> Skip to content

Test your deductive powers against some of the world’s tangliest crime fiction.

For fans of crime writing, there’s great self-satisfaction to be felt when you crack the case before book’s end. But then, there’s that even greater thrill when you think you’ve solved it but suddenly realise you’ve got it oh-so wrong. Love your crime fiction twistier than a rollercoaster and turnier than a hairpin? Here are some books that’ll test your detective skills to their limits.

  • From the author of The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It, a taut, gripping thriller about the deadly secrets that hide in plain sight . . .

  • ONE FALSE MOVE is classic Goddard, a twisting mystery that quickly becomes a heart-stopping thriller...

  • The brilliant new thriller from the international bestselling author described by Dan Brown as 'the modern master of the hook and twist'.

  • The heart-stopping new novel of deception and delusion from the bestselling author of The Girl in Kellers Way.

  • A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making A Murderer on its head, Greenlight will shock with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.

  • In this must-read thriller, an ambitious young cop suspects there's more to random, horrific murders in her small town and stumbles upon the first known Omnikiller – a serial killer who cannot be profiled because his M.O. is constantly changing . . .

  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox, a dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.

  • Nordic Noir goes Icelandic with the internationally bestselling Dark Iceland series launch.

  • The bestselling novel of the year.

  • Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high-school whodunit.

  • In this twisting, page-turning thriller, an ambitious documentary filmmaker seeks the release of a convicted killer. But is she just a puppet in a sinister game?

  • You think you know the truth. The truth is you know nothing. The international number one bestselling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back with his next impossible-to-put-down thriller.

  • An adrenaline-pumping suspense thriller from an extraordinary new talent.

  • This fresh, exciting, twisty debut psychological thriller explores with terrifying credibility how rumours can wreck lives . . .

  • Seven friends went into the woods. Only six came back. Long-buried secrets rise to the surface in this outstanding debut thriller.

More Book Lists

Cop Stories

Tales from the other side of the thin blue line.

On the Case

Thrill Mum this Mother's Day with the latest releases.

LEGO Masters

Are you Australia's next top LEGO builder? Here's our top picks to inspire you further, after watching Nine's new blockbuster series, LEGO Masters.

Jackson Brodie’s Case History

Get to know Kate Atkinson’s lovable rogue investigator.

Broken English

Celebrate English Language Day with the books that defy the conventions.

Happy Earth Day

Raising global awareness today; helping us fortify tomorrow.