One of the earliest works of detective fiction with a narrative woven together from multiple characters, Wilkie Collins partly based this infamous novel on a real-life 18th century case of abduction and wrongful imprisonment. The novel remains as emotive for its readers today as when it was first published. This will definitely keep you hooked until the very end.
Ten strangers lured to an island to meet their ultimate fate. After receiving a fair warning via a recording, accusing each one of them guilty of an unforgivable crime, they realize they were going to pay for the same with their life. It is now the basis for many Hollywood horror films and has become a cliché to modern audiences, but it was Agatha Christie who was the first to do it and so successfully, that the story has become her most adapted piece.
Bogart’s private eye Sam Spade finds himself stalked by a magnificent array of villains as he searches for a mysterious statuette. This is one of the best detective fiction novels out there and will bewitch you until the very end. Ahead of it’s time, this book is still listed in the top mystery novels until date.