Top 10 best-selling crime novels of last five years on Kobo revealed – just in time to make a list for your beach holiday
Watch our video where crime writer and former president of the Detection Club Simon Brett OBE gives you a guide to these contemporary crime classics
There’s nothing like a gripping thriller or crime novel to sink your teeth into during your summer holiday.
And one man who knows a thing or two about the genre is Simon Brett OBE. As a crime fiction writer, from novels, plays, TV shows and radio and former president of the Detection Club – a society set up in the 1930s by a group of mystery writers including Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, who better to give you a guide to the best contemporary crime novels to add to your holiday reading list.
Watch our video where Simon and writer Emma Kenny count down the top 10 best-selling crime novels of all time on Kobo – and find out some fascinating facts about the novels and authors who wrote them.
Top 10 Bestselling Crime Novels of all Time from Kobo
1. One Cold Night - Katia Lief
2. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
4. Gone Again - Doug Johnstone
5. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
6. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest - Stieg Larsson
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
8. The Detective's Daughter - Lesley Thomson
9. Never Tell - Alafair Burke
10. Taken - Jacqui Rose
Kobo is Canada’s answer to the Kindle. It’s a device that millions of people prefer to use for their e-reading pleasure. The company has recently come through with a list of the 10 bestselling crime novels of the last five years via the Kobo Store. The British author Simon Brett presents the top 10 in the video, which you can watch above. It could help you plan your summer holiday reading.
Every year in the May 1 issue, our Mystery Showcase, Booklist compiles the 10 best adult crime novels reviewed over the previous 12 months. As a special treat to The Booklist Reader faithful, we’ve collected all of these titles from the past decade, spanning 2006–2015, in this post, with links to their respective reviews. Thanks to one of those 10 best lists stretching to 11 titles (in 2007), that makes for 101 novels that will keep you reading into the next year, or at least until August. Put on your best trench coat, grab a spot in your favorite shadowy alley, and dive in.
Ever since I grew up I have loved to read any book that has a crime thriller story. You have just had the opportunity to explore my reviews and recommendations of these 10 Best Crime Thriller Novels. I do hope that it has provided you with the details that you were seeking so that you can make your choice of the next crime thriller novel that you will be reading.