grief-swamped, drug-muddled months that follow. A tense, sophisticated homage to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None has seven members of the Kyoto University Mystery Club visit an isolated island, where six months earlier the bodies of architect Nakamura Seiji, his wife, and two servants were found in the burnt remains of a sided house. Army captain, in Burke's stunning follow-up to 's Wayfaring Stranger. Hackberry also finds himself in possession of an artifact rumored to be the Holy Grail, incurring the wrath of a vicious arms dealer who wants the artifact for himself. Dobyns displays his genius for dark comedy in this intricate crime novel set in New Haven, Conn. The death of a motorcyclist in a bizarre accident involves a host of eccentric but plausible characters, including a group of con artists who bilk the gullible by soliciting charitable donations for organizations like Free Beagles from Nicotine Addiction.
By Larry Getlen. July 28, pm Updated July 28, pm. Or does she? A game of passion turns twisted. Hall initially considered telling this depraved love story, inspired by both the public treatment of Hillary Clinton during the election and the trial of Amanda Knox, from shifting perspectives.
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But, in a welcome plot twist this year, two talked-up debuts justified the hype. In this genre, a throat-grabbing opening is obligatory, but what follows often fails to maintain the grip. Authors of successful franchises often become sick of revisiting the same protagonist each year: there are horror stories in publishing about the awful day when a top-selling writer of cop novels suddenly delivers a first-world-war bildungsroman. Both novelists have become expert technicians at the continuation of a signature brand. Peter James showed that a diversion this year into ghost stories with The House on Cold Hill had not diverted energy from his consistently impressive sequence of DS Roy Grace policiers , the 11th of which, You Are Dead Macmillan , confidently combines a cold case with a very hot one.
C rime writing turned up in unexpected places this year. Ian McEwan also blurred genre boundaries in Nutshell Jonathan Cape , an ingenious rewrite of Hamlet as a murder story in which a foetus is both detective and possible victim. This Japanese super-seller, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, is a police-procedural conspiracy thriller involving two disappearances that also rivetingly dramatises the mindsets and lifestyles of contemporary Japan. After publishing new adventures for Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, Anthony Horowitz returns to original work with Magpie Murders Orion , a lovely puzzle in which a writer of sleepy English sleuth stuff may have buried nastier scenes from real life in his latest manuscript. A writer popularised by TV, Ann Cleeves, confirms that she is the best living evoker of landscape, with Cold Earth Macmillan , the seventh book in her Shetland series, in which a landslide reveals crime. There were noteworthy crime debuts from Sanjida Kay, whose Bone by Bone Corvus turns unnervingly on how far a mother should go to protect her child, and Susie Steiner. Her Missing, Presumed Borough Press starts with the sudden disappearance of a woman whose loved ones may have an intriguing variety of reasons to mislead the police.
The Sunday Times has pulled together the best 50 crime and thriller novels of the past five years. Sansom, these are the books that have made our hearts race and our pulses jump. See the list online at www. We wanted to celebrate this fantastic selection of crime books and have collected them together here for you to enjoy. Heartstone by C.