The Diabolist by Layton Green—In this gripping thriller, the bizarre murder of a Satanic priest in San Francisco draws Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, into a vortex of black magic, ancient heresies, and the dark corners of their own pasts.
The Corpse Reader by Antonia Garrido–Inspired by Song Cí, considered to be the founding father of CSI-style forensic science, this historical mystery set in 13th-century China draws readers into a multilayered, ingenious plot as disturbing as it is fascinating.
Fire Knife Dancing by John Enright: When Samoan detective Apelu Soifua finds himself accused of murder after uncovering a human-trafficking ring, his only shot at proving his innocence is to go AWOL from his job and wife until he can unearth the truth.
Last week, we asked you to dish on your favorite fictional crime-solvers, and OH BOY did you deliver! Here’s a selection of the most popular sleuths from reader responses.
Christopher from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Flavia da Luce
Harriet the Spy
Who’d we miss?
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