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Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

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 gems?

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 Wimsey, 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...

"I want more!"

Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Genres: Anthology, Essays, Mystery, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
  • ISBN-10: 1451696574
  • ISBN-13: 9781451696578