Unusual Suspects

Conan Doyle Took Dictation For His Dying Friend’s Mystery Novel

Hi mystery fans! I’ve got things for you to read, news, Kindle deals and this week I’m pointing out some great new additions to Hoopla audio if you need something in your ears this weekend.

From Book Riot And Around The Internet

A Murderous Relation cover imageOn All The Books Liberty and Vanessa discuss the latest release in the Henry Farrell Series and Veronica Speedwell.

On the latest Unlikeable Female Characters episode “Layne interviews author Hannah Capin about her new Shakespeare-inspired revenge thriller FOUL IS FAIR, her favorite fictional Mean Girls, and why violence is so much fun.”

Eerie, Best of 2020, and More Must-Read Mystery and Thrillers

Winter Counts cover imageChris Connolly interviews David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of Winter Counts (I loved this novel!)

How “My Dark Vanessa” Became One Of The Biggest Books Of The Year

‘My Dark Vanessa’ Courts Controversy on the Page and Off

In 1899, Arthur Conan Doyle Took Dictation for His Dying Friend’s Mystery Novel

American Spy cover image9 Great Books About Female Spies

Cleveland mystery writer Vivien Chien shines spotlight on AsiaTown, and Asian-American characters

We’re Giving Away a $50 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble!

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News And Adaptations

Blanche on the Lam cover imageIn sad news: Barbara Neely, author of first Black female series sleuth Blanche White, dies at 78

I loved the series (but it’s definitely a pay attention show not a background watch show): The Explosive Dare Me Finale That Almost Wasn’t

‘Truth Be Told’ Drama Renewed For Season 2 By Apple

Tana French has a Pandora station that offers 80+ handpicked songs and 30+ minutes of exclusive commentary–and she’s working on a new book about an American detective retired in Ireland!

On Hoopla Audio (If you don’t know about Hoopla)

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett has the amazing Bahni Turpin narrating this great cozy mystery, so run to that one.

And as a fan of Sarah Pinborough’s twisty thrillers up next for me is her recent release Dead To Her. (Don’t tell me anything about it I want to be surprised!)

Kindle Deals

Jar of Hearts cover imageFor fans of twisty, dark, and fictional serial killers: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier is $2.99! (Review) (TW: rape scenes/ domestic violence/ pedophile off page)

Another dark read by a fantastic writer for fans of missing cases: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter is $1.99!

If you want a slow-burn suspense with bite: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton is $4.99! (Review) (TW suicide/ rape)

One Small Sacrifice cover imageAnd the great procedural series I recently talked about is on sale: One Small Sacrifice and Don’t Look Down by Hilary Davidson are each $4.99! (Review) (TW suicide/ PTSD) and (Review) (TW sex trafficking/ past domestic abuse mentioned/past drug overdose/ suicide, detail)

Browse all the books recommended in Unusual Suspects previous newsletters on this shelf. See 2020 upcoming releases. An Unusual Suspects Pinterest board. Get Tailored Book Recommendations!

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

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