Many die­hard fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series don’t know that the series, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was intended to have ten installments, but was cut short by the unfortunate death of Larsson in 2004. Legal issues have stunted his unfinished manuscripts and outlines from being used, but in 2013, Swedish journalist David Lagercrantz was chosen by publishers to write the fourth installment in the haunting series of mysteries.  --Aric

ISBN: 9780385354288
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 1st, 2015

Set in the bleak British years following WWI, where the poor are starving in the streets of London, an anonymous anarchist sends bombs to the quiescent rich and powerful.  FBI agent Harris Stuyvesant and the mysterious, troubled UK veteran, Bennett Grey, find themselves in unlikely partnership, desperately stalking a suspect lying close to Grey's heart.
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ISBN: 9780553586664
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Published: Bantam - December 30th, 2008

You know her name, and you’ve read her Mary Russell books, but have you read Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli series? If not, you’re in for such a treat! I adore Martinelli. Kate is a gay detective working in San Francisco, who is smart, dogged, and not afraid to dive into a case head on. A Grave Talent is exactly what you'd expect from King—a complex, thrilling mystery.  —Flannery

ISBN: 9781250046550
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Published: Picador USA - January 7th, 2014

The Gods of Gotham introduced the world to Timothy Wilde: first detective of the nascent NYPD, gifted with unusual observation, deduction, and conscience. Here, Wilde faces down the political corruption of Tamany Hall as an arsonist threatens to burn the city to the ground—or at least, the defenseless parts. All mysteries will be revealed, all debts paid, and Wilde’s fate will be sealed in this epic conclusion to Lyndsay Faye’s wonderfully visceral mystery trilogy.  —Jocelyn

ISBN: 9780399169489
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 12th, 2015

The mix of political and historical details lends a depth to this vivid thriller. Locke plots a twisting path that has many subtle aspects as her main character, Jay Porter, tries to keep a murder from messing up his life. Set in the 1980s, the story also takes many trips back to Jay’s more radical youth as he tries to reconcile his past, his present, and his sense of morality. It’s part social commentary, part nail-biter, and altogether highly recommended.  —Nici

ISBN: 9780061735851
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2010

I loved this complex book! When the curator of a Vatican exhibit about the Shroud of Turin is murdered, the blame falls on Simon, a Roman Catholic priest. His brother Alex seeks an ancient gospel that contains the clues he needs to clear his brother’s name. Drenched in history, this is the story of how far a quiet, heartbroken man will go to protect his beloveds…and how far others will go to conceal the truth.  —Cat

ISBN: 9781451694147
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

An unabashed thriller with a conscience, Murder in the Marais rushes you through the streets of Paris in the early 90s, as France stands on the brink of terribly repeating the past. Old secrets— both personal and national—vie with current conspiracy, and a trained detective long out of the game finds herself dodging hate groups and government goons through alleyways and old graves. An exciting, fun, and heart wrenching start to a wonderful series.  —Jocelyn

ISBN: 9781569479995
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Published: Soho Crime - January 4th, 2011

Ruth Galloway is comfortable in her life living on a remote salt marsh and working as an archeologist, but when a child’s bones are found buried in the moor, she’s pulled into the world of crime and murder. Ruth is a sharp-tongued, intelligent character, and I love her acerbic wit and wry observations, as well as her archeological point of view. I’ve read every book in this series and enjoyed them all.  —Flannery

ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

Lillian Jackson Braun’s Cat Who books are the original cozies. Following the adventures of the inquisitive newspaperman Qwilleran, who solves crimes in small town Michigan with hints from his two Siamese cats, these books are the definition of a fun mystery: Funny, clever, and well written. I read the whole series an enjoyed them all thoroughly.  —Flannery

ISBN: 9780515090505
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Published: Jove Books - June 1987

Craig Johnson is one of my absolute favorite mystery writers. His characters are realistic and lovable, and the Wyoming setting is as much a character as they are. His mysteries are always deftly plotted, and his sparse writing style is infused with dry humor. I’ve read every book in this series, and they just keep getting better, as evidenced with Dry Bones. I love these books!

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Published: Viking - May 12th, 2015



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