Riot Headline 10 Exciting Books to Read this Summer

#crime fiction

Who Was Agatha Christie?

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime, was arguably the best detective novelist of all time. We look at Christie's life and legacy.

Barrels of Bad Apples: Copaganda in Crime Books

A look at the role of copaganda in crime books and the ways that different authors have challenged these representations of police.

20 Of the Best Mafia Books

A big roundup of the best mafia books across several genres, including young adult and romance, fiction and nonfiction.

Get to Know Nordic Noir With These 10 Novels

Get to know the Nordic Noir genre with these ten chilling novels, both classics and new releases in the genre.

5 Crime Novels Where the Crime Is Beside the Point

Maybe it's mood, or debate, or wit--each of these crime novels focuses not so much on the crime, but on other themes and aspects of storytelling.

Legendary Mystery Writer Mary Higgins Clark Has Died at 92

A look at the life and legacy of Mary Higgins Clark, who died on Friday, January 31 at age 92.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

Continue your tour of the United States of mystery in the American South with these essential Louisiana crime fiction books.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

Get to know the essential crime fiction of Georgia.

Women Have Always Loved Reading Thrillers—Just Ask the Victorians

Thrillers are having a moment, but this trend started in the 19th century. Domestic thrillers and sensation fiction have more in common than you may think.

Y’all, I’m Getting Pretty Excited About Agora’s Diverse Crime Fiction

Get to know Agora's new diverse crime fiction books and set yourself up for adding even more excellent inclusive books to your TBR.