Excitement and mysterious atmosphere are some of the fascinations of the best crime puzzle books. In fact, this is the reason why the audience chooses this genre. In this book introduction article, we go to the exciting and sometimes scary world of police mystery books and get acquainted with the best of this genre. If you are interested in the mysterious world of these books, do not miss this article.
1. davinchi secret
the writer: Dan Brown
Translator: Hossein Shahrabi (User Suggestion)
Publishers: Statue (suggested by users)
number of pages: 498
The Da Vinci Secret is one of the best-selling and best mystery books of the last two decades. The reason for its popularity is the formation of a riddle in the heart of a historical story and its integration with the present. Dan Brown provides useful information on the history of art and the history of Christianity throughout the story. The story of the book is that a person named Robert Langdon, who is a professor of symbolism and history at Harvard University, is invited to speak in France.
After the lecture, he meets with the museum owner who works at the Louvre; But this meeting never takes place, because that person is killed in a suspicious manner. Robert, now a murder suspect, embarks on an adventure to prove his innocence and, of course, to uncover the truth that he says compels history to rewrite history.
The truth he seeks is about a sect of Christianity and its connection to Da Vinci’s paintings. This is the reason for naming the book. The book was published in 2003 and was well received. In 2006, a film based on it was directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.
Belief is the acceptance of what we think is true, but we are unable to prove.
2. Central Park
the writer: Guillaume Musa
Translator: سعیده بوغیری (suggested by users)
Publishers: Alborz (suggested by users)
number of pages: 368
Guillaume Moussou, the French author of Central Park, traveled to the United States at a young age. This trip later became the source of his ideas for writing his book. The space and the name of this book, which is the name of the famous New York City Park, are all influenced by his travels and stays in this city. Alice Schaefer is a French police officer and the main character of the book. He looks like a normal agent; But the author describes him in an unusual scene that seems to have been unconscious for hours.
Alice wakes up with her hand chained to a stranger. Stranger than their chained bands is their location in Central Park, New York City. Alice’s last memory goes back to the night before in France, when she returned home after meeting her friends. How could he have made it to New York in such a short time?
This strange and surprising beginning encourages the reader to read the rest of the story. In addition, the unpredictability and mysterious atmosphere of the book and the questions that occupy the audience’s mind more and more all make Central Park an exciting puzzle-crime work worth reading.
The young woman, who had lost her balance, tried to think a little. He was willing to admit that he and Gabriel had had so much fun both nights before that they could not remember how the night had reached morning; But it was inconceivable that anyone could have flown them against their will.
3. Murder on the East Expressway
Author: A.Gata Christie
Translator: Mohammad Gozarabadi (suggested by users)
Publishers: Hermes (suggested by users)
number of pages: 279
Agatha Christie, the English author of Poirot’s collection of short stories, is undoubtedly one of the most successful writers in the mystery-crime field. The book “Murder on the East Expressway” is also one of his most popular stories. Agatha Christie’s wife was an archaeologist. Because of this, he traveled around the world with his wife. Istanbul was one of these places. The main idea of the book in this trip was formed in his mind.
Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie, the detective and lovable character of the stories, is on a train to Istanbul. The suspected murder on the train forces him to do his usual job of discovering the truth. He pursues his research with the help of the doctor on the train. Agatha Christie plots an enigma in this story, and after accompanying the reader with her, she unveils all its secrets beautifully and delicately. Based on this story, a movie starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz was made in 2017.
This is exactly what I want to tell you: last night there was a murder on the train and the killer was right in my compartment! He paused to put some effective emphasis on his career.
4. silence of the Lambs
the writer: Thomas Harris
Translator: نیلوفر اسکندریفرد (Suggested by users)
Publishers: نیکفرجام (suggested by users)
number of pages: 310
Perhaps when Thomas Harris, a writer and crime reporter, created Dr. Lecter as a lesser-known figure in The Red Dragon, he did not think he would later become one of the most famous fictional characters in the world of literature as the protagonist of The Silence of the Lambs. In the silence of the lambs, in addition to excitement and riddle, fear and dread are also senses that are received from the space of the book.
The author in this work was not just looking for the fun and emotional aspect of the story. He also shows the psychological issue and the psychological and behavioral dimensions of the characters. All of these features make The Silence of the Lambs one of the best detective story books ever.
The book was published in 1988 and was well received by the audience. Based on this story, Jonathan Demi made a film in 1991 starring Anthony Hopkins. She won five Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. If you like horror movies, do not miss watching this movie.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness.
5. A woman in the cabin 10
the writer: روث ور
Translator: Zahra Hedayati (User Suggestion)
Publishers: Nun (suggested by users)
number of pages: 352
One of the salient features of mystery and crime books is the curiosity and excitement that they create in the audience. “Woman in Cabin 10” makes good use of this feature. It could not be dropped until the end of the story! Rothver wrote this book in 2016 after the success of his previous book (In a Dark Dark Forest).
The story of the book takes place on cruise ships in the heart of the sea. The book’s main character, Lubbock Locke, is a reporter for a travel magazine. He is very happy to have his mission on a luxury ship and begins his journey. Everything from the weather to the ship’s facilities is very good and pleasant from the beginning. Until Lubeck sees a woman being thrown from the ship into the sea.
From this moment on, everything changes for him and is the beginning of his adventure to find the truth. This story has excitement and mystery and scary atmosphere in all its moments. This feature puts it on the list of one of the best crime mystery books of recent years.
There is a reason we keep thoughts in our brains most of the time. Their place outside is not safe at all.
the writer: Truman Capote
Translator: Bahreh Raskh (User Suggestion)
Publishers: Scientific and cultural publication (suggested by users)
number of pages: 353
In 1959, in the small town of Halkum in Kansas, USA, two men massacred a family of four in a horrific crime. Truman Capote wrote The Cold War based on this true story in 1966. For the book, he spent six years in the Kansas area researching and interviewing townspeople and acquaintances of those killed. This book is the result of his research, which examines all aspects of this crime in the form of a story. It is unique in its kind, especially for that time.
What makes Cold Blood one of the best books of unparalleled crime mystery is the author’s accurate account of the story, the study of the story’s characters psychologically, and the social, cultural, and religious analysis of the crime scene. The value of the book increases to the point where the author, completely impartially, without judging others and with a particular orientation, explains to the audience only the truth of the story and the main characters and the society in which the crime took place. Ultimately, it is the audience that judges the contribution and influence of each of the characters and environmental factors in the occurrence of the crime.
Of course, imagination can open any door; Turn the key and let the panic enter.
7. Shutter Island
the writer: Dennis Lahin
Translator: کوروش سلیمزاده (Suggested by users)
Publishers: Spring (suggested by users)
number of pages: 436
There is a hospital on Shutter Island where one of the mentally ill has disappeared. Teddy Daniels from the US Marshalls goes there with his colleague to investigate. From the very beginning of their arrival, everything is suspicious. In addition to the disappearance of the patient in that area, which is itself very suspicious, the reaction of the hospital staff to this event is also strange. They have a normal and worry-free approach to this issue.
Waking up, after all, is inevitably similar to being born again. You wake up with no past. Then, with a few yawns and opening and closing your eyes, you reassemble your past.
the writer: Lee Child
Translator: محمد عباسآبادی (Suggested by users)
Publishers: Statue (suggested by users)
number of pages: 534
Lee Child began the Jack Reacher story series in 1997 with The Murder. The formation of this collection was due to the audience’s acceptance of the book of the massacre. So far, 26 stories from this collection have been published, 19 of which have been translated into Persian. Jack Reacher is the main character of this series. He is a former police officer and is very skilled in his previous job.
He is arrested for murder while his soul is not aware of this crime and at the same time he is involved in the murder of his brother. During his interrogation, he reveals the secret of one of his previous cases. In this way, more details are added to the story. Lee Child’s fascinating character and thrilling story in The Murder encourages the reader to follow the other stories in the series.
When people say they slept like a child, do they mean they slept well? Or do they mean that they wake up every 10 minutes while screaming?
9. A girl with a dragon badge
the writer: Stig Larsen
Translator: Azadeh Heydarian (User Suggestion)
Publishers: چکاوک (suggested by users)
number of pages: 679
“Girl with the Dragon Badge” is one of three Swedish crime-detective books by Swedish author and journalist Stig Larsen. The book won the UK National Book Award in 2009. The story of the book is that Harriet Wenger disappeared 40 years ago in a suspicious manner; But his uncle is still looking for the truth.
He hires a journalist named Blue McVist to do so. Their quest to discover the truth takes them to the heart of exciting and terrifying adventures. Based on this story, a film directed by David Fincher was made in 2011.
By my definition, friendship is based on two pillars: respect and trust. Both of these elements must be present and reciprocal. You can respect someone; But if you do not trust him, your friendship with him will end.
10. Big little lies
the writer: Lian Moriarty
Translator: Sahar Hesabi (suggested by users)
Publishers: Amout (suggested by users)
number of pages: 448
A murder school takes place on the night of fundraising. This is the beginning of the story of the book of big little lies. This exciting and strange beginning of the reader accompanies the story well. To solve this puzzle, the author uses flashbacks to the past to illustrate the lives of three mothers of school students. They all deal with domestic violence in some way, and the audience sees the effects of this type of violence on them and their children.
In this part of the book, in which the author narrates the personal lives of these three mothers, the psychological dimension of the story is seen more than its enigmatic aspect. However, we return to the main conundrum of the book and encounter an unexpected ending. Based on this story, a TV adaptation directed by David Kelly was made in 2017, which became one of the most popular miniseries.
I mean, if a man is ugly and fat, he can still be funny, lovable and successful; But it seems to be the most embarrassing thing a woman can be.
Choosing a book to list the best puzzle books is a difficult task, as all works in this genre are exciting and interesting. What is your experience of the exciting world of mystery-crime books? What book title do you think is missing from this exciting list?