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Hi mystery fans! We made it through another week and that is something to celebrate. I found you a fair amount of interesting things to click, a bunch of things to watch (HBO is giving non-subscribers free stuff to watch!), and awesome Kindle deals you should rush to if you haven’t yet read.

From Book Riot And Around The Internet

The Onlly Child cover imageFive authors of Korean thrillers you should be reading, by Paula Woods

How I, the Parson of a Humble English Murder Village, Am Practicing Safe Social Distancing

10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich

Here’s author Mindy Mejia recommending some great reads

In conservative Poland, gay literary couple ‘Maryla Szymiczkowa’ are cutting a defiant path

36 Mystery and Thriller Recommendations Based on Pop Culture

Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble!

News And Adaptations

Crime Writers Of Color has a new podcast hosted by author Robert Justice!

Our very own Rioter Tirzah Price has an upcoming Jane Austen murder mystery series starting withe Pride & Premeditation (Harper Teen, 2021)!

The Best British Murder Mystery Shows to Stream Right Now

18 Thriller TV Shows on Netflix That Will Keep You Deep in Suspense

Crime author Don Winslow teases novella collection Broken

COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World

Watch Now

Just Mercy cover imageFOR FREE: HBO Is Making 39 Movies And Shows Available For Free In Case You Need Something To Watch (Great crime shows, including adaptations or ones with excellent book companions like Bad Blood (on Kindle deal below!); Just Mercy; Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial.)

Apple TV+:On Friday, April 3, Apple TV+ releases all 10 episodes of the first season of its mystery-thriller “Home Before Dark.” Inspired by the life of Hilde Lysiak, a young journalist who gained national notoriety at age nine when she scooped a local homicide case in her Pennsylvania hometown…” And Lysiak also has a children’s book series based on her real-life journalist career: Hero Dog! (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) by Hilde Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (illustrations)

Reminder: Season 3 of Killing Eve (Based on Luke Jennings‘ series) returns Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America and AMC!

Kindle Deals

cover image: zoomed in on half of a japanese woman's face as tear rolls down her faceIf you’re a fan of character-driven crime fiction with a mystery: Penance by Kanae Minato, Philip Gabriel (Translator) is $4.99! (Review) (Sorry, I do not remember trigger warnings.)

And another Japanese crime fiction novel from an author whose entire catalog is worth reading: Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino, Rebecca Copeland (Translator) is $4.99! (Sorry, I do not remember trigger warnings.)

If you still haven’t read it now is a great time: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is $2.99! (I don’t remember TWs but will say rape, PTSD, partner abuse.)

bad blood by john carreyrou cover imageHere is a completely bananapants narrative nonfiction that I promise even if you have zero interest in any of the subject you won’t be able to put it down: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou (Review) (TW: suicide)

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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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