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9 books for crime Dads

Father’s Day… every gift givers nightmare. No matter how well you know your Father, Son, Brother, Boyfriend – men are just notoriously tricky to buy for. And while they may say they don’t care, what better way to bring a smile to their face and cast off the awful squall of the anti-present than with a spot-on, highly recommended book!

The team over at Penguin have created a book recommendation guide for what to get your Dad this Father’s Day (15th June) and we’re helping by suggesting lots of adrenaline filled crime books!

1. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Hard to go wrong with this one, not only does it look cool but it’s a non-stop thrill ride that hasn’t sacrificed cleverness for plot twists. It’s an international man hunt, perfect for fans of Homeland and 24, prepare to not see your Dad for several days after you give him Pilgrim.
 

2. A Delicate Truth by John le Carre

When quality is key, look no further than the novels of John le Carre. Political masterpieces, they focus on the silent struggle of secret operations with a narrative intensity and suspense that will be impossible to put down.
 

3. Inferno by Dan Brown

Does your Dad love a good riddle? Big fan of the Sunday Times crossword? Then a Dan Brown code-cracking novel is the choice for you. There’ll be mysteries, there’ll be misdirection and he can enjoy testing out his sleuthing skills to solve them alongside Robert Langdon.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. Solo by William Boyd

It’s the new James Bond. What more do you need to know?
 

5. The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard

A thrilling espionage story set in Paris after the First World War, Robert Goddard shows he’s still the master of the triple cross with this, the first book in The wide World trilogy.
 

6. The Son by Jo Nesbo

Diverting from his Harry Hole series with The Son, Nesbo has created a novel that is complex and sophisticated and has already been optioned by Warner Bros. Get your Dad ahead of the curve and read this now!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7. Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon

Have a Dad that appreciates the classics? Well why not introduce him to Inspector Maigret, or even reintroduce him if he’s already a fan as these new books are spotlighting this fantastic classic series. You could even get two!
 

8. The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

Was your Dad a big fan of Man and Boy? Well why not introduce him to the new side of Tony Parsons as he tackles homicide division of London’s West End Central. Dad meet Detective Max Wolfe.
 

9. Never Go Back by Lee Child

Jack Reacher is probably the man all our Dads secretly long to be. Lee Child consistently delivers action-packed thrillers every year, if you’re going to get into a present buying routine, this is the addiction to cultivate!
 

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