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.

It’s Okay To Be An Adventurous Reader

Go on, do it: read outside your usual comfort zone. A whole new world of amazing experiences could be waiting just beyond that next page.

Police Officer in Breonna Taylor Shooting Returns Book Advance, Wants New Publisher

Jonathan Mattingly, an officer involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, has returned his advance and is looking for a new publisher.

How I Know the Mystery Genre Is Still Leaving Out Marginalized Voices

Though we've come a long way, there's still a long way to go: how the mystery genre is still leaving out marginalized voices.

2 Recent Historical Mystery Series Starters

There's more where these came from! Discover these recent historical mysteries, each the start of brand new series.

8 Crime Novels With a Dash of Romance

Come for the crime, stay for the will-they-won't-they subplots with these romantic crime novels that have a degree of romance.

An Ode to Audiobooks Improving My Life

From being good company while handling miserable tasks to occupying anxious brain space, here's an ode to audiobooks from a grateful listener.

Mystery Books About Identity

From three characters in a fake family to an anonymous author, both of these mystery books about identity are rooted in its theft or hiding.

12 of the Best April 2021 Mystery Books

Catch up on some of April’s best new mystery releases, including Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto.

Crime Novels Where Women Fight Back

Women fight back in these crime novels. One is blackmailed into dating her stalker, and one teams up with her clone against her husband.

The Dangers Of The Mental Illness Boogeyman Twist In Mysteries

It's starting to feel like the mental illness boogeyman plot twist is an actual trope of the mystery genre. Here's why that needs to stop.

13 Fun LEGO Sets for Readers

Readers are builders too! Combine a love for reading with a love for all things LEGO with these fun literary LEGO sets for readers.

Is it Regular Murder or Vampire Murder?!: 3 Mysteries You Should Read

Here are 3 mysteries worth reading, including the maybe-vampire historical mystery Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang and the start to a serial killer trilogy: The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz!

Calling A Time-Out On Reading For Sport

One reader gets back to the basics of reading for pleasure — no page counts, no progress tracking — and not just reading for sport.

Dear Netflix, I Have Your Needed Latinx Adaptations

A reader recommends some Latinx books Netflix should adapt, including Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

“It Was Self-Defense But Help Me Hide The Body!” Crime Novels

Crime novels: sometimes it’s too complicatd to explain the self-defense murder! That’s when you need someone to help you bury the body, like in The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey.