I’ve been borrowing lots of library books lately. There are tons of titles from new writers and a library card is the best way to test them out. If you don’t have a library card, why not? It’s free and easy. Plus, librarians love it and circulation numbers help them stay open! Add these to your list for your next trip to the library.
In addition to being an excellent reference, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of criminal investigation. It is beautifully designed and a joy to thumb through. Chock-full of tidbits and ephemera, it offers a new way to view old cases.
Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of Bill Baggs. He wouldn’t have minded. In this biography, Condon’s presentation of this little-known character is approachable, despite the deep dive she did into his complicated life.
Richard Osman’s debut novel is a polite, heartfelt version of a crime story involving a retirement home and a handful of murders. At times laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a cracking good yarn with memorable characters.
Piranesi opens with strange and unintelligible descriptions of archways, empty chambers, marble statues and unending stairways. Slowly, clues to the narrator’s labyrinthian world take form.