Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Sep 6, 2013 — Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in Louise Penny's How The Light Gets In, debuting at No. 2.
Aug 1, 2013 — When he was a kid, writer Chris Grabenstein loved tourist towns, so he set novels in one of his favorites — the Jersey shore. He says one of the great joys of writing is coming up with an interesting place to drop the body, like a roller coaster or a tilt-a-whirl.
Jun 21, 2013 — Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey is a satirical murder mystery set in Key West, Fla. It debuts at No. 3.
Jun 13, 2013 — Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion and purpose about the state he loves. His latest book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West.
Feb 1, 2013 — Robert Crais' Suspect pairs a grieving cop with a traumatized dog. It debuts at No. 7.
Dec 26, 2012 — The Law & Order creator's detective fiction debut is set in New York after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Although The Intercept borrows stylistically from Wolf's television background, he says novel writing allows him "to tell bigger stories on a bigger canvas."
Dec 19, 2012 — Femmes fatales and their crafty female creators dominate this year's mystery and thriller picks. Critic Maureen Corrigan wonders whether it takes a woman to capture the evil that can hide behind a lip-glossed smile and pair of shining eyes.
Dec 14, 2012 — At No. 8, Michael Connelly's The Black Box links a recent crime to an unsolved 1992 murder.
Oct 12, 2012 — In Jo Nesbo's Phantom, Harry Hole investigates Oslo's most virulent street drug. It debuts at No. 6.