10 best books by Alexandra Marinina

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Detective master Alexandra Marinina (real name Marina Anatolyevna Alekseeva) is widely known in Russia. Books are submitted in large editions since 1992, when her independent writing career began, today her works are translated into other languages ​​and presented to readers of different countries of the world, films and serials have been shot on them. Mystery and intrigue are the fad of the author's creativity. presents a rating of the 10 best books by Alexandra Marinina.

Rating of the best books by Alexandra Marinina

Nomination a place book rating
Rating of the best books by Alexandra Marinina 1 Concatenation of Circumstances (1992) 5.0
2 The Illusion of Sin (2002) 4.9
3 Stylist (1998) 4.8
4 Stolen Dream (1995) 4.7
5 Do not interfere with the executioner (1997) 4.6
6 The reluctant killer (1995) 4.5
7 The Phantom of Music (1999) 4.4
8 I died yesterday (1997) 4.3
9 Death and a little love (1995) 4.2
10 Seventh victim (1999) 4.1

Concatenation of Circumstances (1992)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 5.0

Concatenation of Circumstances (1992)

The novel 'Concourse of Circumstances' became the first solo work of Alexandra Marinina, it formed the basis for a cycle of works about the detective Nastya Kamenskikh, based on which a domestic series was subsequently filmed. The heroine finds herself at the same table with the killer. She knows that this man has committed murder, but in order to bring him to clean water, you will have to be careful and literally get into the very lair of the criminal. Nastya will have to get evidence of the guilt of the 'cook' who prepared the dinner and hold out until the morning, surviving and not giving herself away.

The book is so fascinating that it motivates to read subsequent works about the famous Russian detective Kamenskaya.

The Illusion of Sin (2002)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.9

The Illusion of Sin (2002)

The detective story 'The Illusion of Sin' is also included in the series of works about Nastya Kamenskaya, who this time will have to investigate the murders associated with a large family. Murders happen, one after another, the chain of investigation somehow leads the detective to the family, but can its members be responsible for the deaths of people? Nastya Kamenskikh is trying to unravel a certain mystery, which is shrouded in a mysterious at first glance story, and the essence that the detective got to the bottom amazes both her and the reader.

The children of the family are crippled by their own mother, one girl suddenly disappears from the hospital, so detectives need to act immediately – the lives of the rest of the children are at stake, especially since someone is closely watching them …

Stylist (1998)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.8

Stylist (1998)

The plot of the detective story 'stylist' united Nastya Kamenskikh and Vladimir Solovyov, with whom the heroine of the series of books by Marinina was in love. Now he is disabled, but a successful and in-demand translator. Circumstances bring Nastya and Vladimir together as part of an interesting psychological game, which was demanded by the situation in the investigation of the murder of young men – it is assumed that the maniac lives in the same cottage village as Solovyov. A double murder in the house of Vladimir himself was a surprise. How did this happen? Nastya Kamenskikh will have to unravel the matter using logic, intuition and poetry of the great Japanese poet.

Stolen Dream (1995)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.7

Stolen Dream (1995)

The next book by Alexandra Marinina in our rating touches on the burning topic of the so-called werewolves in uniform. The action takes place in the era of the dashing 90s, when the boundaries of morality in society and in law enforcement agencies were erased, crime and corruption reigned all around. There was a crime of a woman, the unraveling of which is opposed by various structures, but the most unpleasant thing is that a traitor has turned up among Nastya Kamensky's colleagues. This time, the detective will have to find the killer, at the same time calculate the 'mole' and bring out the structures involved in the crime. Readers note a famously twisted plot, which does not let go until the end of the book, while the 'Stolen Dream' is notable for its believability, framed by the author's violent imagination.

Do not interfere with the executioner (1997)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.6

Do not interfere with the executioner (1997)

The detective 'Do not interfere with the executioner' is a story developing against the backdrop of big politics. Pavel Saulyak, released from prison, turns out to be necessary to participate in the election race as the main trump card – he was a witness in a high-profile case that will help eliminate one of the contenders for power. In order for him to arrive in Moscow safe and sound, Nastya Kamenskikh is instructed to accompany him on the way. The task is not easy, because a real hunt has begun for the former prisoner.

Having delivered Saulyak to Moscow, Kamenskaya is faced with a new case – a series of murders of people who previously committed massacre of old people, girls and children takes place. Nastya has to figure out whether her ward is connected with these crimes, and who is the executioner who keeps the capital in fear?

The reluctant killer (1995)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.5

The reluctant killer (1995)

In this story, Nastya was approached by his half-brother Alexander with a request to find out who his girlfriend Dasha Sundieva was, who behaves strangely: when they go on a visit together, documents and other trifles disappear in the house, and the next day the owners find them in the post office. box. Could Kamenskaya have thought that such a trifling matter at first glance would acquire a truly international scale. In the course of the investigation, the heroine will face unmotivated murders, criminal structures, and the former paratrooper general Eduard Denisov and a hardened thief in law named Bokr will help to unravel all of this – Nastya will be in debt to him for life. As for Dasha, she became an unwitting witness to the crime.

The Phantom of Music (1999)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.4

The Phantom of Music (1999)

Another story from Alexandra Marinina that deserves attention is 'The Phantom of Music'. The owner of a travel company was killed, and how impudent – blown up in her own car. The police managed to find a witness to the incident, but they turned out to be a half-blind nineteen-year-old boy, of course, he cannot provide visual details. The only clue is the music that the guy heard from the killer's headphones and remembered the criminal's voice. The young man can help the investigation, but does Nastya Kamenskikh have the moral right to risk his life?

I died yesterday (1997)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.3

I died yesterday (1997)

Several storylines are intertwined in the story 'I died yesterday': Anastasia Kamenskikh is investigating two cases – one concerns the murder of two employees of the TV program 'Face without Makeup', the other concerns the death of a journalist and a State Duma deputy. Her colleague-investigator Tatyana Obraztsova is investigating the murder of the fortuneteller Inessa. As it turns out later, these crimes are links in the same chain, an ingenious combination, in which Alexander Ukhanov, a TV journalist who turned to the police, may have been involved, who learned that his own wife ordered him to the killers. Together they try to track down the killers and unravel the complex storyline.

Death and a little love (1995)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.2

Death and a little love (1995)

It happened! Nastya Kamenskikh is going to marry Alexei Chistyakov, professor of mathematics. But in the case of the main character, the wedding cannot go smoothly – right during the ceremony in the registry office, a scream is heard, in the toilet a bride numb with horror was found shot at point-blank, the couple had to sign right after Nastya and Andrey. As it turns out later, the victim received a threatening note before the wedding, the same was thrown to Kamenskaya and several other brides. However, no one reported to the police. A few hours later, another similar crime took place in another district of Moscow. Anastasia gets down to business again.

Seventh victim (1999)

Book author: Alexandra Marinina

Rating: 4.1

Seventh victim (1999)

Completing the rating of Alexandra Marinina's books is the detective 'The Seventh Victim', distinguished by an extraordinary plot. Nastya Kamenskikh and Tanya Obraztsova are conducting a teleconference. At some point, a poster with threats flies over the audience, but for which of the friends are they intended?

From the next day, detectives will face several murders marked with porcelain fish with babies from their mouths. As it turns out, the criminal is an exemplary person who, for terrible reasons, strives to become arrested and sentenced to death.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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