Mystery

Another long-awaited return (also five years in the making, coincidentally) is that of Alan Bradley’s marvelously macabre, preteen detective, Flavia de Luce. This time out, Flavia is not only dealing with her exuberant, obnoxious cousin Undine, she’s trying to clear the name of her family’s beloved cook, Mrs. Mullet, who is accused of poisoning a local recluse with mushrooms.

Another long-awaited return (also five years in the making, coincidentally) is that of Alan Bradley’s marvelously macabre, preteen detective, Flavia de Luce. This time out, Flavia is not only dealing with her exuberant, obnoxious cousin Undine, she’s trying to clear the name of her family’s beloved cook, Mrs. Mullet, who is accused of poisoning a […]

The third and final installment of Attica Locke’s acclaimed Highway 59 mystery series, which follows a Black Texas Ranger, sees Darren Mathews embark on a missing-person case with the most unlikely and untrustworthy of allies: his mother.

The third and final installment of Attica Locke’s acclaimed Highway 59 mystery series, which follows a Black Texas Ranger, sees Darren Mathews embark on a missing-person case with the most unlikely and untrustworthy of allies: his mother.

If Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache is anything, he is unfailingly kind. So why does a phone call on a beautiful Sunday morning in Three Pines, Canada, send him into a rage? That is only the first ominous moment in what promises to be a dark entry in Penny’s masterful, bestselling series.

If Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache is anything, he is unfailingly kind. So why does a phone call on a beautiful Sunday morning in Three Pines, Canada, send him into a rage? That is only the first ominous moment in what promises to be a dark entry in Penny’s masterful, bestselling series.

A new Jackson Brodie mystery? Oh happy day! Kate Atkinson’s sleuth returns, five long years after 2019’s Big Sky, and is now on the trail of a missing painting. It hardly seems like a worthy case for a gumshoe of Brodie’s abilities, but things change when he arrives at Burton Makepeace, a historic British estate that hosts elaborate murder-mystery parties. Atkinson should have an absolute ball with such a setting, and we can’t wait to watch Brodie stomp through the genteel artifice of a fake Golden Age mystery.

A new Jackson Brodie mystery? Oh happy day! Kate Atkinson’s sleuth returns, five long years after 2019’s Big Sky, and is now on the trail of a missing painting. It hardly seems like a worthy case for a gumshoe of Brodie’s abilities, but things change when he arrives at Burton Makepeace, a historic British estate […]

The 11th entry in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series (source material for the acclaimed TV series Vera starring Brenda Blethyn) incorporates ancient British folklore into the tale of two interconnected murders. The most intriguing detail: One of the bodies is found near a circle of standing stones.

The 11th entry in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series (source material for the acclaimed TV series Vera starring Brenda Blethyn) incorporates ancient British folklore into the tale of two interconnected murders. The most intriguing detail: One of the bodies is found near a circle of standing stones.

Juliet Grames’ expertise in Calabrian culture and eye for detail shine on every page of The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia, a historical mystery set in 1960 Italy.

Juliet Grames’ expertise in Calabrian culture and eye for detail shine on every page of The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia, a historical mystery set in 1960 Italy.

Lindsey Davis’ brutally funny Death on the Tiber is a series high mark for the author’s ancient Rome-set mysteries starring Flavia Albia.

Lindsey Davis’ brutally funny Death on the Tiber is a series high mark for the author’s ancient Rome-set mysteries starring Flavia Albia.

Emmeline Duncan’s cozy mystery Chaos at the Lazy Bones Bookshop is set in a Halloween-themed small town that overflows with seasonal charm.

Emmeline Duncan’s cozy mystery Chaos at the Lazy Bones Bookshop is set in a Halloween-themed small town that overflows with seasonal charm.

Murder at the White Palace sees Allison Montclair’s terrific Sparks & Bainbridge series continuing in fine fettle.

Murder at the White Palace sees Allison Montclair’s terrific Sparks & Bainbridge series continuing in fine fettle.

The Lost Coast is easily the most suspenseful and impressive installment yet of Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s Clay Edison series—don’t miss it.

The Lost Coast is easily the most suspenseful and impressive installment yet of Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s Clay Edison series—don’t miss it.

Charlotte Vassell’s police procedural thriller The In Crowd is also an exceptional, relentless skewering of upper-class pretension.

Charlotte Vassell’s police procedural thriller The In Crowd is also an exceptional, relentless skewering of upper-class pretension.

With Agony Hill, Sarah Stewart Taylor kicks off a thoughtful, thought-provoking historical mystery series set in a time with shocking parallels to the present.

With Agony Hill, Sarah Stewart Taylor kicks off a thoughtful, thought-provoking historical mystery series set in a time with shocking parallels to the present.

Don’t worry, everyone: Richard Osman has not abandoned his adored Thursday Murder Club series, which is set to return in 2025. But between now and then, the British author is introducing another unlikely detective team for readers to fall in love with. We Solve Murders stars a charming duo composed of retired cop Steve Wheeler (who just wants to relax at home with his cat) and his daughter, Amy, an adrenaline nut who works private security.

Don’t worry, everyone: Richard Osman has not abandoned his adored Thursday Murder Club series, which is set to return in 2025. But between now and then, the British author is introducing another unlikely detective team for readers to fall in love with. We Solve Murders stars a charming duo composed of retired cop Steve Wheeler […]

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