Unusual Suspects

Mila Kunis Adapting Thriller

Hello mystery fans! We survived the shortest month of the year that managed to feel as long as a year so let’s celebrate with all the linkable crime things and a weekend in the mystery bookfort. (That was a very long sentence for a very long month.)

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Hunting Game cover imageAuthor Helene Tursten (Detective Inspector Huss series) returns with a new mystery series introducing her unforgettable heroine: hunter, fighter, and dogged police detective Embla Nyström. When two members of Embla’s party turn up dead during an annual moose hunt in rural Sweden, Embla must delve into the dark pasts of her fellow hunters in search of a killer. “Haunted, driven, immensely human . . . Embla is a winning new Scandinavian noir lead.” —BBC Culture

From Book Riot And Around The Internet

Spin cover imageYA Thrillers That Put Teenagers to the Test

11 Books About Stalkers and Obsessives for Fans of “You”

L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

Men and Women – Thrillers and Mysteries


News And Adaptations

Heaven My Home cover imageHeaven, My Home, the next book in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series, has a cover! My excitement for this book and the adaptation for the series has no bounds!

Mila Kunis Snaps Up TV Rights to Journalist Andrea Bartz’s New Thriller, The Lost Night

9 Thrillers & Mysteries Becoming Movies Or TV Shows In The Near Future

All the Literary References in Netflix’s YOU

True Crime

bad blood by john carreyrou cover image“She Never Looks Back”: Inside Elizabeth Holmes’s Chilling Final Months at Theranos

Criminal groups are offering $360,000 salaries to accomplices who can help them scam CEOs about their porn-watching habits

The sensational society killings that rocked L.A. — still a mystery 90 years later

San Francisco ‘Doodler’ Killer Subject Of Crime Series From UK Outfit Ugly Duckling Films

Hockey dad’s discarded napkin at rink ties him to 1993 killing in Twin Cities 25 years later

Kindle Deals

Gold of Our Fathers by Kwei Quartey coverIf you’re looking for a great detective series set in Ghana, Gold of Our Fathers (Darko Dawson #4) by Kwei Quartey is $1.99!

If you’ve ever wondered what a book written by Annie Wilkes and Norman Bates’ child would be and want to read a truly disturbing thriller, Perfect Days by Raphael Montes is $6.99! (Review) (I don’t remember all the trigger warnings but recall rape and kidnapping.)

If you want to start a mystery series that follows the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro is $1.99!

A Bit Of My Week In Reading

Orient cover imageI’m currently drowning in audiobooks–just like I like it–and am listening to: Orient by Christopher Bollen (A small town mixed with locals and new rich New Yorkers is rocked by a murder.);  Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely (Cozy mystery); The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin (Serial killer thriller); City of Devils by Paul French (True crime set in 1930s/’40s Shanghai.).

My current print reads: Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee (I love this historical mystery series!); A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle (I really like his crime writing.).

Just South of Home cover imageAnd my yay-look-at-the-galley-I-got: The Reign of the Kingfisher by T.J. Martinson (It’s a mystery book with superheroes!); Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep (Nonfiction that sounds super interesting.); Just South of Home by Karen Strong (I’m in love with this cover!)

Browse all the books recommended in Unusual Suspects previous newsletters on this shelf. And here’s an Unusual Suspects Pinterest board.

Until next time, keep investigating! And in the meantime, come talk books with me on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy–you can find me under Jamie Canavés.

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