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Mystery and True Crime

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

A tantalizing blend of investigative thriller and introspection into what it really means to know those you love. This is a perfect thriller of a beach read (even more appropriate as the opening scene is set at the beach!). The strong writing and exciting twists and turns make this a very enjoyable mystery and a great read if you loved Gone Girl or The Woman in Cabin 10. - Megan

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ISBN: 9780812989489
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Published: Random House - May 8th, 2018

The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

Suspense fans rejoice! You-jeong Jeong is a master in the genre, translated into English for the first time here. Reading The Good Son, I had the thrilling, stomach-lurching sensation of realizing I had been led somewhere I wasn’t quite expecting, yet the unfolding truth at the heart of the book is chillingly convincing. From the opening scene, when Yu Min wakes inexplicably encrusted in blood from head to toe, this is a gripping, discomforting read. - Ilana

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ISBN: 9780143131953
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Justy Flanagan is a young Irish lawyer returning to his adopted home of New York City (still in its post-Revolution infancy) with the hope of solving his father’s suspicious death. Wall Street is a cutthroat and sinister part of town, and more bodies quickly pile up. In Justy’s campaign for truth, he comes up against a secret so terrible it may cost him his own life to uncover it. You’ll be gripped to the page until the stunning—and satisfying—conclusion. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780765399137
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Published: Forge Books - June 5th, 2018

The Woman Who Married a Bear by John Straley

If you’ve never read the Cecil Younger Investigation series, this new edition of the first book is a great place to start. Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, The Woman Who Married a Bear finds private investigator Younger traveling across Alaska to uncover the motive and identity of a killer. “A fascinating Alaskan setting, great characters, a highly unusual plot and remarkably good writing. It’s a winner.” —Tony Hillerman

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ISBN: 9781616959135
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Published: Soho Crime - May 1st, 2018

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

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ISBN: 9780062676788
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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

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ISBN: 9781501144387
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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

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By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780062319784
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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

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ISBN: 9781538744093
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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

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ISBN: 9780312541538
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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

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ISBN: 9780316506861
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Published: Hachette Books - October 17th, 2017

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