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Reader name: Sue
Hometown: Morton Grove, IL
Favorite genre: Detective stories, serial killers, nature, good fiction
Favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Kristin Hannah, Jack London
Favorite books: Finding Jack, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Faithful Flace, Faceless Killers
The genre-bending Tana French (author of Faithful Place) is a BookPage favorite. Her fans will enjoy Sophie Hannah’s novels, like her debut Little Face, in which a woman discovers that her infant daughter has been replaced with another child.
Mystery-lovers and those interested in detectives should check out The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, the fascinating story of the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent at home in rural England in 1860, and one of the first Scotland Yard detectives.
Finally, BookPage covers a lot of books for people interested in true crime, such as Deborah Blum’s The Poisoner’s Handbook, “a lushly detailed account of how the discipline and profession of forensic science emerged from the ‘poison playground’ of 1920s New York to become an indispensable argumentative tool in the modern-day crime-fighter’s arsenal.”
I hope this list helps you add to your summer reading list!
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