From the moment it was published in 1841, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" changed the course of world literature. Now recognized as the first detective story, Edgar Allan Poe's riveting tale set the standard for years of mystery fiction to come. In fact, today's best Mystery & Detective Books bear many of the same trademarks of Poe's classic: gripping twists of plot, unforgettable characters, and suspense that both intrigues and unsettles us. You'll find mysteries of all shapes and flavors in our pages, from the dark humor of Carl Hiaasen to the legal thrillers of John Grisham. The game is afoot—your search for a new favorite whodunit starts now!
Two maniacs for the price of one! Even if you missed Morgan Freeman portraying James Patterson's crafty detective Alex Cross in the movie version of this bestselling mystery, you'll still be bowled over by the super-detective qualities our intrepid sleuth displays in the second of his many appearances in the Patterson bibliography. In the first, Along Came A Spider, he matched wits with a split-personality serial killer, but this time he's actually got to deal with two separate killers working in tandem from opposite coasts. As with the rest of the Cross series, the real thrill is in finding out what kind of fantastic forensic feats will go into solving the case.