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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist … Read more

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of … Read more

Bright Air Black, David Vann

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Myth's & Legends

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea … Read more

Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of … Read more

Belinda, BS Alexander

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

Two murders on successive Saturday nights Both victims were men in their fifties. Both men were married. Both men had children. Both men had jobs. Both men had seemingly decided to play away from home. At each crime scene, the killer has left a small, square piece of card with the words “OOPS I DID … Read more

Mary Flora Bell, Nancy Veysey and Ryan Becker

Murder & Crime, NonFiction, True Story & True Crime

What can drive a young and seemingly innocent child to kill? Murder is horrible enough when perpetrated by adults, and yet the concept takes on a whole new level of chilling morbidity when a murderer is revealed to be a young boy or girl. Is it the result of severe trauma manifesting itself in the … Read more

City of Grudges, Rick Outzen

Literature & Fiction, Murder & Crime, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

For the past decade Walker Holmes has published the Pensacola Insider, an alt-weekly that struggles to stay solvent while reporting on corruption, racism, and injustice in Pensacola, where progress has been stonewalled for generations. When Holmes publishes an article revealing that Bo Hines, one of Pensacola’s most beloved figures, has been stealing funds from the … Read more