Sure, you’ve probably seen the movie, but that definitely doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read the book. It’s just as full of edge-of-your-seat tension. Harris gives Buffalo Bill a much more detailed, complex persona, while Hannibal Lector remains as iconically creepy as ever. But it’s Clarice Starling, one of the best mystery heroines ever—smart, tough, and doggedly tenacious—who cements this as one of my all-time favorite mysteries.


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ISBN: 9780312924584
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 15th, 1991

I love a good serial killer mystery, and this is one of the most enjoyable, thrilling entries in the genre. A killer uses geocaching spots to cache his kills, taunting the investigators with cryptic clues. The gruesome, twisting story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and the ending took me by surprise. If you want a good mystery, check this one out. -Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250081490
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 26th, 2016

I loved this book! It was so much fun to read, and the characters were an absolute delight. The story of the first woman sheriff’s deputy, or more specifically, how she became the first female sheriff's deputy, this clever book has it all—action, eccentric characters, a vivid  historical setting, carrier pigeons, and more. This is Amy Stewart’s first work of fiction, and it’s infused with her drily witty sense of humor and warm storytelling. I adored the Kopp sisters, and sincerely hope there is a book two (and three and four...)!  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

This book had me completely hooked by the end of the first chapter. Filled with morally ambiguous, damaged people fighting the various forces trying to bury them, plus some creepy bad guys and a serial killer on the loose, it had me totally engrossed in its blood-spattered pages. I can be a tough one to surprise, but I never saw the ending coming and I was left shocked and completely satisfied.  —Flannery


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ISBN: 9780312380366
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 3rd, 2016

Yes, friends, it’s here—the greatly anticipated new Laurie King book! I know the question you’re all asking: Is she going to kill off Mary Russell? I’m not going to tell you, but I will say that this is yet another wonderful book from our beloved local author. Not only are her books great mysteries, but each one is like a special visit with beloved friends, and The Murder of Mary Russell is no different.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780804177900
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Published: Bantam - April 5th, 2016

The always-entertaining Don Winslow has written a sprawling tale of the drug war that is relayed in unflinching transmissions from multiple characters, each person but a cog in the machine. The characters take part in a cross-border drama of futile necessity, all sides wounded physicallyand psychologically by the violence, by loss. The stakes rise to nauseating heights: losing means not a forfeit of life, but of humanity.  —Dillon


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ISBN: 9781101873748
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 31st, 2016

An intriguing thriller with lots of twists and turns, Pleasantville is a dark political drama. A missing girl, a reluctant lawyer, a community struggling with economic downturns, and potentially dirty politicians all come together in this engrossing mystery that put me in mind of early John Grisham and Dennis Lehane.  —Nici


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ISBN: 9780062259349
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 12th, 2016

When two families do a cross-Atlantic house swap, they are both hoping for fun, relaxing vacations that will help repair their struggling relationships. That plan crashes and burns when New Yorker Oscar Harvey finds a body in the driveway of the Stokes’ Irish home. This fast, fun summer read took twists and turns that I never saw coming, with a unique and intriguing premise that I thoroughly enjoyed.  —Flannery


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ISBN: 9780143108436
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Published: Penguin Books - March 22nd, 2016

A story of men who are not yet men, of boys pretending, of a city that doesn’t care. Bill Beverly’s debut novel of an LA gang thrusts us into the lives of four teenage up-and-comers. Hotheaded, with everything to lose and everything to prove, the boys’ inevitable reckoning unfolds in gritty, rhythmic prose, even as one of them slowly questions their impulsive violence.  —Dillon


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ISBN: 9781101903735
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 5th, 2016

Detective Casey Duncan has a secret that has finally caught up to her. To save her life, she flees to a town where people go to disappear. But Rockton has secrets of its own, and Casey is about to be in the middle of them. I loved Kelly Armstrong’s fantasy novels, and her first foray into the mystery genre was a welcome surprise. The town and characters were particularly compelling, and I hope for a sequel!  —Flannery


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ISBN: 9781250092144
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 3rd, 2016



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