May 30, 2023

The best mysteries and thrillers of 2023 (so far)

They’ve carried us through the bleak days of January and February, and you’ve probably already seen them in beach bags galore—these are the best mysteries and thrillers of the year so far.
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Book jacket image for Everybody Knows by Jordan Harper

Everybody Knows

Jordan Harper’s dazzling, pitch-black neo-noir isn’t just ripped from the headlines—it’s probably predicting them.
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Book jacket image for The Motion Picture Teller by Colin Cotterill

The Motion Picture Teller

By turns witty, warm, charming and poignant, The Motion Picture Teller is perhaps Colin Cotterill’s finest novel thus far.
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The Lock-Up

John Banville’s beautifully written The Lock-Up stretches the boundaries of the police procedural, intently focusing on the inner lives of his beloved sleuths.
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The Magistrate

Someone is hunting down corrupt public officials in Brian Klingborg’s third Inspector Lu Fei mystery, the action-packed and suspense-filled The Magistrate.
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The Body by the Sea

Jean-Luc Bannalec’s latest Commissaire Dupin mystery is a feast: an intricate case, a surprising ending and a tour of gorgeous Brittany, France, along the way.
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