Mystery

Before She Disappeared

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Before She Disappeared: A Novel (A Frankie Elkin Novel #1) By Lisa Gardner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524745073
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Published: Dutton - June 1st, 2021

Lisa Gardner writes fantastic Boston-based mysteries. Her latest series features Frankie Elkins, a recovering alcoholic with a talent for finding missing people, who takes on cases whether the police want her help or not.

Sarah


Gideon Green in Black and White

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Gideon Green in Black and White By Katie Henry Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062955739
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 17th, 2022

Gideon's noir-inspired detective career ended ignominiously in middle school, but now his investigative skills -- and the lure of the editor-in-chief -- have found him a new home on the high school newspaper.

Sarah


The Chandelier

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The Chandelier By Clarice Lispector, Magdalena Edwards (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Translated by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Magdalena Edwards (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228718
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Published: New Directions - May 28th, 2019

Lispector is unique in the way she is able to distill a single moment, parsing the experience of what it’s like to have a human brain, overthinking. Her second novel stands as a brilliant meditation on conscious thought from the writer known as “Brazil’s Virginia Woolf.”

Rachael


The Guest List

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The Guest List: A Novel By Lucy Foley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868947
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

A remote island and a luxe wedding that no one really wants to be at form the backdrop of this clever Agatha Christie–like whodunit that will keep you guessing from start to finish. A tricky web of secrets will propel you through this page-turner—whose body was found on the island, and how did it get there? You won't be able to stop reading until you find out.

April


Fadeout

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Fadeout (A Dave Brandstetter Mystery #1) By Joseph Hansen, Michael Nava (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joseph Hansen, Michael Nava (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781681990460
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Published: Soho Syndicate - January 11th, 2022

A reissued 1960s detective novel with a solid mid-century vibe, starring a gay insurance investigator. It's a good mystery (the insurance company won't pay out if there's no body!) and a portrait of a long-past era, written by a gay author who's been mostly forgotten until now.

Sarah


The Vanished Days

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The Vanished Days (The Scottish series) By Susanna Kearsley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492650164
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 5th, 2021

A gorgeously detailed and fast-paced historical mystery-plus-romance brings 18th-century Scotland to life, with a narrative twist that sent me back to the first page to solve the puzzle a second time.

Sarah


Finlay Donovan is Killing It

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: A Novel (The Finlay Donovan Series #1) By Elle Cosimano Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250241702
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 2nd, 2021

When struggling mystery writer Finlay Donovan is overheard discussing her new novel with her agent over lunch, she's mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet. When the target actually ends up dead (and not by Finlay's doing!) she discovers that real life crime is a lot more complicated than its fictional counterpart. This book is very funny and painfully relatable (and the audiobook is great!).

Rebecca


Magpie Murders

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Magpie Murders: A Novel By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Anthony Horowitz, the bestselling author of the Alex Rider Series, as well as The House of Silk and Moriarty, has created a brilliantly constructed mystery within a mystery.  Rich in detail with thought-provoking and unexpected plot twists, the novel is filled with a cast of characters that would make Agatha Christie proud.

Nathan


The Conjure-man Dies

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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery (Detective Club Crime Classics) By Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780008216474
Published: Collins Crime Club - January 7th, 2021

 

Both smart and clever, this rich and entertaining mystery is an unjustly overlooked classic. Set in Harlem in the 1920s, and inspired by Golden Age of Mystery authors like Dorothy Sayers & Agatha Christie, The Conjure-Man Dies plays with mistaken identity, the person you least expect, locked rooms, and other tropes of the mystery genre.  A real tragedy we only got one Perry Dart & John Archer novel.

Josh


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