|02-24-2011, 01:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony PRS650
This Killer Is Amongst Us
(I posted a similar request for "books like And Then There Were None", but realized that I had too narrowly defined what I was looking for.)
My favourite sub-genre or style of murder mystery is the "the killer is amongst us" set-up, where a group of people are trapped in place with a murder to solve. My favourite novel, Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" (aka "Ten Little Indians"), is a good example of this.
Here are some suggestions others have given me:
- The Body in the Ivy (a clever homage)
- Love Is Murder (has a good setting, being snowed in in a ski cabin)
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (set on a train stuck in a snow drift)
- The After House by Mary Roberts Rhinehart (public domain, http://www.feedbooks.com/book/3820/the-after-house)
I'm not fussy about era, author or setting - even unedited amateur works on smashwords would be welcome. Can you folks recommend any others of this type?
|02-24-2011, 01:28 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 2
Adam Troy-Castro has combined elements of scifi with the "locked room" mystery to great effect in his Andrea Cort Novels. I know Emissaries from the Dead and The Third Claw of God are both available in ebook form (in the US anyway).
There is an uber-plot to the the whole series, but each book can be considered a stand-alone whodunnit. It may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I thought I'd throw them out there.
|02-24-2011, 02:59 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: jetBook Lite, Libre Color
I don't think what the OP is looking for are "locked room" mysteries, but "country house" mysteries.
|02-27-2011, 12:30 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: NookHD+ & Kobo Touch eReader
Although it's not a book, a manga that falls into the "the killer is amongst us" genre that I can recommend is "There Were 11" by Moto Hagio. It has also been done as an anime, and the anime is excellent.
Another manga I can strongly recommend is "Case Closed." It's a long-running mystery series that features excellent stories that will keep you guessing until the very end. The type of stories run the entire mystery range, with a few falling into the "the killer is amongst us" genre.
Last edited by Solitaire1; 02-27-2011 at 12:37 PM. Reason: To add to original post.
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