Crime bloggers recommended reading list #KillerFest

We asked 15 different crime bloggers and reviewers to pick 5 crime books they would recommend to any reader.

With thanks to Crime Book Club, A Crime Reader’s Blog, Miss Chapter’s Reviews, Killing Time Crime, Keith B Walters, Our Book Reviews, Shotsmag Confidential, Laura’s Little Book Blog, Books and Reviews, Dark Readers, Reading Room with a View, Gymkhana Club, House of Crime and Mystery and The Welsh Librarian.

Here’s their list:
** denotes recommended multiple times

A House of Knives by William Shaw

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell

A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Song from Dead Lips by William Shaw

Angel’s Flight by Michael Connelly

Bird Box  by Josh Malerman

Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

Bloodstream  by Tess Gerritson

Broadchurch by Erin Kelly

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson **

Cut Dead by Mark Sennen.

Cut Short by Leigh Russell

Dead Man Walking by Paul Finch

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie **

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Dissolution by C J Sansom

Drive by James Sallis

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

Farewell my Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn **

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

Helen Grace series by MJ Arlidge

I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Misery by Stephen King

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie **

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

One for the Money – Janet Evanovich

Postmortem – Patricia Cornwall**

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

Shatter The Bones by Stuart Macbride

Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary

The Abomination by Jonathan Holt

The Accident by C.L. Taylor

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler **

The Black Echo by Michael Connolly

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith**

The Coroner by M.R. Hall

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown **

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson **

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins **

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle **

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

The Long Fall by Julia Crouch

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Three by Sarah Lotz

The Unquiet Grave by Steven Dunne

The White Trilogy by Ken Bruen

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell

An Unsuitable Job For A Woman by P D James

Want to Play by P.J Tracy

Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback

Any Sherlock Holmes Story

Anything by Agatha Christie but I love The Sitafford Mystery

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