Unusual Suspects

Did Grace Jones Just Quit Bond 25?!

Hello mystery fans! This is not an adaptation but the trailer for Knives Out seems perfect for fans of a good whodunnit–and Chris Evans swearing and a fantastic cast. It definitely nods at Agatha Christie and Clue so you know I’m excited.

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From Book Riot And Around The Internet

Searching for Sylvie Lee cover imageJean Kwok on how Searching for Sylvie Lee became this summer’s book club sensation

United States of a Mystery: Essential Florida Crime Fiction

A Teen Assassin and Other Favorite Mysteries And Thrillers!

Chanelle answered our questions about her inspiration, The Gone Dead audiobook–narrated by Bahni Turpin–and her love of independent bookstores!

Post-Gone Girl, Here’s How These Authors Are Moving the Psychological Thriller Genre Forward

Giveaway: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

Rioters Chose Their Best Books Of 2019 So Far and of course there’s a mystery/thriller section.

This week’s All The Books has Liberty talking about three mystery releases she enjoyed: Second Sight by Aoife Clifford, Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger, Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. (And Rebecca talked about a nonfiction release I loved: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum.)

News And Adaptations

Idris Elba On The Racism That’s Impacted His Viewpoint Of Playing James Bond

Report Says Grace Jones Quit ‘Bond 25’ Shortly After Arriving On Set Due To Lack Of Lines

Agatha Raisin producer Free@Last TV is developing a TV detective drama based on Freeman Wills Crofts’ classic Inspector French novels.

He’s already working on his next project, one he started before writing The Nickel Boys: a crime novel set in Harlem in the 1960s.” (Colson Whitehead is writing a crime novel!)

Kindle Deals

A Necessary Evil cover image: silhouette of man in coat and hat standing in a lush forestFor historical mystery fans A Necessary Evil (Sam Wyndham #2) by Abir Mukherjee is $1.99! (Review) (TW suicide/ addiction)

For cozy mystery fans Dim Sum Of All Fears (Noodle Shop Mystery #2) by Vivien Chien is $2.99! (Review) (TW suicide)

For a twisty domestic read For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt is $1.99! (Review) (TW brief discussion about child suicide/ pedophilia)

Follow Her Home cover imageAND HAPPY DAY to you all Steph Cha’s Juniper Song PI trilogy is on sale–and they are never on sale! Follow Her Home (Review); Beware, Beware (Review); Dead Soon Enough (Review) are $2.99 each! (Off memory I think the series has TW for suicide and rape.)

Watch Now

In case you needed a reminder the first three seasons of Veronica Mars are now streaming on Hulu. And, it’s not an adaptation, but I just saw that The Spy Who Dumped Me is streaming on Hulu and if you want a funny “spy” thriller totally watch it. It stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon and I really want there to be a sequel!

And A Bit Of My Week In Reading

the gone dead cover imageI finished reading: Stephanie Oakes’ The Arsonist which had a character I loved, and I really enjoyed the story even if it felt predictably slotted. The audiobook has great narrators! And The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz has the amazing Bahni Turpin narrating and was a great Southern Lit, return home, past mystery!

All my library audiobook holds came in at once, as they do, so these will be my in-my-ears-book friends: Tan France’s memoir Naturally Tan (I love him so much!); A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translation) (Scandinavian legal thriller!); The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda (I’ve enjoyed all her mysteries!)

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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