Unusual Suspects

The Most Successful Book Thief in American History

Hi mystery fans! I’ve got plenty of articles, podcasts, news, and even something to watch to hopefully keep you and your mystery loving heart entertained.

From Book Riot and Around The Internet

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14 Best Social Thrillers That Will Change the Way You See the World

The Most Successful Book Thief in American History

Crime That Strikes a Chord: Musical Mysteries

Hey YA: She Might Have Pulled Off Minor Identity Theft

All the Books!: Patricia and Liberty chat new releases including The Verifiers by Jane Pek and Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free by Sarah Weinman.

Roselyn Sanchez & Eric Winter Ink Producing Deal With Kapital, Set ‘HSI: Puerto Rico’ Drama At CBS: “Additionally, the companies have optioned the book White Smoke by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D Jackson for TV development.” EEP!

Hillary Clinton producing movie adaptation of her State of Terror thriller novel

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Good Morning America’s Buzz pick: All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

Angie Thomas, Jason Mott, and more recommend books by other Black authors

Fun: Alex Segura created a “what’s your superhero name” for his upcoming Secret Identity mystery.

5 books not to miss: Stephanie Wrobel’s twisted ‘This Might Hurt,’ new Lucy Foley mystery

Partners in crime: Dolly Parton and James Patterson team up for Run, Rose, Run novel and album

cover of The Verifiers by Jane Pek

Ten Questions for Jane Pek

Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile” forgets Agatha Christie was a master of the murder mystery

Valerie Wilson Wesley on Crime Fiction’s Pioneering Women of Color

Crime Writers of Color podcast: Akwaaba! Yasmin Angoe–Her Name is Knight

Make sure to get your own Read Harder Book Journal from Book Riot to track your reading for the year!

Watch Now

The Girl Before on HBO Max: If you’re looking for psychological suspense with minimalist architecture, The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney (pseudonym of Tony Strong) was adapted into a 4 part series for HBO Max and BBC One. It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer, and an extreme minimalist house. And you can watch the trailer here.

Recent Interests That May Also Interest You + My Reading Life

Book cover of Cold by Mariko Tamaki

Reading: Cold by Mariko Tamaki

Streaming: Because new seasons are coming, I’m rewatching Starstruck and Barry on HBO Max—both very funny in wildly different ways.

Laughing: Archibald darling

Helping: How To Fight Book Bans and Challenges: An Anti-Censorship Tool Kit / Resources for Transgender Youth In Texas, including how to become an advocate.

Upcoming: I can’t wait for this middle grade spy novel coming out this fall! Undercover Latina by Aya de León

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Browse all the books recommended in Unusual Suspects previous newsletters on this shelf. See 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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