Unusual Suspects

Is Britney Spears Writing A Ghost Mystery?

Hi mystery fans! If you like to usher in Friday with all things mystery, I’ve got news, roundups, podcasts, adaptations, and ebook deals for you.

From Book Riot and Around The Internet

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Great Books Featuring Female Sleuths

Nusrah and Liberty talk about mystery releases you may have missed in 2020 and 2021 on the latest Read Or Dead!

Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series Coming to TV, Contradicting Author’s Wishes

I Can’t Believe No One’s Dunit: A Cozy Mystery Setting Wishlist

9 of the Best LGBTQ Thrillers

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Singaporean writer Ovidia Yu’s historical murder mysteries headed for TV

Liberty and Vanessa talk new releases including The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock and The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 by Steph Cha and Alafair Burke on the latest All The Books!

Old-School Thrills: The Top Historical Mysteries of the Past Five Years

Exclusive extract: Silverview, the final novel by John le Carré

CWoC Presents Edge of Your Seat Thrillers – Virtual Event

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Barnes & Noble welcomes Emmy Award-Winning TV Host and Journalist Tamron Hall for a live, virtual discussion of AS THE WICKED WATCH!

Is Britney Spears writing a ghost mystery?

Netflix’s ‘You’ Scores Early Season 4 Renewal

Giveaway: Win an Audiobook Download of ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS by Wanda M. Morris!

Giveaway: Enter to Win a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite! October, 2021

Book Riot is celebrating our 10th birthday with limited edition merch!

Watch Now

Dopesick on Hulu: The series is an adaptation of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy, and takes a deep look from different angels at the opioid crisis. It stars Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, and Peter Sarsgaard, and you can watch the trailer here.

Recent Interests That May Also Interest You + My Reading Life

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Reading: Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6) by Sherry Thomas / State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Louise Penny / People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn

Streaming: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on Hulu for my yearly rewatch (and her memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira, is top of my TBR).

Laughing: confused and concerned chiweenie

Helping: Sister District Project has many ways to help, including phone banking, to support “12 incredible candidates running for the House of Delegates in Virginia, and early voting has already begun.”

Upcoming: Cheryl A. Head announced her upcoming novel Time’s Undoing, a dual timeline mystery based on her family history.

Kindle Deals

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A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom by Brittany K. Barnett

Excellent memoir + true crime nonfiction that is a great comp for readers who liked Just Mercy. And it’s $4.99! (Review)

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I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland

This is “chick-lit” meets mystery and currently $1.99! (Review)

Browse all the books recommended in Unusual Suspects previous newsletters on this shelf. See upcoming 2021 releases. Check out this Unusual Suspects Pinterest board and get Tailored Book Recommendations!

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

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