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1 - Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: A Novel

Deepa Anappara - Random House

Discover the debut novel hailed as "brilliant" (Ian McEwan) , "stunningly original" (Etaf Rum) , "storytelling at its best" (Anne Enright) , "a drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate" (Chigozie Obioma) .

In a sprawling...
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2 - Please See Us

Caitlin Mullen - Gallery Books

In this sophisticated, suspenseful debut reminiscent of Laura Lippman and Chloe Benjamin, two young women become unlikely friends during one fateful summer in Atlantic City as mysterious disappearances hit dangerously close to home.

Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk...
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3 - When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Alyssa Cole - William Morrow Paperbacks

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning ... Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change...
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4 - Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic

Eric Eyre - Scribner

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, an urgent, riveting, and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns, decimating communities.Death...
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5 - Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock

Christina Lane - Chicago Review Press

In 1933, Joan Harrison was a twenty-six-year-old former salesgirl with a dream of escaping both her stodgy London suburb and the dreadful prospect of settling down with one of the local boys. A few short years later, she was Alfred Hitchcock's confidante and one of the Oscar-nominated...
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6 - Premeditated Myrtle

Elizabeth C. Bunce - ALGONQUIN YOUNG READERS

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and a Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science. Armed with her father’s law books and her mum’s microscope, Myrtle studies toxicology, keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis, and Observes...
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7 - The Companion

Katie Alender - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The other orphans say Margot is lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate. But it wasn't...
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8 - The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne: A Mystery

Elsa Hart - Minotaur Books

From the author of the acclaimed Li Du novels comes Elsa Hart's new atmospheric mystery series. London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most...
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9 - Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery

Rosalie Knecht - Tin House Books

The "splendid genre-pushing" (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine finds herself traveling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator. When ex-CIA agent...
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