Still looking for your next summer read? Check out these literary mysteries – more than a typical whodunit, these books feature complex characters, intriguing storylines, and rich language.
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
The Alienist, by Caleb Carr
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah Story, by John Berendt
In the Woods, by Tana French
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears
Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
Spade & Archer: the Prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, by Joe Gores
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
These books are another way to interpret this year’s theme: Beneath the Surface. As you read your books, please log your progress on the Library's summer reading website. Or, you may keep track of them on your paper log and return the completed log to a librarian at the Reference Desk.
- Emily Miller