Thrilling Reads in Russian

Autumn has crept up on us, and the misty mornings, windy days and dark evenings are ideal for curling up with a good book.

To celebrate this atmospheric season, we've put together our pick of
the best thrillers and crime books.

From Nordic noir, true crime and murder mysteries, to ghost stories, detective novels and terrifying tales for teens, these nail-biting books and hair-raising reads will be on promotion until Hallowe'en (October 31st).

You can see links to some of our selections below or our full recommendations on our Russian Bookshop home page

New Releases in Crime Fiction

Discover the latest crime fiction by contemporary Russian authors, including thrillers, detective stories and mysteries.

Find them here!

Russian Classics:
Crime and Mystery

Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" rightfully crowns the list of Russian classic crime fiction works. We have also included some of the great mysteries and horror stories from classic Russian literature.

Find them here!

Best Detective Stories from Around the World

We present our take on the world elite of fictional detectives from the classic Sherlock Holmes to the cult figure of Harry Hole.

Find it here!

Modern Russian Detective Stories

Here we have selected Russia’s most successful contemporary writers of detective fiction, including Akunin, Marinina, Dashkova, Mikhalkova, Polyakova, Pelevin and many others.

Find them here!

Psychological Thrillers

Our choice of the best psychological thriller books which will keep you in suspense until the last page.

Find it here!

Russian Horror Stories

Read (if you dare!) these bone-chilling books from contemporary Russian authors of horror.

Find them here!

Scary Stories for Older Children

Discover the most recent scary stories for teenagers by Russian authors, as well as frightening stories from different countries and continents, including old tales, superstitions, legends, and modern horror stories.

Find them here!

For Young Detectives

Get your magnifying glass ready for our favourite detective books for young readers! Some of the stories are adapted for children who are learning Russian and who have a taste for mystery.

Find them here!

Graded Readers

Our selection of thrilling readers, including crime and mystery, for learners of Russian at various levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Find it here!

The Queen of Spades

Presenting a single gripping thriller with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin in various editions and adaptations based on readers' different language abilities.

Find it here!

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