We’ve hand-picked the following crime books on two criteria: not only are they amazing crime novels in their own rights, but each book is also the first in a series. Read them on their own, or follow your favourite hero through every case in their career. But be warned: these series-starters are known to be habit forming.
Number one bestseller Lee Child's very first novel, which introduced his iconic character Jack Reacher, now reissued in B format
WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.
The gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this.
The bestselling thriller writer of all time - if you haven't read a Dan Brown, where have you been?
NYPD Red is a task force whose job is protecting New York City’s richest, most powerful A-list citizens.
IT'S GORY, IT'S GRIPPING, IT'S GERRITSEN. INTRODUCING DETECTIVE JANE RIZZOLI