The Best Mysteries and Thrillers of September

Chris Schluep on September 18, 2017

JlCThere are some big mysteries and thrillers coming out in the next few months, but I haven't seen many months like September. It's (ahem) a murderer's row of great authors. I'll just list all ten of the authors, followed by some spotlights:

David Lagercrantz, Louise Penny, Nelson DeMille, Ali Land, Nathan Englander, Dalton Fury, John le Carré, Ken Follett, and Rene Denfield.

You can see the full list of the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of September here.

And here are three books from that stellar list:

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  Good Me, Bad Me, our Debut Spotlight and one of our Best Books of September, is about a girl who wants to be good. But as Amazon Senior Editor Adrian Liang writes: "Who hasn’t wanted to do a very bad thing? Fifteen-year-old Milly battles these urges daily, but she not only has the desire to be wicked; she’s had the training to make her impulses reality. The daughter of a female serial killer who preyed on young children, Milly was raised in a nightmare of abuse and butchery. By turning in her mother to the police, Milly has escaped. But has she really?" Adrian points out that readers' reactions to the ending will differ, "so when you’ve finished Good Me Bad Me, swiftly hand it over to a friend so you can unravel the conclusion together."

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Here's another of our Best Books of September, and it's quite an event. Amazon's Penny Mann writes, "John Le Carré, who you may know from the classic George Smiley spy novels, has returned after 25 years to bring us The Legacy of Spies, an interweaving of past and present storylines that allows new readers a way into these (I'm going to say it… perfect) thrillers and will have longtime fans swooning." She adds that any apprehension she felt about Le Carré revisiting the Smiley novels after 25 years soon dissipated. Finally: "Readers don't need to have read the past titles to understand or enjoy ‘Legacy’, but I guarantee you will want to go back and start at the beginning as soon as you turn that final page."

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Here's one that's getting a lot of attention during this crowded month, but I'd still like to single it out. Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as "the Child Finder," Naomi is their last hope. As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?


Again, you can see our full list of the Best Mysteries & Thrillers of September here



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