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Hall of Mirrors

The second in the Nightingale trilogy, following The Savage Kind, is a mystery, but the historical elements add complexity as the author explores issues of passing as straight or white, concealing an identity at a time of physical and emotional violence toward LGBTQIA+ and Black people.

Such a Bad Influence

A smart and intelligent thriller that is a not-to-be-missed page-turner. Buy multiples because this one has the making of a big best seller.

The Last Word

This satisfyingly twisty cozy from the author of the marvelous Ruth Galloway mysteries will be utter catnip for current Griffiths fans and will have new readers begging for more.
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Murder, She Wrote: Murder Backstage

Although the mystery is slight, the sequel to Murder, She Wrote: Fit for Murder will appeal to fans of the cozy series who enjoy the reappearance of familiar characters.

Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies

This humorous mystery with a touch of romance was auctioned to Fox TV for development as a series, with Mack writing the pilot. For fans of Knives Out or E.J. Copperman’s “Jersey Girl Legal Mysteries.”
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While We Were Burning

Although the premise is great, the execution leaves something to be desired.

Home Fires

The sequel to Dangerous Consequences is an outstanding police procedural that plunges readers into a community’s nightmare. Readers of Steven F. Havill and Bill Crider will appreciate the novel’s focus on small-town life and a local police force.
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Smoke and Mirrors

After four books, the story arc Hilliard began in The Unkindness of Ravens is resolved, with hints of a new mystery to come. Fans of TV’s Only Murders in the Building might appreciate this series, though they should start with the first installment.
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The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh

Gray continues to faithfully recreate the world of Jane Austen’s novels in this delightful third book in her series (following The Late Mrs. Willoughby). As always, the characters and plot are engaging, with a satisfying denouement. Gray sensitively portrays the neurodivergent Jonathan while highlighting the real challenges he faces.

The Roads We Follow

Deese’s (The Words We Lost) latest is a beautiful story of faith, family, and the power of forgiveness. This second installment in the “Fog Harbor” series can be read as a stand-alone and will appeal to women’s fiction readers as a Dolly Parton–esque tale of hard-won fame. Suggest to fans of Charles Martin and Amanda Cox.
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Night Falls on Predicament Avenue

Wright is in a class by herself, writing her own twists into the classic gothic mystery trope and exploring how people from all centuries face fear. Readers will want to read this novel in the light of day or commit to finishing the creepy tale in one sitting.
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Love in Tandem

Kinzer (Dear Henry, Love Edith) will make readers laugh out loud with her zany small-town characters and the delightful rom-com situations they get themselves into. For similar authors, check out Courtney Walsh and Pepper Basham.
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These Tangled Threads: A Novel of Biltmore

Thomas (The Finder of Forgotten Things) excels at taking a little-known slice of history and bringing it to life, similar to authors Elizabeth Camden and Laura Frantz.
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The Elusive Truth of Lily Temple

This is a fascinating look at silent film, the power of story, and God’s pursuit of lost children. Readers who enjoy the rich metaphor found in Amanda Dykes, Charles Martin, and Sarah Loudin Thomas novels will want to give Politano (The Lost Melody) a try.
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One of Our Own: An Audio Original Thriller

Will appeal to listeners seeking a short but nerve-wracking psychological thriller about crimes that hit too close to home. Recommended for fans of Joy Fielding and Kiersten Modglin.
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The Frangipani Hotel

With endings that feel like fingertips on the neck instead of punches to the gut, these stories are best suited for those seeking unsettling rather than terrifying fiction, such as Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny.

A Grandmother Begins the Story

This is a storyteller’s story that speaks landscapes, people, animals, and objects into being through its magic. An unforgettable, enchanting listen.
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Wellness

Hill’s exceptional storytelling is further enhanced by Fliakos’s flawless narration. This wistful portrait of a marriage is highly recommended.
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Family Meal

With at least two strong narrators and a heartbreaking story, book clubs will gobble this up.
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And Put Away Childish Things

A great listen for anyone who enjoyed Lev Grossman’s The Magicians or Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway and who understands that the worlds next to ours may be filled with darkness.

Technically Yours

A strong second-chance workplace romance with heat and heart.
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Black Dove

A mesmerizing, genre-bending story for fans of Heather Tucker’s Cracked Pots.
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Idlewild

Thomas’s powerful book lays bare the anxieties, confusion, and hurts in the search for identity and understanding. A coming-of-age story for fans of Dana Czapnik’s The Falconer.
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The Hollow Needle: The Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

An intriguing classic that stands the test of time. Share with those who enjoy classic detective fiction and the popular Netflix series Lupin.
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The Unsettled

A beautifully narrated, moving story about a family caught in the chaos and confusion of social and political upheaval.
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Northwoods

This debut novel will surely appeal to fans of James Lee Burke and those interested in mysteries involving addiction, veterans with PTSD, and family relationships that tie everything together.
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Meet the Benedettos

Recommended for listeners of the lively romances of Emily Henry and Christina Lauren.
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The Taken Ones

Share with fans of mysteries and suspense involving intriguing women detectives who employ a hint of the supernatural.
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Murder at the Royal Albert

Music aficionados and readers of Nero Wolfe should enjoy spending time with the eccentric and delightfully grumpy Jacobus and his friends; this novel works even for those new to the series. Includes fun musical interludes performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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It’s a Fabulous Life

Fans of the movie will love seeing how Farmer has updated this story with fun changes to the classic and a new romance to root for.
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Touched

With this quick but impactful listen, Edgar Award–winning Mosley offers existential musings about humanity’s purpose mixed with piercing commentary about societal ills.
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Elsewhere: Stories

Ge’s gorgeous language flows with pain and frustration, perfect for fans of K-Ming Chang.
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The Hanging City

Bentley’s expressive and entertaining narration provides a captivating look into the underground world of Cagmar and its inhabitants. Holmberg’s (Heir of Uncertain Magic) latest is a winner for fans of intricately plotted fantasy in the vein of Trent Jamieson’s The Stone Road.

Stars in Your Eyes

A tender and emotional story, capturing desire, discovery, and the challenges of balancing the private and the public.
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Leave the Lights On

This action-packed thriller offers plenty of surprises. Share with fans of Mary Kubica, Lisa Jewell, and Shari Lapena.
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Dearborn: Stories

Michigan listeners who know Dearborn may find themselves smiling at the mention of well-known streets and establishments, while those unfamiliar with the area will enjoy Zeineddine’s insight into community, race, and family.
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The Ghosts of Beatrice Bird

Morgan’s suspenseful historical fiction tackles heavy topics such as child abuse and domestic violence while offering a hopeful, satisfying ending. For fans of Jess Kidd’s Himself or Téa Obreht’s Inland.
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The Peach Seed

A moving portrait of a Southern Black family, highlighting the value of forgiveness and the possibilities for change.
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The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years

A tale of love and loss, populated by characters seeking a small place in the world. For listeners seeking an intoxicating blend of historical fiction, ghostly mystery, and magical realism.
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Prophet

A twisty sci-fi plot paves the way for slow-burn romance in this uniquely told collaboration.
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The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac: Stories

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking moving, melancholy contemporary short stories about hope and heartache. Recommended for fans of Anne Enright, Kevin Barry, and Lauren Groff.
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The Longest Autumn

Much like a leaf falling through the autumn air, Avery’s book is beautiful on its surface but unable to maintain a straight path.
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And What Can We Offer You Tonight

Mohamed’s haunting novella will check the boxes for fans seeking horror, fantasy, and dystopian worlds. Recommended for fans of Mia V. Moss’s Mai Tais for the Lost and C.L. Polk’s Even Though I Knew the End.
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Blood Sisters

A troubling but engrossing work for listeners seeking an atmospheric mystery highlighting the alarming number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit people.
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Good Girls Don’t Die

Thriller/horror fans who dabble in mysteries and YA dystopian novels will savor Henry’s fourth-wall-centered assault on well-known genres.

10 Things That Never Happened

Watt voices difficult conversations with sincerity and emotion, and listeners will breeze through this entertaining and excellent audio production. Recommend to fans of romantic comedies.

The House of Doors

A riveting yet sedately paced novel about inspiration and identity, sure to be enjoyed by those who like Kathleen Rooney’s Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey or Juliette Fay’s City of Flickering Light.
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Edenville

While some listeners may get lost in Rebelein’s ever-confusing landscape, those who like their cosmic horror with a touch of humor should enjoy.
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The Invisible Hour

While her somewhat clunky delivery may puzzle some listeners, Hoffman fully communicates the magic of stories.
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We Are the Crisis

Perhaps the most striking part of Turnbull’s novel is its relevance to the current political climate, making it the perfect choice for listeners who enjoy speculative fiction that bravely tackles real-world issues.
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Where the Dead Wait

Horror for fans of nautical disasters such as Dan Simmons’s The Terror or Jennifer Niven’s The Ice Master.
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The Second Chance Year

There is romance here, but it takes a backseat to Sadie’s character development. Still, Laser’s engaging performance and the appealing story make this a pleasurable listen.
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Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl

This fictional biography of cosmetics magnate Estée Lauder goes behind the scenes in the beauty industry and tells of the remarkable friendship between two savvy, self-made women. Recommend to fans of Fiona Davis’s The Magnolia Palace or Karen Harper’s The It Girls.
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Alchemy of a Blackbird

A smoothly presented historical novel that pairs well with Michaela Carter’s Leonora in the Morning Light.
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Kill for Love

Picklesimer’s debut, brought to life by Kay’s narration, presents a chilling character study that transcends the surface of a sociopathic sorority sister and delves into the unsettling complexities beneath.
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We Must Not Think of Ourselves

A moving portrait of the daily lives of the Warsaw Ghetto inhabitants, in some ways mundane and, in others, profound, beautifully presented by talented narrators.
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City of Laughter

Listeners will be entranced by this lyrically written debut, rich with Jewish folklore (both real and invented), spirituality, and hope. For readers of Oksana Vasyakina’s Wound, Sarah Cypher’s The Skin and Its Girl, and Zeyn Joukhadar’s The Thirty Names of Night.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night

The family dynamics are just as entertaining as the well-constructed plot in this heartwarming audiobook, perfect for listeners who enjoy lighthearted mysteries featuring strong women protagonists.
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Next-Door Nemesis

A perfect romance for fans of Christina Lauren’s Dating You/Hating You or Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Party.
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The Daughters of Block Island

Thrilling psychological suspense that should appeal to fans of gothic novels and the works of Gemma Amor, Sarah Waters, and the Brontë sisters.

Bone Pendant Girls

Friedman’s fast-paced thriller is both heart-pounding and heart-wrenching. Share with fans of paranormal psychological suspense in the vein of Karen Brown’s The Clairvoyants.
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You Always Come Back

Will appeal to listeners seeking a twisting psychological thriller about sibling ties and terrifying secrets. Recommended for fans of Ashley Flowers, Megan Miranda, and Hannah Beckerman.
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The Narrow Road Between Desires

Fans of fairy tales with a grown-up spin and Rothfuss’s other works will enjoy this audiobook that requires a smaller time investment than most fantasy novels.
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Broughtupsy

This gritty novel explores intersectionality, Jamaican culture, and the complex dynamics of members of a family seeking to come to terms with themselves and one another. For fans of Jessica George’s Maame.

The Dallergut Dream Department Store

This is an excellent choice for a gentle book club read.
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The Stardust Grail

Kitasei (The Deep Sky) writes an emotional roller coaster of a space quest, highlighting friendship, family, and the ostracism of those believed to be different. The prose is as intimate as the universe is wide.

Service Model

A surprisingly thoughtful and compelling story from Tchaikovsky (Lords of Uncreation) about one robot’s journey through their own version of Dante’s circles of hell, complete with all the other hells they’d rather never have imagined. Readers who love a good postapocalyptic hell ride, AI-centered adventures, and robot/human companion stories, such as A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, will appreciate.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep

Readers will want to savor the delightful letters that make up this cozy fantasy set in academia and an underwater world. Recommend to fans of Malka Older’s “Mossa and Pleiti” series.

The Silverblood Promise

There’s never a dull moment in this instantly absorbing debut that offers effortless escapism. Perfect for fans of the “Mistborn” series by Brandon Sanderson.
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Escape Velocity

Manibo (The Sleepless) pens a novel full of twists and turns, with broad appeal. Sci-fi, dystopian, and mystery fans will all find something to enjoy, while the posh setting and elite players give an unexpected air of palace intrigue that could rival Game of Thrones.
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The Stars Too Fondly

This delightful debut is a space odyssey with just enough mystery and romance to keep readers thoroughly entertained.
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Foul Days

Fans of folklore-infused fantasy with a romantic subplot and sassy, independent main characters will blissfully devour the coming duology.
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Red Side Story

The sequel to Fforde’s Shades of Grey continues to flesh out the inflexible society of the Colortocracy and Eddie’s pursuit to discover the truths about his world. The satirical dystopian setting and memorable characters highlight Fforde’s skill with worldbuilding and dialogue.
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The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain

Metaphysical and philosophical, this novella from Samatar (The White Mosque) combines space adventure with an examination of the carceral state, here set in academia, that will leave readers with much to think about. This will appeal to readers who were fascinated by the stultifying caste systems of Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport and Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji and the rot of academe in The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older.

The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands

A nerve-wracking but empathetic first-class read for lovers of the strange and uncanny.

How To Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

Wexler’s (Emperor of Ruin) latest is a wild ride of fake it ’til you make it, full of high adventure and low chuckles every step of the way.

Mirrored Heavens

Roanhorse’s world of the Meridian (last seen in the series entry Fevered Star) is a powerful tale of gods, power, and the way people seek to claim both. The exquisite storytelling doesn’t release readers until the final page is turned.
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Ocean’s Godori

Cho’s debut is a quick read with a spark of romance and a cliffhanger that will frustrate some readers but leave others excited for what happens next.

Fiasco

Every single bit as much fun and adventurous as the author’s debut, this sequel offers a terrific enemies-to-lovers romance, an utterly stunning heel-turn betrayal, and a heartfelt story about blending found families and birth families and never assuming that what one sees is anything like the truth. Featuring a well-developed mercantile empire-type space opera setting, this is highly recommended for fans of the space romances of Valerie Valdes, K.B. Wagers, Rachel Bach, and Cat Rambo.
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Lilith

A perfect listen for fans of Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, and others who have retold ancient myths from alternative perspectives.
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Baking Spirits Bright

Bursting with picture-perfect holiday charm, plenty of red herrings, and even a little romance, Fox’s latest cozy mystery is great fun.
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Happily Ever Alaska

Will appeal to listeners seeking a tender, small-town, second-chance romance with a gently inspirational bent. It’s a cozy listen for series fans but equally good as a stand-alone.
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The Shadow Speaker

Lyrical, emotive narration enhances a compelling coming-of-age novel, the first in a duology perfect for any audio fantasy collection.

The Other Mothers

An excellent addition to any mystery/thriller collection and a great recommendation for listeners seeking a gripping and increasingly claustrophobic story set among the polished elite.

The Reformatory

Incredibly written and performed historical horror that, though heartbreaking, might give modern readers a spark of hope.
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Sniffing Out Murder

This cozy mystery is a quick and easy listen that will leave audiences begging for the next in the series.
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Do Your Worst

Danan’s (The Intimacy Experiment) steamy enemies-to-lovers romance charms. Share with fans of Jessica Martin’s The Dane of My Existence.
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Wrapped with a Beau

This holiday rom-com is a little on the steamy side while also bursting with Christmas cheer. Readers will cheer the couple on while also wishing the movie were a real holiday classic they could watch.
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The General and Julia

Clinch’s new novel should appeal to Civil War buffs and those interested in learning about the inner life of a complex historical figure.
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System Collapse

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an immersive, engaging sci-fi series with short, fast-paced installments; as a continuation of the Network Effect storyline, this is not ideal as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Ann Leckie, Andy Weir, and Iain Banks.
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The Berry Pickers

Fans of character-driven family dramas should enjoy Peters’s quiet, steadily paced novel that gracefully deals with heavy subjects while ending on a hopeful note. For readers of Brandon Hobson’s The Removed or Linda LeGarde Grover’s In the Night of Memory.

Last Call at the Local

With their impressive audiobook-narration résumés, it’s no surprise that Vacker and Furlong shine, and listeners will enjoy this excellent production. A must, especially for libraries seeking to build their audio romance collections.

The Lies You Wrote

This series opener shows potential to join the ranks of Patricia Cornwell in terms of creating compelling characters, a surprising story, and satisfyingly complicated motivations.
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Goldenseal

A complex and touching story, revealing the hopes and regrets in deeply felt friendships.
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The Night House

Nesbø’s first foray into horror lacks a tightly focused plot but makes up for it with imaginative scenes that fascinate even when separated from the whole.
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And Then She Fell

With a nod to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Elliott lays bare the weight of intergenerational trauma and cultural longing from an Indigenous woman’s perspective.
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The Guests

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, family-centered suspense. Recommended for fans of Joy Fielding, Robyn Harding, and Adrian McKinty.
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The Paleontologist

Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “Pendergast” series should especially enjoy Dumas’s intriguing blend of supernatural and psychological horror, with its sharp prose, well-drawn characters, and just the right amount of humor and social commentary.
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The Last Devil To Die

Osman doesn’t miss a beat with this mystery that is equal parts funny, clever, and heartbreaking. Listeners will relish another visit with the members of the Thursday Murder Club.
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Let’s Get Quizzical

Though not without flaws, this audiobook will appeal to listeners seeking a contemporary second-chance romance about trivia and trust. Recommended for fans of Lyssa Kay Adams and Tessa Bailey.
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