Year-end is the time to look back at the books that you have read. Added to that if you are into Agatha Christie, you must check out these set of novels mentioned below. Here is a list of the 20 best crime novels of 2021 in case you have missed.
20 Best Crime Novels of 2021 | Top 20 Crime Novels of 2021
- The Push – Ashley Audrain
- Arsenic and Adobo – Mia P. Manansala
- Your Neighbour’s Wife – Tony Parsons
- Exit – Belinda Bauer
- The Coffin Maker’s Garden – Stuart McBride
- Transient Desires – Donna Leon
- If I Fall – Merilyn Davies
- The Bone Code – Kathy Reichs
- True Crime Story – Joseph Knox
- Every Last Fear – Alex Finlay
- The Perfect Daughter – Daniel Palmer
- The Jealousy Man and Other Stories – Jo Nesbo
- The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward
- Instinct – Jason M. Hough
- The Maidens – Alex Michaelides
- Death at Greenway – Lori Rader-Day
- Survive the Night – Riley Sager
- A Caller’s Game – J. D. Barker
- Hairpin Bridge – Taylor Adams
- The Wife Upstairs – Rachel Hawkins
The Push – Ashley Audrain
An edgy, psychological drama about the construction and contravention of a family – and a woman whose experience of maternity is not anything at all what she wished for – and the whole thing she dreaded.
Arsenic and Adobo – Mia P. Manansala
Lila Macapagal’s life is certainly a roller coaster – first, she goes through a breakup, then she moves back home to get over that. As soon as her life seems to fall in place, her ex-boyfriend dies after confronting her and now she is under police vigilance – what’s going to happen next?
Your Neighbour’s Wife – Tony Parsons
This is a book on how a perfect life of an amazing person goes downhill and turns out to be a living nightmare just because of a one night stand when that person she slept with confesses that he wants to be in a serious relationship but she is already committed to someone else – and is murder the only way out?
Exit – Belinda Bauer
Felix was present in the lane to show an act of kindness to perform charity but later she was running from police as she did something horrific – what is it and why?
The Coffin Maker’s Garden – Stuart McBride
The book is as thrilling as the title with detective investigations, a killer, and human remaining buried in a garden.
Transient Desires – Donna Leon
To get to the bottom of a case where a young man is accused of sin, Brunetti needs the help of the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera.
If I Fall – Merilyn Davies
Four friends are bound by a single secret and an incident of suicide takes place but is it suicide? Does that have anything to do with these four friends?
The Bone Code – Kathy Reichs
Tempe found similarities between the recently found dead bodies and the unsolved case she received while in Quebec. But somehow the health authority of South Carolina is very much eager about this investigation. Later she realizes the secrets were meant to be kept as a secret, as someone was trying to keep them concealed.
True Crime Story – Joseph Knox
With the disappearance of Zoe, Evelyn, a writer gets obsessed with the fact of the place where the missing ones go? The revelation is far more tragic and shocking.
Every Last Fear – Alex Finlay
Every Last Fear deals with Matt Pine’s journey on disclosing the truth behind the abrupt death of his mom, dad, brother, and sister. On the other hand Danny, Matt’s older brother is behind bars under the accusation of murdering his girlfriend Charlotte – now it is up to Matt, how is he going to unravel the secret?
The Perfect Daughter – Daniel Palmer
Penny Francone – the attention of this book – a murder. This book is about truth, lies, secrets, and betrayal behind a teenager’s multiple personality disorder.
The Jealousy Man and Other Stories – Jo Nesbo
This collection of short stories by the renowned author concentrates on two themes – power and jealousy. And how to end these dominant emotions – murder.
The Last House on Needless Street – Catriona Ward
An unspeakable secret is what is binding a teenage girl who isn’t permitted to go outside and a drinker, but things will change with the arrival of a new neighbor.
Instinct – Jason M. Hough
Officer Mary Whittaker is slowly getting acquainted with the small town named Silvertown, through some strange incidents and crimes, after digging deep it turns out it is much more than a small crime.
The Maidens – Alex Michaelides
Mariana is aware of the fact that Edward Fosca is a murder, but he is untouchable. But after certain murders Mariana could not keep this thing to herself, she needs to prove that he is murdered at any cost – even her life.
Death at Greenway – Lori Rader-Day
While Bridey Kelly is in Greenway a body washes ashore, and, certainly, the body is not of a war victim but a victim of a murderer – and now she must know th21e truth behind this dead body.
Survive the Night – Riley Sager
Charlie is on the road with Josh Baxter having a conversation avoiding the topic of the three students who got stabbed in a year – but later Charlie suspects some inconsistency in Josh’s story and Charlie could very well be Josh’s next victim.
A Caller’s Game – J. D. Barker
A very mysterious and edgy story by Barker – it focuses on Jordan Briggs who is at the peak of the broadcast world but with a shattering family. One day one man calls into the show and asks her to play a game, she agrees to have a kick start in the morning, and turns out deadly in the live show.
Hairpin Bridge – Taylor Adams
Story of two sisters, Lena and Cambry, one is trying to find the truth behind the sudden death of the other – and the truths will bring up a huge question, did they even know each other well?
The Wife Upstairs – Rachel Hawkins
A book with delicious suspense – wit – feminist sensibility, consisting of themes such as ill attraction, forbidden romance, the story of Jane is worth reading.
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20 Best Crime Novels of 2021 | Top 20 Crime Novels of 2021