September is a big month for mysteries this year, both in terms of excellence and page count (close to 2,000 pages in the four books here—truly a reviewer’s marathon!). If ever there were a month deserving of four Top Picks, this is it.
The best new mysteries include a standalone Scandinavian thriller, murderous mothers and daughters and a tale of Cold War espionage.
The best new mysteries take readers around the globe—from the Somali coast to Bankgkok, Barcelona and New York City.
Listen up! With finance, mystery and historical fiction titles, this month's audio column has something for everyone.
The best new mysteries feature two German imports, a chilling debut novel from Neely Tucker and the newest installment in Malla Nunn's Emmanuel Cooper series.
Two excellent crime novels and a polished memoir on dying make for great listening.
This month's Whodunit column spotlights a standalone from Nesbø, a mystery in the French countryside, a mother's bloody return and the second adventure from Daniel Friedman's octogenarian hero.
This month's Whodunit column highlights a nightmarish thriller from Mo Hayder, Peter Robinson's finest police procedural and more.
Excellent books from Charles Finch, Lachlan Smith and former secretary of defense Robert Gates make for great listening.
This month's best new mysteries include a deadly oil spill, a charming francophile's mystery, the finale to Leif GW Persson's Story of a Crime Trilogy, plus an "ink-dark" psychological thriller from Kem Nunn.