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1. Let Me Die in His Footsteps: A Novel

Lori Roy · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

In the spellbinding and suspenseful Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award-winner Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed between generations. On a dark Kentucky night in 1952 exactly halfway between her fifteenth and sixteenth...
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2. The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Grove Press
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love...
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3. The Long and Faraway Gone: A Novel

Louis Berney · William Morrow & Co
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney's The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries...
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4. The Golden Age of Murder

Martin Edwards · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets.This is the first book about the Detection...
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5. Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

Allen Kurzweil · Harpercollins
Format: Hardcover

The true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning author Allen Kurzweil's search for his twelve-year-old nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus. The obsessive inquiry,...
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6. A Madness So Discreet

Mindy McGinnis · Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for fans of novels such as Asylum and The Diviners as well as television's True Detective and American...
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7. Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy

Susan Vaught · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

Footer Davis is on the case when two kids go missing after a fire in this humorously honest novel that is full of Southern style."Bless your heart" is a saying in the South that sounds nice but really isn't. It means, "You're beyond help." That's what folks...
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8. The Stranger You Know

Jane Casey · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That's all London police detective Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes, and it appears to be the work of the same sadistic killer. With no sign of break-ins, every indication...
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