Watch our video where crime writer and former president of the Detection Club Simon Brett OBE gives you a guide to these contemporary crime classics
There’s nothing like a gripping thriller or crime novel to sink your teeth into during your summer holiday.
And one man who knows a thing or two about the genre is Simon Brett OBE. As a crime fiction writer, from novels, plays, TV shows and radio and former president of the Detection Club – a society set up in the 1930s by a group of mystery writers including Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, who better to give you a guide to the best contemporary crime novels to add to your holiday reading list.
Watch our video where Simon and writer Emma Kenny count down the top 10 best-selling crime novels of all time on Kobo – and find out some fascinating facts about the novels and authors who wrote them.
Top 10 Bestselling Crime Novels of all Time from Kobo
- One Cold Night – Katia Lief
- The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
- Gone Again – Doug Johnstone
- The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
- The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson
- The Detective’s Daughter – Lesley Thomson
- Never Tell – Alafair Burke
- Taken – Jacqui Rose