You can’t take it out of your ears: 10 coolest detectives for the summer

In hot weather it is best to invigorate blood-curdling stories. We picked up ten so fascinating detectives that with them even the summer rush hour in the Moscow metro will fly unnoticed.

Snowman, Yu Nesbø

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Snowman, Yu Nesbø

The seventh novel of the Norwegian writer Yu Nesbe about Harry Hole, a detective from the criminal police department of Oslo. By the heat of the suspicion "Snowman" has already compared with the ride on a roller coaster.

At this time, a detective with a difficult character and a bunch of bad habits, but with excellent detection of crimes, deals with the case of murdered women. Comparing the crimes, Harri Hole notices a detail that unites them: a snowman always appeared at the scene of the murder. Having picked up the undisclosed cases from the past, the detective also sees "snowy" tracks there ... 

"Sweetness on a pie crust", Alan Bradley

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"Sweetness on a pie crust", Alan Bradley

Canadian Alan Bradley began to actively write books closer to seventy. The first of these, “The Shoebox Bible,” has become a bestseller, and the second, Sweetness on a Cake Pie, has already been published in thirty-three countries.

The action of the English detective story takes place in an old aristocratic estate, where the aged colonel de Luce and his three daughters live. The youngest, Flavia, discovers the corpse of an unfamiliar gentleman in the estate. Flavia has to save his father, who was arrested in connection with the discovery, reveal the secrets of the past and investigate the murder. And she will succeed, because despite her eleven, Flavia is well versed in chemistry and has a sharp mind, prone to analysis.

"Sharp objects", Gillian Flynn

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"Sharp objects", Gillian Flynn

If you have already swallowed Gillian Flynn’s most notorious novel “Disappeared,” according to which David Fincher made the film, then the writer's debut book will also appeal to you.

Reporter Camilla Parker works in a regular Chicago newspaper and dreams of a great career. One day Camille tucked under the arm of a chance to become successful and famous: she was assigned to do a report about the mysterious death of little girls in a small town. Camilla goes to a provincial town where she herself was born ...

In the spring, it became known that the HBO channel is planning an adaptation of Sharp Objects, in which Amy Adams will play the main role.

"Night Cinema", Marisha Pessl

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"Night Cinema", Marisha Pessl

The cult director Stanislas Cordova has not made a movie for a long time and hides from people. His films are shown only in closed night shows. However, he will have to get out of the shadow after his daughter Alexander is found dead ...

Journalist Scott McGrath, who has long been interested in the mystery of an unsociable director, begins to suspect even more sinister secrets ...

"Woman at 1000 ° C", Hallgrim Helgason

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"Woman at 1000 ° C", Hallgrim Helgason

Lonely Guerra Bjørnson, a cancer patient, recalls her tumultuous life, full of implausible adventures. Poisonous and mocking old woman remembers almost the entire twentieth century, weaving into her story and the history of Iceland, and detective intrigue, and family dramas.

“And I'll take the dog myself,” Alicia Jimenez Bartlett

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“And I'll take the dog myself,” Alicia Jimenez Bartlett

The book is the Spanish writer of the ironic detectives Alicia Jimenez Bartlett, whose main characters are many familiar characters: the nice lady, police inspector Peter Delikado and her assistant, the junior inspector Fermin Garson.

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

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The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

New Zealand's Eleanor Catton is the youngest winner of the Booker Prize: at the time of the presentation, the writer was 28 years old.

In the "lights" the action takes place against the backdrop of the gold rush in New Zealand in the 60s of the XIX century. The Englishman Walter Madie arrives in a small town where gold miners live. He will have to face the inexplicable murders of a young rich man and a poor drunkard, as well as learn about the conspiracy of respected representatives of the city ...

"The Big Little Lie", Liana Moriarty

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"The Big Little Lie", Liana Moriarty

Australian Liana Moriarty with the same success writes for children and for adults. “Big Little Lie” is a story of three women with their own problems and secrets. Cheerful Madeleine, the beautiful Celeste, young Jane will be united not only by bonds of friendship, but also by a mysterious murder.

In 2017, we are waiting for the series, where the main characters are played respectively by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.

“Where will the corpse be,” Dorothy Lee Sayers

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“Where will the corpse be,” Dorothy Lee Sayers

Dorothy Lee Sayers is one of the most prominent English authors of detective novels in modern England. The heroes of her books are Lord Peter Wimsey, a talented detective with a great sense of humor, and writer Harriet Vane. This time in the center of the plot a mysterious crime on a deserted beach ...

"Ghosts Do Not Lie", Lars Kepler

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"Ghosts Do Not Lie", Lars Kepler

Under the pseudonym Lars Kepler works a married couple of Swedes Alexander and Alexandra Andoril. They invented their hero, Commissar Jon Linna, and they devoted a third book to him.