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Four Thousand Days

An excellent novel exploring the roles of women in Victorian England, recommended for fans of Bradley Harper’s A Knife in the Fog and other mysteries set in the same era.

When the Corn Is Waist High

What appears to be a humorous story set in Indiana farm country becomes a thriller with multiple shocking twists. Fans of TV’s Dexter might want to try this disquieting book from Scott, author of “The Ables” series.

Dying Fall

The follow-up to Cruel as the Grave takes murder seriously while handling the police procedural with humor and puns.

A Valiant Deceit

Suggest for fans of Rhys Bowen’s World War II novel of intrigue, In Farleigh Field.

Homicide and Halo-Halo

While the follow-up to Arsenic and Adobo is a cozy mystery, it’s darker, dealing with PTSD, predatory behavior, dismissive attitudes toward mental health, and other issues. Filipino American food and culture, as well as family and community, remain essential elements in the story.

Mermaid Confidential

Fans of the lovable Serge will enjoy his latest zany Florida adventures in Dorsey’s 25th series installment, following Tropic of Stupid.

Spirits and Smoke

Fans of fast-paced historical mysteries will appreciate Miley’s latest.

An Impossible Impostor

Even after seven books, readers can still be surprised with the stories from Veronica’s unknown past. Fans of the series will delight in the continued adventures and relationship of the intrepid pair.

The Runaway

The violent sequel to The Breaker features a loner with two friends he can call on for help. The latest story of a knight errant will remind readers of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, compelled to help the needy.

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