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22 Chilling New Crime Books

  • FICTION

    SCORPION

    MAY 25, 2021

  • FICTION

    RAZORBLADE TEARS

    JULY 6, 2021

FICTION

RAZORBLADE TEARS

by S.A. Cosby

Violence and love go hand in hand in this tale of two rough men seeking vengeance for their murdered sons. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CAPTIVE

    JAN. 12, 2021

FICTION

THE CAPTIVE

by Fiona King Foster

Packed with heart-stopping misadventures, this novel makes outdoor challenge–style outings look like a walk in the park. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SUBURBAN DICKS

    JUNE 22, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE THERAPIST

    JULY 13, 2021

FICTION

THE THERAPIST

by B.A. Paris

This enthralling book is a mystery, a thriller, and an exploration of how trust—or the lack of it—can color relationships. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SHIVER

    JAN. 19, 2021

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SHIVER

by Allie Reynolds

This suspenseful debut thriller by a former freestyle snowboarder contains both style and substance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE SECOND

    JUNE 1, 2021

NONFICTION

THE SECOND

by Carol Anderson

An urgent, novel interpretation of a foundational freedom that, the author makes clear, is a freedom only for some. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BLOOD GUN MONEY

    FEB. 23, 2021

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BLOOD GUN MONEY

by Ioan Grillo

Vigorous on-the-ground reporting and a big-picture view combine to make this a jarring portrait of clear and present danger. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE OFFICER'S DAUGHTER

    FEB. 16, 2021

NONFICTION

THE OFFICER'S DAUGHTER

by Elle Johnson

A remarkable exploration of forgiveness by a veteran storyteller. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

    FEB. 2, 2021

NONFICTION

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

by Ellen McGarrahan

An accomplished, unsettling look at a confounding crime and larger issues of memory, culpability, and punishment. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HALFWAY HOME

    FEB. 2, 2021

  • NONFICTION

    THE HOLLY

    MAY 11, 2021

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE HOLLY

by Julian Rubinstein

A true-crime tale vividly portrays a Denver hidden by picturesque vistas of its snow-capped mountains. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BETTER, NOT BITTER

    MAY 18, 2021

NONFICTION

BETTER, NOT BITTER

by Yusef Salaam

Warm, generous, and inspirational: a book for everyone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CHICKENTOWN MYSTERY

    MAY 4, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE CHICKENTOWN MYSTERY

by Albert Arrayás ; illustrated by Albert Arrayás ; translated by Carine Laforest

From Spain via Québec, an amusing, intriguing, enticing visual whodunit. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

    MARCH 16, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

by Angeline Boulley

A suspenseful tale filled with Ojibwe knowledge, hockey, and the politics of status. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MR. BEAGLE AND THE GEORGESTOWN MYSTERY

    AUG. 10, 2021

CHILDREN'S

MR. BEAGLE AND THE GEORGESTOWN MYSTERY

by Lori Doody ; illustrated by Lori Doody

Mr. Beagle learns to never judge a book by its cover in his latest engaging mystery. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SOCCER MYSTERY

    JUNE 1, 2021

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE SOCCER MYSTERY

by Felix Gumpaw ; illustrated by Glass House Graphics

Even readers who aren’t sports fans will get a kick out of it. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    OPHIE’S GHOSTS

    MAY 18, 2021

CHILDREN'S

OPHIE’S GHOSTS

by Justina Ireland

An enthralling journey interwoven with historical realities. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DEADMAN'S CASTLE

    MARCH 2, 2021

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