The body of a newborn girl has been found in an idyllic New Jersey town. It’s not the best assignment for a newspaper reporter who so recently delivered a stillborn child, but Molly Sanderson wants to prove to her editor that she can cover hard news. So—despite her husband Justin’s trepidation that covering this story might cause Molly to lapse back into serious depression—she dives in, determined to find out how the child ended up abandoned beneath a bridge.
This month's best new mysteries include a genre-bending Swedish suspense novel, a suspicious death in the Everglades, a murderous plan gone awry and a dark cold case.
This month's best new mysteries include a cold case captured in a photograph, a puzzling standalone set in Scotland, the second installment in a hit French series and the newest Thorn novel.
Whether they feel watching eyes or hear the sound of quickening footsteps behind them, the potential victims in these unnerving stories sense a predator’s approach, and so can we. As these characters hurry to the relative safety of their homes and rush to lock the doors behind them, readers of these smart and suspenseful books will be turning pages faster and faster in hopes of catching the criminal before it’s too late.
Rafe Solmes is a Bath, England, literature professor who has just finished a book on fairy tales, but his interest in gruesome stories like “Bluebeard” and “The True Bride” is far from academic. When Clarissa, a university assistant, lets him walk her home one night, she discovers a sinister side to this seemingly harmless scholar. An obsessive master manipulator who won’t take no for an answer, Rafe is soon everywhere she is—lurking outside her apartment at all hours, sending increasingly threatening gifts and even turning her friends against her.
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.
Anne Hillerman's debut novel, Spider Woman's Daughter, is our Top Pick in Mystery for October 2013. Hillerman, a celebrated journalist and author of eight books of nonfiction, has shifted focus with her latest release to the fictional world of the best-selling Navajo mysteries first penned by her late father, Tony Hillerman. Though...
Big shoes! Those are what Anne Hillerman has to fill in taking over for her father, the late best-selling writer Tony Hillerman, beloved by critics and readers alike for his iconic Navajo mysteries, which spanned a whopping 36 years. Longtime Hillerman (père) protagonists Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee are both on hand for Anne Hillerman’s debut novel, Spider Woman’s Daughter, but...
Is there anything more nerve-racking than publishing a first novel? For authors and publishers alike, it’s a nail-biting moment of sink or swim. Here are 10 debuts from the year (so far!) that signal the start of promising careers.
Alafair Burke's new stand-alone mystery, If You Were Here, is a masterful blend of humanity's highest and lowest, of heroism and dark secrets. As a former Deputy District Attorney and a current Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, Burke's novels are consistently authentic, but her real talent is mixing complex plotlines with...