Our latest additions to our reader’s favorite genre. We are short on cozies this time, but are well stocked with police proceedurals, noirs, suspense, and international intrigue. And, for a cherry on-top, a first foray into crime by a respected novelist: in Ripper by Isabelle Allende, a super-smart high-schooler Amanda Martín and her friends, who are obsessed with an Internet role-playing game, start their own investigation in a series of unsolved crimes in a story that is “sharply perceptive, utterly charming, and intensely suspenseful (Booklist).” Read on for the usual suspects.
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