Unusual Suspects

5 Campus Crime Novels For Back-To-School

Hi mystery fans! I don’t know where August went but it just means that fall books are coming to get us! Also, fall TV/films which are bound to have a bunch of adaptations because everything gets adapted now–or so it feels. Anyhoo, here are your links and Kindle deals for the week! Hope you’re reading something awesome!

From Book Riot And Around The Internet

Wonton Terror cover imageLiberty and Tirzah talk about a couple mysteries that released this week on All The Books!

The United States of Wrongdoing: 50 Great Books About True Crimes

Women Have Always Loved Reading Thrillers—Just Ask the Victorians

Lisbeth Salander is back — and angrier than ever

5 Campus Crime Novels For Back-To-School

Has DISCLOSURE Aged Well in a MeToo Era?

15 Romantic Suspense Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Adaptations And News

I'll Be Gone In The Dark cover image7 of the Best Books for MINDHUNTER Fans

‘Bond 25’ Title Revealed

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN – Official Trailer (Adaptation of Jonathan Lethem novel: “a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.”)

Briarpatch | Official Trailer – Starring Rosario Dawson | on USA Network (Adaptation of Ross Thomas novel: The sibling of a murdered homicide detective decides to search for the killer.)

The 11 Books You Need to Read to Keep Up With Fall Movie Season

Kindle Deals

Smaller and Smaller Circles by FH Batacan cover imageSmaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan is $1.99 if you’re looking for 2 Jesuit priests solving crimes! (Review) (TW I don’t remember but children are the victims.)

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is $2.99 if you’re looking for a double mystery and great start to a trilogy–Full review.


A Bit Of My Week In Reading

Leaving Atlanta cover imageReading: Tayari Jones wrote one of my favorite novels ever–Silver Sparrow –and I realized that I still hadn’t read her novel Leaving Atlanta so that is getting rectified. I was gifted The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by Corinne May Botz because I am fascinated by Frances Glessner Lee who in the 1930s made true crime dollhouse scenes and founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard. And I’ve been listening to Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia as my crime break which mixes Mexican mythology and sci-fi for an awesome adventure story.

The Vanished Bride cover imageFinished: The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis is an utterly delightful, smart, and great fun mystery. It reimagines the Brontë sisters as detectors who set out to solve a missing woman case. I loved it! And you don’t have to know, or care, about the classic works to thoroughly enjoy this book, especially if you enjoy historical 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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