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Spring Reading 2021 Mystery Recommendations

See the full list of great reading recommendations for Spring 2021 here.

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Perfect for whodunnit aficionados, the newest Swanson novel is a fast-paced, gripping meta-thriller with a great premise: a mystery bookseller's list of perfect literary murders is being executed book by book, and now the FBI comes a-knocking. But how exactly would one recreate The ABC Murders or The Secret History—and to what end? And what is it about the quiet, lonely protagonist Malcolm that makes someone want to dedicate a half dozen killings to him? — Ksenia

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ISBN: 9780062838193
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 26th, 2021

The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery—The first ever African American crime novel by Rudolph Fisher

Promoted as the first African-American detective novel, Conjure-Man is a trip back in time to 1930s Harlem. We begin with the mysterious murder of Frombo, an African transplant, a brilliant philosopher and conjure-man, offering wisdom and hexes to the denizens of Harlem. My favorite parts of this twisting and turning tale are the dialogue which dances off the page with the vernacular of the era and the cast of characters stuck in Frombo’s waiting room during the investigation. — Celeste

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By Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780008216474
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Published: Collins Crime Club - January 7th, 2021

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