Best Crime Books Ever

August 16, 2018

This is one of the most popular book genres - Isn't? Who doesn't love reading a book with tons of twists and turns in every turn of the page? Here are our Best Crime Books of all time. 


1 The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins | Mystery Classics


Franklin Blake gives his beloved, Rachel Verinder a moonstone gem which soon disappears, but Franklin resolves to solve the mystery of the missing gem.

2 The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Fiction


Excellent classic! Download it today!

3 The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka | Humanities and Arts


The Trial (German: Der Process) is a novel by Franz Kafka about a character named Josef K., who awakens one morning and, for reasons never revealed, is arrested and prosecuted for an unspecified crime. According to Kafka's friend Max Brod, the author never finished the novel and wrote in his will that it was to be destroyed. After his death, Brod went against Kafka's wishes and edited The Trial into what he felt was a coherent novel and had it published in 1925.

4 The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

G. K. Chesterton | Mystery Classics


The beloved fictional detective Father Brown solves 12 of his most puzzling cases in this copiously annotated edition.

5 The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins | Mystery Classics


Walter Hartright encounters a mysterious woman dressed entirely in white, whom he later discovers escaped from an insane asylum.

6 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Mystery Classics


Twelve fascinating stories recount the investigations of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they try to solve crimes in Victorian London.

7 The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler | Fiction Classics


The classic book, The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler.

8 The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe | Short Stories Classics


"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination".

9 Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky | Fiction Classics


Raskolnikov kills two people in the belief that some people are "extraordinary" and have the right to kill others in order to improve the state of the world.

10 Armadale


Wilkie Collins | Fiction Classics


Allen Armadale murders the father of his cousin who is also named Allen Armadale, and he eventually confesses to the crime.

11 The Old Man in the Corner

The Old Man in the Corner

Baroness Orczy | Mystery Classics


A nameless, eccentric old man, sitting in the corner of a London tea shop, uses pure deduction to solve a series of baffling crimes.