Book Haul: Crime Novel Crazy

For some reason, every time I’ve gone into a Waterstones recently the crime novel section has been jumping out at me. Normally have I’ll have a little browse through them but nothing every catches my eye and I just move straight on to the teen fiction section, my guilty pleasure for finding easy reads that don’t require too much concentration and can take my mind off the classics in my course. But for some reason, there have been a few books that have really stood out to me over my last few trips and I just couldn’t resist! Although I haven’t had the chance to read the majority of them because of my work load I have started the first of them now I have more time on my hands and I’m looking forward to getting on to the rest and reviewing them for you guys!


I’ve started Casino Royale by Ian Flemming and that will be the first one I review for you. It’s definitely an interesting read and one that I have wanted to get my hands on for a while as I’ve only ever seen Skyfall and wanted to read the books before I dove into a James Bond Movie Marathon. I wanted to see what all the hype was about basically, and who could resist the Vintage 007 covers that have been released? They’re gorgeous!

The covers are also the reason that Love Story, With Murder by Harry Bingham and Research by Philip Kerr caught my attention. They were just intriguing to me, and the blurbs even more so. I’ve never really read any crime novels because of the concentration required but the concept of these just drew me in and I can’t wait to really delve into them and see if the story itself lives up to the gorgeous cover art and the story the blurb promised.

The World’s 20 Worst Criminals by Kate Kray isn’t actually a novel, it’s an account of the worlds worst serial killers. But stuff like that really interests me, I did psychology for four years at school and learning about the different theories about what makes a criminal a criminal was one of my favourite parts, so a book like this was a must buy for me. I have read some of the cases when I’ve had the chance and they are so intriguing in a weird way that you just want to keep going to see what the next killer did and how bad it is in comparison to the one you’ve just read.


I can’t wait to read all of these and review them for you guys. If any of you have read one of these before then please leave a comment letting me know what you think, I’d love to hear your opinions!


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