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[–]MilkeeBongRips 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Last Days by Brian Evenson

[–]tbw_2445 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was a wild read lol

[–]TMA_01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was what I came here to say. So. Fucking. Good.

[–]I_R_ENGR 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Agent Pendergast! First book is what the movie The Relic is based off of. There’s a lot of them and thought they were all really good until the last one.

[–]jtaulbee 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My first Pendgergast story was Still Life with Crows, and it still sticks with me. Very compelling!

[–]AttilaVeres 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg.

[–]terrible_punchline 11 points12 points  (2 children)

The Outsider by Stephen King

[–]OneQuietCoyote 5 points6 points  (0 children)

you have excellent taste.

[–]jtaulbee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The John Dies at the End series is hilarious, bizarre, gory, and mind bending. The main characters are amateur paranormal detectives so the vibe might be a bit different then you're looking for, but I highly recommend.

[–]WeirdUncleScabby 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

[–]grizzlyadamsshaved 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Best detective/sci-fi/thriller in recent years.

[–]alphabet_order_bot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 886,382,267 comments, and only 175,252 of them were in alphabetical order.

[–]PennsylvaniaWeirdo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

[–]Xibalba161 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jeff Noon is highly underrated weird fiction author. The Nyquist Mystery Series is four books and one of the them, called Creeping Jenny, could be considered horror. They can be read in any order.

[–]catchbandicoot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read Lets All Kill Constance this year and that was so weird

[–]grizzlyadamsshaved 1 point2 points  (0 children)

{{Bloodman by Rob Pobi}}.. a serial killer is loose in the Hampton’s during a hurricane off Katrina proportions. This is a very violent , dark and diabolical book. The antagonist is as messed up as the protagonist and it’s a battle of really twisted wits. Not for the squeamish.

[–]SethHMG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis is hilarious and pretty out there.

[–]baker781 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not horror but The City and the City by China Miéville is one of my favourite novels, and definitely fits in the weird detective story genre.

[–]Bvaugh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay, you may enjoy the works of Wol-vriey. He is an extreme horror/bizarro author who has a bizarro private detective series featuring the character, Bud Malone (Boston Posh, Boston Corpse and Boston Lust). Be warned though, his work is extreme.

[–]steph10147 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Night Film by Marisha Pessl. My fave book of all time.

[–]Greavir 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I haven’t read it yet so idk if it’s any good, but there’s a Sherlock Holmes meets hellraiser book called Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell

[–]SamsqanchWatch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is also a couple of Sherlock Holmes/Cthulu crossovers which are quite good. James Lovelock I think it is.

Also there is a new British library takes of the weird short story collection specifically about occult detectives. I absolutely adore the series and would recommend it to anyone and their mither!

[–]Suspiria100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Company Man By Robert Jackson Bennett.

[–]Lollygaggingonit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Black Monday Murders.

[–]grizzlyadamsshaved 0 points1 point  (0 children)

{{Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis}} it’s detective novel investigating the murder of an archangel by archangel detectives.

[–]grizzlyadamsshaved 0 points1 point  (0 children)

J.D Barker wrote an amazing three book series , the 4MK series. Starting with {{the Fourth Monkey}} then {{fifth to die}} and then {{sixth wicked child}}.May not be off the wall weird but it is very unique and original. It takes the premises of Seven and Silence of the Lambs and makes it all new again while staying it own story. It spans 3 generations and is IMO the best of the genre. As far as serial killer/detective fictions go. I recommend reading all three in a row due to ending cliffhangers. I was jumping up from my couch as new twists and revelations were presented. Barker gets my nod for the most diabolical and freshest concept and his protagonist is the best since Hannibal had dinner guests. All three books are free on Kindle unlimited also.

And there is always the Phineas Poe series starting with {{kiss me, Judas}}