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This recommended debut thriller from Sweden is a complex, layered story of spies and murder.

The Lost Summers of Newport

Mystery readers and Newport devotees will enjoy this captivating story that spotlights the lives of three women and the difficulties they face.

The Means

With Shelly, Fusselman creates a character determined to see her vision to completion without regard for impediments of any kind, and the supporting roles (like a therapist who’s also a real estate broker and party planner) will leave readers laughing. Recommended to anyone who enjoys humorous fiction.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Zevin creates beautifully flawed characters often caught between the real and gaming worlds, which are cleverly juxtaposed to highlight their similarities and differences. Both readers of love stories and gamers will enjoy. Highly recommended.

The Diamond Eye

Highly recommended. Quinn explores a largely unknown piece of World War II history.

Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century

Riggs weaves the King Tut history with international events to provide necessary context. Mary Jane Wells reads this highly recommended audiobook with flawless pacing and presentation and has a charming accent that is easy to listen to.

The Fashion Orphans

Readers of general fiction and those who like happy endings will enjoy Meyers (Waisted) and Rose’s (The Reincarnationist) novel.

The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific

Readers of history will enjoy; highly recommended.

Cleopatra’s Dagger

Recommended; readers of crime fiction will enjoy this thriller.

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