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.

There’s Math in That Mystery! But First, Dessert.

Treat yourself to a locked room mystery with Charlotte Holmes on the case, and one where math is the key to solving the puzzle.

5 of the Best Mystery Books Like DEAD TO ME

If you’re a fan of the Netflix crime show starring Christina Applegate, check out these thematically similar mystery books like DEAD TO ME, including Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia.

Mysteries for Escape Reading

Pick up these mystery books if you're in need of escape reading. And honestly, who isn't?

Not Dark Mysteries

If you like your mysteries on the not-so-dark side, these two books may be right up your alley, including The Dark Deception by Morgan Baden.

Mystery Books Set Around the World and in the Woods

Find a couple of great mystery books, including a historical mystery set around the world, and one set around the woods.

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.