Jamie Canaves

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer. She knows her death will be caused by a TBR stack, never says no to dessert or ‘80s nostalgia, can hold a conversation using only gifs, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.

Community Focused Mysteries

Mysteries and thrillers where the community itself feels like a character, including When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole.


Mystery Authors Writing in TV and Film

Getting to watch a show or film an author has written (not necessarily an adaptation of their work) feels like bonus content!

Mystery Writers Who Write Other Genres

A round-up of excellent work by mystery writers who write other genres!

4 of the Best Backlist Mysteries

Get recommendations for four excellent backlist mysteries (that’s mysteries older than a year!), including A Gentleman’s Murder by Christopher Huang.

Read These True Crime Memoirs

Recommendations for two true crime memoirs that really spotlight recent changes to the genre, including We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper.

Under-the-Radar 2020 Mystery/Thrillers Not To Miss

Don't miss these excellent mysteries and thrillers from 2020!

After Publishing Rejections Stacey Abrams Made Her Spies Fall In Love: Critical Linking, November 17, 2020

Daily round-up of bookish news and links.

BLM Co-Founder’s Part Memoir Part Instruction Manual For Creating A Movement: Critical Linking, November 4, 2020

Daily round-up of bookish news and links.

5 of the Best Criminal Friendships

For the fan of crime novels who are also looking for some companionship: here are a bunch of criminal friendships.