Crime and Thriller Young Adult (YA) Books
Excitement and adventure with a twist. Crime and thriller books offer young people a world of exciting adventures to enjoy. The great thing about crime and thriller stories is their sheer variety. The range of characters, settings and scenarios that younger readers can encounter in this genre is excellent for firing up their imaginations and creativity.
Here at WHSmith, you can find a huge range of this genre's top titles, by both contemporary and classic authors. Whether it’s a contemporary thriller, or a mystery set in some far-off historical era, we have the perfect book for you.
McGhee and McNab provide plenty of thrills
We stock works by the likes of Katharine McGhee, whose hilarious tales of the Washington family add a new twist to tales of celebrity and royalty. If you prefer things a bit tougher, ex-SAS soldier and author of Bravo Two Zero Andy McNab is well worth checking out. Books like Street Soldier make full use of McNab's military experience to tell tales of self-reliance and excitement, featuring characters like the criminal turned solider Sean Harker.
For something entirely different, the Dogman series of books by Dav Pilkey offers an amusing and contemporary take on superhero stories. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, these stories are ideal for younger readers who are looking for something exciting that they can sink their teeth into.
Whatever your preference when it comes to crime and thrillers, we have an outstanding range of books for teenagers and younger readers to enjoy. Browse our selection to find the perfect reading material and escape into another world!