Staff Picks categorized 'mystery'

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Gentrification Stories

If you're on the waiting list for the book, "When No One Is Watching," here is a list of some of the best recent stories featuring gentrification at their core.  
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Teen Titles – Good for Grown-Ups, Too!

If you’re a grown-up in search of rich stories with complex characters, big questions and twists, never count YA out! You’ll find sci-fi, historical fiction, true crime and realistic fiction in this grab bag.
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Cozy Mysteries for Rainy Days

With the weather getting damp and dreary, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book. If you’re in the mood for some sleuthing, cozy up to these cozy mysteries.
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Magic for Liars

If you, like me, are a fan of magical worlds grounded in contemporary life, "Magic for Liars" should be on your to-read list.
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If You’re Waiting for "The Glass Hotel," Try These Other Books

You might have to wait to read Emily St. John Mandel’s newest novel, "The Glass Hotel," but there are plenty of books to read in the meantime. If you're looking for atmospheric stories told from multiple perspectives, check out these titles.
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The Continuing Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

It is a breath of Victorian Era London air.  She perfectly captures the characters and the tone of the stories.  I would highly recommend her to any Sherlock Holmes fan. 
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Witchy Women and Haunted Places

The books on this list range in tone from Latinx folklore-derived magical realism to claustrophobic psychological terror but they all feature the uncanny, the surreal, or the supernatural in the form of buildings, women, or both. Blanca & Roja, White is for Witching, and Other Words for Smoke all feature sets of twins struggling to understand their relationship to each other while being encroached upon…