Detective & mystery

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Wyndham and Banerjee series

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

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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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Harry Hole series

A photo of a selection of children's crime books on a red background with a magnifying glass hovering over the book The London Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

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13 must-read crime and mystery books

From stolen paintings to shocking murder mysteries, these suspenseful children’s stories are awash with terrible crimes and perfect for young riddle-solvers

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