Detective & mystery

If your idea of the perfect novel involves stepping into the role of amateur sleuth, then detective and mystery books are the pick for you. From locked-room murders to elaborate heists, our bestselling titles like Apples Never Fall, No Plan B, Wrong Place, Wrong Time and The Night She Disappeared – plus the latest from crime-writing favourites like Jo Nesbø and Tim Weaver – will never fail to keep readers in nail-biting suspense with their brilliantly crafted storytelling.


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Police procedural bundle

After a dose of escapism or want to sharpen your mystery-solving skills? This book bundle of five perfectly-plotted crime novels is yours to enjoy for £15.

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Wyndham and Banerjee series

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Harry Hole series

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A collage of photos of Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more against a black, shadowy background.

Reading list

Penguin authors pick their favourite crime novels

Lisa Jewell, Abir Mukherjee, Sarah Pearse and more on the crime books that shaped them, and the genre itself,.

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