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1) Detectives Books

Detectives Books

Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery and suspense fiction, in which an investigator (most often a detective, professional or amateur) investigates a certain crime, usually a murder.

It has a very well defined structure, even when the narrative does not respond to the chronological presentation of the events. It is made up of three parts:

Introduction: The crime, murder or criminal enigma is presented.

Nudo: Multiple questions are raised, different possible suspects and the investigation is delved into.

Outcome: The murderer is discovered or the enigma is solved (the outcome is not open).

In this type of novels the detective never fails, therefore, we will always obtain the answers to the questions planted in its pages at the end. They never talk about perfect crimes. The reader usually identifies with the investigator and experiences firsthand the investigations that reconstruct the crime until they find the murderer.

2) Intrigue Books

Intrigue Books

In the field of literature and cinema, the idea of intrigue refers to the set of events that constitute the core of a work. It is about that which arouses interest in the public, causing tension while waiting for its resolution.

Intrigue is attractive to us by nature, because it touches us in the deepest part of our being, in a region where we find our curiosity, our sense of adventure, a series of very primitive sensations that no matter how much we try to cover with the customs of modern life, have accompanied us from the origin of our species and can come to light spontaneously, without asking our permission.

Conspiracies and confabulations are circumstances in which intrigue is the most characteristic element.

3) Killer Books

Killer Books

Murder is the act by which a person intentionally takes the life of another, with treachery, cruelty, or compensation for the act being performed. In case none of the three previous circumstances appears, we would be talking about a homicide.

This type of event has always generated and aroused curiosity; the intrigue, wanting to assume the role of the detective and doing justice awakens in us the desire to see or read these stories. So they do not escape as a source of inspiration in the literature, trapping us in this world of evidence and placing in us the desire to study the behavior of the murderer, why did he do it?

Whether in the detective novel or the crime novel, during the execution of the murder the criminal has made sure not to make any mistakes or leave any evidence behind him. He is not intimidated, he does not act suspicious, so it will become a challenge for the detective.

4) Mystery Books

Mystery Books

Mystery literature, also known as detective fiction and crime novels, is a specific type of thriller. Mystery stories begin with a crime as the central conflict and present clues and suspects throughout the story to allow for a final resolution through logical deduction.

Most mysteries include a professional or amateur detective who guides the reader through the solution of the crime. In some cases, readers are presented with enough evidence to correctly solve the mystery themselves. In others, they must follow along with the characters until the final revelation at the end of the story.

Since its development in the 19th century, the basic formula of mystery has changed relatively little, although it has taken on many forms. In the first decades of the 20th century, crime fiction became the norm, while Cold War-era writers turned them into politically motivated spy and mystery stories.

5) Police Novel Books

Police Novel Books

police novel (or detective story) is an extensive narrative prose that tells a story in which the plot includes a criminal enigma (crime, murder, or other), a police or investigative action carried out by the protagonist(s), and the discovery of a perpetrator or the resolution of the mystery, usually with suspense and surprise for the reader.

The police story is purely urban and was born at the same time as the security forces in European and North American cities at the beginning of the 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of the detective story, which began in 1841 with his story The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

To Poe we owe the first literary detective, Auguste Dupin, who served as an inspiration to the celebrated Sherlock Holmes. The success was overwhelming from the beginning and his stories sold like hot cakes.

6) Thriller Books

Thriller Books

We all know how to recognize a good thriller story: it is the one that keeps us on edge, that pushes us to keep turning the pages until we find out if this terrible thing that seems to be about to happen is finally happening. Suspense -or thriller- is not so much a genre as an emotion, and it is not defined by its topics, which can range from police intrigue to family drama, but by the way it is told; it is a how and not a what.

For the suspense to exist, the participation of the public is necessary, who must be involved with the events. The author has to suggest clues about the possible outcome of the conflict, so that the viewer or reader can infer or assume what is about to happen. Finally, the resolution of the knot must be carried out logically and according to the credibility of the genre.

The technique of literary thriller, similar in many aspects to cinematographic thriller, is based on transmitting to the reader a sensation of imminence, a growing restlessness that is achieved with an efficient plot, an adequate rhythm and a meticulous construction of scenes.

7) Vampire Books

Vampire Books

Vampires have an aura of darkness and charm that has captivated many readers of vampire literature. It is that effect of fear, combined with an inevitable attraction that has captured the public’s attention for centuries.

The figure of the vampire comes from literature and its origins date back to the 18th century, although it was the 19th century that produced the narrative stories that would make way for Bram Stoker’s great Dracula.

The 20th century was not left behind, it was during this period that a creature that was completely demonic and despicable was humanized even more. Since then, it has not stopped evolving and today, many authors continue to amaze us with vampire stories.

8) Suspense Books

Suspense Books

Suspense is a narrative technique that manages to keep us hooked, it is like a power of seduction that the authors strategically employ to captivate us in the development of the story.

Aside from fear, another characteristic of the horror genre is suspense. We experience it, for example, when we do not know what may happen to the characters, it generates in us questions that for the moment will not have an answer and forces us to stay in the reading until we find out.

If you are one of those who are fascinated by that feeling or state of uncertainty, doubt, anxiety, feeling a certain degree of tension, you can not miss the Horror and Suspense Books we have available for you for free.

Agatha Christie Books

Agatha Christie Books

Agatha Christie is considered one of the greatest authors of crime and mystery in world literature. Her prolific work still draws a legion of followers, being one of the most translated authors in the world and whose novels and stories are still the subject of reissues, performances and adaptations to the cinema.

Christie was the creator of great characters dedicated to the world of mystery, such as the endearing Miss Marple or the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

To date, it is estimated that more than four billion copies of his books translated into more than 100 languages ​​have been sold worldwide. In addition, his play La ratonera remained on the bill for 23,000 performances.

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Arthur Conan Doyle Books

Arthur Conan Doyle books

On May 22, 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Although Doyle’s family was highly respected in the artistic world, his father, Charles, who was a lifelong alcoholic, had few accomplishments to speak of. Doyle’s mother, Mary, was a lively, well-educated woman who loved to read.

As Doyle would later recall in his biography, «In my early childhood, as far as I can remember anything, the vivid stories she told me stand out so clearly as to obscure the real facts of my life».

While a medical student, Doyle made his first attempt to write, with a story called «The Mystery of Sasassa Valley». That was followed by a second story, «The American Tale», which was published in London Society.

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Edgar Allan Poe Books

Edgar Allan Poe books

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, United States, on January 19, 1809 and died in Baltimore, United States, on October 7, 1849. He was an American romantic writer, poet, critic, and journalist, generally recognized as one of the teachers universal of the short story, of which he was one of the first practitioners in his country.

Orphaned of father and mother, Poe went through an irregular education, from the United States to Scotland and England, until his brief stint at the University of Virginia, where he published his first book anonymously, and through the army, publishing his second book.

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H.P. Lovecraft Books

H.P. Lovecraft books

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Providence, United States, August 20, 1890 – ibid, March 15, 1937) commonly abbreviated and known as H.P. Lovecraft was an American writer famous for his work in the horror genre writing short stories published in pulp magazines during his lifetime.

Lovecraft is recognized for having created the genre of cosmic horror, also known as Lovecraftian horror or simply Lovecraftian. The genre combines elements of horror along with science fiction. Lovecraft was also the founder of the literary philosophy called cosmicism. His works have been taken as inspiration by various authors and films.

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H.G. Wells Books

H.G. Wells Books

Herbert George Wells, better known as H.G. Wells was a British writer, novelist, historian, and philosopher. He is especially recognized for being one of the pioneers of science fiction. In his work there are more than 100 books and a multitude of stories.

Wells also wrote encyclopedic character essays and history works such as “A Brief History of the World” and “Outline of Universal History.” In general, his writings are very marked by his attempt to create a different world, more just and supportive.

In 1997 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, posthumously in recognition of his pioneering work in that genre. In 1998 he was reviewed in the Locus Survey for his novel “The Time Machine”, recognized as the 17th best novel before 1990 and “The War of the Worlds” as the 28th.

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Nikolai Gogol’s Books

Nikolai Gogol's books

Nikolai Gogol was born on March 20, 1809 in the small Ukrainian town of Sorochyntsi. As a child, he was dreamy and withdrawn and was deeply affected by the death of a younger brother. 

In 1829 he self-published a more ambitious narrative poem, Hanz Küchelgarten, which narrated the attempts of a romantic hero to escape from an idyllic but stifling environment. The poem was poorly received by critics and Gogol attempted to recover and destroy all existing copies. 

He persisted in his writings and his work began to gain some attention. He attracted the interest of Vasily Zhukovsky, an important contemporary Russian poet, and in May 1831 he was introduced to Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet. With the writing and publication of Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka in 1831-1832, Gogol had risen to a position of importance in literary affairs.

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Oscar Wilde Books

Oscar Wilde books

Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin – Ireland. He died on November 30, 1900 in Paris – France.

Wilde was born to professional and literary parents. His father, Sir William Wilde, was Ireland’s leading oto-ophthalmologic surgeon, who also published books on archaeology, folklore and the satirist writer Jonathan Swift. His mother, who wrote under the name Speranza, was a revolutionary poet and an authority on Celtic myths and folklore.

After attending the Portora Royal School, Enniskillen (1864-1871), Wilde was awarded successive scholarships to Trinity College, Dublin (1871-1874) and Magdalen College, Oxford (1874-1878), which awarded him a degree with honors. During these four years, he distinguished himself not only as a clever classical scholar and poseur but also as a poet by winning the coveted Newdigate Prize in 1878 with a long poem, Ravenna.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Books

Robert Louis Stevenson books

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish writer born in Edinburgh on November 13, 1850, he is considered one of the classics of 19th century literature.

Stevenson’s literature focuses on fantasy and adventure novels, resulting in an excellent production that would earn him popular success. Works such as Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde (1886) or Black Arrow (1888) have been translated into dozens of languages ​​and adapted to film, theater or television in many ways. occasions.

Due to his failing health, Stevenson traveled the world in search of healthier climates, becoming an expert in travel writing and essays. His last years were spent in the Samoa Islands, where he died on December 3, 1894.

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