This is the season to read a good murder mystery as you lay in bed, enjoying the cooler weather. And nothing beats reading a good novel. That is why we made a list of the 7 best classic murder mystery books of all time. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!
Why classic murder mystery books you ask? Besides being the right season, who doesn’t love a good mystery? These novels have aged like fine wine and if you love a good mystery, then these are must reads. You can see the full list below!
The 7 Best Classic Murder Mystery Books of All Time
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
- Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
- The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji
- The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco
Classic Mysery Books
It is only right to start off the list an Agatha Christie novel. And we didn’t pick the obvious choices either. Murder on the Orient Express is a fun detective novel that showcases why Christie is considered the queen of mystery.
Speaking of Christie novels, a novel that was inspired by her novel And Then There Were None is The Decagon House Murders. It is a Japanese novel that follows seven university students that go to a remote island and chaos ensues.
A subgenre that once swept the nation a century ago is hardboiled fiction. We included two classics; The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep. These are detective mystery novels that are violent and bloody. Even a century later, these novels still hold up well.
These are the 7 best classic murder mystery books of all time. What other classic mystery novels would you like to see o future lists? How many of these have you read? Let us know in the comments below!