User menu

Shopping cart

0 Items $0.00

Mystery and True Crime

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is both author and character in The Word Is Murder. The murder of a film star’s mother the day she’s arranged her funeral brings Horowitz himself into a mystery referencing Google-able reality but seeming too pat. Of course, Horowitz admits to his role as unreliable narrator, to allowing his desire to write compelling narrative win over real-life criminal facts. The result is layers of mystery, from murder to reality itself. I curse Horowitz for playing with me, but I’m still turning things over in my mind. - Jocelyn

Staff Pick Badge
The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062676788
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Danya Kukafka’s debut novel ticks so many of my good-read boxes: Beautifully written; well-paced; great character development; and then, more specifically, multiple points of view and intertwining story lines. Told from three distinct perspectives, Girl in Snow takes different paths to the same ending as each character passes by, circles around, and eventually collides with the others as this small Colorado town deals with the aftermath of the homicide of a local teen. - Megan

Staff Pick Badge
Girl in Snow: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501144387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 3rd, 2018

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

An absolute must-read for any true crime fan or armchair sleuth, this horrifying account of a decades-long unsolved California crime spree is the definition of “gripping.” The compassion and bulldog advocacy McNamara brought to the story is truly a new standard for this genre, and even though the case remains cold, the bittersweet ending is more than satisfying. Be warned that this intense read will have you locking your doors and windows at night! - Kelly

Staff Pick Badge
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062319784
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe

“Harley McKenna is possibly the most powerful, original female character we’ve had in decades.... Masterfully constructed, Barbed Wire Heart is an evocative work of darkness and redemption, hinting at times of Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy. An amazing debut novel. An exciting new voice in the world of books.” —New York Journal of Books

Barbed Wire Heart Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781538744093
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 6th, 2018

Still Life by Louise Penny

This book is beautifully crafted, drawing you in through multiple layers of community, family, art, literature, and life—even while circling death. The beginning of a series that’s become a modern classic, the story pulls you in so strongly you find yourself wanting to linger in the Quebec village where it’s set. A murder mystery with a deeply human core, it’s a great escape. - Jocelyn

Staff Pick Badge
Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312541538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2008

Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson

In the winter of 1952 in London, 12,000 people succumbed to a thick and deadly smog. That death statistic would remain hidden for decades. Meanwhile, an unlikely killer picked off vulnerable women. He lured them into his home before murdering them and hiding them in the walls. Both killers have had a lasting influence on society and have led to changes in environmental laws and criminal justice. An eerie and interesting read. - Jade

Staff Pick Badge
Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316506861
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - October 17th, 2017

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Attica Locke is a rising star in the mystery world and is a writer/producer for TV’s Empire. In her latest novel, Bluebird, Bluebird, she has penned a rural mystery about a black Texas Ranger forced to return to his East Texas hometown to unravel two murder cases that are causing racial tensions to rise to a boiling point. Locke is a skilled wordsmith, clever plotter, and thoughtful writer. I’m so excited about this book! - Flannery

Staff Pick Badge
Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316363297
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mulholland Books - September 12th, 2017

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Ritter’s debut novel is a powerful study on how the present can be a recapitulation of the past. The nonprofit lawyer Abby Williams lives a tidy life, her past hidden, until an investigation in her hometown blurs the divisions between geographies and timelines, good and bad, right and wrong. Abby’s story strangely becomes familiar, holding you long past its final pages. - Karen

Staff Pick Badge
Bonfire: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781524759841
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crown Archetype - November 7th, 2017

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

Hidden deep in the Canadian wilderness, the town of Rockton is cut off from all society, inhabited by those in need of a total reset in life, fleeing all varieties of danger in their past. As Detective Casey Duncan knows, some of those inhabitants never let go of their dark side—and that darkness is what she’s there to root out. I’m hopelessly in love with this smart, chilly series and can’t wait for more. - Flannery

Staff Pick Badge
A Darkness Absolute: A Rockton Novel (Casey Duncan Novels #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250092182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - November 14th, 2017

The House at Baker Street

The House at Baker Street is a delightful addition to the storied world of Sherlock Holmes, with the landlady of the house on Baker Street and her close friend Mary Watson taking on an investigation rejected by Sherlock. Michelle Birkby brings us a fresh perspective and voice in the person of Mrs. Hudson. Familiar characters such as the Baker Street Irregulars and the inimitable Irene Adler combine forces with the two women to solve a difficult and complex mystery. - Trey

Staff Pick Badge
The House at Baker Street: A Mrs. Hudson and Mary Watson Investigation Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062680198
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - October 24th, 2017

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Mystery and True Crime