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Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered. Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets.
Hello mystery fans! This was a quiet week outside of the very loud news pertaining to all the world issues so there isn’t a whole ton of links and deals but I searched and searched until I found some things.
From Book Riot And Around The Internet
Rincey and Katie talk about lots of new award nominees that have been announced and pick out books featuring LGBTQ+ characters for Pride Month on the latest Read or Dead!
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News And Adaptations
Alex Segura announced his upcoming novel and it rings so many bells for me: Miami native in 19070s NY; comic book industry; murder-mystery! And it went to Zachary Wagman–I love the books he works on. So, as you may have imagined, I am super excited for the upcoming Secret Identity by Alex Segura.
This isn’t an adaptation but it’s totally bookish, has a Nancy Drew comp, and sounds awesome: “The story follows a frustrated Asian American female YA author who suddenly finds herself transported into one of her own books. As a result, she must work with the titular character she created — who she now hates — to solve an unfinished mystery.”
HBO: The six part documentary based on Michelle McNamara’s true crime memoir of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, starts this weekend on the 28th. It’s her investigation into the serial killer she dubbed The Golden State Killer, who she sadly did not get to see finally be brought to justice as she passed away in 2016 while writing the book. Here’s the trailer. And a review: HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Celebrates an Author’s Legacy by Humanizing the True Crime Genre.
For a slowburn psychological that doesn’t use mental illness for sport: Remember by Patricia Shanae Smith is $4.99 (Review) (TW alcoholism/ social anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, PTSD, on page/ past suicide mentioned)
For podcast fans: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink is $2.99
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