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The Pale House Devil

This solid novella will appeal to horror readers who like quirky protagonists. Recommended for fans of Kadrey’s “Sandman Slim” series or of Edgar Cantero and Jim Butcher.

The Death I Gave Him

This is a fantastic and innovative retelling. Highly recommended for adventurous readers.

The Night House

Nesbø deftly guides readers on a journey much larger than many will expect from the slim volume. Reminiscent of Joe Meno’s The Boy Detective Fails, initial expectations of genre, setting, and mood are subverted as a simple horror novel unfolds into a story that encompasses grief, mid-life crises, and more. Give this one to fans of Grady Hendrix or adults nostalgic for the “Goosebumps” series.

The Blue, Beautiful World

Fans of complex space operas will enjoy this immensely, but read The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game first to better navigate the many intricate relationships of characters and planets.

How Can I Help You

Librarians especially will enjoy this unique take on the psychological thriller. Give this unputdownable title to readers who revel in messy and complicated characters.

Relentless Melt

Bushnell (The Weirdness) seamlessly blends mystery, urban fantasy, and an exploration of gender identity into the kind of fun and fantastical ride that his readers have come to expect. Recommend to fans of TJ Klune and Kevin Wilson.

We Love To Entertain

Intricately plotted, entertaining, and full of red herrings, Strohmeyer’s latest (after Do I Know You??) is a fun romp of a thriller that will keep readers guessing until the last page. For fans of Lisa Jewell and Clare Mackintosh.

Whether Violent or Natural

Calder (The Offset) tells a unique tale that will appeal to many cli-fi fans, though some may be put off by the leisurely pacing and introspective storytelling.

The Perfumist of Paris

Filled with the rich and evocative scents of India and Paris, this novel will transport readers to Radha’s world as she deals with heartaches and triumphs on her journey to wholeness.

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