> 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.

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

  • A fast-paced thriller 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 . . .

  • Bad things happen. Fight to make things right. Or let it wreck your life.

  • 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. Perfect for fans of hit BBC series THE CRY, based on the book by Helen FitzGerald.

  • 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 . . .

  • Who killed Aurora Jackson? Jonah Sheens untangles a web of long-buried secrets in this outstanding debut thriller.

More Book Lists

Feast Your Eyes

Graphic novels: colouring some of our greatest stories in two dimensions.

Bird is the Word

Books that celebrate the splendour of our feathered friends.

Home Truths

Four recent stories from steadfast interrogator of humanity’s greatest conflicts, Tom Keneally.

Vamped and Revamped

Enter perpetual darkness, and the realm of the vampire.

Lights, Camera, Action

Behind-the-scenes stories, spoilers and scandals from the sets of our favourite films and television shows.

Dreaming Awake

Surrealism on a sliding scale – five shades of Haruki Murakami.