The world’s greatest mystery writers on the world’s greatest mystery novels:
Michael Connelly on The Little Sister . . .
Kathy Reichs on The Silence of the Lambs . . .
Mark Billingham on The Maltese Falcon . . .
Ian Rankin on I Was Dora Suarez . . .
With so many mystery novels to
choose among, and so many new titles appearing each year, where should a
reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden
In the most ambitious anthology
of its kind yet attempted, the world’s leading mystery writers have come
together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a
series of personal essays that often reveal as much about the authors
and their own work as they do about the books that they love, 119
authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be
indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha
Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from
Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter
Books to Die For brings together the cream of the mystery
world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new
to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to
discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever
finished a mystery novel and thought . . .