Top 10 best-selling crime novels – in time for your holidays!

The top 10 best-selling crime novels of the last five years on Kobo have just been revealed – just in time to make a list and download them ready for your beach holiday

Watch our video where crime writer and former president of the Detection Club Simon Brett OBE gives you a guide to these contemporary crime classics

There’s nothing like a gripping thriller or crime novel to sink your teeth into during your summer holiday.

And one man who knows a thing or two about the genre is Simon Brett OBE. As a crime fiction writer, from novels, plays, TV shows and radio and former president of the Detection Club – a society set up in the 1930s by a group of mystery writers including Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, who better to give you a guide to the best contemporary crime novels to add to your holiday reading list.

Watch our video where Simon and writer Emma Kenny count down the top 10 best-selling crime novels of all time on Kobo – and find out some fascinating facts about the novels and authors who wrote them.

Top 10 Bestselling Crime Novels of all Time from Kobo

  1. One Cold Night– Katia Lief
  2. The Husband’s Secret– Liane Moriarty
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo– Stieg Larsson
  4. Gone Again– Doug Johnstone
  5. The Cuckoo’s Calling– Robert Galbraith
  6. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest– Stieg Larsson
  7. The Girl Who Played With Fire– Stieg Larsson
  8. The Detective’s Daughter– Lesley Thomson
  9. Never Tell– Alafair Burke
  10. Taken– Jacqui Rose

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