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2018 Reading List: The Dime by Kathleen Kent

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland Books, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Mystery category.

In The Dime, Dallas detective Betty Rhyzyk comes from a family of cops. She’s nearly six feet tall, has flaming red hair, a New Yorker’s sharp tongue, and a girlfriend. When her investigation into a Mexican drug lord goes sideways, she must salvage the operation while dealing with a highly disturbed stalker.

Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Mystery category, as well as read-alike titles for The Dime.

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The Dry

by Jane Harper

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

“A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up…You’ll love [her] sleight of hand…A secret on every page.” —The New York Times

Flatiron Books, 2017.

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Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.

Harper, 2017.

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

by Matthew Sullivan

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.

Scribner, 2017.

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A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery

by Charles Todd

From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it—officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford.

William Morrow, 2017.

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Read-alike Titles for The Dime

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