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June 4, 2010 6:24 AM Subscribe
Please recommend mystery/thriller novels with incredibly complex plots.
posted by grumblebee to Media & Arts (39 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
I've almost finished reading the final book in the Millennium Trilogy
, and I'm already pining for more.
In addition to liking the characters, I really love the dozens of plot threads that start all confused and separate and then gradually come together to form a clear picture of a crime or conspiracy.
It feels like a very satisfying game of solitaire -- all the cards falling neatly into place.
Can you recommend more books like this? Complex crimes are good, but even better are mysteries or thrillers with a lot of interconnected subplots and characters.
I have already read most of Dennis Lehane's, Lee Child's, Ridley Pearson's and Nelson DeMille's books.
I've also read most of P.D. James's books, and I love them, but they don't have the number of subplots I'm interested in here. I'm not just looking for good mysteries. I'm looking for mysteries with LOST/Dickensian plot tangles.