6 crime novels that come to hook you

Black novels

Do you like to read crime novels? If this genre is the one that entertains you the most, take note of the titles that we share with you today. These six crime novels have just hit bookstores or are coming soon, ask about them! Located in very different enclaves, they promise suspense, intrigue, tension ...

The Secret Life of Úrsula Bas

  • Author: Arantza Portabales
  • Editorial: Lumen

Úrsula Bas, a successful writer, leads a seemingly bland life in Santiago de Compostela. One Friday in February he leaves his house to give a talk in a library and does not return. Her husband, Lois Castro, denounces her disappearance after twenty-four hours. Úrsula, who remains locked in a basementShe knows her kidnapper well — an admirer in whose networks she has allowed herself to be wrapped without putting up the slightest resistance — and she knows that sooner or later he will kill her.

Inspector Santi Abad, reincorporated to the police force after a year and a half of psychiatric leave, and his partner Ana Barroso, who has just been appointed deputy inspector, begin a relentless search with the help of the new commissioner, Álex Veiga. All your steps lead you towards another unsolved case: that of Catalina Fiz, disappeared in Pontevedra three years before, and towards a murderer who seems to be taking the law into his own hands.

Black novels that will hook you

In the middle of the night

  • Author Mikel Santiago
  • Editorial: Editions B

Can one night mark the destiny of all who lived it? More than twenty years have passed since the declining rock star Diego Letamendia last performed in his hometown of Illumbe. That was the night of the end of his band and his group of friends, and also that of the disappearance of Lorea, his girlfriend. The police never managed to clarify what happened to the girl, who was seen rushing out of the concert hall, as if fleeing from something or someone. After that, Diego embarked on a successful solo career and never returned to town.

When one of the gang members dies in a strange fire, Diego decides to return to Illumbe. Many years have passed and the reunion with old friends is difficult: none of them is still the person they were. While, suspicion grows that the fire was not accidental. Is it possible that everything is related and that, so long later, Diego can find new clues about what happened with Lorea?

A normal family

  • Author Mattias Edvardsson
  • Editorial: Salamander

Adam and Ulrika, a normal married couple, live with their eighteen-year-old daughter Stella in a pleasant area on the outskirts of Lund. In appearance, his life is perfect ... until one day this illusion is truncated at its roots when Stella is arrested for brutally murdering a man almost fifteen years older than her. Her father, a respected Swedish church pastor, and her mother, a well-known criminal defense attorney, will have to rethink their ethical paradigm as they defend her and try to understand why she is the prime suspect in the crime. How far will they go to protect their daughter? Do you really know what it is like? And even more worrying: do they know each other?

Black novels


  • Author Joachim B. Schmidt
  • Editorial: Gatopardo editions

Kalmann Óðinnsson is the most original inhabitant of Raufarhöfn, a small fishing village located in the inhospitable confines of Iceland. He is thirty-four years old, autistic, and although he is seen by his neighbors as the town idiot, he is a self-proclaimed sheriff of the community. It's all under control. Kalmann spends his days patrolling the vast plains surrounding the semi-desert town, hunting polar foxes with his inseparable Mauser rifle, and fishing for Greenland sharks in the cold Arctic Ocean. But, sometimes, our protagonist's cables get crossed and he becomes a danger to himself and, perhaps, to others ...

One day, Kalmann discovers a pool of blood in the snow, coinciding with the suspicious disappearance of Robert McKenzie, the richest man in Raufarhöfn. Kalmann is about to be overwhelmed by circumstances, but thanks to his naive wisdom, his purity of heart and his courage, he will show that, as his grandfather told him, IQ is not everything in this life. It's all under control…

Eight perfect murders

  • Author Peter swanson
  • Editorial: Siruela

Fifteen years ago, the mystery novel aficionado Malcolm Kershaw published on the blog of the bookstore where he worked at the time a list - which received hardly any visits or comments - on which in his opinion were the most accomplished literary crimes in history. He titled it Eight Perfect Murders and included classics by several of the great names of the black genre: Agatha Christie, James M. Cain, Patricia Highsmith ...

That's why Kershaw, now a widower and co-owner of a small independent bookstore in Boston, is the first to be caught when an FBI agent knocks on his door on a frigid February day, seeking information on a ghoulish series of unsolved murders that eerily resemble each other. those selected by him on that old list ...

To each his own

  • Author Leonardo Sciascia
  • Editorial: TusQuets

A boring August afternoon the pharmacist of a small Sicilian town receives an anonymous in which they threaten him with death and to which, however, he does not give importance. But, days later, the pharmacist is murdered in the mountains along with another respectable local, the doctor Roscio. While the rumors that are unleashed cause irreparable damage, and the police and the carabinieri beat the blind, only Laurana, a nondescript but cultured high school teacher, follows a lead that may lead to the murderer. He has discovered that the anonymous was made with words cut out of a conservative Catholic newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, since its logo, Unicuique suum - "To each, his own" - appears on the back of the clippings. And he launches to delve into the lives of his neighbors.

Which of these crime novels catches your attention the most? Have you read any of these crime novel authors before? Share with us some crime novels you've been enjoying lately.

The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *



  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.