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10 Comic Book Series to Get You Excited for New York Comic Con

Here are ten new and ongoing comic book series to get you excited for this year's convention.Read More ›

Girl Waits With Gun: A Novel by Amy Stewart

A fictionalization of a fascinating true story about Constance Kopp, one of America's first female deputy sheriffs. Read More ›

Beyond Bond

We asked library staff to investigate Ian Fleming's legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.Read More ›

Trapped! A Booklist For Teens

Imagine being trapped somewhere with little to no chance for escape. Maybe you can’t get out of your school during an intense snowstorm. Maybe you’re locked inside a windowless room. Maybe you’re trapped in a coffin. Maybe you’re stuck in what FEELS like a coffin, but you can’t tell because it’s so dark that you can’t see anything. You can only hear the sound of someone walking back and forth somewhere above you… someone who’s been waiting for you to wake up. Read More ›

Mystery Without End... Literally

Raymond Chandler famously said, “The ideal mystery is one you would read even if the end is missing.” In honor of his birthday this week, we asked our librarian experts to name mysteries they’d read even if there were no endings—books so compelling, with such great characters or such an evocative setting, that the story itself is just a bonus.Read More ›

Лекарство от Скуки Summer 2015

Cure for Boredom: Russian mystery and detective fiction.Read More ›

Book Notes from the Underground: Summer Beach Reads, Country Noir Edition

What is "country noir?" Well, it usually involves criminal activity, and the setting is usually in the rural South, particularly in Appalachia or in the Ozarks, but anywhere that has a hardscrabble rural population will suffice. If you like good, dark crime fiction, than you also might enjoy reading some of the following examples—even at the beach.Read More ›

Waiting for "Downton Abbey" 2015!

It’s going to be rough wait, but we will do it together and somehow find other books and films to fill the Downton-sized hole in our hearts.Read More ›

Agatha Christie's Top 5 Plot Twists

Agatha Christie introduced a number of classic motifs to the crime/mystery genre. A murder is committed, there are many suspects, each harboring a shameful secret, and the detective reveals these secrets one by one throughout the story saving the most shocking twists for the end. These are our top five most surprising Agatha Christie mysteries. Which are yours?Read More ›

While You Wait For The Girl On the Train, Why Not Try…

If you are looking for something to read while you wait patiently for Paula Hawkins's bestseller, why not try one of these other psychologically suspenseful novels.Read More ›

More Nordic Noir

With the bleakest part of the winter now upon us, some readers may be craving a feast of Scandinavian noir. Here are a few more contemporary Swedes (and one Norwegian) I've enjoyed.Read More ›

Thrills, Chills and Romance: The New Gothic Genre

Do you shiver at the thought of winds whistling down the Yorkshire moors and waves crashing against the Cornish coast? Wrap yourself up in one of these cozy gothic romance titles.Read More ›

We Know You Love to Talk About Books: Announcing the 2015 Reader's Den Online Book Discussion Schedule

Are you making your New Year's Resolutions? Is one of them to read more or to connect more with other readers? We would love to see you in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion, in 2015! Read More ›

Epiphany Recommends: Horror for Beginners

Think you don't like horror? These titles might change your mind.Read More ›

November Reader's Den: The Keeper of Lost Causes, Part 2

Adler-Olsen admits in an interview that growing up in the mental hospitals in Denmark where his father worked had a big influence on his writing and his life.Read More ›

November Reader's Den: The Keeper of Lost Causes, Part 1

The plot revolves around an attractive, popular Member of the Danish Parliament, Merete Lynggaard, who disappeared from a ferry in 2002 while on a holiday trip to Germany with her brother Uffe.Read More ›

Page-Turners for All Tastes

Our reader asked us to recommend a good page turner for a long plane ride. Here are some titles you will want to read in one sitting from a variety of genres.Read More ›

Missing The Killing? Crime Series Set in the Northwest

There is something about the sinister, shadowy, gray atmosphere of The Killing that is unforgettable. Detectives eat in the rain and smoke in the rain. Rain falls heavy on the windshield day and night. Here are some books with this same sense of atmosphere.Read More ›

Kitty Genovese: The Girl Next Door That Everyone Knew

Maybe because Kitty Genovese's story conjures up questions of how crimes are committed, and the emotional struggles we live with from such events, this story hasn’t quite come to an end even after fifty years. We talked to the author of a new book about the famous murder.Read More ›

Travels as an Armchair Detective: Mysteries with a Sense of Place

Summer's almost gone, and I haven’t been able to travel very far out of the city, so I’ve been doing the next best thing, vicariously experiencing far flung locales, and occasionally time periods, in the company of some of my favorite sleuths. Enjoy visiting these detectives' beats from your couch, in the park, on a beach, on the subway, or anywhere else you like to read.Read More ›
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