5 Books for Newbie Crime Fiction Readers

I absolutely love crime fiction, it’s been apart of me for as long as I could possibly remember. From Nancy Drew, investigator Barbie, to comic books, and eventually to my beloved crime novels, loving investigation is in my veins.

This is all thanks to my mother, she broke me in young watching shows like NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Criminal Minds (a personal favorite), Diagnosis Murder and all the endless lifetime movies.

She also was a avid reader in most crime fiction, which I aspire from.

It became a bonding experience, watching murderers, thieves, and all of the above being caught. It may sound silly to you, but crime fiction runs deeper then the skin, its something I truly dive into.

Before we get into this, let me warn or yet remind you that the term, “crime fiction” is a broad term. These books can run from mystery novels (one of my favorites), thrillers, horror and much more. If it involves crime, we must mention it!

So without further a due, if you’re new to crime fiction and have a desiring love for all things darker, here is 5 books for you!

#5 The Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum

The Drowned Boy is a chilling tale about a young boy with down syndrome drowning in a pond. Now, let me say this isn’t for the faint of heart, but I suppose if you’re reading this post, you know what you’re getting into.

I won’t discuss this one awfully to much, mostly because I had wrote a review on this blog for that particular book.

If you’re interested in that, I will link it here:

#4 Looking for Alaska by John Green

After the hype of The Fault in our Stars in 2013, I had gotten interested in John Greens other books, one of them being Looking for Alaska.

Neither did I know that this actually was a horrific tale written between the lines of a teenage book series.

The mystery is introduced when Alaska is killed in a car crash. She was intoxicated before driving, she we must expect that it was a accident, but through some alibis and the investigation of Miles Halter, Chip Martin, Takumi Hikohito, and Lara Buterskaya, we find that there is a darker meaning and maybe, things weren’t so intentional.



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