The 10 Most Anticipated Crime and Thriller Books of 2020

There’s no denying that the crime and thriller genre remains one of the most popular among our fans. It’s a pretty big genre, encompassing lots of sub-genres too, but today we’re concentrating on that crime/thriller genre and looking forward to the most anticipated page turners of 2020!

Because that’s why we love the genre, it’s always fast-paced, and a good thriller is always a page turner. Here are the ten crime/thrillers that we think you’re going to most love in 2020 with links to pre-order, if you know of any others let our fans know in the comments.

Blood & Sugar – Laura Shepherd-Robinson

4th January, 2020

June, 1781. An unidentified body hangs upon a hook at Deptford Dock – horribly tortured and branded with a slaver’s mark.

Some days later, Captain Harry Corsham – a war hero embarking upon a promising parliamentary career – is visited by the sister of an old friend. Her brother, passionate abolitionist Tad Archer, had been about to expose a secret that he believed could cause irreparable damage to the British slaving industry. He’d said people were trying to kill him, and now he is missing . . .

Blood & Sugar was released in hardback at the end of last year but is now available to paperback readers too.

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The Missing American – Kwei Quartey

14th January, 2020

Accra private investigator Emma Djan’s first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world’s Internet capital.

The Missing American

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The Janes – Louisa Luna

21st January, 2020

If you loved Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller, Two Girls Down featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan then you’ll be waiting for this electric follow up, already on the shelves but not available for Kindle until later this year.

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Hi Five – Joe Ide

28th January, 2020

One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives “people person” a whole new meaning.

Hi Five

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A Beautiful Crime – Christopher Bollen

28th January, 2020

If you loved The Destroyers from Bollen then here comes another brilliant thriller. This twisty story of deception set in Venice features an American couple who have their sights set on a high-stakes con! Out in hardback now.

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Saint X – Alexis Schaitkin

18th February, 2020

Hailed as a “marvel of a book” and “brilliant and unflinching,” Alexis Schaitkin’s stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

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A Window Breaks – C. M Ewan

20th February, 2020

In C. M. Ewan’s thrilling novel A Window Breaks, can a family survive being targeted for death at a remote Scottish hideaway?

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The Safety Net – Andrea Camilleri

17th March, 2020

Fans of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series – and there are plenty of them with two dozen books in the series already – will be thrilled in the spring as the twenty-fifth book in the instalment is out in March!

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The Secret Guests – Benjamin Black

19th March,2020

It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses – Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without jeopardising morale in the capital? An exciting alternative tale of the royal princesses role in WWII!

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Blood in the Water – Jack Flynn

10th November, 2020

Jack Flynn’s Blood in the Water is an edge-of-the-seat ride in a roller coaster, action-packed thriller with international terrorism at its core and family at its heart. It’s released in paperback later this year but if you can’t wait, the hardback version is already available.

Blood in the Water

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We hope you find some good suggestions there and we’ll be back with more recommendations lists soon. If you want to ensure you never miss any of these, subscribe now.



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