I've written each day about my new book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, which contains a dozen stories about mystery and intrigue. So today I thought I would list ten of my favorite crime and mystery books of all time (both fiction and nonfiction), which I look to for inspiration.
In no particular order, they include:
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
- The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
- Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
- Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
- Killshot by Elmore Leonard
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Who did I leave off? Who are your favorite crime and mystery writers? Let me know.
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David Grann is the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession