Unfortunately, most thrillers today are mass-produced on a creative assembly line. Series with 20 or 30 books following the same detective or criminal are testament to a book production industry. I am not arguing that these mainstream books are bad. Many people like to follow their heros all the way through a literary life cycle. But, quite frankly, if you are a frequent crime fiction reader, these series are getting boring with time.
Here, I have collected books that deviate from the ordinary. They disregard common crime fiction genres or surprise the reader with totally unexpected courses of action or rather strange characters. There are also books with stories that take place in unusual locations, such as on a chicken farm, on top of a Greenland glacier, in Patagonia or in the Australian outback.More on Wikipedia