Best crime books of 2021

Silent Parade

Silent Parade

Keigo Higashino

The new book by the international bestelling Japanese crime writer Keigo Higashino, featuring Dectective Galileo, Higashino's much-loved character from The Devotion of Suspect X, The Salvation of a Saint, and A Midsummer's...

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The Family

The Family

Naomi Krupitsky

A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself.

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 Read reviewNancy Business

Nancy Business

R.W.R. McDonald

Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cozy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys.

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The Hush

The Hush

Sara Foster

Everything can change in a heartbeat ... The pulse-pounding new thriller from the bestselling author of You Don't Know Me

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 Read reviewI Shot the Devil

I Shot the Devil

Ruth McIver

A dark, twisty thriller of small town buried secrets.     

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The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

The second novel in the record-breaking, million-copy bestselling Thursday Murder Club Series.

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Judas 62

Judas 62

Charles Cumming

The second book in Charles Cumming's gripping new thriller series surrounding BOX 88 - a covert intelligence organization that operates below the radar.

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Murders

The Orchard Murders

Robert Gott

A novel about revenge, obsession, and the dangerous gullibility of religious fanatics.

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The Russian Wife

The Russian Wife

Barry Maitland

Fraud, betrayal and murder, set in the high-stakes world of fine art. 'Barry Maitland is one of Australia's finest crime writers.' - Sunday Tasmanian

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Girl One

Girl One

Sara Flannery Murphy

Eighteen women down to two, two down to.... Girl One.

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Better Off Dead: (Jack Reacher 26)

Better Off Dead: (Jack Reacher 26)

Lee Child, Andrew Child

Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he's about to find a big one, on a deserted road in Arizona, where a car has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Minutes later, Reacher is heading into town.

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CSI Told You Lies

CSI Told You Lies

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie, host of the incredibly successful Australian True Crime podcast speaks to the forensic pathologists, homicide detectives, defence barristers and victims' families in this moving and gripping study of violent crime...

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The Girl Remains

The Girl Remains

Katherine Firkin

A chilling police thriller set in a small coastal town on the Mornington Peninsula, where the discovery of human bones on an isolated beach has reawakened a twenty-year-old cold case...

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 Read reviewThe Long, Long Afternoon

The Long, Long Afternoon

Inga Vesper

A gripping and beguiling debut reading group mystery for fans of Tigers in Red Weather and Tangerine.

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The Long Game

The Long Game

Simon Rowell

A tightly-wound debut crime novel set in Melbourne and surrounds, for fans of Sarah Bailey, Garry Disher and J. M. Green

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1979

1979

Val McDermid

The first breathtaking thriller in a brand-new, pulse-pounding series from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid.

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Before You Knew My Name

Before You Knew My Name

Jacqueline Bublitz

An extraordinary, unputdownable debut novel exploring trauma, connection, and our cultural obsession with dead girls.

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The Stoning

The Stoning

Peter Papathanasiou

A small outback town wakes to a savage murder.

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Fromage

Fromage

Sally Scott

Fans of MC Beaton, Kerry Greenwood and Richard Osman will love Sally Scott's Alex Grant whodunnit series

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 Special priceWild Place

Wild Place

Christian White

In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance

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The Deep

The Deep

Kyle Perry

If you encounter the Black Wind while out there at sea, all you can do is race back to shore. There's no predicting it, no sailing it, no living with it. And if you're a Dempsey, it can play tricks on your mind. . .

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The Night Village

The Night Village

Zoe Deleuil

What do you do when a house guest has overstayed their welcome? A novel about family secrets and the impact of an unexpected arrival.

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The Curlew's Eye

The Curlew’s Eye

Karen Manton

A psychological thriller and contemporary gothic novel set around an isolated and abandoned ruined homestead in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

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 Read reviewCanticle Creek

Canticle Creek

Adrian Hyland

Two bodies. One long hot summer. A town that will never be the same.

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When You Are Mine

When You Are Mine

Michael Robotham

For as long as we both shall live? A pulse-racing standalone thriller by the #1 bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps, now a major TV series

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Catch Us the Foxes

Catch Us the Foxes

Nicola West

Twin Peaks meets The Dry in a deliciously dark and twisted tale that unravels a small Australian country town

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Billy Summers

Billy Summers

Stephen King

Billy Summers is Stephen King's gripping and compelling novel about a contract killer, an ex-marine, with one last payday to earn before he retires. Once again King sets his storytelling talent on a new path with this epic new...

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City on Fire

City on Fire

Don Winslow

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel Trilogy, The Force, and Broken comes the first novel in an epic crime saga about the Irish and Italian crime syndicates in America during the 1980s and 1990s

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