According to our latest Reader Survey, BookPage readers enjoy mysteries more than any other genre. After hearing this news, we decided to give you an extra dose of suspenseful reading suggestions. In the July edition, look for an extended Whodunit column, highlighting six new novels—all written by women.

Longtime Whodunit columnist Bruce Tierney writes:

Hard-core grittiness and violence are now the norm in female-penned suspense novels; romance-laden cozies are no longer the province of the Women of Mystery—if indeed they ever were. So move over Andrew Vachss, step aside Lee Child: There's a new sheriff in town—and he's a she!

The six novels range from Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's psychological suspense novel that may just be the thriller of summer; to a must-read new entry in Karin Slaughter's Georgia Bureau of Investigation series; to Linda Castillo's murder mystery set in an Amish community. Read about all of the novels here.

What's your favorite thriller of the year, so far?

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