Photo:
Culture
45 voters

The Best Books With Murder in the Title

Updated November 18, 2017 401 votes 45 voters 3.4k views

It turns out that books with murder in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 100+ good books with murder in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles are books about murders, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word murder in the title.

Books with murder in the title include Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, (the short story) The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, and Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers. If you have a favorite murder book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has murder in the name, it belongs on this list.

...more
  • 1
    Murder on the Orient Express

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 2
    The Bishop Murder Case
    12
    6

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 3
    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    First Published1841-04

    Genres (Book)Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 4
    Murder Must Advertise
    8
    5

    Murder Must Advertise

    Dorothy L. Sayers

    First Published1933

    SubjectsPerforming arts, Radio, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 5
    Seems Like Murder Here

    SubjectsDemographics of the United States, African American, United States of America, History of the United States, History

    Amazon buy button
  • 6
    A Murder Is Announced
    8
    5

    A Murder Is Announced

    Agatha Christie

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, Radio, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Cozy mystery, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 7
    Assignment: Murder
    7
    5

    Assignment: Murder

    Donald Hamilton

    First Published1956

    SubjectsPopular literature

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 8
    The Tape Measure Murder
    4
    1
    Amazon buy button
  • 9
    The Murder on the Links
    7
    5

    First Published1923

    SubjectsPopular literature, Literary, Literature, France, Classics

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 10
    Murder in Mesopotamia
    5
    3

    Murder in Mesopotamia

    Agatha Christie

    SubjectsPopular literature, Classics, Iraq, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 11
    Murder Mysteries
    4
    2

    Murder Mysteries

    Neil Gaiman

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 12
    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Amazon buy button
  • 13
    Dread Murder
    2
    1

    Dread Murder

    Gwendoline Butler

    SubjectsMurder

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 14
    Blue Murder
    0
    1

    Blue Murder

    Ken Catran

    SubjectsLaw

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Amazon buy button
  • 15
    Booked for Murder
    2
    2

    Booked for Murder

    Val McDermid

    First Published1996

    SubjectsLesbian

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 16
    Murder at School
    0
    1

    Murder at School

    James Hilton

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 17
    Royal Murder
    2
    2

    Royal Murder

    Elizabeth Macleod

    SubjectsHistory

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    Amazon buy button
  • 18
    Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder

    SubjectsEspionage, United States of America, Murder

    Genres (Book)True crime

    Amazon buy button
  • 19
    Murder on the Ballarat Train

    SubjectsMusic, New Zealand

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 20
    Lessons in Murder
    0
    1

    Lessons in Murder

    Claire McNab

    First Published1988

    SubjectsSuspense

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 21
    Murder of Angels
    2
    2

    Murder of Angels

    Caitlín R. Kiernan

    First Published2008

    SubjectsWomen, Alabama

    Genres (Book)Fantasy

    Amazon buy button
  • 22
    That Way Murder Lies

    SubjectsPolice procedural, Suspense, Police, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Amazon buy button
  • 23
    Murder Most Royal
    2
    1

    Murder Most Royal

    Eleanor Hibbert

    SubjectsHistory, Great Britain

    Amazon buy button
  • 24
    Murder at The Washington Tribune
    2
    1

    Murder at The Washington Tribune

    Margaret Truman Daniel
    Amazon buy button
  • 25
    Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley

    First Published2003-04

    Subjects16th century, Marriage, History of Scotland, Britain in the Middle Ages, Scotland

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Biography

    Amazon buy button