Top 10 Must-Read Crime Books to Read in 2020
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Ten of the Best Crime Novels

Most of us have that “crazy” feeling to read and watch about crimes. And yes, real-life crimes always keep us shocked from our inside, but we can’t get rid of reading crimes because it makes us live inside the crime (we are so curious!). Here is a list of the most thrilling crime books ever. Try at least a few books if you want an exciting change to your life in 2020.

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1.     The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the Swedish writer and reporter Stieg Larsson’s crime thriller book. It was published in 2005 becoming a global bestseller. This is the first book of the Millennium series.

Harriet Vanger, a patriarch of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, died more than 40 years earlier. These years ago, her elderly uncle is still looking for reality. To investigate, he recruits Mikael Blomkvist; a crusading journalist caught in a libel conviction. He’s being assisted by the pierced and tattooed punk wunderkind Lissaboneth Salander. This is their story!

Genre – Crime

Pages – 465

Goodreads rating – 4.13/5

Our rating – 8.3/10

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2.     Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Nick and Amy, a happily lived couple so far are getting ready for their fifth wedding anniversary. Everything is prepared, but Amy got suddenly disappeared without any sign. Where has she gone? What is hidden in the silver gift box in her bedroom closet?

Genre – Crime

Pages – 415

Goodreads rating – 4.06/5

Our rating – 8.2/10

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3.     The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium #3) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3) by Stieg Larsson

Lisboaeth Salander-the core of two previous books by Larsson-lies in serious condition, a bullet shot to her back, in a Swedish city hospital’s intensive care. She is battling in more aspects than that for her life: when and if she survives, she will be forced back to Sweden to face trial for three murders. With the support of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, would she be able to prove her innocence?

Genre – Crime

Pages – 563

Goodreads rating – 4.22/5

Our rating – 8.4/10

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4.     The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Each morning Rachel boards the same commuter train. She recognizes that each time she waits at the same signal, watching a back gardens wall. She’s already begun to feel like she understands the people living in one of the buildings.  Their life is perfect as she sees it. If only Rachel can be happy about it. And afterwards, she sees something frightening. It’s just a minute before the train keeps moving on, but that it’s enough. Now that’s changed everything. Rachel already has an opportunity of becoming part of the lives that she is only tried to watch from time to time. Now they’re going to see; she’s a lot more than just the train kid.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 336

Goodreads rating – 3.92/5

Our rating – 7.9/10

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5.     And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Next, there had been ten a beautiful collection of tourists invited to a little private island off of the Devon coast as weekend visitors. Its host, an eccentric millionaire unidentified for all of them, can be discovered anywhere. All the visitors have in particular is an evil history they don’t want to reveal and a mystery that will cement their fate, for each one was labelled each murder. In each room of the house is hung on the wall, a popular nursery rhyme.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 264

Goodreads rating – 4.26/5

Our rating – 8.5/10

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6.     The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling

Cormoran Strike scrapes by as a private detective despite sacrificing his leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, he keeps moving forward. Strike is down to one client, so lenders are coming knocking. He also just decided to break up with his long-standing partner and stays in his workplace. He soon becomes to know that his sister, known as Cuckoo the legendary model has been dead a few months earlier by suicide. Strike doesn’t believe this and starts the mission of finding out the murders of his sister.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 456

Goodreads rating – 3.86/5

Our rating – 7.8/10

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7.     In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, four members of the Clutter family were brutally killed by bursts of a weapon carried a few centimetres from their hands in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. There has been no apparent reason for the murder, and now almost no indications were given.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 456

Goodreads rating – 3.86/5

Our rating – 7.8/10

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8.     Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #10) by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #10) by Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, the Orient Express halts in its paths with a snowbank. For the time of year, the lavish train is remarkably packed, but it’s one passenger less by the morning. An American tycoon lay dead in his dressing room, killed a dozen times, his door was locked from within.

Private investigator Hercule Poirot, alone and with a murderer in their midst, must locate the perpetrator-if he or she tries to strike again.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 456

Goodreads rating – 3.86/5

Our rating – 7.8/10

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9.     Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects is US novelist Gillian Flynn’s 2006 debut novel. The book was first released on September 26, 2006, by Shaye Areheart Publishing, and later re-printed by Broadway Books. The story portrays Camille Preaker, a reporter who should travel to her neighbourhood to write on a string of horrific crimes.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 254

Goodreads rating – 3.97/5

Our rating – 8.0/10

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10. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Research in Scarlet is a detective novel by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle published in 1887. The tale traces the very first image of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, who will become popular fiction’s most renowned private investigator duo. The name of the book comes from a talk given to his friend and chronicler Watson by Holmes, a consultant investigator, about the quality of his work, in which he explains the tale.

Genre – Crime

Pages – 254

Goodreads rating – 3.97/5

Our rating – 8.0/10

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