Unusual Suspects

NPR’s Books We Love: Mystery & Thrillers

Hello mystery fans! Time for roundups, podcasts, and news, plus something new to watch.

From Book Riot and Around the Internet

True Crime Comics That Aren’t About Serial Killers

Cue the Creepy Theme Music: 10 Books about Unsolved Mysteries

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Nusrah and Katie talk about read-a-likes for some favorite and popular authors and recommend contemporary works similar to them to make your holiday shopping easier on the latest Read or Dead!

40 Years Later, Man Convicted in Alice Sebold’s Rape Cleared of Charges

Netflix scraps film version of Alice Sebold book after rape conviction overturned

Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa review – CIA secrets and breathtaking lies

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26 fiction books released by Greater Cleveland authors in 2021

NPR’s Books We Love: Mystery & Thrillers

TikTok is turning walls into murder boards thanks to ‘Cain’s Jawbone’

22 Best Mystery Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

The 13 best British TV shows on Hulu that are (and include) absolutely fabulous

Goodreads final round nominees for Best Mystery & Thriller

Don’t forget you can get three free audiobooks at with a free trial!

Watch Now

Inspector Koo on Netflix: I haven’t found anything about this being an adaptation but I have read that it’s heavily influenced by Killing Eve and the cat and mouse thriller aspect. Each episode is a little over an hour and so far eight have released (as of me writing this). We follow an insurance investigator who was once a cop and is now trying to catch an active serial killer… Watch the trailer.

Recent Interests That May Also Interest You + My Reading Life

cover of My Annihilation by Fuminori Nakamura

Reading: My Annihilation by Fuminori Nakamura, Sam Bett (Translator)/ Three Keys (Front Desk) by Kelly Yang / Payback’s A Witch by Lana Harper

Streaming: The Sex Lives of College Girls and Sort Of are two recent HBO Max shows I’m very much enjoying.

Laughing: Note to self

Helping: “But food banks often make most of their money before Thanksgiving, causing deficits for the months ahead. Consider making a donation to your local food pantry to help. Use this platform to find a pantry closest to you.” (source: ARD newsletter)

Upcoming: Filmmaker Nick Brooks sold his first novel Promise Boys, “in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and learn hard truths about their education and community.”

Browse all the books recommended in Unusual Suspects previous newsletters on this shelf. See upcoming 2021 releases and upcoming 2022 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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