Book list: crime fiction set near water

I had a very interesting question at the reference desk recently, from someone who was looking for crime/suspense novels that were set near (or on) water. This particular person needed books in large print, which narrowed the field a bit, but it was so much fun coming up with titles set in seaside towns, on islands, or on boats that I thought I’d share my findings with you. The links all go to the records in the library catalog.

The Woman in Cabin 10 and  The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Shutter Island and Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The North Water by Ian McGuire

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

With Malice by Eileen Cook

The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason

North of Boston by Elizabeth Elo

Don’t Look Back and The Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Have you read any of these? Which were your favorites? Are there any good ones that I missed? Let us know in the comments!

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One Response to Book list: crime fiction set near water

  1. Fox Branch Librarian says:

    This is the Water by Yannick Murphy is another one that fits on this list! The style isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, you won’t forget it!

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