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Mystery and True Crime

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

Firefly by Henry Porter

If you like espionage thrillers, you won’t want to miss this one! Firefly is a fast-paced, thought-provoking tale about Naji, a 13-year-old undocumented Syrian refugee who has critical information concerning an unfolding terrorist plot. An intense chase quickly develops when both MI6 and the terrorists pursue Naji as he makes his way across Europe to create a better life for his family. Warning: This page-turner could easily keep you up all night. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780802128959
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Published: Mysterious Press - October 2nd, 2018

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The feelings evoked by the life story of Kya, the Marsh Girl, lingered with me long after I finished reading this beautifully crafted novel. Abandoned first by her mother, and then by the rest of her family, by age ten Kya was living on her own in the marsh of coastal North Carolina. This is a coming of age story, a romance, a murder mystery, and a remarkable love story about the living breathing marsh itself. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles

Samuel Clay, a 9-year-old boy whose father has just passed away, has been left under the care of the strict disciplinarian housekeeper, Ruth. But not everything is as it seems in this once grand estate in Cornwall. Ruth said that Samuel’s mother left in the dead of night to travel abroad to America, but can Ruth be trusted? His mother has been gone for months, and all that Samuel has left of her are the sporadic postcards she’s sent on her travels. Samuel can’t help but begin to suspect that something awful has happened to his mother. Is it just his imagination, or is Ruth really a cold-blooded killer? This gripping novel is filled with the “Did she, or didn't she?” emotional tension that all mystery lovers crave. - Nicole

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ISBN: 9781335652928
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 4th, 2018

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

When journalist Camille Preaker returns to her tiny hometown to report on a local murder, deep-rooted family issues and an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia quickly take hold. I love a good mystery, and Flynn’s character-driven, deeply atmospheric writing immediately drew me in. Suspenseful, original, and subtlety sinister, this kept me guessing until the very end. - Jade

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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2007

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

As a fan of the genre, I know the search for a satisfying mystery can leave you sifting through blurbs that end up sounding somewhat samey. This one is an ingenious mix of Christie-style English village murder and contemporary publishing thriller that scratches the itch whether you're an avid mystery reader or just an occasional one. I truly found it hard to put down! - Ilana

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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cormoran Strike novels have so many of the elements I love in mysteries. The main characters are flawed but winning, there is a fiendish puzzle at the heart of each book, and there are equal helpings of darkness and snort-inducing humour. On top of that, the series has one of the most delicious will-they-won't-they romance subplots I have ever read. - Ilana

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ISBN: 9780316206853
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Published: Mulholland Books - April 29th, 2014

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