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It's a Mystery to Me

April 24, 2021

Despite some much-needed spring weather to raise spirits the news cycle continues to be overwhelming. It is hard to concentrate on much else, so perhaps an all-consuming plot might be the best literary therapy. Whether it is an enigmatic thriller, a spy story, investigation into a dangerous cult, or a novel about the mysteries of place, this selection explores the many forms shadowy literature can take—featuring books set in Scotland, the wilds of Africa, the cobblestones of Italy, and our own New York.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, Center for Fiction Bookstore