Most of us like to read mystery books as life is mysterious. The mystery stories help us in determining how to live. It shows how to tackle the unending fall of mysteries in one’s own lives. Some believe mysteries are popular since people like puzzles. We have shared a list of best science mystery books that are worth reading.
1. Gun with Occasional Music
It covers the journeys of Conrad Metcalf who is a tough person working as a private detective. He is in a futuristic type of Oakland, California, and San Francisco. A man hires Metcalf claiming that he has been shortlisted for the killing of a top urologist. The detective determines that no person wants to solve the case including the police, ex-wife of the victim, and also the gun-toting kangaroo functioning for the native mafia boss.
2. Altered Carbon
A rich person dies suddenly and his backup replica is animated. He employs Takeshi Kovacs to know the reason. The author develops a gritty noir tale that would impress the audience. It is the best achievement in any genre.
3. The Caves of Steel
It has transformed detective science fiction into a workable real novel. Isaac has maintained that science fiction flavor which can be utilized to all literary genres instead of the limited genre itself. He has written this novel as a reply to John W. Campbell’s thought- science and mystery fiction are incompatible genres. John had felt that it is simple for the writers to create futuristic facts that readers would not know about and use them to solve the misconduct. Through this book, it is clear Asimov knew better.
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4. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union occurs in Sitka, Alaska. It is where short-term Jewish settlement is established and became significant after Israel’s collapse in 1948. The Sitka district Jews have developed their tiny world amid Alaskan Panhandle, a complex and frontier town that moves to Yiddish music. The district is assigned to relapse to Alaskan governance and their vision is getting to an end. Meyer Landsman is the homicide detective of District Police. He has several issues without distressing about the forthcoming reversion. His job is a disaster, marriage a wreck, life is in misery. Someone has been murdered in the cheap hotel he had resided and it has happened very close to him. He started to investigate the case and found himself mastering powerful forces like salvation, evil, obsession, and faith under his heritage.
5. When Gravity Fails
In the world of easy death and cheap pleasures, Audran has showcased independence in a hard way. The story revolves around Marid Audran who is known for his bootlegged personality. He does not get any option in his new job and he should undergo a complex surgical implant before he steps in to confront the killer.
6. The Automatic Detective
It is a fast detective story. Mack Megaton is a robot – a hulking machine developed to bring manhood to its knees. Though Mack is not interested in dominating the world, he tries to get his citizenship. As his neighbors were killed, he starts on the journey through gleaming skyscrapers and dark alleys of the Empire City.
7. The Demolished Man
In 2301, it is virtually impossible to murder as guns are saved as museum pieces. A man is trying to change that. A psychopathic business magnate- Ben Reich plans a scheme to destroy the society’s order and remove the competition.
8. Chasm City
Chasm City is the story of the city that is attacked by a virus. The virus attacks both machine and man and an agent discovers a less-known postmortal and exposes centuries-old murders the history would never forget.
9. Tea from an empty cup
It is a mystery novel where a young man determines his throat cut when locked in a virtual reality parlor.
10. The Disappeared
In the world where aliens and humans have developed a free government, treaties promise that humans should follow alien law as they are on the soil of aliens. There is no sense in alien laws. The punishments differ in various ways. Flint is a private detective and he has told solve the crimes to enforce the law. He gets confused thinking how to sacrifice innocents for the nonsensical system.
11. Pattern Recognition
It is a science fiction novel about the present. The author’s technological and cultural flotsam is unique and shows how it affects the future.
12. Red Planet Blues
It occurs in the tiny Martian frontier town that is after the discovery of traditional Martian fossils. The town focuses to deal with desperate prospectors and corrupt cops to expose clues about the decades-old information and murder.
Apart from these, you can also cover KOP, Bimbos of the Death Sun, Leviathan Wakes, etc.