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Mystery and True Crime

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter has the intrigue of a timeless thriller, the mystique of the metaphysical, and an emotional poignancy that twists the heart. It begins with easy normalcy, with the life of Jason Dessen, a college physics professor who lives in Chicago with his beloved wife and son. From there it careens into a mind-bending and frenzied fight for love and life. I scarfed down this book in one day because that’s how good it is. - Sairsha

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ISBN: 9781101904244
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Published: Broadway Books - May 2nd, 2017

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

Helena is the child born of kidnapping and captivity, until she and her mother escaped. Thirteen years later, her father has broken out of prison and Helena must use the skills he taught her to catch him. Woven around Hans Christian Anderson’s story The Marsh King's Daughter, and alternating between Helena’s childhood and her hunt for the man she both loves and hates, this fiendishly paced psychological thriller completely floored me. Think Room, but with vengeance. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780735213005
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb

The year is 1399 and young widow Kate Clifford just had a world of trouble thrown on her doorstep. She has two young wards by her late husband's mistress to watch out for, King Richard's (the II) men keep raiding her shipments, and, oh, there's a dead body in her guesthouse. Robb has created a masterpiece and one hell of a compelling protagonist. I loved every twist and turn of this most excellent historical mystery. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9781681774534
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 9th, 2017

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

While attending a small dinner party next door, the Conti's baby disappears into the hot summer night. What follows is a delicious mix of family secrets, unreliable narrators, and a hardened detective who's determined to find the truth--and the baby, fingers crossed. Another of those "oops, I read it in one night" books, The Couple Next Door's pacing is on point and exquisitely satisfying. A perfect summer read! - Rachel

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ISBN: 9780735221109
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Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2017

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart

Challenging the status quo isn’t easy, and though becoming the first female deputy sheriff is as hard as it gets, Constance Kopp isn’t one to back down. When a mistake threatens her new career, she throws every ounce of nerve and grit she has into fixing it—with some advice from her wonderfully eccentric sisters, of course! I loved this great historical mystery. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780544947139
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Published: Mariner Books - May 2nd, 2017

The Trespasser by Tana French

I’m a sucker for crime novels and in my opinion, Tana French is the best of the best. Everything she writes is pure gold, and The Trespasser is no exception. The characters are richly developed, the plot is dark and twisty, and the writing is so good you’ll have a hard time putting it down.—Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Megan Abbot is the queen of nourishing family dramas unfolding around troubled teen girls, and this is her best yet. Katie Knox’s daughter Devon is a gymnastics prodigy, and Katie and her husband will do whatever it takes to see Devon’s dreams realized. When a death happens in the supposedly tight-knit gymnastics gym, fractures in both family and community expose unpleasant truths. I was completely sucked in and didn’t want to put it down. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780316231060
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

Oakland Noir edited by Jerry Thompson & Eddie Muller

With its deftly spun narratives whose sources range from transcribed wiretaps to a flashback of underground gay bars, Oakland Noir has everything I want in an anthology. Filtering the grit and harsh circumstances is a kind of protective empathy, with glimpses of hope that make the noir gut-punch hurt that much more. - Rachel

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By Jerry Thompson (Editor), Eddie Muller (Editor)
ISBN: 9781617755309
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Published: Akashic Books - April 4th, 2017

An Honorable Man by Paul Vidich

This excellent debut by Paul Vidich is a classic Cold War spy thriller based on actual events during the McCarthy period in the early 1950s. Reminiscent of John le Carré, An Honorable Man tells the story of a mole hunt conducted the old-fashioned way: with deception and lies. It is richly atmospheric, with compelling characters and brisk pacing through its twists and turns. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781501110412
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 28th, 2017

Lockdown by Laurie R. King

In her new stand-alone novel, Laurie R. King tackles a modern horror—a high school career day gone terribly wrong. Anyone who loves King’s deft writing and nuanced character building will be more than satisfied. King weaves the threads of her characters’ lives and secrets together into a taut psychological tale that is poignant and provocative and an excellent example of her range and skill. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780804177931
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Published: Bantam - June 13th, 2017


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