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The Mystery Writer

Recommended for Gentill’s fans and readers who enjoy mysteries from Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, or Louise Penny.

The Canopy Keepers

Henry’s (The Foreign Exchange) near-future fantasy world is interesting and beautiful, with lush descriptions of the forest and the fantastical world hidden within.


The lead detectives are new to each other and building trust, and readers will become invested in the fragile bond they currently have, as well as the mystery surrounding Foster and her former partner.

'Fall' by Tracy Clark | Mystery Pick of the Month


The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

A timely book that reads like a Hunter S. Thompson adventure. A recommended purchase for libraries with computer science, public policy, or current events collections.


Fans of the first book will enjoy this second adventurous fantasy novel with some romance.

The Flames

Haydock builds her story on the real women who surrounded Schiele. Told from various points of view, it is a love story dedicated to Gertrude, Adele, Edith, and Vally. Recommended for general and historical fiction readers, as well as those interested in how life in Schiele’s inner circle might have looked.

Last Seen in Lapaz

Since book one, The Missing American, Emma’s character development has progressed to create a more dimensional heroine worth rooting for. Good for fans of African fiction and crime fiction.


McEwan, a popular figure on BookTok, has written an ambitious fantasy debut. The plot and worldbuilding are thoroughly fleshed out and make this novel a great start to the “Glacian Trilogy.”

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