Mystery Novels / Short Novels (6)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2009-10-29 07:23 ID:rGH0FZU/

Thriller / Mystery / Suspense

It's probably my favorite genre next to science fiction and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good books that are easy to get (@ Barnes and Noble, Borders or something of the sort; nothing out of print).

I'm currently reading "Out" by Natsuo Kirino and I finished the translated Short Novels by Nisioisin "Zaregoto" and "Death Note: BB Murders"

Note: It doesn't have to be translated Japanese novels, it just so happens those are the most recent books that I have read because a friend recommended them.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2009-11-18 20:14 ID:tlDMOLmg

Sherlock Holmes, I'm not even kidding they're fucking good. Start with "A Study in Scarlet", it's the first one.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2009-11-20 06:55 ID:IGwTaKWG

What about agatha christie?

4 Name: Bookworm : 2009-12-09 00:12 ID:DzaJvEX2

Edgar Allan Poe
HP Lovecraft

5 Name: Bookworm : 2014-09-06 00:33 ID:FJU3DcYf

Perry Mason novels are great. Especially if you like "Phoenix Wright" games.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2015-08-13 00:59 ID:Heaven

For unadulterated noir, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler are damn fun to read.

For solid, interesting mysteries, I don't think the Nero Wolfe stories can be beat. All the right lessons were taken from Holmes, and without the somewhat strained "and then there was A VERY MYSTERIOUS THING THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY A CLUE" of other famous authors. Even without the mysteries, though, I'd read the stories simply for the interaction of the primary cast and the atmosphere. I cannot recommend these highly enough.

I guess these fall under the category of mysteries as well (although they would as easily fit parody, fantasy, and science fiction), but Randall Garrett's stories of Lord Darcy are top-notch. His alternate universe (magic was scientifically studied, electricity wasn't) is good, the actual mysteries are good, when he's lampooning something and you understand it, it's very good.

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