Best crime fiction books for 2015
Who does not love a good thriller to read while chilling on the beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua? Really, you could be anywhere and enjoy a good book. Justice and suspense are two of the most satisfying outcomes for any reader of fiction, so it is not surprising that people eat the genre up like hotcakes during a famine.
So, when you are taking a break from bingo sites like www.bingosweets.com to delve into a good mystery, you will want to know who to read. Who are some of the hottest authors in this category, and what are some of the best books available for 2015? Without further ado, read on to get a full list for intrepid readers: just be prepared to stay glued to the written word as you flip the pages to find out what happens next.
The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
Technically, this book was definitely not released recently. In fact, it is the 60th anniversary of the publication of this classic. This edition comes with an intro by John Sutherland, and in hardback form, this makes for just as good of a read, only with a nicer package. Tom Ripley, as readers know by now, goes on to charm, and ultimately kill in this highly readable novel. You can take this one around the world and be mesmerised!
What She Left Behind, by TR Richmond
This psychological thriller was hot before it was even published as it was the subject of a hotly-contested bidding war between publishers. Ultimately, this story about a young girl who dies, leaving a digital trail behind, and her ex-professor who tries to piece together the jigsaw puzzle of her untimely death is just that for the reader, a mental maze to try to make sense of. This well-written book lets the mind race and the imagination wander.
Hack, by Crowley
This work of suspenseful fiction promotes New York City as a character in and of itself, a fast-moving blur with plenty of mysteries to be explored. This is a piece of satire, to be sure, what with plot points like a tabloid journalist set on the trail murdered gay husband of a restaurant critic. Cause of death? Murdered with a piece of his rear end cut clean off, which was then cooked and eaten. It bears mentioning that this one is grisly as well, but for those that can make it through this one, there is sardonic fun to be had.
Woman of the Dead, by Bernhard
This German sensation has already swept across Europe, selling some millions of copies around the continent. The stories focuses on a wife and mother with a morbid past; of course, details emerge about this secret history when her husband is killed in what looks like a hit-and-run accident. This is a story of revenge with plenty of plot turns and twists in places where you least expect them. It is written with a gripping tenor, translated expertly by Bell, and is worth your time and money.