Gal, a onetime rock star, is back in Boston to play a benefit when she sees a familiar face in the crowd. When that man is found dead the next day and a friend charged, Gal starts an informal investigation, and as the memories flood back she finds she must reexamine her own wild life, her perceptions of the past, and an industry that monetizes dysfunction. In her Massachusetts Book Award “must read” World Enough, Clea Simon explored the dangers of nostalgia. In Hold Me Down she follows the beat to a darker, deeper tale of love, music, and murder.
Hi mystery fans! A little something for all the mystery lovers: news, adaptations, roundups, podcasts, and ebook deals!
From Book Riot and Around The Internet
Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Book Series To Get TV Adaptation By A+E Studios (Grafton has a famous interview quoted in the article about how adamant she was for this to never happen.)
Watch virtually Oct 26th: Emmy Award Winner Tamron Hall in Conversation with Texas Writer Award Recipient Attica Locke
Crime Writers of Color podcast: Patricia Raybon–Writer of Faith & Mystery and ALL THAT IS SECRET
Giveaway: Enter to Win a Fall New Release Stack!
Giveaway: Win an Audiobook Bundle!
If you want to wear your Book Riot love: To celebrate our 10 year anniversary this October, we’re running a limited-edition merch line!
There’s Someone Inside Your House on Netflix: The YA trope-filled horror novel by Stephanie Perkins (I found this to be light, fun horror for mystery fans) has been adapted into a film. It will appeal to fans of fictional serial killers, fun slasher films, and the mystery of who is it (even if it’s obvious). Check out the trailer!
Recent Interests That May Also Interest You + My Reading Life
Reading: Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death by Amita Murray / The Dead Season (Shana Merchant #2) by Tessa Wegert / Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Streaming: Netflix’s final season of On My Block and a k-drama set in publishing–like the show Younger– Romance Is a Bonus Book
Laughing: movie night
Helping: Why You Should Sit on Your Library Board
Upcoming: Pamela N. Harris (When You Look Like Us) announced her upcoming novel described as “Little Fires Everywhere meets I’m Not Dying With You Tonight“: This Town Is On Fire.
The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag by Hammarskjöldby Ravi Somaiya
If you like narrative nonfiction, history, and unsolved mysteries, here’s a great read for $2.99! (Review)
A Will to Kill (Harith Athreya Book 1) by RV Raman
If you’re looking for an Agatha Christie style mystery set in India, here’s one for $1.99. (TW ableism)
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