Hello and welcome to another Day of Bookmas. Today I will be giving some recommendations for people who like reading about murder for one reason or another. I only started reading mysteries/thrillers about a year ago, but I’ve really enjoyed every one I’ve read, and they are a great choice for gifts.
1 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
This book is so fantastic. We’ve all seen the fantastic movie and thought it was fantastic, because who couldn’t love it? But the book is even better. It is written absolutely perfectly. The language is deceptively simple, but it’s perfect. And Clarice Starling is a bad ass feminist. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
2 – Night Film by Marisha Pessl
So this is my current read for #ReadWomen in December, but I feel like it is the sort of book that would make the perfect gift to show your Detective that you love them, or to get on the good side of any potential murderers so they don’t kill you. This is the story of a disgraced journalist trying to solve the mystery around a young woman’s suicide. But what makes this book special is that every newspaper clipping or website is actually shown graphically in the book rather than just described. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
3 – Sherlock Holmes, The Leatherbound Barnes and Noble edition
Everyone loves Sherlock Holmes. He’s one of the best characters ever written. That’s why Doyle has ‘Sir’ in front of his name. This volume of Sherlock Holmes stories is beautiful and leatherbound and will totally make you the winner of gift giving (Yes. I turn everything into a competition). Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
4 – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
I tossed up between whether to put Dark Places or Gone Girl on this list, but who hasn’t read Gone Girl? Really? And I loved Dark Places as well. This is the story of a family lives leading up to their murder, and the sole survivor having to figure out if she had the wrong person arrested for the crime. And there’s a movie of it starring Charlize Theron that was recently released, and we should all promote reading the book before seeing the movie, because books being judged by their movie is a serious problem in society. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
5 – Various Agatha Christie novels
I love these little editions of Agatha Christie novels. They are all really awesome looking and they are also pretty cheap. There is also a huge range of them, which you can see here.
Check out the other Bookmas posts on what to buy:
And all the Bookmas posts (including 2014) here.