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Looking for chills that have nothing to do with the winter cold? Dive into a mystery or thriller! Below you’ll find five mysteries or thrillers you can request now on NetGalley, and five that you can pick up from your favorite bookstore or library.

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The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Readers who loved The Silent Patient will be thrilled to hear about Alex Michaelides’ next book. Group therapist Mariana Andros is convinced that Edward Fosca, the Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University, is a murderer. Despite his alibi, she believes that he killed her niece’s friend, one of his students, and when a second body is found she decides to start searching for the truth, no matter what the cost.

A Hex for Danger by Esme Addison

Esme Addison returns to the seaside North Carolina town of Bellamy Bay, where Alex and her friend Celeste are preparing for the upcoming Mermaid Festival. The murder of a visiting artist shakes up the town and leaves Celeste a suspect. Alex must act quickly to clear her friend’s name and discover who the true culprit is.

The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

A teenager begins to investigate the case her father was working on before he went missing in this YA historical mystery. Hwani and her younger sister went missing when they were younger, only to be discovered (alive but shaken) at a crime scene in the forest. When girls start to go missing again years later, her detective father steps in to help and vanishes. Hwani must return to her old home town and face the demons that have haunted her since childhood if she hopes to find her father.

Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien

Vivien Chien is back with another Noodle Shop Mystery book! This cozy mystery follows Lana Lee, who is a pro at running her family’s Chinese restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio and a failure when it comes to actually cooking. Lana decides to take cooking classes to step up her culinary skills, but instead finds herself investigating the murder of her course instructor.

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice retellings will always make our must-read lists. This young adult novel adds a twist of mystery to the reimagining. Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Bennet dreams of being a lawyer and finds herself at odds with Fitzwilliam Darcy, the heir to the firm Pemberley Associates, when she begins to investigate a murder that has shocked London society.

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Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

In search of purpose and direction, recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin begins working on cases for missing people that the police have stopped searching for. Her latest hunt takes her to Boston where 16-year-old Angelique Lovelie Badeau was last seen nearly a year ago. Though many dismiss Angelique as a runaway, Frankie doesn’t believe Angelique would leave her aunt and brother behind and begins searching for clues.

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

YA readers won’t want to miss out on this thriller about a bank heist. Nora O’Malley’s con artist mother isn’t winning any parenting awards, especially after attempting to shape Nora into her protégé. But all of the skills and tricks Nora’s worked so hard to separate herself from might be her only way of surviving when she’s taken hostage (along with her girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend) during a bank robbery.

Shanghai Secrets by Sulari Gentill

Rowland Sinclair is back on the case in this ninth installment that finds the Sydney artist (and often reluctant amateur sleuth) in Shanghai in 1935. Though he’s attempting to keep a low profile, Rowland is thrust into the spotlight when a woman he spent the night dancing with is found dead the next morning in his suite. As the prime suspect, he must act quickly if he hopes to clear his name and discover Alexandra’s true killer.

Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins

This suspenseful novel transports readers to England where the 8-year-old daughter of a new hire at Oxford University has gone missing. All eyes turn to Scottish nanny Dee for answers, and she slowly begins revealing the true natures of Nick, his pregnant wife Mariah, and the lost Felicity, who hasn’t spoken since the death of her mother four years ago. But is Dee telling the whole story, or is she hiding secrets of her own? You’ll have to read to find out.

Blood Grove by Walter Mosley

Easy Rawlins is tempted to turn Craig away when he first shows up at his detective agency in Los Angeles, but their shared connection as veterans makes him reconsider. Craig tells Easy he believes he killed a man—recalling stepping in to save a woman from a man wielding a knife before he was knocked out. When Craig woke, the man and woman were both gone. Series fans are sure to be excited to dive into the 15th Easy Rawlins book, while newbies should have no problem using this book as an entry point.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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