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Mystery and True Crime

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

If you like Agatha Christie, closed-room mysteries, publishing industry tales, books within books, narrators in crisis, or any combination thereof, Magpie Murders has something for you. Both a delightful homage to the British village mystery (containing the manuscript for a British village mystery) and a fiendishly clever story of an editor on the hunt for what she suspects is a real-life killer, this dark, suspenseful, inventive book is a must-read. - Flannery     

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ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

Black Fall by Andrew Mayne

I gleefully tore through Mayne’s first two books about magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood, and am thrilled to get my hands on a new one! Blackwood’s unorthodox upbringing in a family of magicians gives her unique insight into unusual crimes. In Black Fall, she finds herself pulled into two seemingly unrelated investigations that begin to converge, and may involve her nemesis, The Warlock. If you want a fast, fun thriller, look no further! - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780062491985
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

Cambodia Noir by Nick Seeley

Will Keller, war photographer, is more than happy to get lost in Cambodia’s underbelly and forget his past. Despite his efforts, he is drawn into a search for a lost girl, a trip that takes him across the country and through his past. The author draws on personal career experience as a photojournalist to bring life (and death) to this hauntingly stark and brutal novel. I read this in one night, unable and unwilling to drag out the suspense. - Rachel

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ISBN: 9781501106095
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Published: Scribner - March 21st, 2017

Ill Will by Don Chaon

Skipping through time and character perspective, Ill Will is an ambitious, complex work seven years in the making. Teasing out the details of a long-ago crime with reverberations in the present and the possibility of a serial killer preying on frat boys, it demands to be paid attention to and savored as unexpected turns make you reevaluate what you thought you knew. If you want a literary thriller, this is not to be missed. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780345476043
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2017

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

A young mother embarks on a harrowing journey in a post-apocalyptic world to search for a safer place for her family. An unknowable evil lurks outside the window, and just one glimpse can lead to total madness — or a gruesome death. I read this in one sitting because I was too terrified to put it down. Malerman relentlessly ratchets up the tension. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062259660
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Published: Ecco - February 10th, 2015

An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson

In this excellent new installment of Craig Johnson’s Longmire series, Walt is called to investigate an accident at a Wyoming motorcycle rally. Backed by Vic and Henry Standing Bear—who rides a motorcycle and quotes Sherlock Holmes—Walt encounters drunken bikers, a military vehicle, the firecracker namesake of Henry’s Thunderbird, and all kinds of trouble. This is a tight-knit, drily funny mystery that’s one hell of a good ride. —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780525426943
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Published: Viking - September 13th, 2016

The Trespasser by Tana French

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you, and Detective Antoinette Conway knows this better than most. The acidic, sharp detective from The Secret Place returns for the fight of her life against her own colleagues. Tana French is my absolute favorite mystery novelist, and The Trespasser, with its slow, twisty unfolding, reminded me why. —Kat

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ISBN: 9780670026333
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

Mary Russell’s War by Laurie R. King

What I perhaps love most about the Mary Russell series is that we are frequently treated to trips back in time, to moments that reveal something new about Mary and Sherlock. Imagine my delight in an entire collection of these gems! With stories of Mary Russell’s first sleuthing adventures in San Francisco, as well as a murder by bees and even a glimpse of Mary at age 92, this collection will delight fans of this fantastic series.  —Kat


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ISBN: 9781464207334
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 11th, 2016

Crime Plus Music Edited by Jim Fusilli

Love music? Love crime? This is for you. Collected within are 20 short crime noir stories all revolving around music—from an Elvis Costello–loving serial killer to ladies out for revenge. Plus, there’s a delightful treat in the form of a surprise new Longmire short story from Craig Johnson! I’m not generally a huge short story fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little puzzles. This is has a bit of something for everyone. —Flannery

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By Jim Fusilli (Editor), Craig Johnson (Contribution by), David Liss (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781941110454
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Published: Three Rooms Press - October 18th, 2016

IQ by Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe may seem ordinary from the outside, but underneath he houses a fiery intellect that he uses to solve crimes in his East Long Beach neighborhood. When he takes a case involving an unusual assassination attempt on a semi-crazed rap mogul, he finds himself tangled in far more than he bargained for. Edgy and fun, this introduces a fresh, bold new voice in mystery. I’ll be looking forward to more from Joe Ide. —Flannery


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By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316267724
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 18th, 2016


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