And one man who knows a thing or two about the genre is Simon Brett OBE. As a crime fiction writer, from novels, plays, TV shows and radio and former president of the Detection Club – a society set up in the 1930s by a group of mystery writers including Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, who better to give you a guide to the best contemporary crime novels to add to your holiday reading list.
Watch the video where Simon and writer Emma Kenny count down the top 10 best-selling crime novels of all time on Kobo – and find out some fascinating facts about the novels and authors who wrote them.
Top 10 Bestselling Crime Novels of all Time from Kobo
1 One Cold Night - Katia Lief
2 The Husband’s Secret - Liane Moriarty
3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
4 Gone Again - Doug Johnstone
5 The Cuckoo’s Calling - Robert Galbraith
6 The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest - Stieg Larsson
7 The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
8 The Detective’s Daughter - Lesley Thomson
9 Never Tell - Alafair Burke
10 Taken - Jacqui Rose