Mysteries and Thrillers

I had to call this ‘traditional’ in order to separate out the urban fantasy detective/mysteries. Look for those over in ‘urban fantasy.’

The Ranger (Quinn Colson #1) by Ace Atkins

The Lost Ones (Quinn Colson #2) by Ace Atkins

King and Maxwell by David Baldacci

Pink Vodka Blues by Neal Barrett, Jr.

Skinny Annie Blues by Neal Barrett, Jr.

Hit Man (Keller #1) by Lawrence Block

The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder #1) by Lawrence Block

Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder #5) by Lawrence Block

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder #6) by Lawrence Block

A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder #10) by Lawrence Block

Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder #14) by Lawrence Block

Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder #15) by Lawrence Block

All the Flowers Are Dying (Matthew Scudder #16) by Lawrence Block

A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder #17) by Lawrence Block

The Burglar on the Prowl (Rhodenbarr #10) by Lawrence Block

The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux, #1) by James Lee Burke

Heaven’s Prisoners (Dave Robicheaux, #2) by James Lee Burke

Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux, #3) by James Lee Burke

A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux, #4) by James Lee Burke

A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux, #5) by James Lee Burke

Rhode Island Red by Charlotte Carter

The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie (1929)

Crooked House by Agatha Christie (1949)

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (Marple, 1950)

Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie (Poirot #28, 1951)

They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie (Marple, 1952)

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (Poirot #29, 1953)

4:50 from Paddington (What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw) by Agatha Christie (Marple, 1957)

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie (1958)

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (Marple #10, 1964)

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (Poirot #36, 1969)

Nemesis by Agatha Christie (Marple #12, 1971)

The Overlook (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly

Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker #1) by John Connolly

Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker #2) by John Connolly

The Lovers (Charlie Parker #8) by John Connolly

The Coroner’s Lunch (Dr. Siri #1) by Colin Cotterill

Thirty-Three Teeth (Dr. Siri #2) by Colin Cotterill

Anarchy and Old Dogs (Dr. Siri #4) by Colin Cotterill

The Merry Misogynist (Dr. Siri #6) by Colon Cotterill

The Rat Catchers’ Olympics (Dr. Siri #11) by Colon Cotterill

The Shaman’s Bones (Charlie Moon #3) by James D. Doss

Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18) by Janet Evanovich

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint

Inspector Singh Investigates: Singpaore School of Villainy by Shamini Flint

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French

Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French

The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad #5) by Tana French

Armadillos and Old Lace by Kinky Friedman

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

What’s A Girl Gotta Do? (Robin Hudson #1) by Sparkle Hayter

Revenge of the Cootie Girls (Robin Hudson #3) by Sparkle Hayter

Chicago Blues: A Collection of Crime Stories About the Real Windy City edited by Libby Fischer Hellmann

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

Caught Stealing (Hank Thompson #1) by Charlie Huston

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance

The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) by Craig Johnson

Death Without Company (Walt Longmire #2) by Craig Johnson

Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire #3) by Craig Johnson

Another Man’s Moccasins (Walt Longmire #4) by Craig Johnson

The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire #5) by Craig Johnson

Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire #6) by Craig Johnson

Hell is Empty (Walt Longmire #7) by Craig Johnson

As the Crow Flies (Walt Longmire #8) by Craig Johnson

Katwalk (Kat Colorado #1) by Karen Kijewski

The Spellman Files (#1) by Lisa Lutz

The Curse of the Spellmans (#2) by Lisa Lutz

Revenge of the Spellmans (#3) by Lisa Lutz

Trail of the Spellmans (#5) by Lisa Lutz

The Last Word (#6) by Lisa Lutz

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #13) by Alexander McCall Smith

Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins #1) by Walter Mosley

A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2) by Walter Mosley

White Butterfly (Easy Rawlins #3) by Walter Mosley

City of Whispers (Sharon McCone #29) by Marcia Muller

Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely

A Dangerous Road (Smokey Dalton #1) by Kris Nelscott

Smoke Filled Rooms (Smokey Dalton #2) by Kris Nelscott

Thin Walls (Smokey Dalton #3) by Kris Nelscott

Stone Cribs (Smokey Dalton #4) by Kris Nelscott

War at Home (Smokey Dalton #5) by Kris Nelscott

Days of Rage (Smokey Dalton #6) by Kris Nelscott

Still Life (Inspector Gamache #1) by Louise Penny

The Cruelest Month (Inspector Gamache #3) by Louise Penny

Fever (Nameless Detective) by Bill Pronzini

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer by Adam Roberts (also in Sci-Fi)

Depth by Lev AC Rosen (also in Sci-Fi)

Until Death by James L. Thane

Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An). Translated by Robert Van Gulik.

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

One Response to Mysteries and Thrillers

  1. Hooligween says:

    An interesting list! Lots of overlap with my own reading tastes (JLB, Walter Mosley, Lawrence Block and Colin Cotterill). I have a suspicion that you might enjoy my fella’s crime novel – it’s tricky to pigeonhole but has shades of all of the above. Info below (let me know if you’d like to try one of the stand-alone short stories to get a feel for the characters…)

    https://murdermayhemandmore.wordpress.com/charity/

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