Crime & Detective

Crime & Detective

This page lists all of the Crime & Detective books reviewed on Nightcap Books. These books are divided into three subcategories – Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, and Private Detectives. Lists are ordered by book title.

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction books have a plot that revolves around a crime. The protagonist is usually a law enforcement professional (police officer, FBI Agent, etc.). These books often have side stories that run parallel to the plot and may focus more on the protagonist, causing the book to not be a straight procedural.

Police Procedural

Police Procedurals have a plot that revolves around a crime. The protagonist is a law enforcement professional (police officer, FBI Agent, etc.). These books usually follow a formula – a crime is committed, investigated, and solved. The focus of the book is solving the crime, not the characters.

Private Detective

Private Detective books have a plot that revolves around a crime solved by a private detective.


    Categories for books reviewed on Nightcap Books

    Mystery books can be divided into multiple categories. Nightcap Books divides mysteries into Amateur Sleuths, Crime & Detective, Suspense & Thrillers, Young Adult, and Other Mysteries. Amateur sleuths is further divided into Amateur Investigator and Cozy Mystery. Crime & Detective is divided into Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, and Private Detective. Suspense & Thrillers include Domestic Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Legal Thriller, Financial Thriller, Technothriller, and Romantic Suspense. Young Adult is for mysteries with teens as the protagonists. Other Mysteries is for books that do not fall in one of the above mentioned categories. These include Historical Mystery and Paranormal Mystery.