Best Books - Mystery : Publishers WeeklyChief Insp. Kyozo Hayami, of the Tokyo Metropolitan PD, has to figure out how a construction company executive was killed by a crossbow bolt in the unusual figure eight—shaped house that he shared with his parents and two siblings. Abiko combines laugh-out-loud humor with an ingenious murder plot in this extremely clever impossible crime novel. Set in 18th-century China, the superb third novel featuring librarian Li Du centers on the double murder of a factory owner and his wife. Bestseller Forsyth retires on a high note with this enthralling thriller detailing the nuts and bolts of modern espionage.
Mysteries: Best of 2018
The books here were reviewed in Booklist between May 1, , and April 15, Down the River unto the Sea , by Walter Mosley. Out of jail and getting by as a PI, Joe is reenergized when the woman who accused him of assault admits off the record to taking part in the frame-up. Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women. Exit Strategy , by Steve Hamilton. To escape this deal with the devil, he devises his exit strategy.
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The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. - There are many ways to measure the quality of a crime novel, a mystery, or a thriller. Did it follow the rules of the genre?
Mystery, Crime, and Thriller. She is an investigator of the human heart and mind, and Give Me Your Hand is a fine addition to her body of work—one that should cement her position as one of the most intelligent and daring novelists working in the crime genre today. The Witch Elm by Tana French. Why is it in the tree? The result is that you are taken deep into a fragile, damaged yet somehow rationally irrational psyche.