Autumn Reads: 7 Mysteries & Thrillers

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It’s sweater weather! Here, seven new thrillers to chill you this fall.


NUTSHELL (Knopf Canada) by Ian McEwen

From literary superstar Ian McEwen comes this domestic thriller of love, marriage, betrayal and murder, told by a most unexpected — and utterly unforgettable — narrator.

THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW’D (Doubleday) by Alan Bradley

The game is afoot. In the 8th installment of the bestselling series from Canadian writer Alan Bradley, 12-year-old amateur detective Flavia de Luce has been ejected from her girls’ school in Toronto and sails home to England, only to encounter the corpse of a reclusive neighbour.

THE KEPT WOMAN (Harper Collins) by Karin Slaughter

After three years, Karin Slaughter returns to her popular Will Trent series. The Georgia detective faces the most dangerous case of his life when he investigates a murder with ties to his own dark and troubled past.

DEAR MR. M (Crown) by Herman Kock

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner and Summer House with Swimming Pool, Kock’s new book is a literary tale of revenge about a once-celebrated writer in decline and his seemingly timid neighbor with a score to settle.


FRACTURED (Lake Union) by Catherine McKenzie

From Montreal writer, Catherine McKenzie, comes this psychological thriller about a bestselling novelist who, terrorized by a stalker, moves her family from Tacoma to Cincinnati in hopes of a fresh start. But the new neighbourhood, while seemingly idyllic, is anything but.

*Publication date: October 4, 2016



 THE PERFECT GIRL (William Morrow) by Gilly Macmillan

The “Girl” literary trend (ala “Gone Girl” and “The Girl on a Train”) continues with this psychological thriller from bestselling author of What She Knew. The story is about a young musical prodigy who attempts to start a new life after a tragic incident in her teens left three classmates dead.

THE PARIS KEY (Penguin) by Juliet Blackwell

As far as second acts go, there could be worse settings than the City of Lights. After her marriage falls apart, an American woman moves to Paris to take over her late uncle’s locksmith shop, only to unlock her own family’s secret past.