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Mystery and True Crime

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

An absolute must-read for any true crime fan, this horrifying account of a decades-long California crime spree will have you locking your doors and windows at night. The compassion and bulldog advocacy McNamara brought to the story is truly a new standard for the genre, and the killer was recently apprehended in Sacramento due to her efforts.

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By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062319791
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2019

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

A compelling and carefully crafted blend of memoir and investigative journalism. The author begins with a heinous murder case she stumbled upon as a law intern, and slowly reveals how she uncovered her own deeply traumatic past while researching the murder. Her deft touch with seriously sensitive material finds hope even in the darkest of stories. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9781250080554
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 8th, 2018

Sons of Cain by Peter Vronsky

Are you a fan of true crime but getting tired of the buddy-buddy, let’s get friendly nature of its verse? Are you tired of murdered folks sharing just a bit too much for your comfort? Prefer your sociopath insights hidden behind graphs and numbers? Then this is the book for you <3 - Rachel

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ISBN: 9780425276976
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Published: Berkley - August 14th, 2018

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem

Phoebe Siegler, a Manhattan woman who finds herself shattered and floundering after the results of the presidential election, jumps to volunteer to find her close friend’s runaway daughter. Following leads to the California desert, Phoebe meets an obscure private detective known for his ability to find and aid runaways and strays. In search of the missing girl, the two set out on a journey that feels chimerical and twisted. The pair must rely on the desert’s fringe inhabitants, and the story starts to hint of violence and turmoil. This novel/mystery/love story is both an enigmatic tale of being lost and found and a frame for the subtext of a divided America, one where truth, power, and the haves and the have-nots are in need of deep scrutiny. - S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9780062859068
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Published: Ecco - November 6th, 2018

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun

If you liked Stephen King’s classic Misery, pick up a copy of this tense, gripping novel by Hye-Young Pyun, winner of many of Korea’s top literary prizes. Oghi has woken from a coma after causing a devastating car accident that took his wife’s life and left him paralyzed and badly disfigured. Cared for by his mother-in-law, his world shrinks to the room he lies in. As Oghi searches for a way to escape, he discovers the difficult truth about his wife and the toll their life together took on her.

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By Hye-young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781628729917
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Published: Arcade - October 23rd, 2018

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

I loved this novel! Sujata Massey is a strong, confident storyteller and this captivating mystery, set in 1920s Bombay, features superb world-building, a riveting plot, and great characters. Perveen Mistry is a richly written protagonist: By turns confident and conflicted, she strives to do the right thing and is more than capable of getting herself out of trouble. Highly recommended for a fresh take on the mystery genre. - Stuart

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ISBN: 9781616959760
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Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Fans of The Essex Serpent will savor Perry’s deft and effortless character development. Melmoth, a modern-day gothic horror, opens when a haunted translator from Prague learns her friend’s secret, then disappears. The novel grapples with a beast: Melmoth, macabre, who stalks the guilty, compelling them to wander in shame or choose life. Is Melmoth real or abstract? A horror, a haunting metaphor, or both? - a.c.

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ISBN: 9780062856395
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Published: Custom House - October 16th, 2018

The Witch Elm by Tana French

A burglary gone awry, a near-perfect life destroyed, a mind torn. Toby is caring for his dying uncle and finding himself again. When a skull is found in the wych elm, it seems that a decades-old murder may tear apart a family and Toby himself, as he tries to piece together what happened—and what he might have done. A haunting novel portrayed by a narrator unreliable to himself. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780735224629
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Published: Viking - October 9th, 2018

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton’s latest gothic-tinged crime fiction The Craftsman is set at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, where the UK’s largest witch trial was held. Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the funeral of a child murderer whom she arrested 30 years before, only to find evidence all these years later that the case isn’t closed after all. This promises to be a twisty, chilling read, perfect for the colder, darker nights. - Ilana

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ISBN: 9781250300034
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 16th, 2018

November Road by Lou Berney

This deliciously nuanced and layered mystery is a terrific book for Lou Berney fans and thrill-seekers. Set days after JFK’s assassination, November Road follows two people who are on the run from a diabolically evil hitman and have no choice but to do what comes unnaturally for both: trust each other. Berney’s latest masterpiece will have you clutching the pages and your pearls as he takes you on a white-knuckle road trip from the sticky heat of the French Quarter to the dusty skies of Nevada. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062663849
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Published: William Morrow - October 9th, 2018

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