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Fall Reading 2020 Mystery & Suspense

See the full list of great reading recommendations for Fall 2020 here.

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi

A must-read for Agatha Christie fans! Structured as a series of short stories read and discussed by an editor and a writer, The Eighth Detective is one of the most unique mysteries I’ve ever read. The author of the stories, a reclusive mathematician, has written them to prove the existence of four permutations behind all detective fiction—but there are inconsistencies in his creations that may be pointing to a larger, more sinister mystery that has inspired them. —Ksenia

This book is part of our Fall Reading Challenge. Read more here.

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The Eighth Detective: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250755933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 4th, 2020

The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo

A delightful whodunit that features one of the most charming detectives I have come across in the mystery genre, The Honjin Murders is the perfect book to relax with on a chilly fall day. The story begins when a wealthy newlywed couple is murdered on the eve of their wedding. Shortly after their shocking murder, the small town the couple lived in is buzzing with gossip as several characters are exposed for hiding potential grudges and concealing incriminating evidence. The setting of the book is atmospheric due to the honjin, an inn that caters to well to do clientele, which creates an intimate, conspiratorial reading experience. I felt immersed in the world of the honjin as I eagerly anticipated the unveiling of the culprit. —K.L.

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By Seishi Yokomizo, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782275008
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Pushkin Vertigo - August 4th, 2020

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